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Redding Things to Do

  • Archery at it's finest

    If you are an archery buff you can go to the Straight Arrow Bow Hunters Club while youre in Redding. Located on Swasey Drive west of Redding. $5.00 per day for non members to shoot on 65 beautiful acres of rolling oak studed hills.

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  • Old City Hall - Arts Center

    Redding at least has kept its old city hall, built in 1907. Although not as grand or ornate of many of its era, its fairly large, attractive, and characterfull. It is also now an arts centre that has a gallery, studioa and classes, and a small performance or community hall.

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  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park

    This unique, hand-on museum is a must-see for anyone interested in the flora, fauna, and ecology of California. It has displays of plants, animals, native American life, a butterfly park, aquariums, and much more.See the newly-completed Sundial Bridge (completed after my visit). Designed by Spanish engineer Santiago Calatrava, it's Redding's...

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  • Whiskeytown Lake

    Whiskeytown was a bustling Gold Rush-era mining town. Now it's under water. This huge lake was created by building Whiskeytown Dam. It's a favorite place for swimming, hiking, boating, and waterskiing. One of the dam's unusual features is the "glory hole". These allow water from the top of the lake to flow down through the dam and come out...

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  • Shasta Caverns

    This is a beautiful cave just a few miles north of Redding. It has some incredible rock formations. It's well worth the trip.Buy your ticket at the park entrance. A tour boat will carry you across the Shasta Lake, to the caverns entrance, and back afterward. The views of the lake are splendid.While inside the cave, please don't take or touch...

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  • Shasta Dam

    Shasta Lake was created by this huge dam. It's one of the largest concrete dams in the entire world. Public tours are given all day, but no photos are allowed inside.

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Redding Restaurants

  • The best diner in town

    We love coming here. They have the best food! The staff are great, with big great smiles, very friendly and very efficient! We love to order their specialties for breakfast: hash brown, scrambled eggs, sausage, etc.Their coffee is fresh and the wait staff kept refilling our cups!

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  • Outstanding find.

    Walking down the street from our hotel we found what looked like a cafe but turned out to be just a bar. The "serving food" sign was old however the bartender was friendly and one of the people sitting at the bar was apparently connected to the establishment.As the bartended appologized for the lack of food, this gentleman chimed in asking if we...

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  • Peacock Chinese Restaurant

    Food: Good food. The egg rolls (they're actually closer to spring rolls) are tied for the best in Redding, in my opinion.Service: The service is nothing fancy, but decent nonetheless.Surroundings: The decor is great, with nicely done Chinese paintings and reliefs, and a gold-colored Buddha statue by a fish tank by the entrance. Luncheon...

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  • Great Mediterranean Restraurant

    This is a great Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Redding that it s little spark of culture and civilization in what is otherwaise largely a cultural wasteland. It is a welcome find if one finds oneself stuck in Redding or needing to recuperate on a long drive through the area. The cuisines is a slightly California-take on general Mediterranean...

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  • Gironda's

    Food: Excellent. The ravioli is my favorite, but I've ordered many other things there and it's all been good.Service: The people there are helpful and nice, and treat you as if you were family. The wait to get the food is a bit slow, though.Surroundings: It looks like an authentic Italian dining room. If the music is too loud, just ask and they'll...

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  • Fresh Seafood

    Food: The fish is nothing to die for, but overall, the rest is very fresh (as it comes straight off the fishing boats in nearby coastal Eureka) and good.Service: The servers are nice and friendly, and if you need something, they will get it right away. The wait time is usually minimal.Surroundings: What you would expect in a nicer fish and chips...

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  • Go if you are very hungry

    If you are looking for big portions, lots of options, great beer and good service, then this is the place for you. I started off with a bowl of Clam Chowder and then selected the 1/2 Rack BBQ Rib Platter (beef ribs covered with dry rub & bbq sauce, cole slaw and french fries) washed down with a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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  • America's Gourmet Burgers & Spirits

    I was looking for a place to eat after playing one of our late games at the WSA Softball Tournament when I ran across the Red Robin Restaurant. I knew that they have fabulous food, so I was looking forward to a delicious and satisfying meal...I was not disappointed. I had the Whiskey River BBQ Wrap (a fresh spinach tortilla with charbroiled...

