If you're considering moving to Chico and are concerned about our famous sultry summers, this article will remind you that warmer summers make for gorgeous fall weather. Sunshine and 75 degrees are exactly what the doctor ordered, and that's not all a Chico fall has to offer.
Find out the 3 charming ways the fall season changes the experience of Chico living, for the better:
1. Hot Summers Sizzle into Gorgeous Falls
After 3 months of 95-100+ degree temperatures, fall brings a breath of fresh air to cool down the scorching summer heat wave. It's important to find the blessings in everything that life throws our way, and this means acknowledging and appreciating that the unbearable Chico summer lingers just long enough to warm the valley for a gentle sunny fall.
Chico living has so many amazing perks, but most of us can agree that summer temperatures can be pretty brutal. As we come closer to the season of giving thanks, we can be thankful for the beautiful fall weather we experience throughout September, October, and November. For as many hot days as we face in the summer, our sunny fall extends deep into most people's winter, and we sure are grateful for that!
2. Colorful City Scenery
One drive down the Esplanade in the fall is all it takes to convince you to move to this charming city. Fall ignites Chico with a golden glow that burns into a myriad of amber, scarlet, and honey colored leaves. Fall is a special time for all those living in Chico to stop and appreciate the changing of the seasons, to be thankful we survived another one of the hottest summers on record, and to cherish the beauty of the Northern California valley. Fall's most magical place in Chico is most definitely Bidwell Park. Head there for a walk during your lunch break, you won't be disappointed.
3. Harvest Celebrations
The weather and pretty leaves aren't the only things that make Chico living in the fall absolutely awesome. The city comes alive with festivities! Downtown Chico bursts with sunflowers, scarecrows, pumpkins and people! Cooler weather means locals are that much more excited to join in signature events and harvest celebrations. Here are a list of upcoming harvest events from the Downtown Chico Business Association that you don't want to miss:
Sunday, September 22nd from 12-4pm
"Taste of Chico showcases the finest restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and non-alcoholic beverage distributors from throughout the North State...and food trucks, too!"
Friday & Saturday Oct 11th-12th
Second Friday and Saturday in October, starting at 9:00 a.m.
"Prices are FALLing in Downtown Chico! Come RAKE in the savings and celebrate the changing of the season! Harvest Sidewalk Sale is the perfect opportunity to pick up some incredible deals and even get a jump-start on holiday shopping!"
Friday, October 4th from 5pm-8pm
"Vibrant color, exquisite forms, and elegant earthenware await adventurers downtown as the perfect compliment to a Friday evening! The month-long art walk begins on Friday, October 4th, and will feature an exciting mixture of paintings, ceramics, and sculpture produced by local artists."
October 31st from 2:00 - 5:00pm
"Treat Street is a safe and fun adventure for children 12 and under. It's simple...wear a costume, bring a parent and get ready to stroll Downtown Chico Halloween-style!"
Fall In Love With Chico
With all of these amazing reasons to fall in love with living in Chico, long time locals and newbies alike will have plenty to enjoy. We look forward to cherishing every bright sunny day, and hope you do too!
Want more fall themed blogs? Find your favorite below:
- Complete a fall themed bucket list this year with our North State Fall Bucket List!
- Is your house still in summer mood? Transition your home into fall with these easy 5 tips!
- Are you a lover of all things pumpkin spice? Try your hand at baking all 9 of these pumpkin spice themed recipes!
Want more ideas on how to love Chico living this season? Check out our North State Living page and find all the yummy places to eat and fun events/activities to do!