An Outdoor Sports Paradise in Northern California
When it comes to outdoor activities and adventures, Redding, California, is a paradise with endless possibilities. Located right on the Sacramento River, 160 miles north of Sacramento and about a three-hour drive north of San Francisco, Redding offers outdoor options for all ages. This beautiful location, cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, has more than 300 days of sunshine a year, cementing the town's claim to being the "sunniest city in California." The area has an abundance of state and national parks, along with all types of watersports. In fact, the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail, with its miles of opportunities, is nicknamed the "Gem of the U.S. Trail System."
Odessa, Texas: Friday Night Lights and So Much More
Drive through any small town in Texas on a Friday night and you'll find the local football stadium is a hub of excitement. Odessa is like that (after all, this is the origin of Friday Night Lights), but also holds the claim of being a hub for almost any sport. Discover Odessa, its first-class facilities and its warm welcome.
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