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HIKING TO KINGS CREEK FALLS IN LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
By Redding CVB | 05/21/2019 | Family Friendly , Great Outdoors, State & National Parks, Things to See and Do, Trails, Waterfalls
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 for more experienced hikers. Although it is only accessible during the summer and fall, it's one of the best hikes in the park.  Read More
3 HIKES TO LOSE YOURSELF IN NATURE IN LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
By Redding CVB | 05/14/2019 | Family Friendly , Great Outdoors, Scenic Drives, State & National Parks, Things to See and Do, Trails
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 along the shore of an alpine lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park offers an array of diverse beauty to explore for all fitness levels. Here are three of my favorite trails to lose yourself in nature, while visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park.  Read More
REDDING -- YOUR PERFECT GETAWAY FOR HIKING ADVENTURES AND AN OUTDOOR VACATION
By Redding CVB | 05/09/2019 | Family Friendly , Fishing, Great Outdoors, State & National Parks, Things to See and Do, Top-Sights, Trails, Waterfalls
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 within a 15-mile radius of downtown. There is even more places to explore just on the outskirts of the city, making perfect day trips for adventure and exploration before returning to your hotel for a good night's sleep. We've put together a few of the best places to visit to enjoy an outdoor vacation or trip that will you won't want...  Read More
10 AMAZING WATERFALLS TO SEE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
By Redding CVB | 03/28/2019 | Family Friendly , Great Outdoors, Lakes, State & National Parks, Things to See and Do, Trails, Waterfalls
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 trails to seemingly secret falls and popular cascades you can see right from the road. Each spring and early summer the streams and rivers come alive, churning with snowmelt as it descends from the mountains to lower elevations. With landmarks like Mt. Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and the many lakes and rivers of this region, it’s a bold statement to...  Read More
10 AWESOME NATIONAL & STATE PARK DAY TRIPS WORTH TAKING FROM REDDING
By Redding CVB | 03/26/2019 | Biking, Boating, Fishing, Great Outdoors, Lakes, Paddling, State & National Parks, Trails, Waterfalls
Wild, uncrowded, and memorable—these are the defining features of the far Northern California outdoors. The expanse of public lands around the town of Redding features an endless lineup of outdoor adventures, from fly fishing to summit bagging to scenic driving. It serves as an excellent base camp for exploring it all, with much to do within an hour’s drive from downtown. Here are 10 of best state parks, national parks, and national forests to visit on a day trip from Redding.  Read More
WHY REDDING IS AN UNDERRATED MOUNTAIN BIKE TOWN
By Redding CVB | 02/25/2019 | Biking, Family Friendly , Fun and Free, Great Outdoors, Trails
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 of trails crisscrossing the sprawling mountain ridges and pristine forests surrounding the town. When it comes to mountain biking, Redding boasts a vibrant history and an ongoing love affair with the sport. A convenient location right off I-5, prime riding conditions for much of the year, a growing trail network, and a thriving community of avid riders make Redding an...  Read More
A VISITOR'S GUIDE TO DOWNTOWN REDDING
By Redding CVB | 02/22/2019 | Art & Culture, Between Games, Cultural District, Downtown, Empty Nester Activities, Family Friendly , Food and Drink, Fun and Free, Nightlife, Parks & Gardens, Things to See and Do, Top-Sights
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 lakes. But Redding is also a thriving cultural hub of Northern California, brimming with eateries, theaters, galleries, boutiques, and shops, plus nearly 70 public art displays. In fact, Redding’s downtown district is one of only 14 official California Cultural Districts in the entire state—and only one of three chosen from predominantly rural areas—boasting a level of art and sophistication that...  Read More
THE 11 BEST HIKES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
By Redding CVB | 01/31/2019 Family Friendly , Great Outdoors, State & National Parks, Things to See and Do, Top-Sights, Trails, Waterfalls
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 location to use as a base camp to explore all that Northern California has to offer. With a vast expanse of mountain ranges, wild rivers, and quiet forests just beyond downtown, Redding is the perfect spot to lay your head after a long day on the trails.Here, we’ve rounded up the 11 best hikes to experience the unparalleled beauty of...  Read More
HOW TO PLAN A PERFECT COUPLES GETAWAY IN REDDING
By Redding CVB | 01/28/2019 Art & Culture, Caves, Cottages, Cultural District, Downtown, Downtown, Downtown, Family Friendly , Fishing, Food and Drink, Great Outdoors, Hotels and Motels, Lakes, Local Breweries, Lodging, Nightlife, Paddling, Redding Originals, Rivers, Shopping, State & National Parks, Swimming, Things to See and Do, Top-Sights, Trails, Waterfalls, Wine
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. In Redding, you’ll find the perfect balance of escaping the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life while still enjoying top-notch restaurants, accommodations, and amenities. You’re surrounded by some of the state’s most beautiful trails, parks, and waterways, but a craft brew or locally made wine is never far away. You can enjoy incredible architecture, farm-to-fork, cuisine, and manicured gardens—all in a place...  Read More
8 FUN WINTER ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY IN REDDING, CA
By Redding CVB | 12/12/2018 Family Friendly , Great Outdoors, Skiing/Snowboarding, Snow Play, Snowmobiling, State & National Parks, Things to See and Do, Trails, Waterfalls, Winter Activities, X-Country Skiing & Snow Shoeing
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 winter, offering temperate weather even during the colder months and fewer crowds than larger cities. Here are eight ways to enjoy a family getaway in this incredibly scenic section of the state.1. Skiing at Mt. ShastaEasily accessed from Redding (it’s just north up I-5), Mt. Shasta Ski Park offers uncrowded lift lines, affordable tickets, and plenty of moderate terrain for...  Read More
TOP 7 ATTRACTIONS YOU WANT TO CROSS OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST IN REDDING, CA
By Redding CVB | 11/20/2018 Biking, Downtown, Family Friendly , Fun and Free, Great Outdoors, Paddling, State & National Parks, Swimming, Things to See and Do, Top-Sights, Waterfalls
Burney Falls. Photo courtesy of @jermverde on InstagramSteeped in state history and beset by the Sacramento River, Redding has since 1844 existed as the deserving home of satisfied locals. Since first inhabited by Wintu Native Americans, Redding has plays host to a wide variety of outdoor recreation and a near-perfect climate. Modern Redding offers you access to a wide variety of sights and sounds, including Turtle Bay Exploration Park and awe-inspiring botanical gardens. Cross off these verified Redding staples whenever you find yourself nearby, 7 bucket list items in Northern California you need to experience for yourself!1. Sundial BridgeEqual parts...  Read More
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
Editor's note: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend 2019.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...  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
