Things to Do

Downtown Redding


Paint the Town Redding!

History comes alive in Downtown Redding, and not just in museums. We’re relaxed, sure, but the district buzzes with local restaurants and quirky boutiques to explore in and around Market Street. Compact and easily walkable, it’s an oasis of civilization when visitors are pausing their adventures. Friendly locals and lively coffee shops provide a healthy balance to the calm and solitude of nature. Plus, you gotta eat eventually! Overlooking the river, nature’s never far, but with just under 100,000 inhabitants, Redding provides cultural offerings and shopping to give you big city vibes with small town charm.

  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Theater and Art
  • Wine and Beer
  • Coffee and Treats
Woman standing in front of retail store with Redding Bag

A Treasure Trove of Local Finds

Find locally-owned shops like Sketch & Press. We like our colorful crystals at Juniper Stones Gallery and browsing at indie bookstore Shop Around The Corner Books. Abode sells aesthetic homewares, jewelry, and dried florals, while Cascade Curations is your stop for musical finds. Ladies love the boutique clothing at Floranthropist, Carousel, and Apricot Lane, while everyone can find something of interest at Gather Downtown. Explore vintage treasures at Old 44 Vintage and Friday’s Vintage Co. Zoe’s Travel Shoppe has all your wants and needs for the next leg of your journey.

Photo of a labradoodle sitting on the steps at The Park Food Truck Park in downtown Redding

Dine, Don’t Dash

From the new food trucks of The Park to a historic landmark Jacks, Redding offers up true tastes of Northern California cuisine. A stroll through Downtown Redding makes that clear. Take a break from the watersports and hiking to enjoy a meal at one of our institutions like Vintage Public House or Market Street Blade and Barrel. Restaurants like Taqueria Los Gordos bring a Mexican flare while Cinders Wood Fired Pizza serves up tastes of Italy. International flavors abound but you’ll also find slices of classic Americana at Trendy’s diner or more gourmet fare at Carnegie’s.

Theater and Art
Cascade Theatre
Theater and Art

It’s OK to Be Inside

All the world’s a stage but you’ll find the real shows in Downtown Redding. Riverfront Playhouse showcases local talent while bigger performances like comedy shows and concerts are on the agenda at the nearby Redding Civic Auditorium. The iconic Cascade Theatre has been welcoming visitors since 1935 and is still Redding’s premier stage and film venue. Local museums like the Behrens-Eaton House Museum call Downtown Redding home, so you’re never far from some arts and culture.

Wine and Beer
Wine and Beer

Have Another Round

Downtown Redding is the ideal spot to unwind over local drinks and plan your next adventure. Sip craft brews at The Dip or seasonal creations at Final Draft Brewing or Woody’s Brewing Company. Family-run Westside Tap & Cork and The Grape Escape offer wines to enjoy on-site or take home. The new Moseley Tasting Room tasting room on Pine Street offers award-winning wines in a charming setting. And don’t miss the Post Office Saloon & Grill which offers cocktails, wine, beer, and one of the best brunches in town. With so many new additions popping up, downtown Redding provides a world-class wine and dine experience.

Coffee and Treats
Thoery Coffee in Redding Ca
Coffee and Treats

Caffeine and Spice and Everything Nice

We welcome you if you don’t drink coffee, but we may have a few questions. For many of us, it’s a way of life. Dutch Bros and Evergreen are just a couple of local coffee joints to get a morning (or afternoon) jolt of caffeine in Downtown Redding. Theory Coffee also makes sure you’re pairing your coffee with the right pastry. If in doubt, a half dozen, or heck, a dozen donuts from Heavenly Donuts will fuel your next outdoor adventure. For a truly discerning sweet tooth, a few scoops at Taste and See Creamery are also requisite, and they even team with Theory for coffee-flavored ice cream to drive home that “only in Redding” flavor.

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