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ReddingUnited States of America

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

Redding showing a garden and signage as well as a small group of people

Downtown

4/5Very Good!(187 area reviews)

While Downtown isn't home to many top sights, Redding Civic Auditorium and Turtle Bay Exploration Park are some notable places to visit nearby.

Downtown
Sundial Bridge featuring a lake or waterhole, a sunset and a bridge

Benton Tract

4/5Very Good!(83 area reviews)

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Benton Tract and surrounding area, you can visit Redding Civic Auditorium and Bethel Church.

Benton Tract
Amazing veggie breakfast burrito. Lots of cool spaces to sit and study or just hang out. Free wifi too.

Boulder Creek

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Boulder Creek and surrounding area, you can visit Bethel Church and Redding Civic Auditorium.

Boulder Creek

Top Hotels in Redding

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Red Lion Hotel Redding
Red Lion Hotel Redding
3 out of 5
1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
The price is $92 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Redding Civic Auditorium, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and Sundial Bridge. Waterworks ...

3.9/5Good! (1,090 reviews)

"Friendly staff, quiet,spacious and clean! I will be staying here next visit in Redding!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Red Lion Hotel Redding
Americana Modern Hotel
Americana Modern Hotel
3 out of 5
1241 Market St, Redding, CA
The price is $109 per night

Located in Downtown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Redding Park and Redding Civic Auditorium. Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Sundial Bridge are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (287 reviews)

"You can see this was a remodeled hotel. I think they did a good job making something old refreshed. The parking was tight."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Americana Modern Hotel
Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge
Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge
3.5 out of 5
820 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA
The price is $189 per night

Located in the heart of Redding, this hotel is steps from Redding Civic Auditorium and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Sundial Bridge and Lake Redding Park are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (401 reviews)

"Great location. We hiked around the river. And were given recommendations in town for breakfast the next day."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge

Popular places to visit in Redding

Sundial Bridge
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Sundial Bridge

4.5/5(255 reviews)

Find out about the history of Redding when you take a trip to Sundial Bridge. Stroll along the riverfront in this family-friendly area, or check out its charming coffeehouses.

Shasta Lake
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Shasta Lake

4.5/5(200 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Shasta Lake, a lovely green space in Redding. Check out the charming coffeehouses or top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

4.5/5(151 reviews)

You can browse the exhibits at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, a museum with a storied past, during your travels to Redding. Amble around this family-friendly area's riverfront and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Redding

Redding Scavenger Hunt: A Green Day by Redding’s River
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Redding Scavenger Hunt: A Green Day by Redding’s River

$20
Per adult

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