There’s Nothing Gloomy About Fresno County Winters


© Danny Pierre

As the temperature drops and the winter gloom sets in, you may find yourself looking to escape the snow. Your perfect getaway awaits on the West Coast: in Fresno County, California, you can leave your winter worries behind. From sunny outdoor experiences to adventurous sips that celebrate the region, winter fun begins in Fresno County.

See Us Bloom

Winter looks different in Fresno County. A delicate shower of pink and white petals will grace the landscape in a captivating floral spectacle known as the Fresno County Blossom Trail. Spanning 70 miles, the early bloom of almonds and oranges from mid-February to late March is a testament to Fresno County’s dominant agricultural influence.

This is where the nation’s food is grown, and the Fresno County Blossom Trail is a beautiful reminder of the hard work that goes into being a top agricultural-producing county in the country. Take the self-guided tour along the trail through Fresno County’s rural communities to see this incredible blizzard of blossoms and meet the farmers offering winter produce. There is fresh fruit and vegetables here all year long!

Numerous festivals and special events are held to celebrate these blossoming orchards. Enjoy family fun at the annual Sanger Blossom Trail Festival. Hop aboard Hillcrest Tree Farm’s Blossom Trail Train. Explore the charm of Kingsburg’s Swedish Village or don your cycling gear for the Kings River Blossom Trail Bike Ride.

No Off-Seasons Here

No visit to Fresno County is complete without embracing its thrilling outdoor adventures—even in the winter! With scenic hiking trails, local parks, and easy access to Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, discover all sorts of natural beauty in Fresno County.

If you love snow, head up to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to visit China Peak, where there is skiing and snowboarding, or Huntington Lake for a beautiful view of the snowcapped mountains. For the urban adventurer, art comes to life in Fresno’s Mural District, where local artists have left their mark for all to enjoy. Families can experience behind-the-scenes fun at the world-class Fresno Chaffee Zoo or check out adventure parks like No Surrender Adventure (with two locations) and Gateway Ice Center. Stroll through the boutique shops and antique malls in Old Town Clovis or shop big brand retailers in the River Park Shopping Center.

Raise a Glass

Locals don’t hibernate during winter in Fresno County. The sun is still shining, perfect for grabbing a pint at one of many local beer gardens and enjoying live music from local artists. Fresno County’s brewery scene is booming, offering a variety of unique craft beers created using ingredients grown right in the county.

Fresno’s Brewery District features several breweries, each with its own distinctive take on craft beer. Find brews named after iconic landmarks in Fresno County and nearby national parks at Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company. Try hops infused with lactose and fruit to create delicious, creamy milkshake IPAs at Full Circle Brewing Company. In Clovis, raise a glass at Crow and Wolf Brewing Company, which offers delicious stouts and seltzers.

Most local breweries are family-friendly, with lawn games and live entertainment. Expand your palate with more brews at the 411 Rec Room Tap House in Downtown Fresno or savour handcrafted cocktails at The Howlin’ Wolf, a 1920s-inspired, art deco cocktail bar in Fresno’s lively Tower District.

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Fresno County is the heart of California; home to a diverse community, all of whom have a deep pride in our area—and once you’re here, it’s easy to see why. 


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