There are numerous recreation possibilities in Butte County and surrounding areas, and here you can explore many links, phone numbers, and brief descriptions of various activities and destinations.
Highlights from 101 Things To Do in Butte County, starting with in Oroville;
The historic Lott Home and Garden[538 2497], Chinese Temple [538 2496], and Western Pacific’s California Display Garden are a featured trio of garden tours. Feather River Fish Hatchery & Nature Center [534 2306], The Butte County Pioneer Memorial Museum [538 2497] and a wildlife museum with over 100 “trophies” at Huntington’s [534 8000] can be an educational field trip. Also highlighted, and a paint ball field at 4514 Pacific Heights Rd [534 9956] and two casinos, links here. Winery tours here.
In Chico, visitors can explore CSUC campus (Chico State), Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Local brewery tours here. There’s great shopping downtown, with murals by reknown artists such as Gregg Payne, John Pugh, and Scott Teeple. There’s Bidwell Mansion [895 6144], the awesome Bidwell Park (learn more at Chico.ca.us click “Park Dept”). There’s the Chico Art Center at 450 Orange St [895 8726], the Chico Museum 141 Salem St [891 4336], the National Yo Yo Museum 320 Broadway [893 0545], Chico Creek Nature Center, the new Gateway Science Museum, and tons more if you explore the links above.
North, in Shasta County, day trips can be made of a visit to the natural splendor of Lake Shasta Caverns or Lassen Volcanic National Park. Family fun in Redding can include Turtle Bay Exploration Park or Water Works Park.
In San Francisco and the Bay Area, Fisherman’s Wharf stands out, but far from alone. Use the link above to see about sport fishing, dining, hotels, city tours, bike rentals, and more. Catch a cruise to Alcatraz. Check out the fascinating Exploratorium. China Town, shopping, tour the city an a trolley.
In the Sacramento area, shopping abounds with the Down Town Plaza Mall, Sunrise Mall, Arden Fair Mall and the Roseville Galleria. A great family oriented visit to Old Town Sacramento can include a horse and buggy ride through the cobblestone streets or a visit to the Railroad Museum to climb aboard real train cars. Coming soon, Brew Tours in Sacramento by Van Man Charters.