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

Vacation Time Goes Further

Redding, CA – July 28, 2016 – Time is precious, especially vacation time. Redding’s unique concentration of urban amenities in close proximity to a variety of outdoor recreation makes it easy to experience more adventures in just a few days. Redding’s prime location allows you to spend a whole day at Whiskeytown Lake or Lassen Volcanic National Park, or easily visit both in a single day if you have a nagging FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out. Setting out from Redding, it’s possible to spend the morning at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park’s waterfalls, hikes, picnicking, and swimming, and the afternoon exploring the majestic rock formations at Castle Crags State Park. The next day, tour Lake Shasta Caverns, visit the incredible Shasta Dam, and enjoy family-focused Turtle Bay Exploration Park for some interactive, educational fun. The next morning, hike to Whiskeytown Falls or put in a few hours of guided steelhead fishing before hitting the road to head home. 

“Redding offers a lot of fun in just a few days, making travelers feel like they’ve extended their vacation time.  It’s like an outdoor Disneyland without all the lines, so you get more done in a short period of time,” says Kallie Markle of the Redding Convention and Visitors Bureau. “On the other hand, it's the great outdoors, so you can sit at the base of waterfall and savor a single view all day long if that's what it takes to wash your worries away. Redding is the perfect hub if you love rural fun coupled with the conveniences of good food, craft beer, live music, theater, and great lodging.” 

Distances to local hot spots from central Redding, CA:
To Headwaters Adventure Company for kayak rentals: 2 minutes
To The Fly Shop to meet all the angler’s needs: 4 minutes
To The Bike Shop for bike rentals and fixes: 5 minutes
To Sundial Bridge/Turtle Bay Exploration Park for learning and fun: 5 minutes
To Sacramento River National Recreation Trail: 5 minutes
To Wildcard Brewing Company for fun and beer: 8 minutes
To Historic Cascade Theatre for performance art and culture: 8 minutes
To Moonstone Bistro for farm to table goodness: 11 minutes or less
To Shasta State Historic Park for gold miner’s history lesson: 15 minutes
To Shasta Lake: 15 minutes
To Shasta Dam for the WOW factor: 18 minutes
To Whiskeytown National Recreation Area for hiking, swimming, water recreation: 20 minutes
To Lake Shasta Caverns for spelunking: 25 minutes
To On Water Yoga for health and wellness: 25 minutes
To Anselmo Vineyards for wine tasting and tours: 30 minutes
To Castle Crags State Park for incredible mountain hiking: 45 minutes
To Mt. Shasta city for shopping, dining and incredible mountain views: 60 minutes
To Mt. Shasta Ski Park for getting your groove on: 75 minutes
To Lower McCloud Falls for light hikes and amazing rewards: 75 minutes
To McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park for hiking, swimming and gazing: 75 minutes
To Lassen Volcanic National Park for lava tubes and geo thermal views: 90 minutes

Redding is in the center of it all and offers a variety of lodging choices, restaurants, and activities within the city limits, so you still get the comforts of home while spending time in the great outdoors. Grab your kayak and fishing pole - or rent them once you get here - and see how your vacation time goes further in Redding

To discover all the adventures and attractions Redding has to offer and additional information about the many things to do in Redding and Shasta Cascade, visit and book your hotel, B&B or RV site today. 


About Shasta Cascade
Covering an area roughly the size of Ireland, the Shasta Cascade region is the perfect place to get back to nature, relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Comprised of eight rural counties historically known for being part of the pioneer gold rush in the mid-1800s, this majestic region of northern California is abundantly scattered with lakes, rivers, mountains and historic mining towns, and includes Lassen Volcanic National Park, two national monuments, six national forests and seven California state parks offering unforgettable fun and adventure. This area offers boundless outdoor recreation with magnificent landscapes and breathtaking vistas: from towering volcanoes, alpine ranges, and glaciers, to waterfalls, lush forests, pristine lakes, and roaring rivers; this travel destination is one of a kind. Shasta Cascade is easy to get to by auto, air, or Amtrak, and offers an off-the-beaten-path experience where people discover the abundance of nature in one of the few unspoiled areas remaining in California. For more information or to request a visitor’s guide, visit, like our Facebook page, or find us on twitter 


About Redding, CA
Situated at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley, Redding is the hub city in Shasta Cascade and is located just two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco. Boasting 300+ days of beautiful weather a year, Redding offers outdoor adventure and attractions all year long, along with great wine, food, sporting and cultural events, dining, lodging and entertainment. The great Sacramento River runs through the center of town, helping earn Redding the fame of being America’s “Unofficial Capital of Kayaking” according to Time Magazine. Nearby scenic lakes, rivers, state and national parks, including Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Lassen Volcanic National Park, make Redding a fantastic base-camp for exploration in Shasta Cascade, offering Any Adventure, Any Day. Redding is conveniently located at the crossroads of I-5 and California state routes 299 and 44, and is accessible by daily flights from San Francisco. For more information or to order a visitor’s guide, visit, like our Facebook page or find us on twitter at 

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