Coffee Bar is best described as having a, "cute and relaxing atmosphere." Start your day with one of their highly recommended lattes or pastries. Their menu also includes salads and specialties like "thick sliced, whole-wheat toast and prosciutto, mozzarella and basil topped with a balsamic glaze," yum! This is not your average coffee shop. They feature coffee from specialty roasters up and down the west coast including Northbound, Case, Temple, and Handsome & Heart and regularly update their menu and coffee selections.
Coffee Bar to Turtle Bay Exploration Park
(2 miles, about 10 minutes)
1. Ride north on Pine Street toward Gold Street
2. Turn right onto South Street
3. Turn left onto Continental Street
4. Turn right onto Butte Street
5. Turn left onto Sundial Bridge Drive
6. Bear right to stay on Sundial Bridge Drive
7. Turtle Bay Exploration Park will be on the right
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is so many things - a museum, aquarium, cafe, wildlife nursery and education center - wrapped all into one! Their mission centers around fun, educational hands-on experiences for all ages. Their children's programs include school field trips, discovery camps, little explorer and weekend events designed around education and families. The museum is the central hub to the exploration park and brings you face to face with exhibits showcasing the local ecosystem. Their Mill Building attraction features a unique Smokejumper exhibit which allows you to try on a real Smokejumper outfit and try navigating through the air while avoiding obstacles to land on your target. No wonder the Turtle Bay Exploration Park is truly Wonder-Full!
One of the best known attractions of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park is the gigantic Sundial Bridge which features one of the largest Sundials on the planet! Enjoy the views as you ride across the bridge to your next destination.
Turtle Bay Exploration Park to McConnell Arboretum & Gardens
(0.6 miles, about 5 minutes)
1. Ride west on the Sacramento River Trail toward the Sundial Bridge
2. Turn right onto the Sacramento River Trail and cross the Sundial Bridge
3. On the other side of the bridge, turn left to on the Sacramento River Trail, then go right at the split toward McConnell Arboretum & Gardens
4. Ride to Arboretum Drive, and arrive at McConnell Arboretum & Gardens
The Mc Connell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens are located within the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The gardens make up 25 acres of Mediterranean-climate display gardens, a children's garden, a medicinal garden, two incredible and unique water features, and a large seasonal pond home to many animals. The Arboretum features a one-mile walking trail loop that surrounds it and links to the rest of the Sacramento River Trail. The Botanical Gardens Nursery also features locally adapted perennials that you can take home with you! The five Mediterranean-climate zones they feature include trees, shrubs and plants from South Africa, Pacific Rim, Australia, Chile and California.
McConnell Arboretum & Gardens to Westside Pizza
(1 mile, about 7 minutes)
1. Exit the gardens riding northeast toward Arboretum Drive, and follow Arboretum Drive to the exit
2. Turn right onto N Market Street
3. At the intersection with Benton Drive, make a U-turn to cross over to the other side of Market Street
4. Westside Pizza will be on the right.
Locals and visitors alike will tell you that this local pizzeria offers up the best pizza ever! Westside Pizza satisfies with pies that leave people raving. They're located in the heart of Redding and have an awesome "Death By Pizza" challenge where your mission is to finish an 18" extra large pizza in less than 1 hour. Surmounting the challenge will land your picture on the Wall of Fame and earn you a free meal. After falling in love from your first bite, take home some Westside Pizza memorabilia including T-Shirts, Hoodies and Tank Tops.
Westside Pizza to Carter House Art Gallery
(1 mile, about 5 minutes)
1. Ride south on N Market Street toward Arboretum Drive
2. Cross Quartz Hill Road, then turn right onto the sidewalk. The sidewalk will curve to the left onto a paved path. Follow the paved path
3. At the path intersection next to the playground, stay to the right
4. At the path intersection with Rio Drive, Carter House Art Gallery will be on the left
This art gallery is presented by the North Valley Art League, an all-volunteer organization, whose mission is to support artists and visual arts in Redding and the California North State. They host monthly member shows, featured artists shows and four annual juried shows. They're located on the Sacramento River in the lovely Caldwell Park area of Redding. It's within walking distance of the Turtle Bay Museum, Sacramento River Trail and other Caldwell Park natural attractions. They showcase artwork including paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculpture, glasswork, gourds, pottery, metalwork, hand-painted silk items, weavings, wood pieces, soft sculpture and other original creations.
