Shop Small Business Saturday: Gift Ideas Only Found in Chico

Posted by Living In Chico Team

November 21, 2018

Living in Chico means you’re surrounded by some great local items that will satisfy just about anyone on your list. And, if you shop on Small Business Saturday you’ll be joining millions of others across the nation choosing to support local business. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with these fun and unique gift ideas from Chico and the surrounding areas.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Community Support

Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at Apartments in Chico California

Posted by Paige Gilbert

November 14, 2018

So, you decided to host a few friends at your apartment in Chico for Thanksgiving, huh? No big deal, you'll make the turkey, they'll bring some sides and keep it low key. 

But wait - SURPRISE! Mom and Dad have decided to visit you for Thanksgiving and they’re bringing Grandma too. All of a sudden your simple Thanksgiving dinner has turned into an all out party. So, how do you host Thanksgiving dinner in a small living space?


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Topics: Living in Chico, Apartment Living, Rental Living, Holidays

Let's Bake! It's All About Apples This Fall

Posted by Jenna Redman

November 08, 2018

Apple picking is a popular activity this time of year. It may even be on your Fall Bucket List, with all the different Apple Harvests happening around the North State.

What do you do with all those apples once you pick them or purchase a bunch from the store? We’ve got you covered with a variety of different bake and no-bake recipes that include apple crumb muffins, appledoodles, and caramel turtle apple slices! 

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

Treat Street 2018: How Families Living in Chico Celebrate Halloween

Posted by Jenna Redman

October 26, 2018

Are you looking for a family-friendly event to go to during the day on Halloween, and maximize your child’s intake of candy? Then Treat Street is perfect for your family! If there's one thing that we can count on Chico for, it's that its constantly providing amazing local events that are always a hit. Aren’t you thankful you're living in Chico? Keep on reading for the details.

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

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

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: Living in Chico, Fall in Chico

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

Living in Chico: Fall 2018 Bucket List

Posted by Jenna Redman

September 12, 2018

It may be hard to believe, since this year's fire season and air quality is worse than last year, but cooler weather [and hopefully clearer air] is on the horizon.

The first day of fall falls [see what we did there?] on a Saturday this year, the 22nd. Therefore, fall is right around the corner and everyone is anxious to pull out their cozy cardigans and boots. Especially since Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte, which usually lets everyone know it's time for fall, arrived way early this year. 

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

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