Looking for someplace to go, try Chico
Most people have never heard of the small town Chico, California USA.
There are a lot of things to see and do in this small town that has a history of it's own.
Chico California sits in between the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills and the Sacramento river and this location has made the area surrounding Chico one of the worlds largest Almond producers.
You know you are talking to a local when they pronounce the world "Almond" as "amond" leaving the L silent. It's a local colloquialism that developed among the Almond farmers. They will tell you that on the tree the L is there and when it falls of the tree it knocked the L out.
I wish I was making it up.
If you're not into nuts then maybe you might want to go the Sierra Nevada Brewery.
Sierra Nevada is world recognized as a premiere micro brewery that has rejected multiple offers from Anheuser-Busch and Coors to buy them out. When you visit the brewery not only can you get a tour of their facility you can finish it off in their world class restaurant with lunch or dinner.
Bidwell Mansion is the historic home of Chico's founding Father, John Bidwell. John played an instrumental role in California becoming a state. It is also John who is the reason there are 5 trees on the Chico State University campus you can find no where else in North America.
Chico's geographic location and mild weather make it easy to grow just about anything. When John discovered this when he started bringing in plant life from around the around the world to see what would and wouldn't thrive. In Bidwell Park you can find the The World of Trees trail. As you move through this forest there are plaques to tell you what kind of tree you are looking at and where it comes from in the world.