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When the Rainy Season Begins in Oregon, Stay Sunny in California in Redding

Redding Airport Offers Direct Flights from Portland to this CA Capital of Outdoor Adventure! 

Redding, CA, August 24, 2016 - Summer is winding down and Oregon is about to enter its rainy season. What's an Oregonian to do? Visit Redding, CA of course! With 300+ sunny days per year, Redding is the perfect place to get away, stay dry and enjoy the great outdoors. It's time to take advantage of the direct flights from Portland to Redding and enjoy the good weather while summer slides into fall.

Alaska-based PenAir began offering direct flights from Redding Municipal Airport  to Portland International earlier this year. Two daily flights make it easy to get out in the morning, or after lunch, and it’s only a one hour 35 minute flight, versus the nearly seven hour drive! As the Redding Airport likes to say, “it’s our way or the highway!”

With mountains all around, miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks nearby, and the Sacramento River running through it, Redding is an outdoor paradise for young and old alike. Cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, Redding is in the center of it all and also offers a variety of attractions. Explore Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Botanical Gardens and the renowned Sundial Bridge, and choose from tons of lodging choices, restaurants, and activities within the city limits. Few destinations offer such a great balance of amenities and great outdoors, and since you probably can’t fit your kayak in your carry-on, you can rent one once you get here. Plus, with lakes, mountains, and parks in such close proximity to downtown Redding, your vacation time goes further in Redding.

Redding offers 61 square miles of fun, so you'll want transportation to get around, once your plane hits that blessed California soil. Consider these options:

• Getting around Redding is easy with familiar rental car brands, available at the airport 

• If you just need to get from your hotel to a concert, Redding's cab companies and Uber drivers are awaiting your call

• Bus service can help you navigate within the city, but you’ll have to make other plans if you’re going out to the lakes, waterfalls, or national parks. 

• Limos are plentiful for making a romantic getaway that much more memorable, and if you're bringing the whole lacrosse team, the party bus can add to the thrill of victory... or assuage the agony of defeat 

• Travel by bike, kayak, or drift boat is also pretty common, but not many restaurants offer kayak parking

To discover all the adventures and attractions Redding has to offer, and for additional information about the many amenities in Redding and Shasta Cascade, visit www.visitredding.com and book your hotel, B&B or RV site today. 

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About Shasta Cascade

Covering an area roughly the size of Ireland, the Shasta Cascade region is the perfect place to get back to nature, relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Comprised of eight rural counties historically known for being part of the pioneer gold rush in the mid-1800s, this majestic region of northern California is abundantly scattered with lakes, rivers, mountains and historic mining towns, and includes Lassen Volcanic National Park, two national monuments, six national forests and seven California state parks offering unforgettable fun and adventure. This area offers boundless outdoor recreation with magnificent landscapes and breathtaking vistas: from towering volcanoes, alpine ranges, and glaciers, to waterfalls, lush forests, pristine lakes, and roaring rivers; this travel destination is one of a kind. Shasta Cascade is easy to get to by auto, air, or Amtrak, and offers an off-the-beaten-path experience where people discover the abundance of nature in one of the few unspoiled areas remaining in California. For more information or to request a visitor’s guide, visit www.shastacascade.com, like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ShastaCascade, or find us on twitter www.twitter.com/ShastaCascade. 

 

About Redding, CA

Situated at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley, Redding is the hub city in Shasta Cascade and is located just two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco. Boasting 300+ days of beautiful weather a year, Redding offers outdoor adventure and attractions all year long, along with great wine, food, sporting and cultural events, dining, lodging and entertainment. The great Sacramento River runs through the center of town, helping earn Redding the fame of being America’s “Unofficial Capital of Kayaking” according to Time Magazine. Nearby scenic lakes, rivers, state and national parks, including Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Lassen Volcanic National Park, make Redding a fantastic base-camp for exploration in Shasta Cascade, offering Any Adventure, Any Day. Redding is conveniently located at the crossroads of I-5 and California state routes 299 and 44, and is accessible by daily flights from San Francisco. For more information or to order a visitor’s guide, visit www.visitredding.com, like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/VisitReddingCA or find us on twitter at www.twitter.com/visitreddingca. 

 

Media Contacts:

Susan Hartzler

Mental Marketing

818-585-8641

shartzler@mentalmarketing.com

www.mentalmarketing.com

 

Lisa May

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

530-365-7504

lisa@shastacascade.org

www.shastacascade.com 





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