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シティプラザ(チコ)
シャスタカスケードの街で、昔の面影が残る広場を散策する

歴史: 1860年代、チコの設立者たちにとってタウンスクエアは無くてはならない場所でした。こうしてできたシティプラザは、今でもアクティビティの中心で、アートショーやフードフェスティバルなどさまざまな催し物が開かれています。サンフランシスコの北東320キロ足らずの場所に位置するこの街の歴史も、同じように垣間見ることができます。オリジナルの建造物で今も変わらず残っているものもあれば、骨子はそのままで外観を一新したものもあります。まずは、壮大なルネッサンス・リバイバル様式のチコミッドタウンステーションをご覧ください( 現在はダウンタウン郵便局となっており、1916年創設当時と変わらぬたたずまいを見せています)。次は1927年築のアールデコの傑作、セネターシアターです。昔は寄席演芸や映画上映が行われた場所で、現在はコンサート会場になっています。館内の動物のミューラルもお見逃しなく。 

見どころ:プラザ地区には、ユニークで歴史的な楽しいアクティビティが色々あります。全米ヨーヨー博物館は見学無料で、世界最大の機能する木製ヨーヨーが展示されています。また、ジャネット・ターナー版画美術館には、3,500点を超える美術コレクションがあります。どっぷりと歴史に浸りたいのなら、1904年創業のホテル・ダイヤモンドでの宿泊はいかがでしょう。フローリングの床はオリジナルのままで残されており、それ以外はグルメな店、ツー・トゥエンティ・レストランなどが並ぶ立派な建物に改装されています。 

Family Farming Tradition in Chico
チコ伝統の家族経営農業
シエラネバダ山脈の麓に位置するチコは、活気溢れる大学キャンパスと賑やかなレストラン街が自慢ですが、街の人々はとてものんびりしています。
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Northern California

Discover Shasta Cascade

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California’s northeast corner is an outdoor-lover’s paradise, with safe-to-explore volcanoes, hushed forests, and trout-filled rivers. This is the place for blue-ribbon fishing, houseboats anchored in cool lakes, countless campgrounds, and inviting trails for hiking and mountain biking.

"When I first caught sight of it I was weary and 50 miles away and afoot. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.”  --Author John Muir, upon seeing Mount Shasta in 1874.

All this, plus friendly towns like Chico and Chester, and inviting rural farms in fertile lands near the Upper Sacramento River. Redding, the region’s largest city, makes a good base, with riverfront trails, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and elegant Sundial Bridge, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

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