Chico The Essential
This farming hub sits near the marshes of riverine lowlands that have been cultivated to grow rice. It is also the site of a campus of California State University. Bidwell Park is graced with gardens and oak trees along Big Chico Creek.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Chico
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
This rose-colored, Italianate mansion at