, the jumping off point to the Shasta/Cascade region, is a DogTrekker paradise. It’s home to Shasta Cascade’s most impressive manmade landmark, the Sundial Bridge
that spans the Sacramento River and part of a 16-mile, dog-friendly paved trail that runs along the river from Redding to Shasta Dam.
If you want the best in dog-friendly travel, Redding/Shasta Cascade is your destination. Visit here to explore the rest of the Shasta Cascade.
With mountains all around, miles of hiking and biking trails, waterfalls nearby, and a river running through it, Redding is the outdoor adventure capital of California. more »
Sheraton Redding Hotel
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our latest DogCation® to the the Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge. A lucky California dog (or dogs) and their two-legged best friends have a chance to win a two-night weekend stay with daily breakfast for two and waived pet fees. more »
Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay
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Whatever your plans, you’ll want to start with a lingering visit to the Sundial Bridge, a pedestrian span over the Sacramento River designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Its 214-foot, angled iron pylon serves as a gnomon, making it the world’s largest sundial. The bridge is a thing of grace and beauty that’s been pulling cars off the highway since it opened in 2004. Dog-friendly trails hug the river on both sides, and parking is free and plentiful. more »
Check-in at Sheraton Redding Hotel - Photo Credit: @nancydbrown
Redding is an easy, 2.5-hour drive up Interstate 5 from Sacramento, and in March and April you’ll absolutely relish the scenery: landscapes are velvety green, orchards are in full pink-and-white bloom and the weather is just a little bit better than perfect. On a clear day, you’ll see Mount Shasta’s snowy cone from more than 100 miles away. Bunk down in town and take a day to explore close by while you get the lay of the land. more »
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Water, sun, stars, memories. A houseboating vacation provides them all, plus a lot of novelty for first-timers.
While Shasta Lake is justly known as the house-boating capital of California, it’s not the only body of water where you can herd your friends and family (including your pup, of course) aboard and say “anchors aweigh” on a slow-moving, waterborne vacation. more »