DIY Halloween Costumes That Won't Break The Bank

Posted by Living In Chico Team

October 17, 2018

You either love dressing up for Halloween and plan out your costume months ahead of time or you don’t think you’re doing anything for Halloween until last minute and scramble to find a costume.

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Topics: Holidays

Pro Tips for Getting Your Vote on this November

Posted by Jenna Redman

October 12, 2018

The 2018 General Election is just a month away, it’s happening this year on Tuesday November 6th. Are you all prepped and ready to get your vote on? In case you’ve been avoiding all things news related and totally forgot about the election, no need to fret.

We’ve created this handy-dandy list of all the things you need to think about before the end of the month comes along. Go through the list and make sure all your ducks are in a row, that way when November 6th comes along you are more than prepared to cast your vote!

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Topics: Things to Do, Living in Chico, What to Do

Go 'Nuts' with Your Baking This Fall

Posted by Jenna Redman

October 10, 2018

Fall in Northern California is a wonderful season, specifically when it’s time to harvest all our favorite nuts! Soon there will be an abundance of pecans, walnuts, and almonds for you to purchase from local farms or the grocery store.

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Topics: Things to Do, Fall in Chico

Best Places to View Fall Colors in Chico

Posted by Jenna Redman

October 05, 2018

One of the best things about the fall season is getting to watch the leaves change colors. Chico isn’t called the City of Trees for nothing, there are so many places you can go to enjoy the fall colors. 

It’s still a little early for the colors to change, but when it hits the middle of October you'll know all the best spots to see all the oranges, yellows, and reds... allowing you to cross off "see the fall colors" on your fall themed bucket list

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Topics: Things to Do, Fall in Chico, Living in Chico

Living in Chico: 2018 Sidewalk Sale

Posted by Jenna Redman

October 03, 2018

Updated for October 2018!

You're in luck!

The Harvest Sidewalk Sale is coming soon! Hosted this weekend on October 5-6th, this classic local event is a great way to enjoy the Chico sunshine while soaking in the culture and ambiance of our charming city. 

Take advantage of the great deals, gorgeous weather, and fun Chico fall tradition, and join us Downtown for the 2018 Sidewalk Sale!

Read below for all the exciting details:

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Topics: Living in Chico, Fall in Chico, Community Events

Best Pumpkin Patches in Chico - Fall 2018

Posted by Serene Skiffington

September 29, 2018

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! It's time to find your very own magic pumpkin for fall 2018. 

Like your fairy godmother, we're here to make your life easier. We hope you have a happily ever after harvest season!

Below is a list of the 5 best Pumpkin Patches to visit in Chico, CA this fall:

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Topics: Fall in Chico, Living in Chico

5 Best Ways to Nail Your Fall Decor in 2018

Posted by Jenna Redman

September 27, 2018

You more than likely know that the season of fall is also a season of harvest (hence people calling it “fall harvest”). Crops all around the country are ready to be cut from the ground or pulled off a tree. While it’s normal for the season of fall harvest to be filled with chilly days, it can also bring a sense of warmth with all the color changes.

With farmers out harvesting their crops, folks are starting to decorate their homes. Fall is the start of the decorating season. From now until January 1st, we'll have many holidays, leaving our homes decorated for many different occasions.

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Topics: Fall in Chico, Decorating your Apartment

Places to Camp Near Chico (That Are Actually Nice)

Posted by Ben Olberg

September 23, 2018

Late summer and early fall are a great time to go camping near Chico. The weather starts to cool down and the nights get crisp and perfect for gathering around a campfire. Make sure you prepare for your camping trip, and that means more than packing supplies. Do your homework and pick your campsite carefully. Campsites that are too small and cramped close together are not fun. Facilities that don't have potable water or toilets are only fun for hard-core campers that come prepared. Make sure you pick a site that fits your needs and level of outdoors experience.

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Topics: Things to Do, Fall in Chico, Summer Activities in Chico

End of September - October Events in Chico

Posted by Jenna Redman

September 21, 2018

We are nearing the end of September already; can you believe it? Only a week and half until the October is upon us. Fall in Chico is something to enjoy with the drop-in temperature (goodbye hundred degrees!), and the changing of the leaf colors, as well as all the fall inspired events!

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Topics: Things to Do, What to Do, Apartment Living, Community Events

Best Selfie Spots in Chico

Posted by Ben Olberg

September 20, 2018

Are you looking for the definitive Chico selfie spot? Are you all dressed up, with your hair just right and your "Blue Steel" look rehearsed and perfected? What background is going to help you up your selfie game and get your profile pic to the next level? We have the answers...

First things first - let's set some ground rules. Getting caught taking a selfie is embarrassing, or at least it should be. It's an expression of vanity, or at least that's the perception. If you're going to take a selfie in a popular spot, go early before it gets busy. Also, morning and/or evening light is more flattering than when the sun is directly overhead. Don't overdo the look; no pouty-lip duck faces or trying to flex too hard, it makes you look sad and desperate. Please avoid selfie sticks at all costs.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Things to Do