KAYAKING WHISKEYTOWN LAKE IN REDDING NEEDS TO BE ON YOUR SUMMER BUCKET LIST
By Dan Shepler | 06/19/2018 Family Friendly , Great Outdoors, Kayaking, Lakes, Paddling, State & National Parks, Watersports
There is something special about the simplicity of kayaking. Propelling yourself with the blade of a paddle. Each stroke cutting through the mirror-like water with great efficiency. The rippled wake following behind, proof you are fully engaged with the natural world around you. It is peaceful, invigorating, and a whole lot of fun. Especially in Redding at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.Jasper and his wife Melissa, owners of Jefferson State Adventure Hub in Redding, invited me for a sunset kayaking adventure on Whiskeytown Lake. We met at Oak Bottom boat ramp on the west side of the lake. Unload, launched, and...  Read More
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK - A WONDER FOR ALL AGES
By Dan Shepler | 06/16/2018 Art & Culture, Between Games, Bus Friendly Activities, Bus Friendly Acttractions, Family Friendly , Group Parks, Group Transportation, Groups, Parks & Gardens, Things to See and Do
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is an amazing asset to Redding. With a campus of 300 acres, there is a more to it than you might think. There is a beautifully manicured botanical garden filled with wonderful public art to enjoy. A Parrot Playhouse where exotic lorikeets will land on you or come to your hand to be fed. A museum with wonderfully curated, high-end exhibitions, as well as exhibits that tell local history. An exciting animal show with birds flying right over your head, foxes jumping in trees, and other furry or feathered creatures showing off what they can do. Download...  Read More
3 SCENIC DRIVES AROUND REDDING YOU SHOULD TREAT YOUR CAR TO
By Redding CVB | 05/25/2018 Fun and Free, Great Outdoors, Scenic Drives, State & National Parks
Thank goodness for summer. School ends. Vacation time kicks in. And the snow melts, which means certain roads that lie dormant during winter are open for business. The city of Redding in the heart of UpStateCA has more than a few scenic drives to offer. Trying to choose the ones you should go on; however, could last for well over a week, so we’d thought we’d give you hand. The folks at CarRentals.com know where you should go and how you should get there. That’s why Visit Redding partnered with them to you bring our favorite roads, scenic byways, and drives...  Read More
TRAILS GALORE: MOUNTAIN BIKING CULTURE RISING IN REDDING
By Dan Shepler | 05/23/2018 Biking, Fun and Free, Great Outdoors, Things to See and Do, Trails
Redding has been getting a lot of attention in the last few years as a mountain biking destination, being called the "Trails capital of California." Its intricate trail system opens up a lot of options that can be accessed right from town. There are more than 250 miles of trails for people of all ages and skill levels making it a great option for a family experience. (Click here to see a map of the Trailheads)After hearing how good the biking was I wanted to get out and experience it for myself. I linked up with Jasper, owner of the...  Read More
THE PERFECT PAIRING: TOTS & CRAFT BEER AT WOODY'S BREWING COMPANY
By Dan Shepler | 05/16/2018 Cultural District, Downtown, Food and Drink, Local Breweries, Nightlife
Tucked away near the heart of downtown Redding, Woody’s Brewing Company is a flavorful and refreshing experience. This family-owned-and-operated establishment produces some of the tastiest pairings of food and beer found in Northern California. They offer a quite extensive beer list, and their food menu is a delicious spin what you would expect to find at a pub. Tater tots, calamari, wings, fish and chips, and burgers are just a few of their options.I’ve heard a lot of locals talking about Woody’s so one day I decided to head in for a mid-week lunch to experience it for myself. Upon...  Read More
5 WATERFALLS IN A DAY: REDDING'S WATERFALL LOOP
By Dan Shepler | 05/11/2018 Great Outdoors, Trails, Waterfalls
Redding boasts some of the most premier outdoor opportunities of any city that I have ever been to. There is so much to do and see in every direction. One of my favorite day trips in the area is a waterfall tour visiting Lion Slide Falls (aka Hatchet Creek), Burney Falls, and the three McCloud River Falls (Middle pictured above). It makes for a fun day with friends or family and takes you through some of the most iconic landscapes and vistas in UpState California and lets you return back to your hotel to rest up for another day of...  Read More
CRAFT BEER & FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY'S AT WILDCARD BREWING CO.'S TIED HOUSE
By Dan Shepler | 04/27/2018 Downtown, Food and Drink, Local Breweries
Redding’s food and drink scene is on the rise. There are new places popping up all over town and each bringing its own unique experience. One of my personal favorites is Wildcard Brewing Co. It's a relatively new brewery so everything is clean and shiny, and their tasty beers are always refreshing. The majority of the brews are limited edition batches so almost every time you go there is something new and fun to try. Last year, Wildcard put out over 50 unique beers, which they serve at their two locations: the Tied House, which is the downtown location, and...  Read More
6 AMAZING WATERFALLS JUST OUTSIDE OF REDDING
By Redding CVB | 04/18/2018 Family Friendly , Great Outdoors, Things to See and Do, Trails, Waterfalls
Redding, California, was made for exploring. With hiking trails, fishing holes, and mountain peaks for days, this isn’t a place where you stay cooped up inside. That’s why Expedia.com turned to Visit Redding to encourage you to get outside and see what Mother Nature has in store!Whether you’re a day-tripper looking to venture beyond Redding or a visitor getting a taste of adventure in UpState California, you’ll soon find that this region is home to nearly 50 amazing waterfalls tucked between mountain ranges and hidden behind the foliage. Hop in the car and take a hike to these six whimsical falls,...  Read More
'GUIDING' YOUR WAY AROUND FISHING THE LOWER SACRAMENTO IN REDDING
By Dan Shepler | 03/29/2018 Fishing, Gear, Great Outdoors, Guides, Waters
Redding, California is known as one of the best areas for trout fishing on the west coast and made Forbes list ‘Top 10 Fishing Towns’ in North America. Within an hour drive, you can be on some of the most renowned fly fishing rivers and streams in the country, but it can all be a little overwhelming to figure it out on your own. There are a lot of rivers, a lot of access points, and a lot of methods and flies you can use. Regardless of your skills as an angler, you can’t beat local knowledge and fishing with a guide will drastically increase...  Read More
THE NEW MOSAIC RESTAURANT LEAVES A LASTING IMPRESSION
By Dan Shepler | 03/13/2018 Food and Drink, Italian/Pizza, Redding Originals
The Mosaic Restaurant, the new hot spot in Redding, offers California style cuisine with an upbeat and lively atmosphere. I headed in for dinner one evening around 5:00 p.m. It looked pretty busy and there was a short wait for a table. Not a problem, spots were available at the bar to get a drink in the meantime. The bartender recommended the Sac Smash, a delicious spin on a margarita made with ginger, agave, lemon juice, and basil. She mixed one up to perfection and I sipped on while looking over the menu. The charcuterie board looks good.Table ready. Within moments...  Read More
WINTER FUN IN REDDING
By Jenny Zink | 01/12/2018 Caves, Great Outdoors, Skiing/Snowboarding, Snow Play, Snowmobiling, Winter Activities, X-Country Skiing & Snow Shoeing
