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There's a variety of water sports in Redding, from whitewater rafting on the Sacramento River to waterskiing, swimming, fishing and sailing on Shasta Lake, one of four magnificent manmade lakes in this northeastern California town. When you're ready to dry off, there are also plenty of land-based activities, like camping or hiking in the national forests and parks, following walking trails through the 220-acre arboretum or spending time exploring two fascinating parks: Shasta State Historic Park and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. At Shasta State, you'll find the ghost town of Shasta City from the Gold Rush days, complete with restored stagecoach, barn and courthouse, with eerie reminders of where prisoners were kept... more There's a variety of water sports in Redding, from whitewater rafting on the Sacramento River to waterskiing, swimming, fishing and sailing on Shasta Lake, one of four magnificent manmade lakes in this northeastern California town. When you're ready to dry off, there are also plenty of land-based activities, like camping or hiking in the national forests and parks, following walking trails through the 220-acre arboretum or spending time exploring two fascinating parks: Shasta State Historic Park and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. At Shasta State, you'll find the ghost town of Shasta City from the Gold Rush days, complete with restored stagecoach, barn and courthouse, with eerie reminders of where prisoners were kept and sometimes hanged. The ever-expanding 300-acre Turtle Bay Park houses the recently opened Turtle Bay Museum, with extraordinary hands-on exhibits focusing on the environment and an outstanding collection of American Indian baskets. The kids will love the park's Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp, which includes a playground, logging and ecology exhibits and the popular summer butterfly house, where the fragile winged creatures flit about and alight on welcoming visitors. less

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Sacramento River Trail
Sacramento River Trail
Designated as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. National Park Service, this scenic trail offers hiking, biking and horseback riding within the boundaries of a lively city.
Attraction type: Trails; Biking Trails
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Sundial Bridge
Sundial Bridge
Owner description: Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge, functioning as a sundial at one end and conveying a sense of weightlessness, connects the north and south... more Owner description: Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge, functioning as a sundial at one end and conveying a sense of weightlessness, connects the north and south campuses of Turtle Bay Exploration Park. less
Attraction type: Bridges
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Bethel Church
Bethel Church
Attraction type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Owner description: 300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum & botanical gardens, live animals, summer wildlife show, year-round Parrot Playhouse (lorikeet aviary), walking... more Owner description: 300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum & botanical gardens, live animals, summer wildlife show, year-round Parrot Playhouse (lorikeet aviary), walking trails, forestry center and ecology exhibits are all part of our expansive environmental and cultural museum complex. less
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Science Museums
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Sacramento Rail Trail
Sacramento Rail Trail
Attraction type: Trails
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The Lighthouse Fish & Chips
Ranked #1 of 255 restaurants in Redding
Cuisines: American
Westside Pizza
Westside Pizza
Ranked #2 of 255 restaurants in Redding
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery
From the Hearth Cafe
From the Hearth Cafe
Ranked #3 of 255 restaurants in Redding
Cuisines: Healthy
In 'N Out Burger
In 'N Out Burger
Ranked #4 of 255 restaurants in Redding
Cuisines: American
Tapas Downtown
Tapas Downtown
Ranked #5 of 255 restaurants in Redding
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Spanish, Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Travelers Motel
Travelers Motel
$54 - $65
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Travelodge Redding
2.0 of 5
Travelodge Redding
$79 - $122
Ranked #6 of 39 hotels in Redding
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Thunderbird Lodge
2.0 of 5
Thunderbird Lodge
$71 - $84
Ranked #13 of 39 hotels in Redding
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Almond House Bed & Rest
Almond House Bed & Rest
$70

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