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Unique Outdoor and Indoor Conference Spaces Make Redding an Exceptional Meeting Destination 

A more inspirational and natural quality has been revealed to the meetings industry, with unique and varied locations that ditch the typical and offer game-changing meeting potential in far northern California

Redding, CA – March 29, 2016 – Imagine planning a meeting in a location as inspiring as your keynote speaker. Meeting groups and event organizers can create a gathering unlike any other in Redding, CA, because whether you’re planning a small executive retreat or a company-wide conference, the Redding Convention and Visitors Bureau offers a multitude of services to make your meeting a great learning experience. Getting to and from Redding and Shasta Cascade is no problem, thanks to the expansion of the Redding Municipal Airport, and the recent jet service in and out of Redding from United Express and now, daily flights from PenAir, increasing passenger capacity and reducing ticket prices. 

Downtown Redding
Located just two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco, Redding is just the starting point for inspired meetings surrounded by one of America’s most pristine regional destinations, with some of the most unique spaces in Northern CA, including:

Sundial Amphitheatre – beneath the world famous Sundial Bridge and adjacent to the Sacramento River, accommodates up to 250 people.

Turtle Bay Museum – indoor and outdoor spaces for class settings, banquets, team building, and more; fresh water aquarium included. 

Big League Dreams sports park – scale replicas of famous ball fields provide fun backdrops to meetings, team building activities, and receptions

Cascade Theatre – a restored, award-winning art deco theatre complete with murals and red velvet

Lakes – get everyone on paddleboards, a catamaran, or just the beach for a refreshing change of scene

The Sculpture Park at City Hall offers a variety of venue set up options surrounded by fascinating art and calming gardens.

Old City Hall - a picturesque historical landmark offering a meeting capacity of up to 150 people.

•An abundance of outdoor meeting spaces from parks, botanical gardens, and mountainsides, to volcanos, caves and more. 

Indoor and Outdoor Meeting Spaces
Redding has plenty of ways for meeting planners to break the retreat routine and get any group excited for what’s next. The Sundial Bridge in Redding, for example, is one of the largest working sundials in the world and the glass-decked pedestrian bridge lights up beautifully at night. Holding an evening reception under the bridge is a special, memorable way for groups to gather. Whether needing a traditional or unique meeting space, meeting planners will find just the thing to accommodate a variety of groups. Here are a few locations:

Redding Civic Auditorium
From an intimate reception to a large convention, the Redding Civic Auditorium has space for you. Choose from the terrace, patio, private meeting rooms, main auditorium or the large lawn. Bring 20 or 2,000 people and the Civic Auditorium will open its doors to you.

• RiverRock Café & Premiere Catering services are available in-house

• Over 31,000 square feet of indoor trade show space

• Flexible main auditorium seating configurations 1,300-2,000

• A short walk to the world famous Sundial Bridge, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail.

Holiday Inn Convention Center
Redding’s Holiday Inn is about as central as it gets. In addition to the shopping, recreation, and sightseeing nearby, the Holiday Inn offers casual dining in its full service restaurant, room service and poolside service, 8,000+ square feet of convention space, and everything else you would expect from a high quality hotel and convention center.

Red Lion
Expect royal treatment from the Red Lion Hotel in Redding. The spacious facilities include 9,331 square feet of pre-function areas and flexible meeting space, accommodating as many as 900 people. Restaurant dining and a comfortable lounge will make it hard to leave!

The Sundial Bridge and Turtle Bay Exploration Park
This one of a kind, glass-decked pedestrian bridge serves as an incredible entrance to Redding’s Sacramento River National Recreation Trail is in the back yard of this 300-acre campus, located along the banks of the Sacramento River, offers educational and entertaining activities that interpret the relationship between humans and nature. Together these special meeting venues offer 13 functioning spaces both indoor and outdoor with a maximum capacity of 250 people.

Team Building
Tastefully decorated conference rooms are nice, but what about team building in an outdoor theatre on a stunning fall day? Or brainstorming exercises atop horses, or on paddleboards? For team building that can really help a group evolve into a cohesive unit, Redding and Shasta Cascade have you covered. When planning a meeting in Redding, be sure to spare some time for extra team building fun such as hiking, kayaking, skiing, or relaxing at a lakeside beach. The variety of team building adventures in Redding and the surrounding area includes:

Viva Downtown Redding – a non-profit group dedicated to enhancing the cultural, social and economic development of Downtown Redding. Meeting planners score because this group is dedicated to innovative projects, programs and partnerships, and Viva encourages group involvement.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding – a fun and unique team building exercise. Calm waters like Whiskeytown Lake are great for novices and for SUP yoga, while the Sacramento River, running through the center of town, can make sure you keep up with your co-workers and the currents as they pass under the beautiful Sundial Bridge. Groups can take a guided SUP tour from the friendly and knowledgeable local experts, making memories and breaking the routine. 

Kayaking is another great way to get team members working in unison. There’s something about being so close to the water that just brings on the calm. Fresh air, mountain lakes, and nothing but the sound of the birds and your paddle; it’s no wonder why Redding is so ‘weirdly obsessed’ with kayaking that Time declared it the ‘unofficial capital’ of this popular paddle sport! At Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the rangers lead kayak tours, sometimes by moonlight, and Shasta Lake has more inlets to paddle around than most people can get to in an entire summer. 

Hiking – the perfect activity for every group member. As the Trails Capital of California, Redding has a path for anyone interested in stretching their legs in the great outdoors, whether it’s along the river, through the foothills, or to an impressive summit. Redding has 225 miles of trails within 15 miles of the city, and many more in the surrounding region. Just west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has several waterfalls worth the walk, as well as historic landscapes, and beautiful, old growth forests. Lassen Volcanic National Park has steep climbs to Ridge Lake and easy hikes through the bubbling mudpots of Bumpass Hell. Perhaps the only thing better than Redding’s hiking trails is its hiking weather: Redding has about 300 sunny days every year, so no matter when your meeting is taking place, you’ll likely get the chance to hit the trails and take in the views. 

Official Meeting and Event Planning Guide
Meeting planners will find many details in this meeting and event planning guide, from spaces and catering to photographers and attractions. The links are live, so click-away. If you would like a hard copy of this guide, or to book a meeting or convention, contact Lynnann at 530-225-4010 or Lynnann@VisitRedding.com. Meantime, for more information about Redding, go to www.VisitRedding.com. 

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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


Jennifer Fontana

Visit Redding

530-225-4010

Jennifer@VisitRedding.com

www.visitredding.com 

 



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