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EXPLORING THE UNDISCOVERED GEMS OF UPSTATE CA WITH REDDING AS YOUR HOME BASE
By Redding CVB | 11/14/2018 Caves, Family Friendly , Fishing, Fun and Free, Great Outdoors, Kayaking, Lakes, Paddling, Rafting, Rivers, Scenic Drives, State & National Parks, Trails, Waterfalls
A nearly uninterrupted expanse of forest teeming with snow-capped volcanoes, trails, and wild rivers makes Northern California’s Shasta Cascade region an unparalleled hub for outdoor adventure. The area encompasses 20 percent of the state’s land mass but has less than 2 percent of the population—meaning you can experience the national and state parks, wilderness areas, rivers, and woodlands without the crowds.Redding, California, makes the ideal jumping-off point to explore the region, providing easy access to the outdoors so you can enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. Likewise, getting to Redding couldn’t be any easier, as I-5 runs right through...  Read More
10 EXTREME ADVENTURES TO TRY ON YOUR NEXT TRIP TO REDDING, CA
By Redding CVB | 11/08/2018 Biking, Family Friendly , Fishing, Fun and Free, Great Outdoors, Kayaking, Lakes, Paddling, Rafting, Rivers, Skiing/Snowboarding, State & National Parks, Swimming, Things to See and Do, Trails, Waterfalls, Watersports, Winter Activities, X-Country Skiing & Snow Shoeing
Imagine a place where a weekend can involve cliff jumping into waterfall-fed pools, backcountry skiing on an active volcano, rock climb on granite spires, and whitewater rafting wild rivers. Sounds like paradise, right? For those of us familiar with Northern California, it sounds like you can do all of that and more when you visit Redding.The mountains, lakes, rivers, and caves in the area surrounding Redding make for an incredible playground. Not only is Redding the largest city in Shasta County, but it’s also an epicenter of extreme sports and outdoor adventure. The city is located right on the I-5...  Read More
6 CAN'T-MISS OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES THAT YOU CAN ONLY HAVE IN REDDING, CALIFORNIA
By Redding CVB | 11/02/2018 Caves, Family Friendly , Fishing, Fun and Free, Great Outdoors, State & National Parks, Things to See and Do, Top-Sights, Trails, Waterfalls
The northernmost portion of California is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts, and the city of Redding sits smack dab in the middle, making it an ideal base camp for boaters, rafters, sailors, hikers, and cyclists (just to name a few).Located just three and a half hours from the Bay Area, Redding is an excellent place for visitors to get a good night’s rest before exploring all the region has to offer during the day. Right off I-5 with easy access to lakes, rivers, and swimming holes, miles of alpine trails just outside the city, Redding’s primary draw is...  Read More
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LAKE & WATER LIFE IN REDDING
By Redding CVB | 10/25/2018 Fishing, Great Outdoors, Lakes, Rivers, State & National Parks, Waterfalls
Redding might be the largest city in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, but that doesn’t mean you’ll find the crowds that you think of when you hear “California.” In fact, this area makes up the 20 percent of the state’s landmass but has only 2 percent of its population, which means the surrounding forests and mountains are rural and roomy. Located right off I-5, it’s easy to get here and easy to navigate around the city, making it the perfect base camp if you’re looking for a comfortable place to lay your head at night after a long...  Read More
FINAL DRAFT BREWING COMPANY: MORE THAN JUST TASTY BEER
By Dan Shepler | 10/19/2018 Cultural District, Downtown, Food and Drink, Local Breweries, Things to See and Do
It is easy to find yourself stuck in a routine not wanting to branch out and try new options. Redding has some really awesome breweries, but I found one or two that I liked and stopped exploring others. I have driven past Final Draft Brewing Company dozens of times, but have never tried it. I decided to make it a point to go in there this week. So one day after work I headed in to check it out and get something to eat. Upon walking through the front doors of Final Draft, you’re greeted with a massive beer list and...  Read More
