Located in the heart of the fertile San Joaquin Valley, Fresno is a Californian delight holding something for everyone. This is California’s fifth-largest city, accommodating picturesque sights of agriculture fields, vineyards against a backdrop of the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas. A mellow Mediterranean weather that casts over Fresno throughout the year, makes this a great pit stop for those traveling to the popular national parks of Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sierra, and Sequoia.
Owing to the widely carried out agriculture here, this is where you can indulge in California finest fresh produce and even meat! The diverse communities – Mexican, Basque and Chinese inhabiting Fresno only make the culinary scene here an exquisite one.
With a wide array of things to do and see, Fresno hosts you well. A blend of art, kids’ activities, tranquil corners, and lots of parks and gardens, this city has something for everyone. Changing your perception of California does not experience the beauty of autumn is the Woodward Park, that comes alive colourfully in the months of Fall. In fact, more than adults the kids really have a lot to do here with all the parks and playlands. Storyland is one such kitschy place, that dates to 1962. An enlightening experience for the kids, the various farms around can be very insightful in subjects of science and geography.
All in all, Fresno is a good pit stop with a lot to do, for everyone alike.
Perched right in the middle of California, the city of Fresno is a mélange of several cultures- Chinese, Basque and even Mexican communities. You will never have to contemplate what to do in Fresno, given that it is surrounded by four national parks, that too all at a distance of 1 hour! Besides these, you can also make the most of attractions set within the city limits. Given a location, far from the humidity of coasts, the environment here makes for a suitable place to have exquisite bird species as well as wildlife. To see all this goodness head to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo! Then there is the Forestiere Underground Gardens, Woodward Regional Park, Shinzen Japanese Garden, Meux Home Museum and the Island Waterpark; basically, a lot of things that can be enjoyed with a family and even otherwise! Fresno tourism is expanding and must check out why.
Essential travel information and Fresno tips for your visit
- Time Zone: Pacific Daylight Time Zone; UTC-8/-7
- Currency: USD
- Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 120 V/ 60 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
- Languages: English is the only language spoken at Fresno.
- Security: Dial 911 for Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade.
- The Vineyard Farmer's Market is a great place to be on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.
- Tipping: A top of 5-10% of bill is appreciated.
- Tourist Traps: NA
- Customs: NA
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