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.Wikipedia
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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