Redding, California, USA, is a Northern California city conveniently located on Interstate Five. If you're doing a western road trip between California and Oregon, you'll likely pass this area. The diversity of things to do makes it a great weekend getaway for anyone. And by staying at a Redding, California, USA hostel, it can be an inexpensive and social getaway as well!
The most iconic site in Redding is the Sundial Bridge -- the world's largest outdoor sundial spanning a river. It is the centerpiece of Turtle Bay Exploration Park, an urban oasis that includes museums, hiking trails, flora, and events.
During the summer, some people drive hours to get to WaterWorks, Redding's water amusement park. A year-round reason that people visit Redding from all over the world is for the Christian events that are hosted here. Bethel is a church known for its world-famous music.
In the miles surrounding Redding, there is a lot of forest and natural area. Residents and visitors alike enjoy rafting, fishing, swimming, and boating in the summer. Many National Park Sites are within a couple hours away, including Lassen Volcanic National Park. Whiskeytown is a popular nearby National Recreation Area.
Besides the unique attractions, you can expect Redding to be like any other typical midsize town. There's a wide variety of chain restaurants, including California's own In-N-Out. There's a YMCA and other gyms. There's plenty of stores for any kind of shopper. And then there's accommodations. While Redding, California, USA hostels aren't as plentiful as hotels and B&Bs, it's a great way to stay and play in Redding.
Because most Redding attractions are several miles apart from each other, and your Redding, California, USA hostel might be a couple of miles away from them as well, Redding is best for visitors with cars. This city makes for a great stop between the Oregon border and the Sacramento/San Francisco area. Enjoy this little city surrounded by acres of nature to explore!
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