Fun Activities To Do This Summer

What are some fun summer activities to do in Chico?


Makenna Wines

Sunset on 5/21/22 at the north end of Chico.


Chico is filled with some amazing hiking spots! Monkey Face and Upper Bidwell Park trails, such as Yahi Trail and South Rim trail, are two of the most popular spots in Chico. Monkey Face is an easier hike so it is fun and enjoyable for everyone and it does not take much time to complete, only about 30-40 minutes.


Picnics are a perfect summer activity and can be incredibly fun and relaxing on days where you don’t feel like doing much. With a little food, and maybe some board games or a book, picnics are a great activity to do with friends and family members. Wildwood Park is a great spot for picnics in Chico.

Watch Sunrises and Sunsets

The view of the sunset and sunrise from Upper Bidwell Park are beautiful in the summertime in Chico. Watching the sunrise and sunset are very relaxing and allow a person to reflect on their life while watching a breathtaking view. This activity is enjoyable both alone and with others.

Bike Rides

Bike rides in a park with a scenic view or even in one’s neighborhood is a fantastic way to spend time in the summer. It is a great way to stay active and fit, while also having some fun and having a nice breath of fresh air during the summertime.


Stargazing is a very calming and peaceful way to end one’s night and it is a fun and carefree way to spend time with family and friends. It is also very fun on your own. You don’t have to leave your house to stargaze, you can go to your front or backyard so this is a low maintenance and inexpensive form of entertainment during the summer.