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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.
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Fun Things To Do In Redding

Looking for what to do in Redding? Well, get your pen and paper ready because the list is long.

There’s the world-renowned Sundial Bridge, nearby state and national parks, and a downtown Redding scene with live music, dining, performances, and public art. Art and science exhibits at Turtle Bay Exploration Park are there to inspire all ages.

Forbes said Redding is the only west coast city among the top 10 trout fishing destinations in North America. With more than 200 miles of trails within a 15-mile radius, it’s no wonder the San Francisco Chronicle said Redding is the ‘Gem of the U.S. trail system.’ Who can blame them?

Dams may not strike you as vacation essentials, but once you take the free tour at Shasta Dam, you’ll realize just how cool it is. Speaking of cool: going underground to see the beautiful limestone caves at the Lake Shasta Caverns is a popular spot in the summer months.

With Redding laying claim as the sunniest city in California with more than 300 days of sunshine per year, there’s a great chance to get outside for a water adventure. Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, and the Sacramento River and alpine lakes and rivers surrounding us the area for endless fun. We know the fishing is great but there stand up paddle boardingkayaking, and some amazing UpState California waterfalls to see that are sure to refresh your soul.

These are just the basics, so dive into the outdoor paradise of Redding – where fun meets adventure.

  

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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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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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10 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Adventures in Redding, CA
Tucked away at the top of California in the Shasta-Cascade region, Redding is a great spot to take your kids for an outdoor family adventure. Parents will find lakes, rivers, hiking trails, culture, and gold-mining history a-plenty—all ready to be…
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10 Lakes, Rivers, Pools, and Swimming Holes Where You Can Cool Off in Redding, CA
The variety of options for getting in the water to beat the heat in Redding, CA makes this city a great spot for families and outdoor adventurers in the summertime.
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10 Things to do for $10 or less when visiting Redding
Let’s face it, when we travel, we want to enjoy attractions and things to do wherever it is that we go. But sometimes we want to stretch our dollars as far as we can. Luckily for you, Redding has plenty…
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The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Trails near Redding
Hiking in and around Redding, California, is fantastic, but there’s one way to make it even better—hitting the trails with your favorite four-legged friend. Take advantage of these eight scenic and dog-friendly trails.
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Redding's Cultural District comes to life in 360-degree videos
The Redding Cultural District comes to life with the release of the "Famously Redding" 360-degree video project, highlighting some of the top attractions, shops and things to do in downtown Redding.
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Hiking to Kings Creek Falls in Lassen Volcanic National Park
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…
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Air Shasta Rotor & Wing
Offering flights from 15 minutes to an hour. See snow covered granite peaks, high mountain lakes, and beautiful waterfalls. Flexible hours and departure from several possible airports. More Information
3770 Flight Avenue,
Redding, CA
Allen's Golf Course
Allen's Golf Course in Redding is a short 9 hole golf course in the southern portion of town. A very walking friendly design it's hub is the centrally located clubhouse. Located in the southwest portion of Redding is this short par 30 nine hole course. The fairways are primarily Bermuda… More Information
2780 Sacramento Drive,
Redding, CA
Alta Mesa Park
This local park features baseball fields, a playground, tennis courts, and picnic tables. More Information
3600 Scorpius Way,
Redding, CA
Aqua Golf Driving Range
Aqua Golf is a family owned/operated business of nearly 30 years. A REDDING ICON! Located on the beautiful Sacramento River! What a fun, inexpensive way to spend quality time OUTDOORS with great friends & family! Whether you're a fella bringing your new gal out for a fun date night, a… More Information
2275 Park Marina Drive,
Redding, CA
Art Exhibit and Sculpture Park at City Hall
The walls on all three floors of Redding's City Hall are lined with spectacular artwork featured by local artists in an art exhibit that rotates quarterly. Outside, the beautifully landscaped grounds are home to both permanent and touring works of stone, metal, and Mosaiculture art pieces. More Information
777 Cypress Avenue,
Redding, CA
Axiom Repertory Theatre
Axiom Repertory Theatre (est. 2016) was founded to produce exciting, professional-caliber theatrical experiences in the North State. Welcome to Redding’s home for mind-bending theatrical experiences. We welcome you to Axiom Repertory Theatre. More Information
