Of the few guarantees in life — death, taxes, the rotation of the earth — only one comes in handy when you’re planning a vacation, because Redding, CA’s place in the planetary orbit means more bright days to play.

As the second sunniest city in the U.S.A and the sunniest spot on the west coast, Redding offers more than 300 dry, vitamin D-packed days for you to fish, paddle, hike, savor, and run around in meadows with your arms outstretched.

Redding’s acclaimed trail system has a mile for almost every sunny day on the calendar, so cycling along the paved Sacramento River National Recreation Trail and mountain biking through Whiskeytown National Recreation Area are year-round possibilities. As a basecamp for adventures around Shasta Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and the Trinity and Cascade mountain ranges, Redding is a favorite for all types of explorers. The Mediterranean climate is convenient for everything from peak summiting to splashing in the water, and kayak, stand up paddle board, and boat rentals on the two lakes let you try something new while staying under budget.

Longer days and brighter blooms make for pleasant trips to the botanical gardens, and the world famous Sundial Bridge stretches across the river and 217 feet into the — yes, we’re going to say it — sunny sky. Redding’s many lodging options can suit your style and budget, and after a day of exploring and excitement, you can enjoy live entertainment downtown.

Redding is truly the place for Any Adventure, Any Day. VisitRedding.com