Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Oroville is undoubtedly known for its famous Lake Oroville and Feather River recreational areas. If you’re planning a trip to the city of Oroville, here is an ultimate guide to help you begin your much-awaited vacation without looking further.
To get around the city, Oroville has a decent connectivity of public transit although it is not the best option to rely on. However, Amtrak runs buses from Sacramento to nearly anywhere in the country. Most tourists on a budget do not opt for taxis, as they are not easily available and can get relatively expensive. The best way to get around the city is by renting a car. Some of the best rental options are Hertz and Enterprise.
Places to Eat and Drink
The Steak House at Gold Country Casino is a favorite spot among locals and tourists. Known for its service, the restaurant has a terraced dining area with sweeping sunset views. Along with great food, be sure to try their wine menu for a complete dine-in experience. For a diverse cuisine range, try Casa Vieja for Mexican or Tong Fong Low for Chinese. Some of the popular pubs are Keg Room, Bootlegger and Montgomery Street Pub.
Things to do
There are plenty of things to see and do in Oroville. If you’re an outdoorsy person, Feather Falls and Bald Rock offer some great hikes. Be sure to visit Table Mountain, especially during spring when the field is swarmed with wildflowers. Apart from Lake Oroville, another must-see is the Oroville dam, where you can sign up for a tour around the area to check out the hydroelectric turbines. A few popular museums to check out are Bolt’s Antique Museum and Chinese Temple and Museum Complex that dates back to 1800s.
You may have purchased locally sourced items from a farmers market, but have you ever visited a local farm? Take a tour of the Chaffin Family Orchards, where you’ll get to see the generations-old Chaffin family protecting the environment by promoting wildlife and producing foods in their very own farm.
Places to Stay
Whether you’re looking to splurge on a luxurious stay or just find a place to lay your head, Oroville has all kinds of accommodations. One of the best motels in town is Super 8 Oroville, perfect for those looking to stay close to Oroville’s recreational activities. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Oroville Lake is not only a budget-friendly hotel but also practices green housekeeping, ideal for those who like to travel responsibly.
It’s no secret that Oroville is world-renowned for poker tournaments and other Casino activities. To revel in the complete casino experience, stay at Lodge at Feather Falls Casino orGold Country Casino & Hotel.
Day Trips from Oroville
If you’re in the city for more than a weekend, plan a trip to Chico, about twenty minutes from Oroville. Sacramento is yet another places to visit for its historic parks, State Capitol Museums, cathedrals, and the Sacramento Zoo. About 45 minutes from Oroville is Mount Lassen, a volcanic park where you can enjoy some breathtaking landscapes.
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