Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Impressive Lassen Volcanic National Park has steaming hydrothermal sulfur pools and cauldrons that can be seen from the boardwalk in Bumpass Hell. At 10,457ft Lassen Peak is one of the world's largest plug-dome volc…
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 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…
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 …
State Park in Mt Shasta Region

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Fed by a spring, the splashing 129ft-tall waterfalls flow at the same temperature, 42°F (6°C), year-round. Rangers are quick to point out that it might not be California’s highest waterfall, but it may be the most b…
Dam in Shasta Lake

Shasta Dam

On scale with the enormous natural features of the area, this colossal, 15-million-ton concrete dam is second only in size to Grand Coolie Dam in Washington state and second in height only to Hoover Dam in Nevada. T…
Museum in Redding

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Situated on 300 meandering acres, this is an artistic, cultural and scientific center for visitors of all ages, with an emphasis on the Sacramento River watershed. The complex houses art and natural-science museums,…
Cave in Shasta Lake

Lake Shasta Caverns

High in the limestone megaliths at the north end of the lake hide these prehistoric caves. Tours of the crystalline caves operate daily and include a boat ride across Lake Shasta, and the office has a spacious play …
State Park in Northern Mountains

Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park

A visit here comes with serious bragging rights as the abundant springs, aquamarine bays and islets, and jagged flows of black basalt lava are truly off the beaten path, and can be reached only by boat. After you pa…