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A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Marcel Siegle
A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Marcel Siegle

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Nothing is more family friendly than nature, and Redding has plenty of that and more! Whatever size or shape of your family, no matter how young or old your generations are, we can ensure  everyone has enough fun to make your Redding family vacation an annual tradition. In addition to the iconic Redding fun - lakes, trails, giant sundials - you can find trampoline parks, museums, wild animals, and more. Sound good? So pack the car, don't forget some snacks, and we'll have your poolside hotel rooms ready when you get here!

An Insider's Guide to Year-Round Adventures On and Around Shasta Lake
Sitting less than 30 minutes from the heart of Redding, Shasta Lake is a gem of northern California. No matter the season, here’s an insider’s guide to year-round adventure on the water.
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10 Redding Adventures to Enjoy in the Fall
Known for its proximity to Mt. Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park, Redding has easily accessible recreation opportunities that include a river running through town, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, and a thriving fly-fishing community.
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Exploring the Wonders of Lassen Volcanic National Park
Less than an hour’s drive from Redding, Lassen Volcanic National Park features the 10,457-foot-tall Lassen Peak, but that’s only one (magnificent) attraction of many here.
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5 Stellar Trail to Ale Pairings In and Around Redding, CA
So as you plot your next outdoor adventure, here are five top picks for trail-to-tavern pairings in and around the heart of Shasta County, California.
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Make sure to explore these 9 Famously Redding icons on your trip to Redding
We know how traveling to another city can be overwhelming. What is there to see? What should you see? Where to go? All questions that race through your mind when traveling. To help you out, the Visit Redding team put…
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Take the Redding Adventure Challenge
Let's break away from the norm and try a new adventure. Or how about 14? With the Adventure Challenge -- Redding edition, we'll do all of the work for you on coming up with an adventure. All you have to…
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10 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Adventures in Redding, CA
Tucked away at the top of California in the Shasta-Cascade region, Redding is a great spot to take your kids for an outdoor family adventure. Parents will find lakes, rivers, hiking trails, culture, and gold-mining history a-plenty—all ready to be…
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10 Lakes, Rivers, Pools, and Swimming Holes Where You Can Cool Off in Redding, CA
The variety of options for getting in the water to beat the heat in Redding, CA makes this city a great spot for families and outdoor adventurers in the summertime.
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10 Things to do for $10 or less when visiting Redding
Let’s face it, when we travel, we want to enjoy attractions and things to do wherever it is that we go. But sometimes we want to stretch our dollars as far as we can. Luckily for you, Redding has plenty…
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The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Trails near Redding
Hiking in and around Redding, California, is fantastic, but there’s one way to make it even better—hitting the trails with your favorite four-legged friend. Take advantage of these eight scenic and dog-friendly trails.
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Redding's Cultural District comes to life in 360-degree videos
The Redding Cultural District comes to life with the release of the "Famously Redding" 360-degree video project, highlighting some of the top attractions, shops and things to do in downtown Redding.
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Hiking to Kings Creek Falls in Lassen Volcanic National Park
King’s Creek Falls is a 40-foot waterfall located in the middle of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail is moderate, which makes it a perfect adventure for the casual hiker, or a nice add on to the nearby Lassen Peak…
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3 Hikes to Lose Yourself in Nature in Lassen Volcanic National Park
There is nothing quite like being outdoors, and experiencing the solitude found on the trail. I also love that hiking can be for everyone. Whether you prefer summiting a mountain peak, climbing along a cascading creek, or taking a stroll…
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Redding -- your perfect getaway for hiking adventures and an outdoor vacation
In Redding, located in the heart of UpState CA, you'll find an endless outdoor adventure playground perfect for all ages and interests. Hiking is one of the activities we do best around here with more than 225 miles of trails…
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10 Amazing Waterfalls to See in Northern California
An international outdoor destination ringed by the Southern Cascades to the east and the much smaller range of the Trinity Alps to the west, Redding is a hotspot for waterfall chasers. It’s an area with both short and long winding…
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Why Redding Is An Underrated Mountain Bike Town
In far Northern California, the promise of uncrowded trails means plenty of space to spread out and shred the singletrack—and Redding serves as the best base camp to explore it all. Within 15 miles, you’ll find more than 225 miles…
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A Visitor's Guide to Downtown Redding
It’s no secret that Redding, California, is well known as a world-class outdoor destination, drawing active types from all over to hike in the surrounding Shasta-Cascade mountains, raft and fish in crystal-clear rivers, and spend lazy summer days on the…
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How to Plan a Perfect Couples Getaway in Redding
Whether your perfect date includes stargazing in a national park, watching the sunset over a vineyard, or enjoying a night on the town, you can find it in Redding, California, a fantastic place to spend time with your special someone.…
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The 11 Best Hikes in Northern California
