Visit Fresno - Best of Fresno

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.

Fresno Travel Tips

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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Facts and Stats for Fresno*

  • Pollution Statistics in Fresno

    Know the pollution level of Fresno before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 73.61 (High)
    • Water Pollution 80 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.11 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 67.86 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 57.5 (Moderate)
  • Fresno: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Fresno for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fresno.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55.21 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 61.46 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 51.04 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 64.58 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 69.79 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 73.96 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 22 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Fresno - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Fresno is 145.71 (High)

    • Safety Index 38.83 (Low)
    • Climate Index 78.27 (High)
    • Pollution Index 80.51 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.68 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.58 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.37 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Fresno

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Fresno

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.63 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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