December 23, 2020

Redding-area tourism affiliates win 30 categories in Best of the North State 2020 awards

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REDDING, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2020) – The Best of the North State 2020 winners presented by the Redding Record Searchlight were announced and 24 tourism affiliated businesses won across 30 award categories.

The ‘Best of the North State’ is the official community choice awards and the winners represent the finest in the area. The winners and finalists are given a decal and a plaque or certificate to identify them when people shop and visit.

C.R. Gibbs American Grille won Best All-Around Restaurant and tied with Woody’s Brewing Company for three first place awards. Wilda’s Grill and Urban Retreat Day Spa were two-category winners each.

“All of these establishments have gone above and beyond to be recognized by the community as the leaders in their respective industries and the Redding Tourism Team would like to congratulate and thank the winners and finalists for making a positive lasting impression on their customers,” said Laurie Baker, CEO of the Redding Visitors Bureau.

Category winners are below. To see the full list of winners and finalists, go to

Beauty & Health

Best Spa: Urban Retreat Day Spa

Therapeutic Massage: Urban Retreat Day Spa


Attraction: Lassen Volcanic National Park

Recreation Area: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area


All-Around Restaurant: C.R. Gibbs American Grille

Asian: Peter Chu’s Skyroom

Bakery: From the Hearth Kitchen & Pie Shop Churn Creek

BBQ: Smoking Joes BBQ & More

Breakfast: Déjà vu Restaurant & Expresso Café

Burger: Woody’s Brewing Company

Carry Out: Wilda’s Grill

Caterer: San Francisco Deli

Italian: Nello’s Place

Local Coffee Shop: Theory Coffee Roasters

Mexican: Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

Outdoor Dining: View 202

Pizza: Good Times Pizza & Things

Sandwich: Holiday Market

Steakhouse: Jack’s Bar & Grill

Sushi: Tokyo Garden

Vegetarian: Wilda’s Grill

People & Places

Hotel: Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge

Park: Turtle Bay Exploration Park


Boutique: The Pretty Thistle Boutique

Gift Store: Enjoy The Store


Brewpub: Woody’s Brewing Company

Cocktail Bar: C.R. Gibbs American Grille

Craft Beer: Woody’s Brewing Company

Happy Hour: C.R. Gibbs American Grille


Golf Course: Gold Hills Golf Club

About Redding, CA

Situated at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley, Redding is the hub city in Shasta Cascade and is located two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco. As the “sunniest city in California” averaging 300+ days of sunshine a year, Redding offers outdoor adventure and attractions for every age, 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 the “unofficial capital of kayaking” from TIME Magazine. Nearby scenic lakes, rivers, waterfalls, state and national parks, along with over 225 miles of trails make Redding a popular basecamp for exploration in the Shasta Cascade region, known as UpStateCA. Redding is conveniently located at the crossroads.

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