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Inspiring Attractions & Things to Do in Redding, CA

Roam through dreamy forests. Cool off in refreshing mountain lakes. Feel enchanted by amazing outdoor sanctuaries, unique cultural attractions, and epicenters of relaxation. Our hotel near Redding places attractions like Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Lake, and the Sundial Bridge a scenic 20-minute drive away. Hike to waterfalls and discover your adventurous side with lake and water activities including kayaking, fly fishing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Located on the banks of the Sacramento River, our hotel is enmeshed in the Northern California natural landscape, so you can stay close to the best things to do in and around Redding.

Lake Bums

Fishing in Redding, California
Discover a world-class fly fishing scene with striking scenery in the region's many rivers and lakes. Stock up on tackle at The Fly Shop in Redding and catch giant rainbow trout, steelheads, and Chinook salmon.
WhiskeyTown Lake in California
Go boating, fishing, and kayaking on this crystal-clear mountain lake, an invigorating escape with several sandy beaches. Hike forested trails to four waterfalls and explore historic Gold Rush sites with pioneer relics.
Lake Shasta, California
Surrounded by rugged wilderness, this sparkling blue reservoir features mirror-like coves, miles of trails, and excellent fishing for trout, bass, and catfish. Find numerous marinas where you can rent jet skis, boats, and inner tubes. 


Shasta Caverns in Lakehead
Embark on a caving adventure and explore an underground wonderland that's only accessible by boat. Wander through subterranean rooms filled with marvelous multicolored rock formations.
Castle Crags in Castella
Dramatic granite spires jut out of the wilderness to pierce the sky in this legendary state park. Take a daring hike to the top or follow the easy Vista Point Trail for inspiring views. Go paddling and fishing in the Sacramento River.
Natural Trails in Redding
Immerse yourself in California's epic outdoors on Redding's exceptional network of paved and natural trails. Follow rivers, trek up granite mountains, and wander along rolling hillsides to waterfalls and viewpoints.


Gaia Hotel and Spa, Anderson WOODSIDEgrill
Indulge in seasonal, sustainable fare from local farmers and ranchers at the only LEED certified restaurant in Anderson, CA. Savor conscious cuisine including hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and salads, plus California wines.
Theory Collaborative Coffee in Redding
Kick back at Redding's hippest coffee shop and pub, where beans are roasted on-site. Enjoy gourmet espresso drinks, artisan sandwiches, chai tea, and kombucha. Sample hard ciders and local craft beers from a wall of taps. 
Moseley Family Cellars in California
Sip award-winning flights of wine at this family-owned winery, which produces outstanding reds, whites, and rosés. Shop for wine and try palate-friendly vintages in a charming tasting room with an inviting, laid-back atmosphere. 

Relaxation Seekers

Living Water Spa at Gaia Hotel and Spa, Anderson

Relax your body and renew your spirit at Living Waters Spa, which overlooks the soothing Sacramento River. Be pampered with holistic, healing therapies that use indigenous flowers and herbs to restore your vital energy.

McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Redding
Meander through unique, colorful gardens with fragrant flowers and native trees in this nature lover's paradise. Be sure to look for the turtle pond and the whimsical Mosaic Oasis.
Dinner Cruise near Lake Shasta
Unwind on a serene sunset cruise on the glistening waters of Shasta Lake. Enjoy a delectable buffet dinner while you soak in the surrounding scenery: towering mountains, dark green forests, and peaceful coves.

Pet Lovers

Sundial Bridge in Redding, California
Stretching across the Sacramento River, this iconic bridge is a working sundial with elegant modern architecture and a glowing glass walkway. Dog walkers, joggers, and bicyclists flock to the trails around the cantilevered span.
Benton Dog Park in Redding
Grassy play space and fun agility equipment make this dog park a local favorite. Small pups and big dogs get separate spaces to romp. There's plenty of seating, views of the lake, and water fountains for drinking and splashing.
Turtle Bay Exploration Park in California
Meet rescued animals at this hands-on indoor/outdoor museum with a butterfly garden and river aquarium. Pose for a photo with Timber the beaver and feed cups of nectar to technicolor lorikeets in the Parrot Playhouse.
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