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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
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A family at Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark in Redding, CA.

Redding Safety Tips

Sundial Bridge

Is Redding, CA dangerous? 

Redding is a safe community, and visitors can expect a non-dangerous vacation. (Except for maybe dangerously fun!) However, crime exists in all cities so you can do your part to stay safe by keeping your gear and valuables secured, and being aware of your surroundings (not skulking about in the dark). Still have a concern? Contact the Redding Police Department, who'll be happy to help you with any issues and answer your questions.

Hand holding steering wheel in car.

Tip to combat Redding crime and keep valuables safe

In order to make sure your belongings are safe, bring all valuables in from your car when parked. It's a good rule of thumb for any time you travel to anywhere in the world, including small cities such as ReddingAlso be sure not to leave anything in your car that is vulnerable to heat - warm temperatures can lead to items melting or overheating if left in a non-air conditioned vehicle for too long.

A deer in a field.

Tip for encountering wild animals in Redding

With five national parks and six state parks within driving distance, Redding is the place to see all sorts of majestic creatures. Don’t get too close though! Respect nature and don’t feed or pet the wild animals. Use a zoom lens and enjoy wild animals from a distance.

Closeup of a yellow taxi.

Tip for planning transportation

Make sure to schedule your transportation ahead of time. Many local cab companies require advanced notice, especially for late night pickups. Ask the front desk at your lodging property, or stop by the Visitors Center for up-to-date information on local transportation options so we can make sure that your trip goes smoothly! There are also ride-sharing services in the area with Uber and Lyft.

A purple water bottle on some rocks.

Tip for safely exploring Redding, CA

Be prepared! Make sure to bring water and sunscreen on your outdoor adventures - and don’t forget your walking shoes! Redding has over 225 miles of trails, so be ready when you go out for a full day - there’ll be plenty of places to explore!

A stack of Redding brochures.

More information on Redding, CA

Want to make the most of your trip? Request a Redding Visitor Guide, or pick one up from the Visitors Center at 1321 Butte St, STE 100 when you're here to make sure you don’t miss a thing! Make sure you check out the Shasta Economic Development Corporation and the Redding Chamber of Commerce if you want information on living in Redding, moving to Redding, or starting a business in Redding.

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