FresnoUnited States of America

Nicknamed California’s Yearlong Playground, this city is a cultural hub, an outdoor destination and a popular stopping point en route to Yosemite National Park. 

Fresno is the focal point of California’s Central Valley. The city is just 62 miles (99.8 kilometers) from Yosemite National Park, making it a popular destination on the way to the wilderness area.

Sample the region’s renowned wines and enjoy scenic landscape on a tasting tour at some of the many vineyards that surround the city. Fresno is also in the center of California’s agricultural belt, making it an ideal place to sample fresh local produce. Fruit stands and farmers markets abound; most popular is the sprawling Vineyard Farmers Market, where growers gather every Wednesday and Saturday to sell their goods.

Watch a show at the historic Tower Theatre, located in the heart of the lively Tower District. Go shopping, see a movie or enjoy a meal at River Park. The complex is filled with stores and destinations suitable for the entire family.

Spend the afternoon exploring Forestiere Gardens, an underground compound of passageways, gardens and sculptures. Created by Sicilian immigrant Baldasare Forestiere, the network is reminiscent of Rome’s famous catacombs. Explore the interactive maze created by lush gardens and ornate architecture.

Give children a glimpse into the exotic animal kingdom at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Learn about unique species, participate in interactive exhibits and watch the creatures at play.

The Central Valley is known for hot summertime temperatures. Escape the heat with a day hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, located 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) east of the city. Yosemite National Park's nearness makes it possible to visit Half Dome and other natural wonders and return within one day.

The city is about a 3-hour drive from either Los Angeles or San Francisco. Fresno Yosemite International Airport offers limited service throughout the United States and is conveniently located in the city center. Explore the area by car or cycle in many bike-friendly neighborhoods.

Fresno offers warm temperatures and sunny weather throughout the year. Come explore “California's Yearlong Playground” to experience its diverse attractions.

Where to stay in Fresno

The morning at Camp Tulequoia in the Sequoia National Forest.

Roosevelt

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in Roosevelt, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Fresno Fairgrounds and Selland Arena.

Roosevelt
Fresno showing signage and theater scenes

Downtown

3/5(225 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Downtown, Selland Arena and Chukchansi Park are top sights worth seeing.

Downtown
Fresno showing signage and theater scenes

Edison

3.5/5Good!(28 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in Edison, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Chukchansi Park and Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

Edison

Top Hotels in Fresno

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center
Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
300 S Court St, Visalia, CA
The price is $103 per night

Located in the heart of Visalia, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Visalia City Hall and Visalia Convention Center. Visalia Fox Theatre and Imagine U Children's ...

4.2/5Very Good! (937 reviews)

"Nice clean hotel, convenient location, close to restaurants and shopping"…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center
Hyatt Place Fresno
Hyatt Place Fresno
3 out of 5
7333 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA
The price is $127 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Riverpark Shopping Center. California State University Fresno ...

4.4/5Excellent! (126 reviews)

"Service was great, room was clean, well furnished and a big size for the price. Lobby was very nice and staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Hyatt Place Fresno
Piccadilly Inn Airport
Piccadilly Inn Airport
3 out of 5
5115 E Mckinley Avenue, Fresno, CA
The price is $101 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Discovery Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Save Mart Center and California State University Fresno. ...

3.9/5Good! (1,486 reviews)

"The property was a mess. Garbage all over the parking lot. Homeless people bugging customers for money. Lack of security."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Piccadilly Inn Airport

Reviews of Fresno

3.6

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
318
5 - Excellent 15.955845459106873%
4 - Good
872
4 - Good 43.753135975915704%
3 - Okay
640
3 - Okay 32.112393376818865%
2 - Disappointing
109
2 - Disappointing 5.469141996989463%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 2.7094831911690918%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

It’s a nice small pleasant City.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

Scared for a moment due to protest march that night but everything turned out perfect in the end

2/5 - Disappointing

Nothappy

May 25, 2020

There are alot of homeless people asking for money. They have over run the downrown area. I actually didnt feel very safe there. And i wont be going back.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 13, 2020

The Woodward Regional Park was the best part of the trip

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 12, 2020

This location had poor internet service

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 10, 2020

Nice little city...

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