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Where to Stay in Northern California: 5 Reasons to Stay at Gold Country Casino Resort

Escape to Northern California and stay in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas to enjoy peaceful surroundings and stunning landscapes in a picturesque small town. A favorite small city, Oroville, California is the ideal destination for escaping the busy Sacramento area. Its quaint downtown features walkable streets with art installations, locally owned shops, and hometown restaurants, plus many landmarks and historical sites. But the charming neighborhood spots aren’t all Oroville has to offer: This fabulous area is home to Gold Country Casino Resort, one of the best places to stay in Northern California.

Stay at Gold Country Casino Resort

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more highly recommended casino resort than Gold Country in Northern California. This oasis in the Northern Sacramento Valley offers everything you need for a fabulous getaway, from great accommodations to around-the-clock entertainment. The location is convenient to downtown Oroville, allowing the visitor to experience the area’s fun events and activities and then retreat to a luxury suite, grab a seat at the poker table, take a dip in the pool, or enjoy an evening concert. 

Discover why Gold Country is where to stay in Northern California for any occasion:

1. Newly renovated rooms and suites

Executive Suite hotel room at Gold Country Casino Resort in Oroville, California.

A stay in Northern California at Gold Country Resort covers all your needs, with generous, comfortable accommodations for singles, couples, or families at our hotel in Oroville, CA. All guest spaces are well decorated and thoughtfully outfitted: Find kitchenettes with a mini fridge, microwave, and in-room coffee service for extra convenience in any king or queen room you choose. Choose a Balcony Room with a view, a Deluxe Room with a jacuzzi tub, a Jr. Suite with a soaking tub and extra space, or an Executive Suite with all the room amenities—a kitchenette, seating area, jacuzzi tub, and complementary robe—in a spacious interior. 

2. Top-tier casino resort amenities

The on-site amenities at this Northern California resort will top off any stay. Start your day however you like—watching the news while working out in the state-of-the-art fitness center or taking a morning dip in the pool. Bring the kids to splash and swim during family hours (11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and enjoy quieter mornings and evenings during the adults-only hours. The on-site casino gaming, live entertainment, and dining options easily fill in your days before and after pool time. 

3. Northern California's premier casino

Woman holding cash in hand at Gold Country Casino Resort in Oroville, CA.

Our Oroville, CA casino is a premier gaming destination that draws visitors from all over the Sacramento Valley and beyond. Play all the top slot games, from themed machines with your favorite characters to the Keno Korner where you'll find Single Card Multi-Card and Four Card Keno. Our casino features a non-smoking gaming area, a high-limit bet area, and a great selection of table games, too: Try your hand at Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, or go big on the roulette wheel.

4. The best live entertainment in Northern California

Gold Country Casino Resort is a nightlife and entertainment hub for its guests and others in the greater Oroville area. The range of experiences and impressive variety of entertainers and events make this event space a premier destination. This is your chance to get tickets to see a top comedy act, groove along to the best touring musical artists, or check out up-and-coming funk, soul, and country bands without dealing with big city traffic or crowds. Learn more about upcoming events in Northern California at Gold Country.

If you're in town on a Thursday, head over the Spirits Whiskey Bar & Lounge for free music and great drinks. At 8 pm on Thursdays, a live DJ will play the hits while you sip the best cocktails and whiskey drinks in Northern California.

5. Northern California's culinary jackpot

Plate with steak and vegetables at Safire.

The dining options at Gold Country Casino Resort satisfy any appetite and include some of the best restaurants in the area, whether you’re looking to grab something quick or enjoy an intimate dinner for two. Select from the upscale dining at Safire Steak House, the casual, homemade comfort food at Acorn Café, or cheer on your favorite team and choose from an endless variety of wings and handhelds at Oroville’s only sports bar, Game Tyme. The resort is known for its drinks too: Discover Russsh!, a milkshake shop serving up spiked and kid-friendly concoctions, or fuel up after a night of fun at Coffee Tyme, the 24-hour coffee bar that delivers quick eats and caffeinated drinks right to your slot machine! Learn more about our restaurants in Oroville, CA.