Whether you are hoping to find some fresh powder and explore the snowy outback or looking to get some sunshine during the long winter, Redding is your winter vacation destination. Here are a few of our favorite winter things to do in Redding and the surrounding area. Snowy AdventuresLassen Volcanic National ParkLassen, or as we sometimes call it, little Yellowstone, is more often thought of as a summer destination to see some amazing volcanic activity. But you should definitely put a winter in Lassen on your bucket list if you are a snow lover. While you can’t pass through the park in...  Read More
VOTE REDDING AS A TOP DESTINATION FOR YOUTH AND AMATEUR SPORTS
By TJ Holmes | 10/25/2017
Redding needs your vote!The Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau is nominated for a SportsEvents Magazine 2018 Reader’s Choice Award after far exceeding the expectations of youth and amateur tournament organizers and participants.“Just to be nominated is an honor but we’d like everyone’s help to make sure the rest of the country sees all we have to offer,” said Sabrina Jurisich, Sports Commissioner for the Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau.Voting for Redding is simple – just three clicks, and takes less than 30 seconds. VOTE by clicking here, scroll down to find Redding under the “California” section, click the box that...  Read More
CASA SUPERHERO RUN NOV. 4 - WALK, RUN, OR FLY FOR A GOOD CAUSE
By TJ Holmes | 10/18/2017
Attention all superheroes: you’re needed in Redding!Children and families and everyone else are welcome to visit Redding and dress up as your favorite superheroes to participate in the fifth annual CASA Superhero Run on Nov. 4 at the Redding Civic Auditorium.Whether you walk, run, or fly, suit up with your cape, tights, and mask and race for a good cause.CASA, known as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children, is a national program that has been part of the Northern Valley Catholic Social Service for 16 years, providing court advocacy services to abused and neglected children. Its goal is to be...  Read More
PEDALING BETWEEN THE RAINDROPS IN REDDING
By | 10/09/2017 Biking, Trails
When the weather is good, the Redding area is a hidden gem of riding in NorCal. The Redding area prides itself in offering abundant outdoor activities that range between house boating on Shasta Lake, hiking Trinity Alps, fishing, and more recently cycling. Always known for having a terrific mountain bike scene that can be accessed from the Swasey Recreation Area on Swasey Road or the East Keswick trails off of Quartz Hill Road, the BLM has recently constructed a network of paved bike paths from downtown Redding to Shasta Lake.Paved bike paths in California come in one of two varieties: those...  Read More
REWARDING VIEWS ON HIKE TO HEART LAKE
By Aaron Williams | 10/08/2017 Great Outdoors
Mt. Shasta looms large over far Northern California. Just about any angle shows off the majestic mountain in all its 14,000-foot glory.But perhaps one of the best views of the mystical mountain is from nearby Heart Lake.A mere 45 minutes from your starting point in Redding, Heart Lake is a moderate hike that rewards you with postcard views.Nestled in the mountains just south of Lake Siskiyou, Heart Lake sits above Castle Lake. From the parking lot at Castle Lake, it’s a short, but moderate, 2-mile round trip hike to Heart Lake. The total elevation gain is 600 feet on the...  Read More
ADD LAKE SHASTA CAVERNS TO YOUR BUCKET LIST
By Marguerite Cleveland | 10/06/2017 Caves
No trip to the region would be complete without a trip to the Lake Shasta Caverns Natural National Landmark. Open to the public since 1964, this natural attraction wows visitors from all over the world. Your adventure includes a catamaran boat ride across Shasta Lake, a scenic bus ride, and a tour of the caverns. Allow at least two hours for your visit.Tickets can be purchased online but you must get a boarding pass when you arrive at the gift shop. Tours are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired tour time. Allow at...  Read More
ROCK CLIMBING WITH SHASTA MOUNTAIN GUIDES
By Marguerite Cleveland | 10/05/2017
Shasta Mountain Guides offer a fun climbing day which is perfect for the whole family. It is designed for climbers with little or no experience. Cantara Crag is a short five-minute walk from the parking area and is nestled next to flowing water and a nice swimming hole. It makes for an enjoyable location if you are not climbing.Our guide, Joey Iosue was the perfect instructor for two teenage boys. Iosue has more than nine years of experience rock climbing and it shows in the easy way he quickly had the ropes set up. His instructing style was fun and...  Read More
EXPLORING WHISKEYTOWN NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
By Marguerite Cleveland | 10/04/2017 Lakes, Paddling, State & National Parks
You can easily fill a whole day with a visit to the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. There are plenty of recreation options on the beautiful lake filled with crystal-clear mountain water and surrounded by sandy beaches, hidden coves, and stunning mountain views. At over 39,000 acres, the area includes four waterfalls, over 70 miles of trails, a scenic drive around the lake and gold rush history.Services are limited so make sure to gas up and pack a picnic lunch, tons of snacks and water for the day. There is something about being outside that makes everyone extra hungry.Start your visit...  Read More
BIG BIKE WEEKEND ROLLS INTO REDDING
By | 09/30/2017
It's getting to be a familiar sound to locals: the deep, rumbling purr of hundreds of motorcycles pouring into hotel parking lots across town, as their riders converge on Redding for its annual three-day celebration of all kinds of big bikes and the culture that goes along with them. Big Bike Weekend and all its sights and sounds will be back in Redding on Oct. 6-8, 2017.  These leather-clad road warriors have impeccable timing – October in Redding is a gift straight from the gods. Caught somewhere between summer and fall, October offers all the delight of Redding's famous perma-sunshine,...  Read More
REDDING: UNOFFICIAL CAPITAL OF KAYAKING ACCORDING TO TIME MAGAZINE
By Kallie | 09/28/2017 Great Outdoors, Kayaking, Paddling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding
TIME calls Redding "weird" and says its citizens are so "obsessed" with kayaking that we're the unofficial capital of the paddle sport. If kayaking is weird, we don't want to be normal! Are Hawaiians weird for surfing so much? Are Coloradans weird for snow skiing? Are Parisians weird for eating croissants and baguettes? Nope. When you have the best resources - in Redding's case, beautiful, accessible lakes, a river that runs right through town, and 300+ sunny days per year - you're only weird if you don't use them!According to TIME, "Americans have always had strange obsessions, and how we interact...  Read More
REDDING TRAIL MAKES TOP 10 TRAILS IN CALIFORNIA
By | 09/27/2017 Great Outdoors, Trails
Trail lovers, welcome to California! Located in far northern California, Redding is home to the Sacramento River Rail-Trail which has been awarded the 7th best trail in California by Rails and Trails Magazine. For more information about Rails and Trails visit their website at http://www.railstotrails.org. Enjoy the Rails and Trails RTC blog below from 2013 and we hope to see you making tracks on Redding trails soon!Top 10 Trails in California!The trails of California are as diverse as the landscape itself.From the bustling urban pathways to the lost-in-the-wild tracks of the backcountry, the vastly different settings and styles of trails...  Read More
BLISS IS REDDING, CALIFORNIA!