2613 Bechelli Ln.,
Redding, CA
Behrens-Eaton House Museum
The Behrens-Eaton House, a Victorian style turn of the century home, is located at 1520 West Street, Redding, California. It was built by John Scott in 1895 and purchased by Charles Behrens, Sheriff of Shasta County and grandfather of Judge Richard Behrens Eaton, in 1898. The Behrens-Eaton family lived in the… More Information
1520 West St,
Redding, CA
Benton Air Center
Have an amazing bird’s eye view of Mt. Lassen, Mt. Shasta, Shasta Lake and Dam. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the railroad bridges/trestles during a 30 minute aerial plane tour from the Downtown Benton Airpark. A ten minute drive from most hotels. More Information
2600 Gold Street,
Redding, CA
Benton Dog Park
Redding is one of a growing number of cities that has an official dog park for people to exercise and socialize their pets in an off-leash fenced area. Located on City-owned and maintained property adjacent to Benton Airport, Benton Dog Park offers a safe and attractive alternative for dog owners.… More Information
1732 Airpark Drive,
Redding, CA
Board & Brush
Are you looking for a night out with friends? Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Then BOOK A WORKSHOP at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Redding! More Information
1419a Yuba St.,
Redding, CA
Boardmart
Boardmart is Redding's only "Total Board Shop" (Est. 1995): offering the best selection of Snow, Wake, Skate and SUP gear north of Sacramento. Boardmart is a full service board shop for sales, service and rentals for all seasons. Superior Wintersteiger Stonegrind tunes and repairs by expert technicians for snowboards and… More Information
1261 Market Street,
Redding, CA
Bogbean
We buy, sell, and trade all forms of media and meet all of your entertainment needs! Looking for Vinyl, CD's, Cassettes, DVD's, Blu-ray, VHS, old school games and accessories, older and newer game releases for a myriad of systems, rare and retro gaming consoles, new consoles, turntables, DVD & Blu-ray… More Information
1740 California St.,
Redding, CA
Buckeye Park/Softball Field
Enjoy this community park with a disc golf course, softball field, tennis courts, walking trails, and picnic tables. More Information
3500 Hiatt Drive,
Redding, CA
Cal's Books
Find used books and more in this great little local hole in the wall bookshop. More Information
5242 Westside Rd.,
Redding, CA
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
California Street Labs
California Street Labs is a pop-up space that hosts artists, farmers markets, film screenings, concerts and other activities. Open Thursdays and Saturdays 11-7PM. More Information
1313 California Street,
Redding, CA
Carousel
Carousel is locally a owned women's clothing and gifting boutique in downtown Redding. We carry Paige Denim, AG, Bella Dahl, Rails, Z Supply, Black Swan, Free People, locally made jewelry and leather goods, and more! More Information
1712 Churn Creek Rd,
Redding, CA
Carter House Art Gallery
The Carter House Gallery gives North Valley Art League (NVAL) members the opportunity to display and sell their artwork throughout the year. The art in the Gallery is ever-changing, as new shows are hung approximately every month. In addition to the members' shows, there are seven months out of… More Information
48 Quartz Hill Road,
Redding, CA
Cascade Park
2975 Girvan Road,
Redding, CA
Cascade Theatre
When the Cascade Theatre threw open its doors in 1935, it was proclaimed as the finest cinema house in northern California, featuring “an interior rich in beauty and fitted with all the latest discoveries of science designed to offer the most comfort and the greatest pleasure to theater goers.” It… More Information
1731 Market Street,
Redding, CA
Casino Club
Open 24 hours and conveniently located on Hilltop Drive in Redding just minutes from I-5. Features Omaha, Poker, and Texas Hold ‘em. More Information
1885 Hilltop Drive,
Redding, CA
Castle Crags State Park
Castle Crags State Park is named for 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished crags and offers fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country, and spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, the grey rocks and, of course, the crags. Whether you need breathtaking views or just a pleasant walk in nature, Castle… More Information
Castle Crags Road,
Castella, CA
Churn Creek Golf Course
Churn Creek Golf Course is open 7 a.m. until dusk, with reservations accepted up to 2 weeks in advance. The course was designed by Dee A. Divine and features 9 holes, 10 bunkers, 2 water hazards, 2 practice greens, 1 practice chipping, and 1 practice bunker. The driving range allows… More Information
7335 Churn Creek Road,
Redding, CA
Classic Trendz
We are so happy to provide you with a beautiful variety of the latest styles in Women's tops, dresses, shoes, and accessories. We love fashion, and we love styling you! We are always on the lookout for what's trending, hot, and the must-haves in women's fashion. Our real passion… More Information
1840 Churn Creek,
Redding, CA
Clover Creek Preserve
Clover Creek Preserve is tucked in behind a neighborhood in east Redding, and offers paved, flat trails great for walking or cycling. Enjoy the 2 mile loop with your dog, your favorite people, or just the beautiful view of Redding's rolling hills, oaks, and expansive sky. More Information
3705 Shasta View Drive,
Redding, CA

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