Let’s be honest. You should visit everything you possibly can in Redding. There’s no reason to skip a thing! But we understand that you want to know which attractions and experiences cannot be missed, especially if you have limited time. Our iconic Sundial Bridge isn’t the only Redding attraction to see. Get acquainted with the most unique things to do in Redding so that you leave knowing you got the full experience.
Must-See in Redding
Some of Redding’s most iconic attractions are experiences you can’t have anywhere else.
Your Downtown Redding Hub
Readily walkable and a hub of many sites, Downtown Redding is a good place to start any trip. It boasts a few top attractions like the Cascade Theater, but it’s actually an attraction in and of itself! It’s also home to our dining, nightlife, Taste and See Creamery and Theory Coffee Roasters.
Must See Parks
Try out our Trails
Dedicated spaces for outdoor adventure beyond the parks makes Redding, well, Redding. Walks along the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail, water sports on Shasta Lake, and all sorts of outdoor fun at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area are the real draws here. From hiking and skiing to kayaking and paddle boarding, outdoor recreation is the hallmark of Redding that you’ll be remiss to miss.
Take a Stroll
You can’t take a trip to Redding without a visit to our beautiful parks. Check out Castle Crag State Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark, our favorite must-visits in Redding. Whether it’s for hiking in the summer or snowshoeing in the winter, our state and national parks are nothing short of iconic in Northern California.
If You Can, It's Worth It
Outdoor adventure is why you come to Redding, but the historical and cultural attractions are part of the package as well. A trip to one of our venues like the famous Cascade Theater and Redding Civic Auditorium are surefire ways to get a taste of local life. There are plenty of local gems around Redding for you to find, like Shasta Dam, Shasta State Historic Park, and Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum. Of course, a stroll across Sundial Bridge is mandatory, but we don’t need to tell you that!