It’s no secret that California is home to some of the best hiking in the country, especially in the northern part of the state. With a lifetime’s worth of hiking opportunities, the tough part can be zeroing in on one…
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8 Fun Winter Activities for the Whole Family in Redding, CA
Redding, California, sits in the backyard of some of Northern California’s best outdoor recreation and wilderness, from majestic Mt. Shasta to lesser-known gems amid the Siskiyou and Cascade ranges. Redding makes for a great home base for outdoor adventure in…
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Caldwell Park
Located on the banks of the Sacramento River, Caldwell and Lake Redding Parks offer “Jump River,” a play area for children under 5 years old; Redding Skate Park, a 20,500 square foot outdoor concrete skate and BMX structure featuring 3 large bowls, 1 low rail, 1 high rail, 1 half… More Information
58 Quartz Hill Road,
Redding, CA
Country Bowl
We're your source for family fun in Redding! We're located at 2615 Bechelli Ln, just south of E. Cypress Av and west of I-5. Be sure to check out our party packages, as well as our league and tournament information. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to… More Information
2615 Bechelli Lane,
Redding, CA
Enterprise Park
Home of Kid’s Kingdom and Fantasy Fountain, Enterprise Park features a water volcano that “erupts” every 6 minutes (seasonal); a large, shaded children’s play area; picnic pavilion; outdoor roller hockey rink; soccer fields; basketball courts; and Redding’s only disc-golf course.Bring the whole family for a day of fun, or just… More Information
4300 Victor Avenue,
Redding, CA
Farmers Market
Shasta Farmers Market provides organic vegetables, fruits, and more! Get everything you need for your picnic on the trail, including a bouquet for your beloved, honey sticks for your sweet kiddos, and a cup of coffee to get you moving. Enjoy browsing our handmade items such as clothes, bird houses,… More Information
777 Cypress Avenue,
Redding, CA
Historic Hawes Farms
Historic Hawes Farms was established in 1863, and we are the 6th generation of Hawes still on this land! We have nearly 150 years of farming in our blood, and Historic Hawes Farms is still a real working farm — growing hay, fruits, vegetables and walnuts seasonally. We are in… More Information
21923 Dersch Road,
Anderson, CA
Lake Shasta Dinner Cruise
Your adventure in northern California is only complete if you experience a Dinner Cruise on Shasta Lake! With a mouth-watering menu, gorgeous lake setting, beautiful sunsets, emerald green waters, and the company of your family and friends, this is definitely an experience you’ll want to enjoy time and time again!… More Information
20359 Shasta Caverns Road,
Lakehead, CA
Oasis Fun Center
For over 45 years, Oasis Fun Center has been providing safe, clean fun for families of all ages. Offering a variety of activities like miniature golf, go carts, laser tag, rock climbing, escape rooms, and bumper boats, there is something fun for everyone to try. More Information
3330 Cascade Blvd,
Redding, CA
Rare Air Trampoline Park
Rare Air Trampoline Park is northern California’s newest hot spot for family fun! Our 10,000 sq. feet of trampoline space includes: multiple dodge ball courts, slam dunk basketball hoops, an air bag pit, our main court, a junior zone and more. Our trampolines are designed with state-of-the-art technology to provide… More Information
3625 Old 44 Dr,
Redding, CA
Redding Aquatic Center
State-of-the-art aquatic center features an Olympic size, 50-meter by 25 yard competition class swimming pool, recreation pool with zero depth entry, children's play feature, and a 160-foot water slide. More Information
44 Quartz Hill Road,
Redding, CA
Schreder Planetarium
This multi-media science education facility provides student and community education in Astronomy and Space Science. The beautiful, domed theater features digitally created sights and sounds including full-dome images, all-dome video, real time 3D computer graphics, and complete digital astronomy. More Information
1644 Magnolia Avenue,
Redding, CA
Shasta Dam
Shasta Dam is a curved gravity dam across the Sacramento River at Lake Shasta and provides beautiful views of the lake and Mt. Shasta. The dam generates hydroelectric power and forms the largest reservoir in California. It served an important role in World War II providing electricity to California factories,… More Information
16349 Shasta Dam Blvd,
Shasta Lake, CA
Shasta Lanes
Shasta Lanes offers 24 lanes of automatic scoring, plus Bumper Bowling for the younger ones, Cosmic Rock N Bowl (4 Nights A Week), leagues for all abilities and ages, birthday parties, a snack bar, group events & fundraisers, monthly fun tournaments, a full service shop, a bar, and game room. More Information
11093 Black Marble Way,
Redding, CA
Shasta State Historic Park
Six miles west of Redding a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings remind passing motorists that Shasta City, the "Queen City" of California's northern mining district, once stood on this site. These ruins and some of the nearby roads, cottages, and cemeteries are all silent but eloquent vestiges of the… More Information
Hwy 299,
Shasta, CA
Sundial Bridge
Designed by Santiago Calatrava the Sundial Bridge is an architectural marvel! The glass decked, cable-stayed cantilever suspension bridge reaches 217 feet into the sky and, spans 710 feet across the Sacramento River, and is one of the world’s largest working sundials. As an environmentally conscious structure, Sundial Bridge was intentionally… More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Dr.,
Redding, CA
Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a 300-acre campus along the banks of the Sacramento River with educational and entertaining activities and experiences that interpret the relationship between humans and nature. The Park tells the story of the region and its people through a museum that includes an underground aquarium, Native… More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Parkway,
Redding, CA
Viking Skate Country
Just off I-5 and in walking distance to the Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Sundial Bridge, Viking Skate Country offers a fully air conditioned rink with three party rooms, a full concession stand, and skate rentals, sales, and service. Roller skating is a healthy cure for boredom with lots of… More Information
737 Auditorium Drive,
Redding, CA
Waterworks Park
Welcome to Waterworks Park- The Coolest Place in Redding and fun for the entire family! Enjoy four giant waterslides, the Raging River Run, the Avalanche Slide, and wet and wild volleyball in the large activity pool, or just relax in one of many cool, shaded areas. With numerous life… More Information
151 N. Boulder Drive,
Redding, CA

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