Visit Oroville, California

If you aren’t already won over by the fabulous Gold Country Resort, the small-town charm of Oroville, California is sure to do it. Thanks to more than 50 shops and restaurants, this historic river city is teeming with things to do and see. You’ll find museums and scenic outdoor trails and natural spaces to explore, plus many spots to take a break and enjoy an ice cream cone or a gourmet cup of coffee—or breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This district is just three miles from the Gold Country Resort & Casino, and it’s a must-see destination for anyone visiting the Oroville area.

Things To Do in Oroville

Walking trail through fields covered in wildflowers, North Table Ecological Reserve, Oroville, California,

You’ll find things to do in Oroville to fill any kind of itinerary, whether you’re in the mood to shop boutiques and dine out or explore the historic, cultural side of Oroville. The best part is, you don’t need to choose. The city’s historic downtown area is filled with stores, eateries, museums, and walking trails so you can see and do it all without taking a long day trip away from where you’re staying. The five museums to visit in Oroville include:

  • Oroville Chinese Temple: This Chinese temple is still operational for worship and also features museum displays of tapestries, Chinese and American costumes, a replica of the typical huts where Chinese miners lived, and more.
  • Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum: The tool museum collection features 12,000 tools highlighting the innovation, history, and use of common and historical implements.
  • Pioneer History Museum: An oversized replica of a gold miner's cabin houses the Pioneer History Museum, which illustrates the lives of early settlers.
  • C.F. Lott Home: Tour the home of “Judge” Lott, an instrumental figure who helped form California’s government. Many of the original furnishings from the late 1800s remain intact.
  • The Feather River Nature Center: Once a Maidu fishing village and Oroville’s first city park, this nature trail and education center focuses on native plants, trees, and animals.

Visit these in any order, and browse the local stores or explore the areas around the museums to create an itinerary for a fun, relaxing day out and about. The best part is that the fun doesn’t end when you return to the resort—catch a live show, try your hand at the roulette wheel, or take a dip in the pool. 

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Where To Eat in Oroville

Though Gold Country Resort offers some of the best places to eat, the downtown Oroville area also features an assortment of local eateries from fast-casual spots, to diners with homestyle breakfast, plus taquerias, Italian restaurants, and a selection of Chinese and sushi restaurants. Since most places to eat in Oroville are separated only by blocks, it’s easy to grab a bite to eat at one, a spontaneous drink at another, and head to your next destination without taking a long detour.

Travel Tips for Visiting Oroville

If you’re wondering how to make the most of your visit to Oroville in Northern California, we have you covered. This town is the perfect destination for a dream vacation where you won’t overspend or grow bored. Here are five tips to make your stay worthwhile, affordable, and fun!

  • A stay at Gold Country Casino Resort puts you conveniently near Oroville’s downtown area and gets you premium accommodations at the same time. 
  • Look for hotel specials to save on your stay, or finally spring for that suite upgrade to make your getaway extra luxurious.
  • Walking downtown Oroville can easily fill your day with free and cheap things to do: Window shop the downtown boutiques, take a tour of the murals and artwork, and walk the scenic riverfront on the Feather River without spending a dime! 
  • The museums offer low-cost or free access to a wealth of interesting historical and cultural knowledge, and the volunteer docents are knowledgeable and passionate. 
  • Take advantage of the 5 free city parks within Oroville to enjoy playground equipment, swimming areas, hiking trails, bocce ball, and basketball courts. The covered areas and barbecue grills invite you to get outdoors and enjoy a picnic lunch.
  • Check the times of the year that are the best times to visit Northern California based on your itinerary.

Whether you’re looking for a couples getaway or a family vacation, Gold Country Casino Resort offers excellent accommodations in Northern California. Take in the beautiful surroundings and take advantage of all the great amenities and entertainment right at your fingertips when you stay at Gold Country. Visiting Oroville, California gives you easy access to big resort fun and small-town activities to make your vacation one of the best yet.

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