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Things to do in Redwood Country

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Redwood Country. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Redwood Country attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Redwood Country to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Redwood Country.

  • Avenue of the Giants

    Beginning about four miles south of the town of Scotia is the 32-mile-long scenic road called Avenue of the Giants (named for the redwoods that fla... More
  • Blue Ox Millworks

    Watch modern-day carpenters carving gingerbread trim with antique tools. More
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park

    The park is a miniature Yellowstone (complete with fumaroles and mud pots, as well as a new LEED-certified visitors’ center) created by the massive... More
  • Mount Shasta

    The Mystery: This stunning snow-capped peak in the Cascade Mountain range, 60 miles south of the Oregon border, has long been considered one of the... More
  • Pride Enterprises Tours

    Historian Ray Hillman leads a walking tour through the historic waterfront district that includes such gems as an 1890s opera house. $28 for two pe... More
  • Redwood National and State Parks

    Don’t miss Fern Canyon, near Gold Bluffs Beach, in the Prairie Creek unit of the parks—it appeared in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. More
  • Tour-Thru Tree

    The iconic redwood with a car-size hole in it. More
  • Trees of Mystery

    Take a gondola ride through the forest canopy. adults $14, kids 4–11 $7 More
  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park

    Santiago Calatrava’s sculptural Sundial footbridge leads over the Sacramento River to this combination science museum and arboretum aimed at famili... More

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