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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

Days Inn by Wyndham Yosemite Area
Days Inn by Wyndham Yosemite Area
2.5 out of 5
6090 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA
The price is $75 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in Fresno, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Vineyard Farmers Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of California State University Fresno and Riverpark Shopping ...
4/5Very Good! (733 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Yosemite Area
Wyndham Garden Fresno Yosemite Airport
Wyndham Garden Fresno Yosemite Airport
3 out of 5
5090 E Clinton Way, Fresno, CA
The price is $89 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Discovery Center and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from St. James' Anglican Cathedral. Save Mart Center and California ...
3.7/5Good! (932 reviews)
"I know it’s Covid times but we were surprised that the lounge wasn’t opened. Also, in a room with two beds, we only had two towels. Women tend to use two towels. Having a total of 4 towels would have been better. I also confirmed three adults in the room. So there wasn’t enough for all adults. Otherwise ..."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Wyndham Garden Fresno Yosemite Airport
Wyndham Visalia
Wyndham Visalia
3 out of 5
9000 W Airport Drive, Visalia, CA
The price is $119 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in Visalia, this golf hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Visalia Adventure Park, Rawhide Ballpark, and Visalia Convention Center. Visalia City Hall and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (959 reviews)
"Friendly staff. Would stay there again."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Wyndham Visalia
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.
Day Trips to Sequoia, Coast, Wineries. Blocks From Downtown, Medical Center
Day Trips to Sequoia, Coast, Wineries. Blocks From Downtown, Medical Center
Visalia, CA
The price is $70 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
This family-friendly Visalia apartment building is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Rawhide Ballpark and Visalia Convention Center. Visalia Fox Theatre ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
In Town for a Wedding
"House was lovely! So many luxurious details. We had a wonderful time- loved sitting out by the fire pit at night and it was a perfect back drop for wedding photos of my son & his groomsmen. The yards are fully gated, so it worked well for my dog. Overall, one of the best vacation rental homes we ..."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Day Trips to Sequoia, Coast, Wineries. Blocks From Downtown, Medical Center
Poolside Suite Fresno/clovis
Poolside Suite Fresno/clovis
Clovis, CA
The price is $94 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Situated in Clovis, this romantic vacation home is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from AMF Rodeo Lanes and within 3 mi (5 km) of California State University Fresno and Save ...
5/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Great Location for seeing central California and the coast!
"Day trips to Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Monterey and San Luis Osbipo were a breeze! 10 mins from the airport, quiet unit and had everything I needed for a great vacation"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Poolside Suite Fresno/clovis
Charming House French Marble Kitchen
Charming House French Marble Kitchen
4 out of 5
933 E Terrace Ave, Fresno, CA
Situated in Fresno, this vacation home is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from 2nd Space Theater and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Fresno Art Museum and Arte Americas ...
2/5 (1 review)
"The property was quite nice and clean inside unfortunately the air conditioning did not work and it was 88 degrees inside the house at 10:00 PM. The electrical panel was sparking and we had to leave to a hotel for the rest of our stay. The owner was attentive and refunded our money which we really ..."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Charming House French Marble Kitchen
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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