No trip to the Redding area would be complete without stopping by Turtle Bay Exploration Park and the amazing Sundial Bridge! Personally, I recommend going to the bridge in the evening as the sun is going down and the lights are coming up! The bridge is like a magnet drawing hundreds of people there on a nice night. I saw walkers, skateboarders, bikers and even a person on a unicycle the evening I was there! There are families, couples, singles, dog walkers and more enjoying the sunset over the Sacramento River with Shasta Bally (a mountain) in the background.
I was fortunate enough to be there as the full moon was rising in the east as the sun was setting in the west creating an enchanting evening of beauty. As I was standing on the bridge I heard beautiful music coming from the north end and walked over to find two musicians under the bridge playing their guitars as the full moon rose behind them. I knew this would be a magical trip!