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Redding Magazine

Discover unique and fun places in Redding California. Whether you are new to the Redding area or a lifetime resident, you will find plenty of help and details throughout this site.

Below are some of key Redding sites:

Redding was founded by miners during the nineteenth century. Named for railroad man Benjamin B. Redding, the town was rechristened Reading in 1874, honoring founder Pierson B. Reading. The railroad, however, would not recognize the change, and the original Redding was restored in 1880.

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Redding is also important as the largest city in the northern Sacramento Valley and the largest city on the 470-mile stretch of Interstate 5 between Sacramento, California and Eugene, Oregon Both Redding and its neighbor to the south, Red Bluff, are popular with tourists who use the cities as bases to explore Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lake Shasta, and other natural attractions.