By | 09/18/2017
In the majestic mountain and lake-filled region in the northeastern corner of California lies Redding and Shasta Cascade, one of Americas most spectacular, pristine and DOG-FRIENDLY regional destinations. Boasting 300+ days of beautiful weather a year, this area is rich in culture and heritage offering boundless outdoor recreation with magnificent landscapes and breathtaking vistas. From towering volcanoes, alpine ranges and glaciers to endless waterfalls, lush forests, pristine lakes and roaring rivers, this travel destination is one of a kind. Known as the trail capital of California with over 200 miles of hiking, (many dog-friendly), Redding is an outdoor adventurers dream....  Read More
REDDING UNRESTRICTED 2015
By | 04/19/2016
We'll admit it: Redding goes a little nutty in the spring, but no one ever seems to mind, so we just keep doing it! There's so much going on that we've taken to calling it Redding Unrestricted and adopting an 'anything goes' mentality, so book your hotel room for April 24- May 3rd and buckle up for the best spring getaway you can handle!Easily the biggest event of Redding Unrestricted is the 27th annual Kool April Nites classic car show. Hundreds (really: hundreds!) of incredible classic autos and trucks roll into Redding for parades, show & shines, competitions, music, food,...  Read More
LAKES WERE MADE FOR RACES
By | 08/01/2014
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and its namesake, always-full lake, draw visitors year 'round. In addition to its inherent beauty- plenty come just to sit and stare- it offers hiking, biking, history, fishing, swimming, camping, exploring, waterfall viewing, sailing, waterskiing and boarding, wildlife viewing, and of course: running and paddling... sometimes for medals and bragging rights. For the particularly ambitious, two of Whiskeytown's races are taking place in one weekend! For the waterborne: the 2nd Annual California Paddle, September 20. This day of SUP fun invites all ages and abilities to paddle as fast as they can in several races and relays...  Read More
WHISKEYTOWN: SUMMER OUTDOOR FUN AT ITS BEST
By | 07/28/2014
Whiskeytown offers a variety of free, family friendly ranger-led activities throughout the summer. From kayaking to stargazing, there is something for everyone! Programs begin June 14 and run through Labor Day weekend. Reservations are required for the park kayak programs and can be made up to two weeks in advance by calling (530) 242-3462. The park will begin taking reservations for the season on Monday, June 9. While programs are free, visitors must display a valid day use pass or other park pass on all vehicles in the park. For the most current program information visit our website at www.nps.gov/whis,...  Read More
LAKE SHASTA: IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK
By Admin User | 05/22/2014
Have you heard? California is in the midst of a drought!! Drying out, shriveling up, and blowing away. Ocean front casinos in Las Vegas before you know it! There are cacti where our lakes were, tumbleweeds rolling down the riverbeds, and the salmon all grew legs and walked away to Oregon. Not even the Sundial Bridge can tell time any more- it's just. too. thirsty. We're joking of course. Yes, there's a drought, but there's a difference between low water levels and a hole in the ground! Here are some facts to help you cut through the rumors and plan...  Read More
CELEBRATE 10
By | 05/22/2014
 When you're approaching the ten year anniversary of a world-renowned sculpture/bridge/marvel, you don't string a few lights, pour some wine, and call it a commemoration. You go BIG. You dangle aerialist dancers from the gnomon. You send the whole town downriver on rafts. You have flash mobs. You pack as many craft breweries as possible onto the patio. You have nightly concerts. You give out sidewalk chalk to anyone with a hand. You pull every photo, sketch, and construction document out of storage to tell the whole story. You take an already-legendary fireworks show and turn it up to 11. Don't wait to make your plans to attend Celebrate...  Read More
CELEBRATE 10, PART 2
By | 05/08/2014
Start here if you're new to Celebrate 10 details. If Celebrate 10 has caught your eye, it's probably because you've seen pictures or videos of people hanging from and leaping off the 200+ foot gnomon of Redding's world-famous Sundial Bridge. These aren't just people who like to play with ropes: it's BANDALOOP. A pioneer in vertical dance performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Founded by choreographer and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOPs work has been presented in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical...  Read More
LET FREEDOM...BOOM
By | 04/29/2014
Redding is famous for many things: it's the best trout fishing town in the western USA, it's the trails capital of California with 225+ miles of biking and walking trails within 15 miles of the city, it's the sunniest place on the west coast with the cleanest air in the state, home of the world largest sundial, and is the prettiest town on the planet. (that last one is subjective.) Every year more and more people discover that Redding also hosts the best 4th of July party within hundreds of miles. The sprawling lawn at the Redding Civic Center is the...  Read More
REDDING UNRESTRICTED 2014
By | 04/09/2014
 Do you ever wish you could take a weekend vacation and have every possible event/opportunity available to you that weekend? There is a time and place for that dream to come true: It's April 25-27 and it's in Redding! Around here we call it Redding Unrestricted, because you can do it ALL. From classic cars to waterfalls, to races, live music, and wine, this is the spring weekend that will shake off any last vestige of the winter doldrums. Links to event information are in bold.Reserve your parking spot today for the West's biggest park & shine and Redding's favorite...  Read More
PADDLE UP- THE CALIFORNIA 100 IS BACK!
