Northern California December 28, 2018
This One Northern California Town Was Just Recognized As A Stellar Winter Destination
We may be in the throes of winter but that doesn’t mean that the adventure has to slow down. In fact, it means quite the opposite! Northern California is full of winter attractions, and one of our towns was even recently recognized as one of the country’s best winter destinations. Boasting all sorts of wintertime fun, this destination town is a must-visit this season. Places like this one just prove that the fun never stops in Northern California, and that’s just the way we like it.
Redding is an awesome Northern California destination all year round. Home to amazing places like the Sundial Bridge, Shasta State Historic Park, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, there's never a shortage of things to do in this town—especially during the winter.
Redding was recently recognized as one of the best places to visit for some winter fun by
Budget Travel, joining iconic winter destinations like Alaska and Colorado. It only makes sense that Redding made the list, though, considering it's home to copious amounts of snowy, unforgettable fun.
Redding may not be the first place you think of when it comes to winter getaways, especially since NorCal is home to the world-famous Sierra. However, you'll find yourself delightfully surprised about how much winter recreation is to be had in this awesome community.
First of all, Mt. Shasta Ski Park is an awesome source of snowy adventures. The park is home to a massive 425 acres of skiable terrrain with over 30 trails to traverse.
Additionally, the resort offers plenty of non-skiing options for those who want the thrill of the mountain but lack the gear or skills. The snow tubing hill is one of the best in the state and is bound to put a smile on your face.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is another notable Redding destination, but few people realize that it makes for some awesome winter exploration. The park offers ranger-led snowshoe tours throughout the winter so you can experience Lassen's beautiful, snow-covered landscapes like never before.
Looking for something a little more easy-going? The Crystal Ice Cave tour at Lava Beds National Monument is a must. The weekly, three-hour outing will transport you to a dazzling world full of unique ice formations, and you won't be forgetting it anytime soon.
If all else fails, grab some snowshoes, Nordic skies, a snowmobile, or some durable boots and set off on your own winter adventure. Redding makes for an awesome base camp for winter recreation precisely because adventure can be found everywhere you turn.
Did you know Redding was such an awesome winter destination? You’ll want to plan a trip before the season ends. For more places to check out, take a look at our list of
7 Awesome Places To Visit In Northern California This Winter.