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A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Two people hiking next to a lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
A group of people fishing on the Sacramento River beneath the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA.
Marcel Siegle
A family at Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark in Redding, CA.
A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Two people hiking next to a lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
A group of people fishing on the Sacramento River beneath the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA.
Marcel Siegle
A family at Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark in Redding, CA.

Family Friendly

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!

10 Reasons To Enjoy Redding, According to the Locals
When you want to explore the outdoor beauty of Northern California, Redding is the place to go. The town serves as the perfect base camp for adventure, as it’s surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests. You’ll find state and…
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5 Hiking Adventures With Rewarding Views In and Around Redding, CA
The entire state of California is covered in some of the best hiking in the world, though the northern part is particularly blessed with incredible hiking trails. Redding is a hot spot for adventurers all over the world, due to…
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An Insider's Guide to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
This spot is perfect for anyone who loves to be on or in water: anglers, paddlers, swimmers, water skiers, and sailors.
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Road Trips Worth Taking From Redding to Fit Any Schedule
Horizons are meant to be chased. Lucky for you, the UpStateCA wilderness offers a variety of sight lines to keep you entertained for that windshield time. Volcanoes, mountain peaks, crystal clear alpine lakes, multiple national forests, wildflowers and sweeping meadows…
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9 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Redding This Spring
Redding is perfectly situated in the middle of a nature-enthusiast mecca. The largest city in the Shasta Cascade region – known as UpState CA – surrounded by mountains, natural wonders with majestic waterfalls, scenic lakes and rivers, volcanic activity and…
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7 Ways to Discover the Fascinating History of Redding, CA
A trip to Redding, California, means that you’re going to be surrounded by forested mountains, gorgeous valleys, and scenic lakes. But in addition to the physical beauty of the region, you’ll also find a rich history of the people who’ve…
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March 2020 Events In Redding You Can't Miss
Planning a trip to Redding and looking for events, festivals, concerts and things to do in March in 2020? The weather is turning nice, early spring blooms are beginning and there isn't a better time to visit Redding for a…
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Going Underground in Redding: An Insider's Guide
Sitting at the southern edge of the Cascade Range, Redding, California, has long been a literal hotbed for volcanic activity. Mt. Shasta lords over the horizon, Lassen Volcanic National Park sits an hour’s drive east, and millions of years of…
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7 Accessible Hikes in Redding, CA That Can Be Enjoyed By All Levels
Redding sits in—and is surrounded by—no shortage of natural beauty. No matter your level of hiking ability, you can find accessible trails throughout the region that make it easy to see those sights without a demanding, heart-pumping trek.
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9 Reasons Your Kids Will Love the Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum
From animal shows and playgrounds to butterflies and birds this recreation area will keep your kids entertained for hours.
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An Empty Nester Guide to a Great Weekend in Redding
Family vacations don’t have to end when the kids leave home. With pleasant weather all year long, a busy calendar full of arts and culture events, and no shortage of outdoor adventure, Redding, California, is a great spot for an…
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A Fly Fishing Guide to Redding, CA
Situated along the Sacramento River and surrounded by mountains on three sides, Redding has fishing opportunities for multiple species in nearly every direction, and it has a fly-fishing and outdoor culture that makes the end of the day that much…
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300 Days of Sunshine: How to Embrace a Winter Escape in Redding, CA
From the rugged and richly forested Klamaths to the magnificent southern end of the Cascades, Redding’s gloriously scenic backyard has much to offer in the snowsports department—and beyond.
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8 Natural Wonders to Explore Around Redding, CA
Situated near the junction of several natural provinces—the Klamath Mountains, the Coast Ranges, the Cascade Range, the Great Basin, and the Central Valley—Redding, California, makes an awesome jumping-off point for nature enthusiasts.
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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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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
Country Bowl will be closed until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.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… 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… 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 Caverns National Natural Landmark
A trip to Shasta Caverns is ‘Three Adventures in One!’ Enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise across Shasta Lake, a fun bus ride to the cave entrance, and an information-filled tour of what some geologists consider one of the most beautiful limestone caves in the USA! More Information
20359 Shasta Caverns Road,
Lakehead, CA
Lake Shasta Dinner Cruise
Lake Shasta Dinner Cruise will be closed until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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… 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 has implemented new safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, including hand-sanitizing stations and frequent cleanings.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… 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
Schreder Planetarium will be closed until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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… More Information
1644 Magnolia Avenue,
Redding, CA
Shasta Dam
Shasta Dam tours are canceled and the visitor center is closed until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Three Shastas lookout point and other outdoor areas remain open.Shasta Dam is a curved gravity dam across the Sacramento River at Lake Shasta and provides beautiful… 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
The Shasta State Historic Park is closed to vehicular access until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum is closed.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… 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
The Turtle Bay museum, parrot playhouse, and mill building will be closed until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paul Bunyan Forest Camp will remain open. Hours: 10am-4pm Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a 300-acre campus along the banks of the Sacramento River with… More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Parkway,
Redding, CA
Viking Skate Country
Viking Skate Country will be closed until further notice to allow for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.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,… 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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