Located in the center of the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno is the fifth largest city of California. The city named after the ash trees on the banks of the San Joaquin river is a center of attraction for many tourists. Forestiere Underground Gardens, which emerged as a result of lifelong efforts of Baldassare Forestiere, consists of labyrinths, verandas and gardens. By visiting this place which is a life-long devotion of Baldassare Forestiere, you can spend an enjoyable time with your family.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo, which started offering service as a home for unwanted pets, has been continuing its activities since 1908. You can spend a half day at the zoo to experience an “African Adventure” full of elephants, cheetahs, gorillas and many more. Yosemite National Park, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, covers a large area of 747.956 acres and extends to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Throughout the world, the region is famous for its wonderful granite cliffs and waterfalls. You can choose any alternative you want from many options such as challenging hiking trails and simple walking trails and spend a pleasant time in the nature.
You should definitely join Island Water Park trip that guarantees an enjoyable day especially for families with children. In this huge water park, you can have entertaining time in Mumbai Monsoon, Terror Tunnel and relieve your tiredness at restaurants and cafes in the surrounding area. You can enjoy skiing and snowboarding at the resort which is a great option for those who love nature and skiing and located on China Peak Mountain outside of Fresno.
Located next to the San Joaquin River, Woodward Park is the largest park of the Fresno region. Another characteristic of this beautiful park is that it hosts the Woodward Shakespeare Festival; therefore, if you come across this event during your travel, you should definitely join it. Another park in Fresno is the Roeding Park that covers an area of approximately 90 acres. You can have a walk around the big lake and spend a pleasant time in the gardens decorated with redwood trees. Located in Woodward Park, Shinzen Friendship Garden is a traditional Japanese Garden. If you go in the spring or summer months, you can see the blooming cherry trees and the calm pond filled with Koi fish.
You can join the Great Fresno Fair which is organized annually in Central Valley and welcomes over 600 thousand people. In this two-week event, which hosts various exhibitions including performances, horse races and live music, you can have fun and buy various souvenirs. The Tower Theatre in Fresno is also one of the famous places of Fresno. You can enjoy the privilege of watching a play or show here if you have enough time in the city. If you like tasting wines, the Moravia Winery, which is among the places to visit in Fresno, offers wine tasting events every weekend. Another tasting house that comes to the forefront with Merlot wines is LoMac Winery. You can taste the beautiful and delicious wines of Fresno by visiting both wineries at the weekend.
In Fresno, where you will find tastes from the California cuisine and world cuisine, you should definitely try meat, fish and pork dishes and traditional Cobb salad. The best time to visit Fresno is the spring and summer months. However, if you want to have a skiing holiday, you can evaluate the season between November and March.