“In Autumn, Chico’s weather cools to crisp–a perfect time for a stroll or bicycle ride along Esplanade, the town’s main drag.” So states the inset on p. 21 of the October 2011 issue of Sunset magazine.
Along with several lovely photos, the two-page spread mentions such Chico hot spots as Bidwell Mansion, Campus Bicycles, Made in Chico, Tin Roof Bakery, the Honey Run Covered Bridge, and even Warner Street (named after Warner Brothers Studio, which filed the 1938 “Adventures of Robin Hood” here). And, of course, no article about Chico would be complete without mentioning the crown jewel, Bidwell Park.
In researching this post, I came across a really fun site featuring many Chico “urban legends.” Check it out; very interesting! (Perhaps you can even confirm or deny some of the stories.)