Valentine's Day in Chico Done Right

Valentine’s Day is the celebration of love, happiness, and scrambling to figure out what you really want to do for the evening. Don’t worry; the love-struck people here at Power 102.1 have your back. We have composed a unique list of our favorite romantic ventures in and around town to help impress even the most demanding of partners.

Hungry? Here is our list of our favorite restaurants in town for that special dinner with that special someone.

A staple fine dining experience always goes to this constant “Best Fine Dining” winner of Chico, California. 5th Street never seems to disappoint with their beautiful high quality steak selection and unique wine and drink list. They also do private dining if you want an even more intimate experience.

Fine dining done right, Christian Michaels won “Dinner’s Choice” by OpenTable in 2015, and for good reason. They combine Californian, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, and many other styles of cuisine to make this dining experience unlike any other.

Historically known in the town as having Chico’s first wood fire oven, Grana is perfect for those looking for a true Italian dining experience. Like many Chico restaurants, Grana embraces seasonal and local ingredients to make your experience that much more unique. Oh and did we mention how damn good the pizza is here!

Rated the “Best International Restaurant” in ‘Best of Chico’ from 2007-2014 accurately represents how incredible this Indian cuisine is. An incredible selection of food and flavor profiles you will never experience again makes this dining experience hard to miss.

Pho C&C

Pho C&C

So what the pho is pho? Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam that usually contains broth, noodles, herbs, and meat. Balling on a budget? Pho C&C has great options, and for how affordable it is, you can’t go wrong.

Delicious and opened not too long ago at its new convenient location, OM foods set out to provide high quality organic food quickly and at a lower price point. Their food is highly nutritious and super tasty. And their vegan nachos will fool any carnivore.

Not so Hungry? Some options for daytime activity in Chico.

The name sort of speaks for itself here; this facility is all about fun. The original attraction being its most desirable; the skating rink. The rink is fully equipped with lights, a DJ, and a 15,000 square foot rink. Outside is a great 18-hole golf putting course that is new to the facility. There is also a batting dug out and a video game arcade, so the fun is endless.

This wildlife reserve is probably one of Chico’s most unique and most unconventional activities the area has to offer. This wildlife sanctuary is home to some of the most exotic animals you can imagine, many of them being endangered. From Snow Leopards to Ring-Tailed Lemurs, this sanctuary will surely surprise you.

What better way to spend time with your significant other than by solving a complex puzzle? Whether it’s solving the Baker Street Murder Mystery, or trying to find the inheritance in Aunt Edna’s Condo, the Chico Escape Room will definitely keep you on your toes.

After Dinner Drinks Some bars we like, and we like bars.

A newer bar/restaurant in Chico, La Salles has incredible cocktails and great live music. Not to mention their food is delicious. They recently remodeled and totally modernized the joint, so the overall feng shui is a sight to see within itself. Again, the drink list is incredible.

This bar/restaurant is the diamond in the rough. Almost hidden away in downtown, this bar has amazing drinks and an outdoor patio worth visiting just for the gargantuan fire pit. Sit outside, and enjoy the duck fat fries and fried chicken tacos with your beer.

Maybe you want a classy way to end the night, look no further than the Diamond steakhouse. Located inside the Diamond Hotel, this steakhouse has live music almost every night with a beautiful bar that’ll make you feel like you’re in Manhattan. Yes, no doubt it’s an incredible steakhouse, but the bar is something you can’t miss. We promise zero disappointments.

Valentine's Day in Chico Done Right

Valentine’s Day is the celebration of love, happiness, and scrambling to figure out what you really want to do for the evening. Don’t worry; the love-struck people here at Power 102.1 have your back. We have composed a unique list of our favorite romantic ventures in and around town to help impress even the most demanding of partners.

Hungry? Here is our list of our favorite restaurants in town for that special dinner with that special someone.

5th Street Steakhouse

A staple fine dining experience always goes to this constant “Best Fine Dining” winner of Chico, California. 5th Street never seems to disappoint with their beautiful high quality steak selection and unique wine and drink list. They also do private dining if you want an even more intimate experience.

Christian Michaels

Fine dining done right, Christian Michaels won “Dinner’s Choice” by OpenTable in 2015, and for good reason. They combine Californian, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, and many other styles of cuisine to make this dining experience unlike any other.

Grana

Historically known in the town as having Chico’s first wood fire oven, Grana is perfect for those looking for a true Italian dining experience. Like many Chico restaurants, Grana embraces seasonal and local ingredients to make your experience that much more unique. Oh and did we mention how damn good the pizza is here!

Priya

Rated the “Best International Restaurant” in ‘Best of Chico’ from 2007-2014 accurately represents how incredible this Indian cuisine is. An incredible selection of food and flavor profiles you will never experience again makes this dining experience hard to miss.
So what the pho is pho? Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam that usually contains broth, noodles, herbs, and meat. Balling on a budget? Pho C&C has great options, and for how affordable it is, you can’t go wrong.

Pho C&C

So what the pho is pho? Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam that usually contains broth, noodles, herbs, and meat. Balling on a budget? Pho C&C has great options, and for how affordable it is, you can’t go wrong.

OM Foods

Delicious and opened not too long ago at its new convenient location, OM foods set out to provide high quality organic food quickly and at a lower price point. Their food is highly nutritious and super tasty. And their vegan nachos will fool any carnivore.

Not so Hungry? Some options for daytime activity in Chico.

Funland Chico

The name sort of speaks for itself here; this facility is all about fun. The original attraction being its most desirable; the skating rink. The rink is fully equipped with lights, a DJ, and a 15,000 square foot rink. Outside is a great 18-hole golf putting course that is new to the facility. There is also a batting dug out and a video game arcade, so the fun is endless.

Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation

This wildlife reserve is probably one of Chico’s most unique and most unconventional activities the area has to offer. This wildlife sanctuary is home to some of the most exotic animals you can imagine, many of them being endangered. From Snow Leopards to Ring-Tailed Lemurs, this sanctuary will surely surprise you.

Chico Escape Rooms

What better way to spend time with your significant other than by solving a complex puzzle? Whether it’s solving the Baker Street Murder Mystery, or trying to find the inheritance in Aunt Edna’s Condo, the Chico Escape Room will definitely keep you on your toes.

After Dinner Drinks Some bars we like, and we like bars.

La Salles

A newer bar/restaurant in Chico, La Salles has incredible cocktails and great live music. Not to mention their food is delicious. They recently remodeled and totally modernized the joint, so the overall feng shui is a sight to see within itself. Again, the drink list is incredible.

B-Street Public House

This bar/restaurant is the diamond in the rough. Almost hidden away in downtown, this bar has amazing drinks and an outdoor patio worth visiting just for the gargantuan fire pit. Sit outside, and enjoy the duck fat fries and fried chicken tacos with your beer.

Diamond Steakhouse

Maybe you want a classy way to end the night, look no further than the Diamond steakhouse. Located inside the Diamond Hotel, this steakhouse has live music almost every night with a beautiful bar that’ll make you feel like you’re in Manhattan. Yes, no doubt it’s an incredible steakhouse, but the bar is something you can’t miss. We promise zero disappointments.

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