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Chico Top Ten

Top Ten Things To Do In & Around Chico

Voted by our current International Students


Farmers Market1. Farmers Market

At the weekly Farmers Market students browse vendors, enjoy entertainment and purchase locally grown and organic produce.

©(2009)Photo taken by Jason Halley,
Chico Enterprise-Record

Bidwell Park2. Lower Bidwell Park

Bidwell Park is one of the U.S.A's largest city parks at over 3,600 acres.  Students enjoy many activities withing the park including hiking, biking, swimming and picnicking.

© (2009)Photo taken by Jason Halley,
Chico Enterprise-Record


Upper Bidwell Park3. Hiking Upper Bidwell Park

There are over 35 miles of hiking trails surrounded by Big Chico Creek Canyon.

©(2009)Photo taken by Jason Halley,
Chico Enterprise-Record



CSUC Event4. CSU, Chico Public Events

Chico State is host to many events, speakers and performances throughout the year. Recent events include Peking Acrobats and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano.

©(2009)Photo taken Jason Halley,
Chico Enterprise-Record


sierranevada5. Sierra Nevada Brewery

Sierra Nevada Brewery produces award-winning beer and is open daily for tastings, tours and dinner/lunch.



Tubing6. Tubing

Soak up some sun, join fellow students and float down the Sacramento River or Butte Creek.

©(2009)Photo taken by Ty Barbour,
Chico Enterprise-Record


Chico Coffee Shop7. Chico Coffee Shops

With over 50 coffee shops to choose from, you’re sure to find a quiet place to study or catch up with a friend.

©(2006)Photo taken by Jason Halley,
Chico Enterprise-Record

Christmas Tree Lighting8. Downtown Chico

Downtown Chico is a fun place to shop, catch a show and eat. Many events occur throughout the year including Taste of Chico and Concerts in the Park.

©(2010)Photo taken by Jason Halley,
Chico Enterprise-Record

Senator Theater9. Senator Theater

The Chico Senator Theater is one of Chico's many music venues. Located downtown, the theater books an eclectic mix of musicians, both local and national, and ranging from pop to metal!

©(2009)Photo taken by Travel Japan Blog

Oroville Dam10. Lake Oroville

Camping, boating, fishing, swimming and kayaking are some of the fun activities students enjoy doing at Lake Oroville.

©(2008)Photo taken by Bill Husa,
Chico Enterprise-Record

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