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VOTE REDDING AS A TOP DESTINATION FOR YOUTH AND AMATEUR SPORTS
By TJ Holmes | 10/25/2017
Redding needs your vote!The Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau is nominated for a SportsEvents Magazine 2018 Reader’s Choice Award after far exceeding the expectations of youth and amateur tournament organizers and participants.“Just to be nominated is an honor but we’d like everyone’s help to make sure the rest of the country sees all we have to offer,” said Sabrina Jurisich, Sports Commissioner for the Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau.Voting for Redding is simple – just three clicks, and takes less than 30 seconds. VOTE by clicking here, scroll down to find Redding under the “California” section, click the box that...  Read More
CASA SUPERHERO RUN NOV. 4 - WALK, RUN, OR FLY FOR A GOOD CAUSE
By TJ Holmes | 10/18/2017
Attention all superheroes: you’re needed in Redding!Children and families and everyone else are welcome to visit Redding and dress up as your favorite superheroes to participate in the fifth annual CASA Superhero Run on Nov. 4 at the Redding Civic Auditorium.Whether you walk, run, or fly, suit up with your cape, tights, and mask and race for a good cause.CASA, known as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children, is a national program that has been part of the Northern Valley Catholic Social Service for 16 years, providing court advocacy services to abused and neglected children. Its goal is to be...  Read More
PEDALING BETWEEN THE RAINDROPS IN REDDING
By | 10/09/2017 Biking, Trails
When the weather is good, the Redding area is a hidden gem of riding in NorCal. The Redding area prides itself in offering abundant outdoor activities that range between house boating on Shasta Lake, hiking Trinity Alps, fishing, and more recently cycling. Always known for having a terrific mountain bike scene that can be accessed from the Swasey Recreation Area on Swasey Road or the East Keswick trails off of Quartz Hill Road, the BLM has recently constructed a network of paved bike paths from downtown Redding to Shasta Lake.Paved bike paths in California come in one of two varieties: those...  Read More
REWARDING VIEWS ON HIKE TO HEART LAKE
By Aaron Williams | 10/08/2017 Great Outdoors
Mt. Shasta looms large over far Northern California. Just about any angle shows off the majestic mountain in all its 14,000-foot glory.But perhaps one of the best views of the mystical mountain is from nearby Heart Lake.A mere 45 minutes from your starting point in Redding, Heart Lake is a moderate hike that rewards you with postcard views.Nestled in the mountains just south of Lake Siskiyou, Heart Lake sits above Castle Lake. From the parking lot at Castle Lake, it’s a short, but moderate, 2-mile round trip hike to Heart Lake. The total elevation gain is 600 feet on the...  Read More
ADD LAKE SHASTA CAVERNS TO YOUR BUCKET LIST
By Marguerite Cleveland | 10/06/2017 Caves
No trip to the region would be complete without a trip to the Lake Shasta Caverns Natural National Landmark. Open to the public since 1964, this natural attraction wows visitors from all over the world. Your adventure includes a catamaran boat ride across Shasta Lake, a scenic bus ride, and a tour of the caverns. Allow at least two hours for your visit.Tickets can be purchased online but you must get a boarding pass when you arrive at the gift shop. Tours are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired tour time. Allow at...  Read More
ROCK CLIMBING WITH SHASTA MOUNTAIN GUIDES
By Marguerite Cleveland | 10/05/2017
Shasta Mountain Guides offer a fun climbing day which is perfect for the whole family. It is designed for climbers with little or no experience. Cantara Crag is a short five-minute walk from the parking area and is nestled next to flowing water and a nice swimming hole. It makes for an enjoyable location if you are not climbing.Our guide, Joey Iosue was the perfect instructor for two teenage boys. Iosue has more than nine years of experience rock climbing and it shows in the easy way he quickly had the ropes set up. His instructing style was fun and...  Read More
EXPLORING WHISKEYTOWN NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
By Marguerite Cleveland | 10/04/2017 Lakes, Paddling, State & National Parks
You can easily fill a whole day with a visit to the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. There are plenty of recreation options on the beautiful lake filled with crystal-clear mountain water and surrounded by sandy beaches, hidden coves, and stunning mountain views. At over 39,000 acres, the area includes four waterfalls, over 70 miles of trails, a scenic drive around the lake and gold rush history.Services are limited so make sure to gas up and pack a picnic lunch, tons of snacks and water for the day. There is something about being outside that makes everyone extra hungry.Start your visit...  Read More
BIG BIKE WEEKEND ROLLS INTO REDDING
By | 09/30/2017
It's getting to be a familiar sound to locals: the deep, rumbling purr of hundreds of motorcycles pouring into hotel parking lots across town, as their riders converge on Redding for its annual three-day celebration of all kinds of big bikes and the culture that goes along with them. Big Bike Weekend and all its sights and sounds will be back in Redding on Oct. 6-8, 2017.  These leather-clad road warriors have impeccable timing – October in Redding is a gift straight from the gods. Caught somewhere between summer and fall, October offers all the delight of Redding's famous perma-sunshine,...  Read More
REDDING: UNOFFICIAL CAPITAL OF KAYAKING ACCORDING TO TIME MAGAZINE
By Kallie | 09/28/2017 Great Outdoors, Kayaking, Paddling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding
TIME calls Redding "weird" and says its citizens are so "obsessed" with kayaking that we're the unofficial capital of the paddle sport. If kayaking is weird, we don't want to be normal! Are Hawaiians weird for surfing so much? Are Coloradans weird for snow skiing? Are Parisians weird for eating croissants and baguettes? Nope. When you have the best resources - in Redding's case, beautiful, accessible lakes, a river that runs right through town, and 300+ sunny days per year - you're only weird if you don't use them!According to TIME, "Americans have always had strange obsessions, and how we interact...  Read More
REDDING TRAIL MAKES TOP 10 TRAILS IN CALIFORNIA
By | 09/27/2017 Great Outdoors, Trails
Trail lovers, welcome to California! Located in far northern California, Redding is home to the Sacramento River Rail-Trail which has been awarded the 7th best trail in California by Rails and Trails Magazine. For more information about Rails and Trails visit their website at http://www.railstotrails.org. Enjoy the Rails and Trails RTC blog below from 2013 and we hope to see you making tracks on Redding trails soon!Top 10 Trails in California!The trails of California are as diverse as the landscape itself.From the bustling urban pathways to the lost-in-the-wild tracks of the backcountry, the vastly different settings and styles of trails...  Read More
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