Sprawling across 300 acres, Turtle Bay Exploration Park has all the space it needs to showcase Northern California's ecosystems as well as the history of its people. Located in Redding, which was named one of the top affordable summer driving destinations by CBS News, this celebration of nature, anthropology, and art starts in the McConnell Arboretum. Its gardens use 200 acres to form a living map of the five major Mediterranean climate zones: Chile, South Africa, Australia, the Mediterranean basin, and California. In addition to providing picturesque views, these gardens use water-wise methods to emphasize the importance of sustainability.
* Paul Bunyan?s Forest Camp displays artifacts and photographs from early lumber camps while also teaching visitors about the local birds and reptiles that continue to thrive in the nearby forests.
* The Turtle Bay Museum helps visitors explore the region's animal life or general scientific topics through rotating exhibits along with a 22,000 square foot aquarium.
* The Sundial Bridge features sweeping, 217-foot pylon that supports the bridge's elegant design while minimizing its environmental impact on the river below.
* Buster Simpson's The Monolith is an installation built inside the ruins of the Kutras Aggregate Plant, which provided the gravel used to create the concrete for Shasta Dam.
Win her over on your next dinner date — Gironda's Restaurant is an ideal date spot for those who heart Italian cuisine.
Low-fat choices are not featured on the menu
this place serves the real deal.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Gironda's Restaurant's menu.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Gironda's Restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Just around the workday bend are Gironda's Restaurant's happy hour food and drink bargains.
Gironda's Restaurant is a great location to host a group dinner.
Hop online in no time using Gironda's Restaurant's free wifi.
People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
For the tastes of Gironda's Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the restaurant's carry out and delivery options.
Gironda's Restaurant is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Snack on tasty pub fare at Shameless O'Leery's, a local favorite.
Dieters looking for low-fat options will be out of luck, though, as taste trumps caloric value here.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! Shameless O'Leery's also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers.
At Shameless O'Leery's, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Shameless O'Leery's — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
At Shameless O'Leery's, street and lot parking is made simple for diners.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Shameless O'Leery's is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Shameless O'Leery's.
At Shameless O'Leery's, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Find all of your favorite American classics at Applebee's, a casual restaurant.
Applebee's has given the typical healthy and vegan options a makeover.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Bring the whole family to Applebee's, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
At Applebee's, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Casual dining at its best, Applebee's customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Applebee's as well.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
For easy dining, Applebee's provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
The menu at Applebee's is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
Applebee's accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Applebee's offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Sports Bar.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
Sports Bar also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Sports Bar's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Sports Bar has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
Through their catering service, Sports Bar can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Going out for dinner doesn't mean overspending. Enjoy a delicious meal at Sports Bar for a fair price.
Bald eagles soar through the air, trout and bass dart beneath tranquil waves, and fresh mountain water pours into three different lakes: Trinity, Shasta, and Lewiston. Across these landscapes, visitors can embrace the great outdoors at Shasta Recreation Company’s campgrounds and semipermanent yurts. After making camp, visitors can hit the hiking trails that wind through the towering pine trees and along the shore—where each of the three lakes sets the stage for aquatic activities. In the hands of guests, fishing lines plunge into Shasta Lake in search of bass; boats churn up water along Trinity Lake's 145 miles of tree-lined shoreline; and canoes transport paddlers across Lewiston Lake's placid waters.