Big Sur Village Welcomes Visitors

Big Sur Village Welcomes Visitors

As you cruise down Highway One from California’s Monterey Peninsula, you can’t help but feel the excitement building up inside you. Those photos you have seen of the magnificent beauty of Big Sur are suddenly coming to life, appearing even better in person. The dramatic Santa Lucia Mountains to the left are sprinkled with yellow, white and magenta wildflowers. To the right, powerful waves crash onto the rocky coastline as cows graze with their calves in the lush green pasture. It truly is what poet Robinson Jeffers has described as the “greatest meeting of land and water in the world.”

“From hiking along the breathtaking coast and wildflowers at Garrapata State Park to driving across the iconic Bixby Bridge to staying in a cabin amongst the giant redwood trees, Big Sur is such a special place where visitors can unplug, relax and enjoy nature’s magnificent handiwork,” says Tammy Blount, President and CEO of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB)…

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New Patriot Floorless Coaster To Open at California’s Great America Saturday, April 1

New Patriot Floorless Coaster To Open at California’s Great America Saturday, April 1

California’s Great America opens its 2017 season on March 25 and will introduce an array of new attractions, entertainment and dining experiences. Patriot, the first floorless coaster in the park’s history, will make its official park debut on Saturday, April 1.

Patriot will take riders to a nine-story height before plummeting them into a 360-degree loop and a series of hairpin turns. The floorless ride will include state-of-the-art blue and white floorless trains positioning guests with their feet dangling inches above the track…

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Top Hot Spots in Downtown Redding, California

Top Hot Spots in Downtown Redding, California

Surrounded by mountains, hiking and biking trails, and national parks, and born out of the historic Gold Rush era, Redding is the epicenter of an outdoor paradise for young and old alike. This slice of paradise set at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley also has a vibrant and friendly downtown center.

“Redding, the hub city of Shasta Cascade, is centrally located in the heart of Northern California’s great outdoors, but what many visitors find surprising is our exciting downtown,” explains Kallie Markle, Communications Coordinator at Visit Redding. “Redding is the largest California city north of Sacramento, so visitors enjoy a food scene featuring new and historic restaurants, wine bars, breweries, exceptional entertainment venues, cozy hotels and unique shops.”

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Downtown Hot Spots for Dining and Imbibing
In Redding, visitors are invited to dine like they mean it. Jack’s, a local hot spot for over 75 years, takes you back in time to enjoy a delicious meal of classic big steaks and perfect martinis. If you are looking for something more on trend, The Dip is one of the newest kids on the downtown Redding blog. Craft cocktails and an impressive craft beer bar are paired with live music, trivia, BINGO, and other fun nightly events. The Squire Room, a reinvention of a Redding classic, is a tasteful throwback to the 1960s, complete with red velvet and JFK photos on the walls. Visitors will enjoy tons of personality, without all the kitsch, and of course: great drinks. Wildcard Brewing Co.’s Tied House is a favorite craft brewery in downtown Redding. It’s BYOM – “bring your own meal” – and the kids can play board games while you enjoy a flight of beer, in the airy, laid back space.

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Downtown Night Life and Entertainment Hot Spots
Home to the Redding City Ballet and the North State Symphony, Redding has always been the cultural hub of far northern California. The Cascade Theatre is a historic Art Deco landmark that was beautifully restored as a performing arts venue. The year-round calendar hosts ballet, symphony, and live theater, as well as humorists, chart-toppers, and everything in-between. Downtown Redding is also home to Vintage Wine Bar, presenting live, touring entertainment on a regular basis. Redding’s newest nightlife hot spot is 1724 Downtown Bar & Grille located just across the street from the Cascade Theatre, making it a great option for pre- or post-show drinks. It features a super cool ice bar, cozy booths, and a fun atmosphere.

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To discover all that Redding has to offer and additional information about the many things to do in Redding and Shasta Cascade, visit www.visitredding.com


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Experience “Redding Unrestricted” in California’s Shasta Cascade

Experience “Redding Unrestricted” in California’s Shasta Cascade

American Author Mark Twain said it best: “It’s spring fever. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” Words could not be truer every spring during “Redding Unrestricted,” when the California city of Redding, located in the majestic region of Shasta Cascade, offers an endless list of activities from mid-April through May that make the heart ache for spring. Find unique adventures from stunning waterfall hikes and blood pumping races, to theater favorites like Mary Poppins, endless classic cars at Kool April Nites, and a windswept sailing regatta. With all this and more packed in a six week span, we think Mark Twain would surely have had spring fever for “Redding Unrestricted!”

Dubbed the “Gem of the U.S. Trails System” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Redding is an outdoor adventurer’s dream offering more than 200 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails all within a 15-mile radius of the city center. Off the trails, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, and fishing opportunities about throughout the region, with abundant mountain and waterfall vistas around every turn. From music festivals to paddling races, Redding’s list of cultural, sporting, and food & wine events equal fun for everyone, especially during “Redding Unrestricted.”

Visit www.visitredding.com for more information.


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Party with Nature in Morro Bay this Spring Break

Party with Nature in Morro Bay this Spring Break

American actor Robin Williams must have been thinking of Morro Bay, CA when he so aptly said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” This year, rain or shine, Morro Bay, is the place to party over spring break offering the best in family fun and special packages.

Outdoor activities include the brand new Morro Bay Bike Park, a fun and exciting BMX Bike Park, or kayaking and paddle boarding the bay to party with sea life, or rent a surrey or beach cruiser and cycle out to the iconic Morro Rock. Indoor activities in Morro Bay include the interactive Museum of Natural History, located in Morro Bay State Park, right next to the Cormorant and Heron Rookery – a virtual year-round ecological party with birds. Stop by one of several educational museums and centers along the Embarcadero and party with the world’s biggest skateboard at the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, or view aquariums of steelhead trout and eelgrass, and 3-D images of the estuary at the Estuary Nature Center. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Morro Bay Kite Festival, a FREE annual event for kite enthusiasts and families hosted on the beach just north of Morro Rock.

Visit www.morrobay.org for more information.


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