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Fresno County
Escape the ordinary with a visit to Fresno County. Located in the heart of the Central Valley, Fresno County is the fifth largest city in California with the luxury of a big city but the ease of a small town. With a wide variety of activities, dining, and nightlife options Fresno County is a popular destination for tourists of all ages. From the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains to the vibrant colors of the Fresno County Blossom and Fruit Trail, to the rich art and culture in the downtown area, visitors will get to see the unique beauty of the Central Valley has to offer. But the amazing sights and scenery aren’t the only things to be in awe about. Visitors can also taste the delicious local cuisine, breweries and wineries. Being one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world make it possible for visitors to dine on cuisine made from ingredients produced by local family owned farms. Wine and craft brewers will enjoy wine and beer tasting throughout Fresno County’s very own wine country. For a truly unique experience, come stay and play in California’s year-round playground.
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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

From the tallest trees in the world to some of the deepest canyons in California, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer some of the most unique experiences and views nature has to offer. Visitors from all over the world come to these two adjoining national parks. In Sequoia National Park, visitors can see the largest living sequoia in the world, the General Sherman Tree, enjoy the stunning views from Moro Rock or take a guided tour viewing rock formations in Crystal Cave. In Kings Canyon National Park, visitors can walk a looped trail that leads to the second tallest Sequoia tree in the world, General Grant Tree or the awesome sight of the mighty Kings River. No matter the time of the year, both parks offer several activities throughout the year such as activity programs for adults and children as well as hiking, fishing, horseback riding and wildlife watching.
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Chukchansi Park

Chukchansi Park

Chukchansi Park is a multi-use stadium and is home several of Fresno County’s major sports attractions such as the Fresno Grizzlies baseball team as well as the soccer teams Fresno Fuego, Fresno Freeze, and the newest member to United Soccer League (USL) Fresno FC. During the summer months, the stadium is filled with fans from all over the Central Valley cheering on their favorite team. Due to the stadium’s central location, visitors are able to make a full day excursion without having to drive. Before or after the game, visitors grab a pint or two on the Downtown Fresno Ale Trail, tour the Cultural Arts District filled with an ever-expanding collection of public murals and rare statues, or see the newest exhibit at one of Fresno County’s art museum. In addition, visitors will also enjoy the unique shopping and dining options Downtown Fresno has to offer.
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Forestiere Underground Gardens

Forestiere Underground Gardens

Go beneath the surface for an unforgettable tour of the Forestiere Underground Gardens. This one-of-a-kind tour takes visitors 25 feet underground through rooms, passageways, grottos and courtyards reminiscent of Ancient Roman Architecture that was once the home of Sicilian visionary and self-taught artist/builder Baldassare Forestiere built over 110 years ago and is now a California registered landmark. Visitors will also get a chance to view the extraordinary garden Forestiere created featuring various fruit trees, kumquat, jujube, carob, quince, and dates as well as wine and table grapes all grown underground and still thriving. Throughout the tour, guests will learn more about Forestiere and the 40 years he spent building his dream home using only simple farm tools. The Forestiere Underground Gardens is known to locals as one of Fresno County’s most hidden gems and is a must see for anyone visiting the area.
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Fresno County Wine Journey

Fresno County Wine Journey

Wine-taste your way through the charming family-owned wineries of Fresno County. Visitors will enjoy the Fresno County Wine Journey filled with breathtaking views, award-winning wines and refreshing craft brews. This one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience consists of over 10 wineries spread across the acres of Fresno County vineyards. At each stop, not only will guests be able to taste a variety of award winning wines, but will also get a chance to meet with the winemakers themselves and learn about each of their unique winemaking processes using locally grown grapes. Throughout the year, the Fresno County Wine Journey hosts weekend events such as Wine and Chocolate Lovers Weekend and Roll Out the Barrels Weekend with each event promising a weekend full of live music, good food and of course wine. In addition, the induvial wineries also host their own events and outdoor concerts.
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Old Town Clovis

Old Town Clovis

Step back in time to the charming, western-esque setting of Old Town Clovis that is truly unique to Fresno County. Established in 1912, the Old Town Clovis area is rich in history and the host of several annual events. Visitors can peruse through several locally owned, one-of-a-kind shops and antique stores or take a self-guided tour of the historical homes and sites in the area such as the Old Town Clovis Museum. This historic area also offers delicious dining options from old style saloons to mouth-watering bbq and farm to fork fine dining. Old town host several activities and events for all ages to enjoy throughout the year including festivals, farmers markets, beer crawls and an annual rodeo. If you’re looking to skip the hustle and bustle of big city and have an authentic old western experience, Old Town Clovis is the place for you.
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