By | 03/25/2014
photo by Chris FlentyeThere are plenty of roads in the world. Let the runners pound the pavement, watch out for cars, ice their shins, and pick asphalt out of their knees when they stumble. For those looking for a different kind of marathon- one with oak woodlands, leaping trout, and sunlight on rushing water- the California 100 could be the answer! This 100-mile one-day paddling race on the Sacramento River begins under the Sundial Bridge in Redding and finishes near Chico on May 25th.  Open to all paddle sport enthusiasts in sea kayaks, marathon canoes, surfskis, stand up paddleboards, outriggers,...  Read More
LET'S RODEO!
By | 03/19/2014
 If your Redding events calendar hasn't filled up for May yet, you should saddle up for the 66th Annual Redding Rodeo! Attracting mutton busters and steer wrestlers from all over the United States, the prestigious Redding Rodeo is a week-long event with excitement for all ages. It kicks off with a steak feed BBQ and dance (with karaoke championships, no less!) at the rodeo arena on May 10th, and following days include barrel racing and mutton bustin'- where future Rodeo Champs ride the wool off some sheep! The silver tour rodeo officially opens on May14th and the Champions Challenge performance...  Read More
LET YOUR COLORS RUN!
By | 03/04/2014
 The Gnarly Neon is coming back to Redding on May 3rd to make sure everyone is behaving colorfully! This 5K-of-growing-fame features live bands, djs, crazy costumes, clouds of crazy colors, a super fun after party, oh and some running. All runners, walkers, skippers, and hoppers (and teams therein) are encouraged to wear their whitest running gear OR their wackiest costume. Extra points if your costume is wacky AND white.The Gnarly Neon 5K benefits the Redding Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund, so sign up for some fun (and laundry obligations...) while making a difference in the community! Don't worry about any lack of...  Read More
REDDING FEELS THE LOVE
By | 02/14/2014
So you're in Redding for Valentine's Day, huh? As if there wasn't enough pressure on this sugar-coated holiday, now you have to travel and romance at the same time! Luckily, Redding loves love and has plenty of options for you and your cuddlemuffin. For details on any of the following, visit our EVENTS page.Maybe your beloved is a classic who prefers their Valentine's to come in two flavors: chocolate and grape. Well, a little more sophisticated than that... try the all-weekend-long Chocolate and Wine Indulgence at Whispering Oaks Winery. $15/person lets you savor three wines paired with divine treats from...  Read More
25TH ANNUAL KOOL APRIL NITES
By | 02/07/2014
Wake up and smell the exhaust fumes! Hear the roar of the hot engines... gawk at the custom paint.... taste the old-fashioned burgers at that 50's joint out on Highway 273. The 25th annual Kool April Nites will run April 19 through 27, 2014! Great cars, great music, great food, bobby sox and ponytails- Kool April Nites is bigger and better than ever! This major Redding event has long solidified itself as the ultimate destination for classic car aficionados and neophytes alike, and at 25 years, it's only getting warmed up! At every Kool April Nites week long event you'll find...  Read More
A CONVERSATION WITH LAURA BUSH
By | 02/06/2014
Inspirational individuals impact the world and feed the dreams, passions, and visions of others. Visit Redding this Sunday, March 17th, 3:30 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium and, be inspired by one of the most beloved American First Ladies, Mrs. Laura Bush. Hear from Laura as she shares her story and her continued passion for global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting the men and women who have served in Americas military. Young and old alike will be inspired to impact their community and world by A Conversation with Laura Bush.While in Redding take advantage of...  Read More
HOPS & SHOPS BREWFEST IN DOWNTOWN REDDING
By | 01/30/2014
Viva Downtown Redding and Wildcard Brewing Company present "Hops and Shops" indoor brewfest, February 8th from 2-6pm! Hops and Shops highlights the many outstanding local businesses in downtown Redding by partnering with regional craft breweries and featuring their ales inside various local downtown establishments- all within walking distance. Hop-loving shoppers will receive a tasting glass, walking map of participating businesses downtown, and 10 tickets for 4oz tastes. Each beer will be poured by a brewery representative, so you can learn all about the individual brews and breweries. Snacks from food trucks will be available for purchase, live music will entertain,...  Read More
WIZARD OF OZ AT CASCADE THEATRE
By | 01/27/2014
   Downtown Redding- with its historical buildings- has its share of red brick, there's even some art deco... But this Spring will see plenty of yellow brick, emerald, and ruby at the historic Cascade Theatre when The Wizard of Oz takes the stage! Director Jana Pulcini-Leard and her team of professional local talents and artists will bring the beloved classic to life in a way only they can. Previous successes by Pulcini-Leard at the Cascade include the annual Christmas extravaganza, Fiddler On The Roof, The Sound of Music, and Hairspray, so she and her company are no strangers to tapping...  Read More
WEDDINGS IN REDDING
By | 01/17/2014
Did you know that Redding is a great place to have a wedding? It's the second sunniest city in the nation, with 88% sunshine days, so if you're looking for outdoor wedding options, we have about 321 days you can choose from. Redding also has a variety of spaces for all styles of ceremony and reception: from rustic ranches to old world chapels, parks and bridges to museums and banquet halls. If spring's your thing, consider the McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, or make use of Redding's stunning fall colors in a park by the river. Summer weddings are cooler...  Read More
6TH ANNUAL SUNDIAL FILM FESTIVAL
By | 01/15/2014
 Feeling festive? The Sundial Film Festival, Redding's annual celebration of those behind the lens, returns to the Cascade Theatre this March! Organized and presented by the Active 20-30 Club of Redding Foundation, the festival showcases the talent and diversity of filmmakers and photographers in a variety of film and photography categories. Films are less than 30 minutes in length and can be of any genre or style. There is a special category for "1 minute movies", and local schools submit student-made films for a special prize. Photography submissions are split into Novice and Advanced skill levels and feature Fine Art, Still Life,...  Read More
44TH ANNUAL NORCAL JOHN FRANK MEMORIAL RUN
By | 01/06/2014
This March, the SWEAT Running Club of Redding will hold its annual NorCal John Frank Memorial Run. The race remembers a young man who excelled in distance running at Central Valley High School and went on to run for Oregon State before his untimely death. "Frank was one of the best high school distance runners in the U.S. in 1980 and remains something of a local legend in Northern California. At Central Valley High School, he was undefeated during league cross country meets in 1978 and 1979 and won the state championship (Northern Section) his senior year. He won the...  Read More
REDDING MARATHON: 26.2 WITH A VIEW
