Chico, California is known to many as “The City of Trees.” As the legend goes, John Bidwell used to walk the streets of Chico in the 1800’s planting seeds one-by-one. Today, the fruits of his labor have been realized to residents and visitors, and there’s no better time to see Chico than in the fall.
While 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, it’s proven to be one of the better fall seasons seen in years in Chico. The downtown trees are transforming into red, yellow and orange blooms right now, giving a rare sense of beauty and relaxation in an otherwise tenuous year.
From the Avenues on the Esplanade to the foliage on Chico State, there’s so much fall color exploding in Chico right now. See the best photos: