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TIME delcares Redding the USA's 'Unofficial Capital of Kayaking'

"Americans have always had strange obsessions, and how we interact online now gives us the ability to measure just how intense these interests are in different parts of the country., a 12-year-old social networking site that allows people to organize gatherings around specific interests, offers just this opportunity. The following list shows the cities have the strongest affinity for various activities, providing a set of the new hobby capitals that dot America. Groups were matched to the nearest metropolitan area, and population counts include both cities and the surrounding suburbs."
See Redding make the list here.

CBS Morning News names Redding an "Escape the City Summer Affordable Road Trip"

"If you’re ready to travel this summer but can’t go far, there are some destinations that are driving distance from most cities. Peter Greenberg went on CBS Saturday Morning to talk about affordable road trips across the country. No matter where you live, there’s a road trip near you. Watch the video below, then click through to see destinations across the country, from Asheville, North Carolina to Redding, California."
Watch the full segment here.


NPR features Redding, CA as an "Outdoor Paradise"

"Redding offers the outdoor enthusiast an abundance of options, from hiking, biking, kayaking, to trout fishing, and so much more. Redding is also home to the internationally-known Sundial Bridge, that free-spans the Sacramento River."
Listen to the full segment here.


Rails to Trails awards Redding 7th best trail!

"The astonishing Sundial Bridge peeks out from a tall canopy of cottonwood trees as I approach Redding, Calif., on Highway 44. It looks like an enormous white harp or an egret. Designed by Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, the eight-year-old bridge radiates over the lush green landscape, linking both sides of the Upper Sacramento River where it makes a wide turn at Turtle Bay. Unlike some of the region's other manmade marvels, the bridge doesn't touch the waterway or its precious runs of salmon and steelhead. The tall pylon is the world's largest sundial and doubles as a support column for the steel cables that suspend the 700-foot structure over the frigid waters of the Upper Sac."
Read the full story here.


Forbes ranks Redding, CA as Top Ten Trout Fishing Town in North America!

"Redding has a diverse trout fishery. The Lower Sacramento is the largest trout river in California, and has some of the most powerful rainbows in the world. Anglers can also fish the McCloud River for its famous strain of leaping rainbows. Hat Creek and the Fall River are two expert-only spring creeks that have very big and very demanding trout."
Read the complete article here.


Record Net hails Redding as Best Tail Water in the U.S. 

As I looked to admire a huge valley oak tree, its spring green foliage aglow in the mid-day sun as it overhung the Sacramento River, my rod dipped like a witching stick and didn't budge in the deep, fast-flowing current. "I think I'm snagged," I uttered in frustration.

"Oh really?" asked my guide, Tim Kutzkey. "Your snag just leaped out of the water behind the boat. You've hooked a monster-sized wild rainbow trout."
Read the complete article here.


NBC Touts California 100

"But any athletic, physical-effort-y event that eclipses a certain amount of miles is worthy of our wonder. How do the participants do it? How do they conserve their energy? What do they do when they hit a mile they don't think they can make it through?

There's a new event to ask those wonder-filled questions about: The California 100. Billed as the state's first ultra-marathon paddle race, the California 100 will wend its way, via kayaks, surf skis, and canoes, from Redding to Chico."
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Sundial Bridge, Lassen Make SF Gate's List of '20 Places Every CA Kid Should See'

"School will soon be out and parents will be looking for things to do with their kids. While trips to Hawaii and Disney World are grand, many families can’t afford lavish vacations. Plus, there’s so much to see and do right here in our Golden State—and so I’ve put together a list of 20 places every California kid should visit before growing up."
Read the complete article here.

T.J. Holmes
Communications Coordinator
Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau
2334 Washington Ave, Suite B
Redding, California 96001 

Sundial Bridge

Shasta Dam

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Whiskeytown Nat'l Recreation Area

Sacramento River National Recreation Trail

Turtle Bay Exploration Park & Museum

Lake Shasta Caverns

Shasta Lake

McArthur Burney Falls State Park

Redding Civic Auditorium

Big League Dreams

Redding Soccer Park

Shasta State Historic Park

Cascade Theatre

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