By | 12/30/2013
Boston by way of Redding may sound like a curious route, but if you're a west coast marathoner, it's a great course. The Redding Marathon is now a qualifying race for the famous Boston Marathon! The Redding race is put on by the SWEAT Running Club, which has been promoting health and fitness in the north state through running, walking, biking, and swimming since 1975. The club has hosted over 100 running events since its inception, ranging from 5K to 50K, and regularly hosts fun runs around the Redding area. The marathon, on January 19th, begins at the Shasta Dam,...  Read More
BRIGHT LIGHTS, CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS
By | 12/03/2013
Per the Active 20-30 Club of Redding, "the Redding Lighted Christmas Parade is a tradition that dates back to 1982. The first parade was organized by the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce and was originally held on Park Marina Drive. After a few years, the parade route was moved to Downtown Redding, where it remains today. Each year for the past three decades, the parade has entertained thousands of families and children on the first Saturday evening of December." This year's parade is organized by the Active 20-30 Club of Redding, a local service organization of young professionals which provides young...  Read More
AN 'OLD TIME HOLIDAY' IN THE PARKS
By | 11/23/2013
Have yourself an 'Old Time Holiday' on December 7th, courtesy of the National Park Service and California State Parks! Follow in the footsteps of miners who in 1849, after preparing a holiday meal in Shasta, traveled to Whiskeytown to share their food and cheer! Visit the Shasta State Historic Park and the Tower House Historic District in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, both located just west of Redding along Highway 299.To passing motorists, Shasta State Historic Park is a curious stretch of brick ruins, but those who stop to stretch their legs and look around discover a fascinating pocket of...  Read More
VIVA DOWNTOWN PRESENTS: WINTERFEST 2013
By | 11/23/2013
Redding has so many opportunities to celebrate the holiday season! Viva Downtown joins in the fun with Winterfest 2013. Bring the kids and your Christmas shopping list downtown to the Atrium in the Market Street Promenade starting at 4pm on December 6th. Kids can meet Santa, play games, do arts and crafts activities, listen to children's choir performances, and more! You can browse among 20 vendors for unique items to make your holiday giving memorable. Be sure to head outside at 7pm to enjoy the 94th annual historic tree lighting, with musical entertainment and caroling led by Mitch Thomas Neal. This...  Read More
A REDDING THANKSGIVING AT WIN RIVER
By | 11/22/2013
Visiting Redding this Thanksgiving? If your friends and family don't all fit around the table, why not let Win River do all the work this year so everyone can relax and focus on giving thanks? Join them for their Thanksgiving Buffet Thursday, November 28! Noon- 8 pm Adult $24.95 Child$8.95   Carving Station Roast Breast of Turkey with Pan Gravy and Cranberry-Orange Sauce Baked Ham with Pineapple Glaze Steamed Clams   Buffet Roasted Salmon with Lemon Dill Cream Sauce Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes Maple Sweet Potatoes with Candied PecansTraditional Bread Stuffing Sauteed Blue Lake Green Beans with Almonds Smoked Norwegian Salmon, Cream Cheese and Bagels Green...  Read More
A REDDING THANKSGIVING TROT
By | 11/22/2013
 Turkeys aren't the only ones on the run around Redding on Thanksgiving Day- thousands of locals and visitors will race, walk, and wheel along the river in the 28th Annual SRMC Turkey Trot! The 6 mile race or 2 mile fun run/walk has become a holiday tradition for many families and is a great way to get some fresh air and work up an appetite for The Big Meal. Put on every year by the Shasta Regional Medical Center, the Turkey Trot raises money for local organizations and last year divided $45,000 between the Good News Rescue Mission and One Safe Place....  Read More
A REDDING THANKSGIVING - HOLIDAY INN
By | 11/22/2013
Here's another option for those visiting Redding this Thanksgiving or locals looking for an alternative dining table: let the chefs at the Holiday Inn do all the work! Thanksgiving Day Buffet, 11 am - 6 pm Adults: $19.95 Seniors: $17.95 Kids: $12.95 (0-4 are free) Carving Station: Turkey with gravy, pinapple glaze sauce, mashed potatoes, dressing, sweet potatoes, veggies, dinner rolls Salad Bar Dessert: pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie, chocolate mousse, assorted cheesecakes. Reservations recommended but not required, walk-ins are welcome. Make your reservations today by calling 530-226-8490.See you at the dinner table!  Read More
CHRISTMAS TREE CUTTING
By | 11/22/2013
The crunch of snow underfoot, the smell of fresh pine, the satisfaction of taking Christmas into your own hands.... If you haven't cut your own Christmas tree in one of the beautiful forests surrounding Redding, this is your year! Sure, there's something nostalgic about the classic 'parking lot tree lot', with its temporary strings of lights, cold father-son team selling and strapping firs to cars ranging from capably large to questionably compact, and of course the last minute Christmas Eve price drops. But how much more fragrant and agreeable will your tree be when you get it right from the source?...  Read More
A REDDING THANKSGIVING - TAPAS STYLE
By | 11/22/2013
Bring your friends and family downtown for Thanksgiving, and let Tapas Restaurant & Bar put their signature spin on the classic meal! Enjoy a family-style four course dinner featuring a menu of... Cheese and relish plate Pecan and bleu cheese salad Butternut squash soup Herb-roasted organic 'Heidi Hen' Caper stuffing Scratch gravy Scallion mashed potatoes (Hungry yet?) Scalloped sweet potatoes Fresh green bean casserole Maggie's fruit salad Fresh baked sourdough rolls Cranberry apple compote A mini pie sampler plate (pecan, pumpkin, apple, cherry, lemon) Added or substituted slow roasted prime rib or poached king salmon in lemon dill cream sauce Phew! A Thanksgiving your...  Read More
A CASCADE CHRISTMAS
By | 11/22/2013
Singing, dancing, lavish sets, and more holiday spirit than one theatre can barely contain: it must be time for A Cascade Christmas! Reminiscent of the famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Redding's signature holiday extravaganza "takes the audience on a magical journey of the holiday traditions we all have come love." More than 30 singers and dancers of all ages will take to the stage as toys in Santa's workshop who have come to life and as elves preparing for Santa's big day. The show is presented by the Cascade Theatre and directed by Jana Pulcini-Leard, who previously brought Hairspray and Fiddler On...  Read More
REDDING WELCOMES JIM GAFFIGAN: THE WHITE BREAD TOUR
By | 11/22/2013
"Just looked in the mirror and sneezed. Now I'm afraid I might be allergic to handsome." "Clearly Brussels sprouts are some kind of cruel joke by God." "Bedtime conversation with my 7 yr old son... Son: Dad, can you die from eating poop? Me: I think so, yes. Son: Uh oh. Me: Why? Son: No reason." "I can't wait to find out what I'll feel horrible about next week." "I'd shave my head but I don't feel like looking like a potato." And so it goes, when you're in the company (or on the Twitter feed) of Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling comedian and New York Times bestselling...  Read More
