Redding, California

Redding, California | I-5 Exit Guide

Redding is in Shasta County in northern California, in the United States. Located on interstate highway I-5, it is the largest city in California north of Sacramento. It is slightly south of Mount Shasta and Shasta Lake.

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Places to See in Redding…

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Auditorium Drive. – A 300-acre park, containing the 200-acre McConnell Arboretum and 20 acres of botanical gardens. The park spans the Sacramento River and is linked by one of Redding’s most well-known landmarks: the Sundial Bridge, a 700-foot pedestrian footbridge designed by architect/engineer Santiago Calatrava.

The Sacramento River Trail is a loop trail that starts at the base of the Dieselhorst Bridge, then goes almost to Keswick Dam, crosses a bridge, and goes back. This trail is by far the most popular in Redding.

Places to Eat in Redding…

  • Fat Daddy’s Barbeque, 942 Hartnell Ave.
  • Jack’s Grill, 1743 California St. – Widely regarded as having the best steaks in Redding. It looks pretty shabby on the outside, but the food and service are nothing short of amazing.
  • Gironda’s Restaurant, 1100 Center St. – A nice Italian place with good food.
  • Fuji Japanese Restaurant, 1545 Placer St. – Good, cheap Japanese food. Good for takeout.
  • Lai Lai Chinese Buffet Restaurant, 2705 Churn Creek Rd.
  • Fast Weenies, 175 Locust St. (Inside the Cypress Square shopping plaza) – Great hotdogs and other and cheap drinks right near the CA-44 and I-5
  • Gold Street Cafe, 1730 Gold St. – One of Redding’s best low-key diners. Breakfast is served all day, try the eggs benedict for a treat. edit

Places to Shop in Redding…

Redding is a great place to do shopping. Stores are spread out, and most specialize in certain things. There are many plazas lying around, most of which have good shopping. The Mt. Shasta Mall and the area around it are great places if you want large department stores, but if you want to check out local stores, go to the Market St. Promenade. This has, over time, also been part of the old Highway 99, then a covered mall, then an abandoned place where vagrants gathered, and has been remodeled to be what it is now, an uncovered mall.

  • Mt. Shasta Mall, 900 Dana Drive
  • Market St. Promenade

Places to Stay in Redding…

  • Best Western Hilltop Inn, 2300 Hilltop Drive.
  • Best Western Hospitality House, 532 N Market Street.
  • Holiday Inn, 1900 Hilltop Drive.
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1080 Twin View Blvd.
  • Motel 6 Redding Central, 1640 Hilltop Drive.
  • Motel 6 Redding North, 1250 Twin View Boulevard.
  • Motel 6 Redding South, 2385 Bechelli Lane.
  • Oxford Suites Redding, 1967 Hilltop Drive.
  • Comfort Inn Redding, 850 Mistletoe Lane.

Getting Around Redding…

Interstate 5 is the main north-south road through Redding, going as far north as Blaine, WA (near Bellingham) to Imperial Beach, CA (near San Diego). It’s a fast route, and goes through many towns & cities in the Pacific states, but its disadvantage is that it does not go along the actual coast much (except at the very north and south ends). For that, you will need to switch between highways (via Hwy 299 to US101, see below). Redding is accessed from Exit #675 (S Bonneyview Rd/Churn Creek Rd) through Exit #685 (CA-151 Shasta Dam Blvd). Downtown is accessed from #678 (“CA-44 Eureka/Lassen National Pk”)

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