15 Slow-Paced Small Towns in Northern California Where Life Is Still Simple

Aside from it’s natural beauty, Northern California’s greatest asset is the people and communities that make it tick. You can still find the charm and authenticity of small town America here in this region, and whether you prefer farming communities, coastal towns, or the Sierra foothills, here are some of our favorite places that Northern Californians call home.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Did your favorite small town make the list? Share your ideas and stories with us on Facebook, and if you are interested in reading more about Northern California culture, check out The 11 Charming River Towns in Northern California To Visit This Spring.