Chico is known as ?the City of the Trees? and Almond Tree RV Park has plenty of trees on site to shade it visitors from the hot summer sunshine. It is a small, attractive park, whose facilities include a pavilion, a gazebo and a pool, as well as a convenience store, laundry, and picnic tables. (Umbrellas are available to go with the tables if required.)
The site is conveniently situated for many attractions in Northern California, including Bidwell Mansion, Bidwell Park, and the Sacramento River. The city of Chico itself is bisected by Bidwell Park, and has a fascinating history. It was founded in 1860 by John Bidwell, a member of one of the first wagon trains to arrive in California in 1843. Much has changed since then, but the landscape remains just as compelling and beautiful, and very much merits exploration by the visitor.
Yuba City Astronomical Observatory
Yuba City, CA
The Yuba City Astronomical Observatory is a wonderful place for visitors of all ages. The observatory is owned and operated by a family trust and located south of the city near the Sutter Buttes Mountain Range. Visitors will be impressed with the entire facility. There is one nine foot dome for the brilliant scientists who study astronomy. There is also an 11 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. The focused study using the observatory includes planetary, deep sky, NEO studies, photometry, and astrophotography. The observatory is operated by a trustee appointed by the family. The facilities were established in September of 2010. The staff at the observatory hosts star parties in order to get the people in the community to be excited about the sky above them at night. They focus is on providing educational programs for members of the community. All the members of the community and visitors are welcome to these special events.
Wilderness Archery, Inc. in Rocklin, California is owned and operated by a family who are devoted to their guests. The management leads a team that works to ensure that all of the facilities are operating properly to serve the needs of experienced archers as well as absolute beginners. The Pro Shop is an archer?s dream with the best brands available. Customers will find anything that an archer might want. The staff is ready to take care of traditional archers, those who use a compound hunter, and those who just want to shoot targets. All the arrow building supplies necessary are available from the experts in the store. In addition, the store has many arrow rests and sights to choose from. The expert staff organizes leagues that meet on a regular basis. There are classes for those just getting started and experienced archers who want to get some practice. The facilities include a well-lit indoor range with lanes for all guests.
Crocker Art Museum
The first public art museum founded in the Western United States, today it's one of the most important art museums in California. Permanent fine art collections, and pieces from around the world such as Amazonian ceramics and African and Oceanic art. Year round there are many educational opportunities, performances and events such as the Crocker Ball. Even the building where the Crocker museum is located is a work of art, considered a California Historical Landmark forming part of the National Register of Historical Places.
California State Railroad Museum
The California State Railroad Museum complex consists of six original, reconstructed, and new buildings. Over 225,000 square feet of total exhibit space, there are many things you can learn about the unique past and culture of the West. Many interactive exhibits demonstrate the importance of railroads in everyday life. The 21 restored locomotives include a Pullman style sleeping car and a Railway Post Office that visitors can actually board.
Old Sacramento State Historic Park
You can relive the gold rush era at the Old Sacramento State Historic Park and explore 296 acres filled with 50 historic buildings. Old Sacramento?s fame lies in it being the last station of the Pony Express postal system in the west, which was the first transcontinental railroad. The historic park has more buildings of historical value than any other place in the West.
Napa Valley Wine Train
The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most distinctive attractions in the region, offering an authentic, memorable experience that relives the glory days of train travel in the 1900s. You can enjoy a sumptuous meal as you view the Napa Valley scenery and relax in the restored vintage Pullman rail cars. This elegant dining establishment is essentially a museum: an antique train that runs on 25-miles of rails in the heart of the Napa Valley.
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Get close to one of the tallest and perhaps oldest living beings on our planet. The ancient coast redwood is an amazing tree which can grow to a diameter of 12-16 feet, and stand from 200-250 feet tall. You can enjoy a hike through the self-guided nature trails, have a picnic, or enjoy a special event at the large outdoor amphitheater.
Sonoma Train Town Railroad
TrainTown offers a quarter scale railroad on 4 miles of track. Each train trip lasts 20-minutes and takes you through tunnels, over bridges and makes a stop in Lakeview a miniature town and petting zoo. Visitors can also have fun at the six amusement rides.
Mission San Francisco Solano
Built in 1823 it is said to be the last mission in Alta California, built after Mexico gained independence from Spain. You can experience a bit of California history, participate in the special events and activities all located in the Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks.
Festival of Trees and Lights
South Lake Tahoe, CA
The Festival is a multiple-day holiday extravaganza! The family-friendly event features lavishly decorated holiday trees, wreaths and decor, local entertainment, a kids' craft area, photos with Santa, a Teddy Bear Hospital, and opportunities to give back to the community through the silent auction and raffle.