Destination guide

Hiking and history await in Redding

Redding is like the stopper at the very end of the California Central Valley. The mighty Cascade Range rises on all sides except the south, where the weaving Sacramento River has incubated vineyards and rustic vegetable farms. To the north, the tendrils of Shasta Lake spread out to meet the snow-topped peaks, while the town center itself is a medley of quirky highland boutiques, hiking outfitters, gold rush-era architecture, and vaudeville playhouses. Redding vacation rentals pepper the whole area, ranging from hearty country shacks on the lakeside to cool condos in the downtown area.

Things to do

Look to the horizon for Redding's main attractions

It's fair to say that Redding's main attractions are found looming high in their snow-topped forms on the horizon. Called the Shasta Cascades, these host the Mount Shasta Ski Park, the Shasta Dam, and the beginning of the iconic Sacramento River Trail. Also of note are the deep caverns that carve through the subterrane with their stalagmites and stalactites at the Lake Shasta Caverns, and the ghostly copper and quartz mines of Whiskeytown.

Activities

Redding was made for explorers

Redding's place under the unstoppable rises of the Cascades is just perfect if you're looking to wax up the walking boots and hit the trails, or don the salopettes to conquer the pistes of Mount Shasta. Seemingly tailor-made for explorers, the town is dotted with Redding vacation rentals that allow easy access to the hiking trailheads and the Shasta Cascades, not to mention oodles of outfitters and adventure shops to boot. It's not all exploration though, what with those wineries and old gold rush history sites to get through.

Weather

Sunny days and snow-topped seasons in Redding

With an estimated 300 days of good weather each year, Redding enjoys a reputation as one of the sunniest towns in the United States. Consequently, it's a great place for hikers and mountain bikers pretty much anytime out of the ski season, which means booking those walking lodges and Redding vacation rentals between the spring and fall months of May and October. If you're coming specifically to hit the pistes of the Shasta Cascades, then you'll need to restrict your visit to between December and April, after which the chairlifts tend to close completely.

Natural features

Cascades and creeks in Redding

There's no question that the great peaks of the Cascade Range are the dominant force at this deep end of the Californian Central Valley. They rise like daggers on the horizon, beckoning with skiing pistes and mountain lakes. To the west of town, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest falls over the ridges into the Trinity Alps Wilderness, where tobacco brush and ponderosa pines dress the volcanic slopes. Be sure to stick the marked trails in those parts – it's the realm of black bears and prowling mountain lions.

How to get there

How to get to and around Redding

The nearest airport is in Redding, CA (RDD-Redding Municipal), located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Redding Station.

Where to stay around Redding?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 107 vacation rentals near Redding. From 80 Houses to 9 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Redding for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Redding?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Redding. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Shasta Lake: 109 vacation rentals
  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park: 98 vacation rentals
  • Shasta Dam: 110 vacation rentals
  • Waterworks Park: 109 vacation rentals
  • Redding Station: 97 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Redding listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Redding?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 80 Houses in Redding. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Redding include:

  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 9 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 9 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Redding?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 34 vacation rentals with pool available in Redding. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.