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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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Lisa's Book Nook
We have a huge variety of used books, music CDs, movies & audio books. I also make handmade soaps, candles, bath bombs, gifts in Jars, jewelry, and more.. More Information
4030 Railroad Ave.,
Redding, CA
Mary Lake Park
Mary Lake Park, on the west side of Redding, is 29 developed acres with tree-lined walking trails winding their way around a man-made lake. Enjoy this walk with your dog and bring your binoculars for wildlife viewing. More Information
1696 Lakeside Drive,
Redding, CA
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
The centerpiece of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is 129-foot Burney Falls. The waterfall, which is fed by underground springs and flows at 100 million gallons every day, can be enjoyed from above at lookout point. But for a more refreshing perspective, take the trail to the pool at the… More Information
Hwy 89,
Burney, CA
McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens portion of the McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is the newest addition to Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The Redding Arboretum, one of four organizations that merged to create Turtle Bay Exploration Park, along with its supporters, initially drove the development of a series of gardens. Turtle Bay… More Information
844 Sundial Bridge Drive,
Redding, CA
Memory Lane Antiques and Vintage
Great Location for Antiques & Vintage in the downtown Redding area. 24 unique vendors with very diversified items. More Information
1665 Pine Street,
Redding, CA
Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park
At 14,161 feet, snow-capped Mt. Shasta dominates the northern skies as you journey through the region. It is the second highest peak in the Cascade mountain range and the fifth highest mountain in California. Mt. Shasta is an active volcano--the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc--and… More Information
Hwy 89/Ski Park Rd,
Mt. Shasta, CA
Mt. Shasta Mall
Great service and real selection in a relaxed, spacious setting...A fabulous Food Court serving up delicious meals and treats for every taste...That’s Mt. Shasta Mall, the region's premier shopping center conveniently located in Redding, CA, 170 miles north of Sacramento. The center features Macy's, JCPenney, Sears and Old Navy plus… More Information
900 Dana Drive,
Redding, 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
Old City Hall Arts Center
Truly a monument to the colorful history of Redding, Old City Hall Arts Center now serves as a central resource for the arts in Shasta County. The Shasta County Arts Council (SCAC) acts as steward of the historic Old City Hall Arts Center. The facility houses a gallery, classroom, performance… More Information
1313 Market Street,
Redding, CA
Rare Air Trampoline Park
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
Redding Civic Auditorium
The Redding Civic Auditorium welcomes touring rockers, comedians, country stars, Broadway shows, dance sensations, and more to its downtown Redding stage year-round. The Civic accommodates 2,000+ entertainment fans in plush, cushioned seats and opens the beautiful outdoor patio for pre-show drinks. When the stage isn’t in use, the rows of… More Information
700 Auditorium Drive,
Redding, CA
Redding Dragstrip
It was about 1948 when local hot rodders, including Roger Whipp, first sought a safe place to drag race their cars, and in Roger’s words, “…offer encouragement to be legal.” That search led to the dusty, but straight abandoned runways at Redding Airport. With support from community elders, including the… More Information
6070 Old Oregon Trail,
Redding, CA
Redding Fashion Alliance
The Redding Fashion Alliance offers retail space for local makers and designers, makerspace for sewing and fashion design, and a classroom space and equipment, encouraging the growth of the creative economy in order to foster a healthy, prosperous, culturally rich and thriving community. More Information
1698 Market Street,
Redding, CA
Redding Jet Boat Tours
Jet Boat Tours Offering daily jet boat tours. Departing from Redding's famous Sundial Bridge, the only glass bridge of its kind in the United States, located on California's longest river, the Sacramento River. We will take you on a scenic jet boat ride, aboard our custom built… More Information
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Redding, CA
Redding Paintball Park
Redding Paintball offers the only paintball community in the far North State of California. Help us on our goal of bringing paintball back to the community of Redding so we don't have to wait another few years for another field to roll around. Our experienced staff of referees are all tournament… More Information
19000 Spring Gulch Rd.,
Anderson, CA
Redwood Sole
Established in 2016, We are a sneaker/clothing boutique based in Redding, Ca. We believe in bringing the top trending name brand streetwear and shoe brands to the mountains of Northern California. More Information
2209 Hilltop Drive,
Redding, CA
River Romance
Whether you're looking for a romantic cruise for two or a scenic trip for up to seven friends and family members, River Romance Cruises welcomes you to join us as we guide you down the Sacramento River, under the glass-bottom Sundial Bridge and past Turtle Bay Exploration Park. More Information
2030 Marlene Court,
Redding, CA
Riverfront Playhouse
A Redding-area community theatre since 1981, the Riverfront Playhouse offers an array of plays featuring local talent. More Information
1620 E. Cypress Avenue,
Redding, CA
Riverview Golf & Country Club
Riverview Golf & Country Club is One of The Best Golfing, Dining, and Social Experiences in Northern California. Yes, the views are spectacular from the clubhouse lounge and upstairs dining rooms, however, the best part of your days at Riverview Golf & Country Club will be spent playing golf along… More Information
4200 Bechelli Lane,
Redding, CA
Sacramento River National Recreation Trail
The Sacramento River Trail, which crosses the world famous Sundial Bridge in the heart of Redding, and the Sacramento River Rail Trail, which extends north all the way to Shasta Dam and sits alongside an historic abandoned railway, have both been designated as National Recreation Trails in the National Trail… More Information
777 Auditorium Drive,
Redding, CA
Schreder Planetarium
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 3D computer graphics, and complete digital astronomy. More Information
1644 Magnolia Avenue,
Redding, CA
Shasta Antique Mall
40+ dealers and vendors make this midtown antique mall an ideal stop for any vintage lover looking to browse or find something specific to complete their collection. More Information
230 Hartnell Ave,
Redding, CA
Shasta College Art Gallery
Located in building 300 the Shasta College Art Gallery has become one of the Art Department's strongest programs. Offering six exhibitions annually the gallery features art work by nationally and internationally renowned artists as well as the annual faculty and student shows. Seen as an educational program the gallery, which… More Information
11555 Old Oregon Trail,
Redding, CA
Shasta College Theatre
The Shasta College Theatre Arts Department operates 12 months a year. Its activities include: offering classes, producing plays and musicals, promotion and box office, and program development. The department features two main stage productions each academic year and a vigorous Summer Theatre Festival of popular musicals and comedies. More Information
11555 Old Oregon Trail,
Redding, CA

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