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Top Choice Historic Building in Weaverville

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park

The walls here actually talk – they’re papered inside with 150-year-old donation ledgers from the once-thriving Chinese community, the immigrants who built Northern California’s infrastructure, a rich culture that h…
Top Choice Pub Food in Dunsmuir

Dunsmuir Brewery Works

It’s hard to describe this little microbrew pub without veering into hyperbole. Start with the beer: the crisp ales and porter are perfectly balanced and the IPA is apparently pretty good too, because patrons are al…
Top Choice Californian in Mt Shasta City

Trinity Café

Trinity Café has long rivaled the Bay Area’s best. The owners, who hail from Napa, infuse the bistro with a wine country feel and an extensive, excellent wine selection. The organic menu ranges from delectable, perf…
Top Choice Bridge in Redding

Sundial Bridge

Resembling a beached cruise ship, the shimmering-white 2004 Sundial Bridge spans the river and is one of Redding’s marquee attractions, providing an excellent photo op. The glass-deck pedestrian overpass connects th…
Top Choice European in Dunsmuir

Café Maddalena

Simple and elegant, this cafe put Dunsmuir on the foodie map. The menu was designed by chef Bret LaMott (of Trinity Cafe fame) and changes weekly to feature dishes from southern Europe and northern Africa. Some high…
Dance in McCloud

McCloud Dance Country

Dust it up on the 5000-sq-ft maple dance floor in the 1906 Broadway Ballroom. Square dancing, round dancing, ballroom dancing – they do it all. Starting at $299 per couple, multiday packages include lessons and even…
Brewery in Scott Valley

Etna Brewing Company

Mountain in Mt Shasta

Mt Shasta

Dominating the landscape, Mt Shasta is visible for more than 100 miles from many parts of Northern California and southern Oregon. Although not California's highest peak (at 14,179ft it ranks fifth), Mt Shasta is es…
National Park in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument

Perched on a shield volcano, Lava Beds National Monument is a truly remarkable 72-sq-mile landscape of geological features – lava flows, craters, cinder cones, spatter cones and amazing lava tubes. Nearly 750 caves …
Lake in Whiskeytown Lake

Whiskeytown Lake

An old mining town lent the rich name to Whiskeytown Lake, a lovely, multiuse reservoir that was dedicated by John F Kennedy less than two months before his assassination. Today folks descend on the lake’s serene 36…