Visit Redding - Best of Redding

Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. It is located on the Sacramento River, which provided transportation and power in its early years. Interstate 5 passes close to the city, which has a population of 89,861. Redding is the largest city in the Shasta Cascade region, and it is the fourth-largest city in the Sacramento Valley, behind Sacramento, Elk Grove, and Roseville.


With so many waterbodies surrounding this city, one can definitely raise their expectations for activities around the waters. And rightly so, Redding tourism is popular for its ranches, water bridges and more. Read on to dig a little deeper.

The city’s history dates back to the year 1000, when it was inhabited by the Wintu tribe, essentially native American. It further garnered importance as a connecting route between California's Central Valley and the Pacific Northwest. The Sacramento River that the city is adjoined by, was a major source of power and transport.

Today, if you visit Redding make sure to visit the following attractions. The Sundial Bridge, a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge for bicycles and pedestrians over the Sacramento River. Whiskeytown Lake, a reservoir in Shasta County. Don’t miss Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Sacramento River Trail and the Bethel Church either.

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Facts and Stats for Redding*

  • Pollution Statistics in Redding

    Know the pollution level of Redding before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.73 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 35.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Redding: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Redding for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Redding.

    • Burglary and Theft 71.43 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 64.29 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 60.71 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 85.71 (Very High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 89.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 28.57 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.57 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Redding - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 32.98 (Low)
    • Climate Index 77.08 (High)
    • Pollution Index 36.01 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 12.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.09 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 126.3 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Redding

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Redding

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.75 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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