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.
Theater and Art
Wine and Beer
Coffee and Treats
A Treasure Trove of Local Finds
Find out what local shopping means at Enjoy the Store and 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 Bogbean is your stop for vinyls. Ladies love the boutique clothing at Floranthropist Market, Carousel, and Apricot Lane, while everyone can find something of interest at Gather Downtown. Explore vintage treasures at Old 44 Vintage, Friday’s Vintage Co., and Abe’s Haberdashery. Zoe’s Travel Shoppe has all your wants and needs for the next leg of your journey.
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 La Cabana 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.
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.
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 Cedar Crest Brewing, Final Draft Brewing, or Woody’s Brewing Company. Family-run Westside Wines & Hops and The Grape Escape offer wines to enjoy on-site or take home. The new Moseley Family Cellar 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.
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. Brew Craft Coffee 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 a coffee-flavored ice cream to drive home that “only in Redding” flavor.