WHY REDDING, CALIFORNIA IS THE FAMILY GETAWAY YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU NEEDED
By Redding CVB | 10/17/2018 Caves, Fishing, Great Outdoors, Lakes, Rivers, State & National Parks, Things to See and Do, Waterfalls, Winter Activities
If you think you know California, but haven’t visited the northern Shasta Cascade region, also known as UpStateCA, you’re missing out on some of the best outdoor recreation and natural beauty the Golden State has to offer. Situated in the sunny foothills in the shadow of majestic Mt. Shasta with the Sacramento River running directly through town, the city of Redding makes for an excellent home base for exploring the area. In the summer, Redding becomes a water recreation hot spot. In the winter, it rarely gets too cold, but the snowy mountains are just a short drive away.Here’s our...  Read More
HIKING CASTLE LAKE OFFERS INSPIRING VIEWS
By Dan Shepler | 07/31/2018 Great Outdoors, Lakes, Trails
One of the most beautiful views in all of California is from the top of Castle Lake. Nestled in the mountains with a gap on the northern end that opens to a vista of the mighty Mt. Shasta. When the sun sets, it lights up the mountain with such incredible colors that John Muir himself could not put it into words. It is the kind of view that will totally change your perspective and put Northern California towards the top on your list of most beautiful places you’ve ever been.The trailhead is at the base of the lake and has...  Read More
ARMANDO'S GALLERY HOUSE - A REDDING DINING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
By Dan Shepler | 07/24/2018 Art & Culture, Cultural District, Downtown, Downtown, Food and Drink, Redding Originals, Shows & Performances, Things to See and Do
The old adage of don't judge a book by its cover couldn't be more of a fit when it comes to Armando's Gallery House. If you are looking to add something to your list of Top 10 things to do in Redding, Armando’s is one of the most unique and flavorful dining experiences that I have ever had. It is a dining experience that you will never forget. With a gallery style interior and a menu that changes every week and has yet to be repeated. Its 5-star rating on Facebook with over 150 reviews should be proof enough about...  Read More
EXPLORE WATERFALLS IN EVERY DIRECTION FROM REDDING
By Dan Shepler | 07/18/2018 Family Friendly , Fun and Free, Great Outdoors, Rivers, State & National Parks, Swimming, Waterfalls
Head in any direction from Redding and you are bound to run into one of the many breathtaking waterfalls we have here in Northern California. Some are as close as 15 minutes from downtown, while others are just a short scenic drive. Whether you’re a serious hiker or someone with limited mobility, there are awe-inspiring cascades for you.Burney Falls from midway up the trailEasy access to Burney Falls east of Redding in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park and all three of the McCloud River Falls makes them perfect spots for people unable to hike. In fact, eight miles west of...  Read More
7 REASONS REDDING, CALIFORNIA NEEDS TO BE ON YOUR TRAVEL RADAR
By Redding CVB | 06/22/2018 Biking, Cultural District, Downtown, Downtown, Family Friendly , Fishing, Food and Drink, Fun and Free, Gear, Great Outdoors, Guides, Hotels and Motels, Lakes, Local Breweries, Lodging, Pet Friendly Activities, Pet friendly dining, Rivers, RV Parks, Skiing/Snowboarding, Snow Play, Snowmobiling, State & National Parks, Swimming, Things to See and Do, Top-Sights, Trails, Waterfalls, Waters, Winter Activities, X-Country Skiing & Snow Shoeing
Redding is an absolute bullseye for outdoors adventure. This Northern California city is surrounded by seven National Forests and is about an hour’s drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park. The Sacramento River flows through the city and the Cascade Range foothills provide the beginnings of a mountainous landscape that extends north to Canada. Redding is more than just an adventure hub though, as hiking, biking, and paddling are all accessible in-town. Looking for something more exotic? Explore geothermal features, caves, and rock climbing, or simply enjoy the friendly vibe in-town. There’s something for every adventure style from technical, hardcore pursuits...  Read More
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