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  • The restaurant comes highly recommended

    One of the eating establishments recommended by the hotel was Cheesecakes Unlimited. I didn't eat there (dine in) but ordered take out...so delicious!!! I ordered the Oriental Chicken Salad (chicken, bell peppers, bean sprouts, carrots, celery, water chestnuts, toasted almonds with a sesame soy dressing).

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  • When you are here, you are family

    Was pretty crowded for Thursday night, but the service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Well they start you off with unlimited bread...and for my entree, I selected Shrimp Primavera (shrimp, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms in a bold arrabbiata sauce over penne). My other entree was the Sampler Italiano (calamari, stuffed mushrooms...

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  • Delicious family meals

    Black Bear Diners provide customers with the best food and service anywhere. The menu overflows with delicious family meals, perfect burgers, frosty shakes and healthful salads and they'll treat you like they invited you over for dinner. Dinner at the Black Bear is pure Comfort Food. I selected the Prime Rib Special (this meal included a green...

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  • Awesome country breakfast

    Local establishment serving up good home cooked meals at a reasonable price. I had the Corned Beef Hash breakfast (corned beef hash, 2 scrambled eggs, home fries and an english muffin) with coffee.

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Redding Nightlife

  • Redding Happy Hours

    I would recommend anyone visiting Redding and looking for the best deals visit happyhourredding.com. It's the only place that will tell you everything going on with tons of amazing deals every day. Varies, most places are pretty relaxed

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  • Sundial Cafe Music

    The Sundial cafe located next to Redding's Sundial Bridge has become a popular venue for live music during the summer months.Sit under the stars, enjoy fine food, the cool river breeze and the lights of the spectacular Sundial Bridge.The cafe hosts Northern Californias most popular music groups providing many styles of music and a limited area to...

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  • The Crossing

    It is true that in Redding, at midday, the weather is usually very uncomfortable. But when the sun goes down on the Sundial Bridge, it becomes full of people and comfortable weather. At one end are two paths leading to trails, a walkway leading to a sculpture in a brick plaza, and quite a few backroads. It lights under the bridge, so the footpath...

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Redding Shopping

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    by DivaGirl31 Written Jul 15, 2004

    I am sure some of you might have heard of this store.

    It is great, it reminds me of Ross Dress For Less but with better items.

    I have gotten candles, bath decor, things for my kitchen and books here. The discount is huge and part of the fun is hunting for the best bargain.

    What to pay: Average prices

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Redding Warnings and Dangers

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    by lucythedog Written Sep 29, 2003

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    I have only been in Redding, CA in September and both times it was over 100..Since I am a dog my humans had to keep me cool and hydrated...I kinda like a little gatorade in my water when i go thru this god-forsaken hot ass town. Watch your car temp when climbing on I-5...careful with the A/C...saw lotsa poor bastards overheated on the interstate. Looked to me like none of them was having a good time!

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Redding What to Pack

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    by DivaGirl31 Written Jul 15, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure and pack cool clothes. it has been 110 already this year and August is the hotest month.

    Bring your swimsuit, we have some great places to swim.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen!

    Photo Equipment: Be sure and bring your camera, we have great photo opps with the mountains in the background

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Make sure and bring your coleman chairs, they make a day at the lake that much better. Also, be sure to fill your cooler with plenty of water and snapples, you'll need them

    Sunshine!
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Redding Off The Beaten Path

  • by ministrygirl Written Sep 10, 2003

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    If you drive east on HWY 299 in about one hour from Redding is the very beautiful Burney Falls. You can walk a trail that is about one and a half miles all the way around the falls. It is especially fun in the summer time because it is about twenty degrees cooler down by the base of the falls.

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Redding Sports & Outdoors

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    by spartan Updated Apr 4, 2011

    We played in a softball tournament (E division) where 90 teams were entered (men's a dn women's). Played the games at the Big League Dreams park in Redding, CA where the fields are exact replicas of Yankee Stadium (home of the N.Y. Yankees), Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox) and Wrigley Field (home of the Chicago Cubs).

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