Situated in San Joaquin Valley, Fresno, California is bordered by Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia Park and Kings Canyon. While so close to the beautiful parks, Fresno is also a vibrant urban city of over one million people. Known as the raisin capital of the world and for its California Gold Rush roots, there is a lot to see here. Book with Choice Hotels and find hotels in Fresno, CA, perfect for a fun-packed family vacation.
Once you are settled in, explore Fresno's many attractions, including:
Begin your visit at the Fresno Art Museum, which has a beautiful collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as pre-Columbian work from Mexico. After taking in the exhibits, head over to the Art Deco-styled Tower Theatre. Built in the '30s, the theater is the city's go-to place for performing arts and concerts.
Fresno has over 30 sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the Kearney, which has much of its original furnishings and decor. Then head to Woodward Park, the largest public park and bird sanctuary in the city. At the Fresno Chaffe Zoo, the kids can learn about conservation and see exotic animals. The Forestiere Underground Gardens features a man-made subterranean creation of tunnels and gardens modeled after Sicilian catacombs.
With so much to do and see, you'll want somewhere to rest for each day's adventures. Reserve a room with Choice Hotels today.
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