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Top Choice National Park in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Impressive Lassen Volcanic National Park has steaming hydrothermal sulfur pools and cauldrons that can be seen from the boardwalk in Bumpass Hell. At 10,457ft Lassen Peak is one of the world's largest plug-dome volc…
Top Choice European in Dunsmuir

Café Maddalena

Simple and elegant, this cafe put Dunsmuir on the foodie map. The menu was designed by chef Bret LaMott (of Trinity Cafe fame) and changes seasonally to feature dishes from southern Europe and northern Africa. Some …
Top Choice Pub in Graeagle

Blackbird Inn

Locals' favorite and welcoming to everyone, the Blackbird is the social hub of tiny Clio (a short drive from Graeagle). Housed in a former hotel and general store, its decor is cozy antique and its beer and wine lis…
Top Choice Historic Building in Weaverville

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park

The walls here actually talk – they’re papered inside with 150-year-old donation ledgers from the once-thriving Chinese community, the immigrants who built Northern California’s infrastructure, a rich culture that h…
Top Choice Music in Quincy

High Sierra Music Festival

On the first weekend in July, quiet Quincy is host to this blowout festival, renowned statewide. The four-day extravaganza brings a five-stage smorgasbord of art and music from a spectrum of cultural corners (indie …
Top Choice Bridge in Redding

Sundial Bridge

Resembling a beached cruise ship, the shimmering-white 2004 Sundial Bridge spans the river and is one of Redding’s marquee attractions, providing an excellent photo op. The glass-deck pedestrian overpass connects th…
Top Choice Brewery in Scott Valley

Etna Brewing Company

Try one of the standard brews like the complex and malty Mossback APA (its most popular) or go lighter with the yummy wheat and fruit Blackberry Blond. There are also a few seasonal styles on offer. The food menu in…
Top Choice Pub Food in Dunsmuir

Dunsmuir Brewery Works

It’s hard to describe this little microbrew pub without veering into hyperbole. Start with the beer: the crisp ales and porter are perfectly balanced and the IPA is apparently pretty good too, because patrons are al…
Top Choice American in Lake Almanor Area

Cravings

You will get cravings for this place once you're gone. Think fresh, all homemade classics like crispy waffles or rustic Reuben sandwiches made to big-city-worthy standards. They make their own delectable pastries an…
Top Choice Cafe in Quincy

Pangaea Cafe & Pub

Like a stranger you feel you’ve met before, this earthy spot feels warmly familiar, all the more lovable when you consider its commitment to serving local produce. Choose from regional beef burgers, salmon sushi, a …