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VisaliaUnited States of America

Near some of the nation’s finest national parks, this city in California’s agricultural San Joaquin Valley combines  small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities.

Visalia is a bustling metropolis in rural San Joaquin Valley. It is the seat of Tulare County, one of the highest-producing agricultural areas in the United States. See why Visalia prides itself on its small-town feel and big-city amenities.

Downtown Visalia is a lively area with small shops, numerous restaurants and several museums and galleries. Enjoy thriving nightlife at one of the local bars. Catch movies or concerts at theaters and playhouses scattered downtown. Take a self-guided art tour to admire murals covering many of the downtown buildings.

Children of all ages can let their imaginations run wild at Imagine U Museum. Interactive exhibits invite children to have fun exploring science, reading and health.

Learn about San Joaquin Valley’s rich agricultural heritage at the Antique Farm and Equipment Museum. Historic farming equipment and other fascinating displays give you a glimpse into the world of the California farmer. Seven Sycamores Ranch is located just minutes outside Visalia. This citrus farm gives seasonal tours where visitors can explore the orange groves and sample one of California’s tastiest products.

Enjoy fun for the whole family at Adventure Park. Whether you are drawn to the batting cages or the bumper boats, this destination promises an entertainment-filled afternoon for the whole family. The park also offers miniature golf, go-carts, bowling and arcade activities.

The Arts Consortium connects arts, culture and the community throughout Tulare County. Check its calendar for up-to-date listings of gallery showings, plays and workshops.

Explore some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range, which is less than an hour’s drive outside Visalia. The Sierra Nevadas have three of the most well-known national parks in the United States: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon.

While the San Joaquin region is largely agricultural, Visalia is a fairly easy drive from some of California’s biggest cities. San Francisco is just 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest and Los Angeles is 190 miles (310 kilometers) south.

Top Hotels in Visalia

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 $111 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Located in the heart of Visalia, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Visalia Convention Center and Visalia City Hall. Rawhide Ballpark and Visalia Country ...

4.1/5Very Good! (919 reviews)

"Excellent very happy with my stay stay here almost every weekend"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center
Wyndham Visalia
Wyndham Visalia
3 out of 5
9000 W Airport Drive, Visalia, CA
The price is $102 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (972 reviews)

"I wish we could use the pool/hot tub. But this freaking virus..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Wyndham Visalia
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Visalia/Sequoia Gateway
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Visalia/Sequoia Gateway
3 out of 5
5438 W Cypress Ave, Visalia, CA
The price is $107 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Visalia, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Visalia Adventure Park and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Visalia Country Club. Visalia Convention Center and Rawhide ...

4.1/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"Nice and clean. Enjoyed all the movie channels. Professional help."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Visalia/Sequoia Gateway
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.

Vacation Rentals in Visalia

Charming Family House Near Sequoia Park w/ Jacuzzi
Charming Family House Near Sequoia Park w/ Jacuzzi
Visalia, CA
The price is $120 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated in Visalia, this vacation home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease Management Center and 1.6 mi (2.7 km) from Visalia Convention Center. ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
CUTE HOME CLOSE TO SHOPPING

"The home was very cute and bathrooms were clean. The location was close to restaurants and shopping but was on a quiet street. There were safety and cleanliness concerns but the manger responded quickly and said he will address them."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Charming Family House Near Sequoia Park w/ Jacuzzi
Day Trips to Sequoia, Coast, Wineries. Blocks From Downtown, Medical Center
Day Trips to Sequoia, Coast, Wineries. Blocks From Downtown, Medical Center
Visalia, CA

Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rawhide Ballpark and Visalia Convention Center. Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease Management ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Convenient, cool and peaceful.

"This place was perfect for our needs. We were visiting family in town and needed a place to lay our heads at night after all the frivolities. Great location and very quiet. I also work remotely and was able to get some work done in the down times so it was a win win vacation."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Day Trips to Sequoia, Coast, Wineries. Blocks From Downtown, Medical Center
Newly Renovated! Cozy Condo in Quiet & Safe Neighborhood Near Sequoia Park
Newly Renovated! Cozy Condo in Quiet & Safe Neighborhood Near Sequoia Park
Visalia, CA

Situated in Visalia, this condo building is 2 mi (3.1 km) from Imagine U Children's Museum and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Visalia Convention Center. Visalia City Hall ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Best vacation rental, especially Shelter In Place

"5 stars for cleanliness and we'll thought out details oriented. This is a clean heaven. I feel so safe especially.durinf covid. I arrived here everything is well prepared. When we made a mess, there are every cleaning supplies i can ever imagined. I am a clean freak and my husband was joking that ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Newly Renovated! Cozy Condo in Quiet & Safe Neighborhood Near Sequoia Park
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.

Popular places to visit in Visalia

Lake Kaweah
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Lake Kaweah

4.5/5(125 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Fresno with a trip to Lake Kaweah. Wander the riverfront and scenic parks in this family-friendly area.

California State University Fresno
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California State University Fresno

4/5(237 reviews)

Explore the campus of California State University Fresno, a top university in Fresno. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

4.5/5(156 reviews)

Why not visit the native and exotic animals at Fresno Chaffee Zoo and see why this is a popular attraction in Fresno? Attend a sporting event while in this family-friendly area or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Visalia

City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of California
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of California

$10
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of California

$20
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of California
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of California

$10
Per adult
Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of California
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Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of California

$10
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of California
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of California

$10
Per adult
Shuttle service for up to six passengers in a Chevy Suburban
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Shuttle service for up to six passengers in a Chevy Suburban

$50
Per adult

Reviews of Visalia

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
138
5 - Excellent 34.5%
4 - Good
180
4 - Good 45%
3 - Okay
70
3 - Okay 17.5%
2 - Disappointing
10
2 - Disappointing 2.5%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.5%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Main Street is a fun area to walk and window shop. Some restaurants were open for takeout.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 27, 2020

Love this town.....

5/5 - Excellent

Catherine

Mar 18, 2020

Time of things to do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 27, 2020

Former resident of visalia great place to visit and love

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 22, 2020

It was a good place to stay when visiting Sequoia National Park

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Price was responsible..this was my second stay here and would stay here again and highly recommend Drive is about 45 min to Sequoia entrance

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