HOLIDAY PARTY 2
By | 11/22/2013
They call it "the holiday party with people you like", and it ensures that at the end of the season, you won't have just a half-hearted office party and awkward family gift exchange to show for your festivities. Holiday Party 2 offers red carpets, Hollywood lights, a dance floor, and plenty of drinks and mistletoe to go around. As the promoters see it, "through a classy, upscale party, we hope to inspire those returning to [and visiting] Redding for the holidays to take a second look at Redding as a place to stay for business and to raise a family....  Read More
NEW YEAR'S EVE BLACK TIE BALL AT ANSELMO VINEYARDS
By | 11/22/2013
Start 2014 with style!Dress your best and join in the fun at Anselmo Vineyards' annual New Year's Eve Black Tie Ball. The Anselmos have built a beautiful winery and event destination in the Inwood Valley just east of Redding, and are opening their conservatory to throw the event of the year- well, two years, technically! This high class, delightful night is a great reason to dust off your formalwear... and an even better reason to buy something new. Chef Jon will prepare a gourmet, six course meal, there will be plenty of wine (of course), and a champagne toast at midnight....  Read More
A REDDING THANKSGIVING AT C. R. GIBBS
By | 11/19/2013
Happy November! It is hard to believe but Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. After a journey into Redding kick back and relax with family and friends and let C.R. Gibbs take all the work out of Thanksgiving. A Redding Thanksgiving meal does not get more authentic than C.R. Gibbs. A favorite for locals, C.R. Gibbs American Grille offers a variety of dishes that are sure to delight the palates of everyone in your party. With beautiful indoor and outdoor patio dining, outstanding service, and a family friendly environment C.R. Gibbs is a great location to relax with family and...  Read More
A LOCAL'S LOOK AT LASSEN
By | 09/26/2013
The Hills Are Alive Lassen Volcanic National Park is a land full of wild beauty and the many mysteries of a living landscape volcanic activity. Lassen Peak, the highest point in the park, is the largest plug dome volcano in the world. If you are an earth nerd, even just a little bit, you need to check out Lassen Volcanic National Park. What does the park offer? Karen Haner is the public information officer at Lassen Volcanic National Park and has worked at the park for 15 years. You can hear the delight and passion in her voice as she talks about working...  Read More
JOURNEY TO POTEM FALLS
By | 08/05/2013
If you are looking for adventure in the Redding area, you wont want to miss this local hangouta hidden waterfall and natural pool. Perhaps sometime in Northern California's history, Potem Falls was a secret escape for local tribes. Perhaps later a lone explorer coined the name when he stumbled upon its beauty in the midst of an exploit. In Latin, potem means to drink as if you have been commanded with force. Whether these imaginings are simply a far-fetched story or based on a true tale, Id like to think that whomever named the falls felt compelled to drink in...  Read More
WOMEN THROWING BUGS IN REDDING
By | 07/08/2013
Women gather in the Shasta Cascade region of northeast California each summer to learn how to throw bugs. They're participants in fly fishing programs run just for women at Antelope Creek Ranch on the northeast side of Mt. Shasta near Tennant and Clearwater Lodge at the Pit River in Fall River Mills. Michael Caranci of The Fly Shop in Redding, which operates Antelope Creek Ranch says, We've held a three-day fly fishing school for women for well over a decade now. Its loads of fun, and without the pressure of having guys around. These classes are always full of laughter and...  Read More
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2013
By | 07/04/2013
Freedom Festival in ReddingHappy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear United States of America, Happy Birthday to you! Looking for a great place to celebrate the 4th of July without all the congestion of the big city? Search no further than Redding, CA. With the largest fireworks display in Northern California Redding is prepared to celebrate 237 years of our nation's independence. Enjoy Redding all weekend long this fourth of July!On July 3rd kick off your Independence Day celebrations early this year at "Anderson Explodes." The early bird fireworks show is just 20 minutes south of...  Read More
TRAILS CAPITAL OF CALIFORNIA
By | 06/15/2013
Did you know that there are over 200 miles of trails within 10 miles of Redding? Read ahead to learn about a variety of great trails and find everything you need to know to get there, be prepared, and have a blast exploring! EveryTrail.com is a great website to find trails almost anywhere so if you finish hiking these trails before our next trails blog then this is the place to search for your next strolling, hiking, or biking adventure. If you plan to visit all of these trails in one visit then choose from one of our comfortable places...  Read More
THE LOST FALLS OF WHISKEYTOWN
By | 06/06/2013
Picture yourself reclining in the soft crook of a fallen mammoth Douglas fir, and gazing up at a natural stained-glass window of brightly colored leaves and dappled sunlight. Warm breezes, cool mist, and the soothing rhythm of crashing, splashing, and trickling water meet you. Welcome to the waterfalls of Northern California! Waterfalls never cease to amaze and with over 70 within 100 miles, Redding is the perfect place to begin or continue your waterfall exploration! Take the Whiskeytown Waterfalls Challenge and hike or bike to all four of the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area waterfalls. If you're up for the challenge then complete all...  Read More
CALIFORNIA 100 - CALIFORNIA'S FIRST ULTRA MARATHON PADDLING EVENT 2013
By | 05/24/2013
California's first ultra-marathon paddling event will splash down the Sacramento River on May 25th. Now most everyone has heard of ultra marathons these days, but the real question is what do you know about paddle sport marathons? The popularization of paddle boarding has spawned a watery twist on ultra marathon events; instead of running try racing on a stand up paddle board, canoe, kayak or any other form of water craft. While popular on the east coast paddle sport marathons are just catching on out west. Be among the first Californians to join the newest form of ultra marathon. California's first...  Read More
REDDING RODEO 2013
By | 05/18/2013
  Friday and Saturday evenings May 17th and 18th the Redding Rodeo is the place to be. The annual Redding Rodeo is one of the top twenty-five rodeos in the United States. So whether you are a rodeo enthusiast or just looking for something fun to do this weekend the Redding Rodeo will not disappoint. Celebrating it's 65th year the Redding Rodeo brings top competitors, the industry's best livestock, amazing announcers, a hilarious rodeo clown, and expert bull riders to locals and tourists alike. In addition to a history of quality rodeo the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association is pleased to present the newest...  Read More