This trail is perfectly suitable for both walkers and bikers. This beautiful trail wraps around the incredible Sacramento River on a peaceful journey within the city limits. The loop is relatively flat and becomes partially shady on the south side of the river, which links to Keswick Dam. It offers drinking water and restrooms and is also dog friendly. There are several locations to park and begin your journey. Along the trail you'll come across several landmarks including the iconic Sundial Bridge, Ribbon Bridge, Sanford Hills Estate, Buenaventura Trail, Palatine Trail and the Diestelhorst Bridge.
Carter House Art Gallery to Shasta State Historic Park
(6.3 miles, about 40 minutes)
1. From the gallery, ride south toward the Sacramento River and the Sacramento River Trail
2. Turn right onto the Sacramento River Trail
3. After the Benton Drive overpass, turn right and follow the trail loop onto Diestelhorst Bridge
4. After crossing Diestelhorst Bridge, turn right to continue on the Sacramento River Trail
5. Turn left onto the Middle Creek Trail at the intersection of the Middle Creek Trailhead and Sacramento River Trail
6. At the intersection at Iron Mountain Road, Iron Mountain Road and ride onto Middle Creek Road
7. At the end of Middle Creek Road, bear left to continue riding on Middle Creek Trail
8. At the intersection of Middle Creek Trail and Middle Creek Road, turn left onto Middle Creek Road
9. Turn right onto Eureka Way/CA-299
10. Shasta State Historic Park will be on the right, Shorty's Eatery will be on the left
The Shasta State Historic Park offers hiking trails along with picnic areas, programs, interpretive exhibits and a historical/cultural site. It's comprised of a row of historic brick buildings, roadways, cottages, cemeteries and the restored County Courthouse, which doubles as the Park's museum and visitor center. It takes about an hour to view the museum's artwork and other exhibits, including the restored courthouse.
This restaurant is located in Old Shasta, and stands in an identical reproduction of the former Blumb's Bakery, which operated from 1873 to 1918. It's the only restaurant in Shasta and the husband and wife proprietors do well to bring a quaint homestyle feel to its patrons. They offer a mix of paninis, deli sandwiches, a build-your-own hot dog station, and divine baked goods. People love the history of the building and its decor. It pays an accurate homage to 1940s cafes and you can hear old-time tunes floating through the air as you enjoy their delicious menu and joy-filled atmosphere.
Shorty's Eatery to Woody's Brewing Co.
(6.1 miles, about 40 minutes)
1. Ride southeast on Eureka Way/CA-299 toward Buell Alley
2. Turn left onto Middle Creek Road
3. Turn right onto the Middle Creek Trail riding east
4. At the intersection with Iron Mountain Road, cross Iron Mountain Road and continue riding on the Middle Creek Trail heading east
5. At the intersection of the Middle Creek Trailhead and Sacramento River Trail, turn right onto the Sacramento River Trail
6. Merge and continue riding east on Middle Creek Road
7. Turn right onto Benton Drive
8. Cross Eureka Way and continue riding south where Benton Drive becomes Court Street
9. Turn left onto Shasta Street
10. Turn left onto Oregon Street
22. Woody's Brewing Co. will be on the right
End your journey at Woody's Brewery which features unique brews and a full delicious menu including 1/2 lb. Certified Angus beef burgers from R&R meats. Their brews have received numerous awards including gold medals in 2013 American Wheat in A.H.A. and 2009 English Barley Wine, as well as Silver Medals in 2013 Best in Show - American Wheat in A.H.A. and various other awards throughout the past 20 years with A.H.A. and state fair competitions. Not in the mood for beer? Then try out their local-favorite house made tots or refuel with something lighter like one of their delicious salads. Their brews include IPA, Ale, Porters and Wheats and have regular beer tastings for the community to enjoy!
With mountains all around, miles of hiking and biking trails, a river running through it, and national parks nearby, Redding is an outdoor paradise for young and old alike. Cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, Redding has 300+ sunny days per year. It's a great place to escape the chill of spring and the gray days of winter, too! Call 1-800-874-7562 for assistance planning your adventure.