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A traditional Chinese Temple in the city of Marysville, California, it was built in the year 1854, five years after the first contingent of Chinese immigrants arrived in California to work the goldmines during the California Gold Rush. The Temple houses Bok Kai, the God of water, having said to have control over the rains. The original temple was destroyed by fire and was replaced in the year 1880. The temple is the only one in the nation housing this God. It hosts an annual festival and parade in spring. It is open for visits at other times, but needs prior arrangements. Check website for more information.
Anderson Marsh State Historic Park is a green reserve that is known for the on-site tule marsh. Apart from that, it also comprises different varieties of plants and is home to several migratory birds. Here, you can also indulge in several activities like hiking, bird-watching and nature walks. For more details, check website.
Get away from the drudgery of daily life and relax at the Harbin Hot Springs. This natural spring allows you to revel in the soothing and calming hot water. Serene atmosphere, fresh breeze and chlorine-free swimming pools make it an ideal retreat venue. You can treat yourself to a great massage, the experts here will select the requisite skin treatment and massage. Everything here is eco-friendly, even its on-site dining facility serves organic and farm fresh treats. Apart from that, it also conducts yoga sessions, healing workshops and other health-related activities. And, if you are looking for an overnight stay, Harbin Hot Springs offers tents and cottages too. For room reservations and other details, call ahead.
Built to serve one of the largest communities of Chinese in the city, this temple treasure is of major historical significance. The Tapestry Hall was built to display a collection of embroidered tapestries, parasols and other items. An impressive collection of Chinese and American costumes are displayed capturing the juxtaposition of the two cultures.
Founded in 1897, Pope Valley is one of the fastest growing wine regions in America. The winery features wine-making technology of the 19th Century. The property includes the winery which is three stories tall, original homestead family house, and a blacksmith's workshop. What is special about Pope Valley Winery is that it has vines that were planted as far back as in 1940 and each year around 5000 cases of fine wines are made from these very vines. The winery, tasting room and picnic grounds are available for private parties or events.
The Old Lake County Courthouse is a historic brick house in town. Located around the Lakeport City Park, the basement of this building was used as a local school's library. Its strong structure has even helped it withstand an earthquake. This iconic building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1970.
When it comes to Summit Lake Vineyards, Zinfandel rules the trade. And why not? There are acres and acres of land priding itself upon the quality Zinfandel for Summit lake. '2001 Summit Lake Zinfandel' and '2001 Clair Riley Pirates Reserve Zinfandel port' are perhaps the most wonderful Zinfandel wines ever produced in California. The berries harvested out of dry farming add to the flavor that is so pure.
Located on Howell mountain, the Outpost winery is every wine connoisseurs' dream. Sprawling over 42 acres (16.99 hectares) of rugged land, the outpost produces some of the best wines in the world. Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache are some of the amazing wines that are processed and bottled at the Outpost. Tours of the vineyard along with tasting takes place on a regular basis. To experience the beautiful flavor and quality of wines, call ahead and book an appointment with them. Wine tasting happens between 10 a.m to 2 p.m and has a fee of $25.
With the highest peak of this "M" shaped mountain in Sonoma County, this outdoor enthusiasts dream come true offers sweeping views of the valley below from its summit. From hiking trails to walking paths, the area is always filled with those looking to enjoy the outdoors at its finest.
Bidwell Mansion, located on 525 Esplanade in Chico, California was constructed by John Bidwell in May 1868. The mansion was built at a cost of USD60000 and has an Italianate style of architecture. The building is a three story structure, and when it was constructed, it had the most modern electrical and plumbing system. An in-house tour of the mansion takes about an hour and there are also gift shops, a museum, a theater and a lobby to see.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is one of the prominent craft breweries in the country. This Eco-friendly brewery runs on solar energy and farms its own organic hops. Some of the all time favorites from this brand are the Pale Ale, Torpedo and Porter. Throughout the year there are many events hosted here such as the Oktoberfest, Hop Harvest Festival and the Beer Camp. The public tour is for 12 years and above however the tasting room is only for those who are 21 years and over. One can also dine at their Taproom while tippling on the fabulous beers on tap that changes daily. Besides being an acclaimed brew house, the Big Room in its premises is a well known concert venue. Visit Sierra Nevada Brewing Company for a great beer sampling experience.
This winery produces mouth-watering zinfandels, dry red wines in many flavors, and sauvignon blanc. Tours and tastings available by appointment only.