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Redding, CA
Travel Guide

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Cross an innovative bridge that tells time in an enormous park full of family activities within this picturesque city.

You can find the scenic city of Redding on the Sacramento River in northern California. Lakes, mountains and forests encircle the picturesque region. Popular activities include camping, hiking and sailing. Visit the Turtle Bay Exploration Park to see many of the principal attractions.

Stroll along the Sundial Bridge, which was built in 2004. The innovative architecture features a large sundial at one end of the bridge. Walk along one of the peaceful nature trails near the water. Enjoy striking views of the Sacramento River as it meanders through the park.

Explore 300 acres (121 hectares) of scenic grounds, gardens, shows and children’s activities in the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The park’s museum holds intriguing artifacts and works of art. Look for the impressive butterfly exhibit.

Take the kids to the play area near Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp. View animals and learn about their habitats. Get involved with interactive educational activities. See the gigantic log that dates back to 1850. It weighs 29,600 pounds (13,426 kilograms).

Discover the eerie atmosphere in the ghost town of Shasta State Historic Park, 6 miles (10 kilometers) west of Redding. The area was an active municipality and a commercial center in northern California until the late 1880s. The town was gradually abandoned when the railroad came to Redding. See the restored amenities and structures as they were many decades ago in the old mining town.

Redding has a municipal airport, which connects it to select major cities in the U.S. You can also reach Redding by train and bus. The Redding Area Bus Authority operates services within the city.

After exploring Redding’s gems, including the activity park and the ghost town, go camping in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Marvel at panoramic views of the lake, surrounded by mossy green mountains. Spot waterfalls and colorful flowers as you walk along some of the 70 miles (113 kilometers) of scenic trails.

Where to stay in Redding

Best Western Plus Twin View Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Twin View Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1080 Twin View Blvd, Redding, CA
The price is $98 per night from May 25 to May 25
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Waterworks Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Bethel Church. Sundial Bridge is 3 mi (4.9 km) ...
4/5Very Good! (904 reviews)
"Ok"

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Best Western Plus Twin View Inn & Suites
Americana Modern Hotel
Americana Modern Hotel
3 out of 5
1241 Market St, Redding, CA
The price is $98 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Located in Downtown Redding, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Redding Park and Redding Civic Auditorium. Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Sundial Bridge ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (618 reviews)
"pet friendly and convenient to downtown redding with lots of food options nearby."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Americana Modern Hotel
Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn
Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn
2.5 out of 5
2300 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
The price is $104 per night from May 23 to May 23
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Redding Ocupational Medical Center and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Redding Civic Auditorium. Turtle Bay ...
4.1/5Very Good! (955 reviews)
"After a ten hour drive from Idaho to Cali, we were greeted immediately with a warm hello and smiling eyes. The staff was very nice and always helpful.The room & property was clean. The to go breakfast (eggs, potatoes, & bacon) were hot and there was always plenty of cereals, yogurt, fruit, oj, and ..."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Clean & Convenient Easy I-5 Access Queen bed Private Bathroom Mini Kitchen Pool
Clean & Convenient Easy I-5 Access Queen bed Private Bathroom Mini Kitchen Pool
Redding, CA
The price is $60 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated in Redding, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tucker Oaks Golf Course, Anderson Chamber of Commerce, and Anderson Historical Society. Anderson ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)
"Owners were very nice and helpful, clear instrutions of what was expected. Very roomie and comfortable lounging on the couch was awesome! Thank you very much."

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2021

Clean & Convenient Easy I-5 Access Queen bed Private Bathroom Mini Kitchen Pool
Restful Country Home With Shared Swimming Pool and hot Tub, Back Yard and Deck
Restful Country Home With Shared Swimming Pool and hot Tub, Back Yard and Deck
Redding, CA
The price is $130 per night from May 13 to May 13
Situated in Redding, this romantic vacation home is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Swasey Recreation Area and within 6 mi (10 km) of Vibra Hospital of Northern California ...
Restful Country Home With Shared Swimming Pool and hot Tub, Back Yard and Deck
Poker Bar Farms - Cabin in the Woods
Poker Bar Farms - Cabin in the Woods
Douglas City, CA
The price is $120 per night from May 26 to May 26
This family-friendly Douglas City cabin is located on the waterfront, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Trinity River, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Lewiston Community Park ...
5/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Great little cabin!
"Lisa was very friendly and hospitality of the cabin was great. Had a great time. Rented kayaks on Lewiston lake, and had a peaceful cabin to come back to. Only grocery store is in Weaverville, so make sure you bring everything you can. Lewiston has a small markets for most of the other things."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Poker Bar Farms - Cabin in the Woods
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Redding

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
313
5 - Excellent 22.880116959064328%
4 - Good
652
4 - Good 47.66081871345029%
3 - Okay
344
3 - Okay 25.146198830409357%
2 - Disappointing
39
2 - Disappointing 2.8508771929824563%
1 - Terrible
20
1 - Terrible 1.4619883040935673%

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Awful place full of tweakers and junkies and terrible homeless population. Which the city does nothing for

5/5 - Excellent

Leo

May 25, 2020

Go see Burney Falls, easy walk and beautiful view.

3/5 - Okay

CAM

May 24, 2020

It's Redding...not a lot of charm.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 21, 2020

Used to be awesome ive lived jere 33 yrs . redding is unsafe and hetting back on track

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

Only stayed the night heading from San diego to Portland...

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 19, 2020

Just passing through from our winter home in AZ. to our home in the Seattle area. Not a sight seeing trip!

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