Endearingly called "the City of Roses," Chico, California, is filled with small town ambience amid beautiful forestation and creeks. Hotels in Chico are more family-orientated, with a good sprinkling of budget-friendly hotels and accommodations. There are also a number of bed and breakfasts to cater to guests who prefer a bit more comfort in their lodging. Cory's Country Inn is one such place, which has a breakfast-to-order menu, prepared exclusively for travelers by the chef, and a cozy private garden for you to relax in.
Are you an avid fan of yo-yos? If so, head down to the National Yo-Yo museum, which boasts America's largest collection. There's even an annual event where they drop the world's biggest four-foot tall yo-yo using a crane.
The city of Chico offers you an endless spread of local and international cuisine, from the Big Tuna Sushi Bistro on Mangrove Avenue, to Basque Norte at the Esplanade, a family-owned upscale restaurant which has been in business since 1975.
Take a walk and visit Bird In Hand, a unique place where you can find quality items which are produced locally, from holiday decorations to souvenirs and children's toys.
With the benefit of being right in the middle of Sacramento Valley, chance yourself in visiting one of the wine and olive orchards. Drop by Grey Fox Vineyards at Grey Fox Lane, or the boutique Long Creek Winery at Ward Boulevard.
Stroll into The Beach, Chico's hip bar and lounge on Second Street for an exciting end to your evening.