Fresno, CA

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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

Hotel Piccadilly
Hotel Piccadilly
3 out of 5
2305 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA, 93711
The price is $81 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Fresno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,393 reviews)
"Customer service in general was amazing! Very kind and thoughtful people working at the Piccadilly , we were staying for 3 days and in one of the most hot weekends in June , our rooms ac wasn’t working , maintenance came in and checked , he said it was frosted, so he suggested a new room ,transferred ..."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Hotel Piccadilly
Hillstone Inn
Hillstone Inn
2 out of 5
1183 N Blackstone St, Tulare, CA, 93274
The price is $140 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Tulare. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (176 reviews)
"very clean and service nice"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Hillstone Inn
Wyndham Garden Fresno Yosemite Airport
Wyndham Garden Fresno Yosemite Airport
3 out of 5
5090 E Clinton Way, Fresno, CA, 93727
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $107 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Fresno. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.5/5 Good! (978 reviews)
"We got in past midnight. This property is very close to the airport. There have been updates to this property, but it could still be considered “dated”. However, it was clean. Maybe we were exhausted. This was our 8th hotel and both of us thought the mattress, pillows, and bedding was the most comfortable ..."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Wyndham Garden Fresno Yosemite Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Near lakes/National parks
Near lakes/National parks
Clovis, CA
The price is $90 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this vacation home in Clovis. Enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Woodward Park and Save Mart Center are located nearby. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Awesome RV
"This was just what the family needed. Melissa and Tony were awesome host. It was quiet and secluded. My kids really enjoyed the pool.. it was a little dirty the first day but the next day it had gotten cleaned out and was perfect for swimming. My husband gave thumbs up for a Father's day get away... ..."

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Near lakes/National parks
San Joaquin Hotel
San Joaquin Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1309 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA, 93711
The price is $137 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly vacation home in Fresno. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,021 reviews)
"When I booked my stay I expected a bed and a bathroom. What we got looked more like a small apartment without the kitchen! There is so many stores and food places within 10 minutes of the hotel. Overall it was very quiet. Will definitely be booking again if I have to visit Fresno again"

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

San Joaquin Hotel
Charming Family House Near Sequoia Park w/ Jacuzzi
Charming Family House Near Sequoia Park w/ Jacuzzi
Visalia, CA
The price is $153 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this vacation home in Visalia. Enjoy WiFi, a spa tub, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Visalia Fox Theatre and Visalia City Hall are located nearby. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
The best!
"Everything about this rental was super user- friendly and awesome."

Reviewed on May 30, 2022

Charming Family House Near Sequoia Park w/ Jacuzzi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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