If you think you know California, but haven’t visited the northern Shasta Cascade region, also known as UpStateCA, you’re missing out on some of the best outdoor recreation and natural beauty the Golden State has to offer. Situated in the sunny foothills in the shadow of majestic Mt. Shasta with the Sacramento River running directly through town, the city of Redding makes for an excellent home base for exploring the area. In the summer, Redding becomes a water recreation hot spot. In the winter, it rarely gets too cold, but the snowy mountains are just a short drive away. Here’s our list of the best reasons to make Redding your adventure hub for your next family vacation. The best part? Each activity is less than a 90-minute drive from the city center. https://www.visitredding.com/articl...the-family-getaway-you-didnt-know-you-needed- Redding California is a wonderful city. It is a well planned and growing city with a lot to offer for a population of between 90,000 and 100,000 population. There are many great parks and a wonderful trail system. First class schools and lots of activities for both kids and retirees. We are surrounded by rivers, lakes, waterfalls, forests, and mountains along with many national and state parks within a short distance. We have a great 4th of July and a great Christmas lights display as well.