REDDING UNRESTRICTED 2013
By | 04/26/2013
Well April 15th came and went and so many of our wallets and bank accounts are lighter than we had expected. Maybe that big vacation to Hawaii or the cross county road trip may not happen this summer. But there will always be mini-vacations! And this weekend is the perfect time to escape to Redding, California. So book a room a in Redding this weekend and enjoy all there is to do in Northern California. Because it is just time to get out the big city and enjoy the beauty and adventure of the outdoors.  Redding Unrestricted kicks off Saturday morning, April...  Read More
KOOL APRIL NITES
By | 04/11/2013
 One of Reddings most anticipated annual events is fast approaching! Beginning Saturday, April 13th through Sunday, April 21st Kool April Nites will fill Redding with colossal events. The week kicks off with Show and Shines throughout the city, and leads up to Fridays Cruise Nite and shows on Saturday and Sunday. The new Wildcard Brewing Company will host a Show and Shine on Sunday so if you haven't paid them a visit be sure to drop by and check out some "kool cars" and cool beverages! Put on your dance shoes for the Shasta High School Fund Raiser on Tuesday and enjoy a...  Read More
WELCOME SPRING
By | 04/01/2013
 Spring has arrived in Redding, California and with it Waterfall Week. Beginning Thursday, April 25th through Friday, May 3rd visit the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area for Waterfall Week. Enjoy a fee free day on April 26th and earn a prize for hiking all three main falls of Whiskeytown. Get directions to the falls and be your own guide or join a popular free Ranger-Guided Hike. Guided hike space is limited so be sure toregister as soon as possible. Whiskeytown Falls (pictured left) was recently re-discovered after being lost for over 40 years. Local rumors of a magnificent cascading waterfall in the Crystal Creek...  Read More
LAST SNOW OF THE SEASON
By | 03/23/2013
Looking for a weekend getaway? Why not visit Redding? Start your stay-cation off right with locals at Tapas Downtown for Friday Night Jazz from 9 pm - 11 pm. Enjoy a restful nights sleep at one of Redding's comfortable hotels. On Saturday soak in the scenic drive north to magnificent Mt. Shasta.      The fresh, crisp scent of snow still lingers on the slopes at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Ski, Board, or sled and make the most of the last snow of the season, or sit back and watch the annual Coyote Ski Race. After a long day on the slopes...  Read More
IT'S CAMPING SEASON AT LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK!
By | 05/29/2012
You read right, it's officially camping season at Lassen Volcanic National Park and that means it's time to start planning your visit!The Park now has four out of the eight campgrounds ready. These campgrounds are Manzanita Lake, Butte Lake, Crags and Southwest. These campgrounds opened up for Memorial Day Weekend. Manzanita Lake and Southwest campgrounds are currently the only campgrounds with potable water. Visitors interested in staying at Crags or Butte Lake campgrounds will need to bring drinking water for their stay.In more great news, the main road is scheduled to be open through the park Friday, June 1st!To stay...  Read More
A BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
By | 05/16/2012
Thanks to the League of American Bicyclists, Redding has been named a Bicycle Friendly Community. This puts Redding in a select group of only 214 cities and towns across the country! The Bike League said the 226 miles of trail within 10 miles of Redding was one of the big reasons behind awarding the title. The next step for Redding is to begin an education program to make the streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.The city will begin a Complete Streets program by building more bike lanes. They will also connect the Sacramento River Trail to Palisades Avenue. Redding would like to invite...  Read More
JUST AROUND THE CORNER....
By Admin User | 03/09/2012
Spring is starting to show and soon there will be mass amounts of eye catching colors covering the grounds of Redding and the surrounding areas. There's no escaping the beauty of the wildflowers while visiting the area. You'll even catch them from the comfort of your vehicle!We have some excellent spots picked out for you: 1) Take a nice stroll, jog, bike ride, or segway ride along the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail. You'll be viewing colors from native plants of Redding'sMediterranean-like climate. 2) Another great place to visit to do some wildflower viewing is Whiskeytown National Recreation Area....  Read More
WHAT'S NEW!
By | 03/03/2012
For all those equestrian enthusiasts, we have some great improvements for you to know about! Lassen Volcanic National Park has made some enhancements on their stock corrals. The corrals and associated campsites are located at Butte, Juniper, and Summit lakes. Each facility now has two separate metal panel stock corrals with gates and watering troughs. The new metal panels are a major improvement from the former rope corrals that served for many years.  What else do they offer you ask? Each stock corral offers a group campsite containing a picnic table, food storage locker, fire ring, and vault toilet facilities....  Read More
HAPPY FRIDAY!
By | 02/11/2012
Happy Friday fellow readers!   Yes, it is actually February, but the weather has been fantastic! Take advantage of this beautiful weather and walk, hike, run, or bike the trails of Redding. Not sure where to find these? Well, we're here to make things easy for you. Click here and we'll take you there! When we say we'll make it easy, we mean we'll give you the trail heads, mileage, difficulty, pictures, and the trail amenities. Now all you have to do is get out there and have some fun! We hope you have a great weekend and let us know how...  Read More
WELCOME THE YELLOWS, ORANGES, AND REDS!
By | 09/21/2011
Now that summer is coming to an end...yes, we will miss you summer... the magnificent fall colors are starting to make their appearance! We encourage everyone, visitors and locals, to take some drives, hikes, bicycle rides, and strolls around Redding. The Redding Team has been working hard to keep the trail site up to date with awesome photos and information of the spectacular trail system Redding has to offer. If you're looking for an awesome fall outdoor experience, these are the trails for you.  Although its fall season pretty much everywhere in Redding, Lassen Volcanic National Park has a different color palette happening...  Read More
HEAR THE ROAR, SEE THE SPARKLE!
By | 09/14/2011
Hello fellow bloggers! Just here to inform you to get ready for one of the biggest events in Redding, Big Big Weekend! That's right! The party starts October 7 and it'll be here before you know it. This year it'll be held on Hilltop Drive with vendors, music, fashion show, arm wrestling contest, tattoo contest and more! In addition to Hilltop Drive activities, the Convention Center will be the site for the annual Redding Police Department Invitation Motor Competition and the American Veterans Traveling Tribute. This three-day lifestyle event, which takes place at the base of the mountains in far northern California,...  Read More


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