Visit Redding, California
Visit Redding, California
A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Two people hiking next to a lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Kayaking and paddleboarding at Shasta Lake
Middle McCloud Falls
Kyle Sheppard
A family at Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark in Redding, CA.

Awards and Accolades

Below are some of the top distinctions and honors Redding and the surrounding area has been awarded by media and published work.

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Top 37 Best Hidden Vacation Spots in the U.S. - Diary of a Nomad

21 Jaw-Dropping Outdoor Destinations to Visit in Northern California in 2021 - Active NorCal

15 Best Places to Take the Solo Trip of a LifetimeThrillist

Top 10 Destinations To Visit in the World in 2020 ShermansTravel

Top 25 Best Places in the U.S. to Visit in 2020Forbes

Top 10 Budget Destination of 2020 ShermansTravel

Top 25 Coolest Towns in America for 2019 Matador Network

Top 10 Presidents' Day Weekend Ideas for AdventurersMen's Journal

Top 10 Trout-Fishing Town in North AmericaForbes (the only city on the West coast to earn the honor)

The 50 U.S. Cities with the Best Air Quality (Redding is #9) – How to Adult

50 Best Smaller College Towns with the Best Music

Sunniest city in California and the second sunniest city in the U.S.National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Top 50 Youth & Amateur Sports Destinations in the country and No. 1 in California – SportsEvents Magazine

10 best places to picnic in the West Los Angeles Times

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Redding is a reliable home base for exploring waterfallsNational Geographic

Redding is California’s best-kept secret Orbitz

Redding is the U.S. unofficial capital of kayakingTIME Magazine (online)

Redding is the hub city for the Shasta Cascade region, called “California’s Last Frontier”San Francisco Chronicle (Summer 2017 Travel insert)

The San Francisco Chronicle labeled Redding’s Sacramento River National Recreation Trail as a “Gem among the U.S. Trail Systems“

Peter Greenberg went on CBS Morning News to name Redding an "Escape the city summer affordable Road Trip" 

Rails to Trails awards Redding the 7th best trail in California 

Redding was credited with having the Best Tail Water Trout Fisheries in the U.S. by The Record newspaper in Stockton for the Lower Sacramento River that flows right through Redding down from Shasta Dam 

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