Spend Your Summer in Fresno County, California


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Explore the beauty of California!

Escape rushing crowds and spend your summer in Fresno County! Located in the heart of California, you’ll find the best of both worlds for your next vacation: adventure and relaxation. Discover Fresno County’s outdoor activities, family-friendly attractions and delicious food this summer!

Fewer Crowds, More Sunshine

Get outdoors to experience Fresno County’s natural beauty. Check three extraordinary national parks—Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon—off your bucket list. The parks are just a short drive from Fresno and Clovis. Instead of amusement park lines, see rows and rows of the world’s largest trees inside Kings Canyon National Park. It is truly a hidden treasure in California—quieter than neighbouring Sequoia and Yosemite, home to the deepest canyon in the United States and full of beautiful trailheads. Take a scenic walk through Zumwalt Meadow, and sit on the stump of a massive sequoia tree along the Big Stump Loop Trail.

Walk inside a fallen sequoia tree and see the world’s largest tree, the General Sherman, inside Sequoia National Park. Drive through Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park for the perfect overlook of Yosemite Valley.

A Family Adventure

Fresno County is where your next family adventure begins. Visit the Fresno Chaffee Zoo to learn about more than 200 species and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo! You can feed a giraffe in the African Adventure exhibit, help with sea lion training and more. Explore the Forestiere Undergrounds Gardens, a hand-carved underground wonder from almost 100 years ago. The underground tunnels have their own microclimate, 10-20 degrees cooler than the surface temperatures. The Castle Air Museum in Atwater is of the largest aviation museums on the West Coast, with a collection of aircraft dating back to pre-World War II. Learn about the city of Clovis’ beginnings and dedication to honouring veterans in the Clovis Veterans Memorial District.

Wander through Fresno County’s beautiful gardens and parks, including Shinzen Japanese Friendship Garden, Clovis Botanical Gardens and Woodward Park—the city’s largest regional park with more trailheads to explore, a great playground and a BMX course.

Relax and Refresh

Relax and refresh this summer by spending time lakeside in Fresno County. Take a kayak out on the water at Millerton Lake. Enjoy paddle boarding at Shaver Lake. Set sail and soak up the sun at Huntington Lake. Settle into the tranquil waters of Hume Lake.

Enjoy retail relaxation when shopping in Fresno and Clovis’ unique neighbourhoods. Old Town Clovis is home to several antique and vintage shops where you are sure to find hidden treasures. Check out locally owned boutiques and artisan stores in the Tower District and find luxury brands at Fashion Fair Mall and River Park Shopping Center.

End your summer day with dinner in California’s agricultural heartland. As a top agricultural-producing county in the United States, you won’t just experience Fresno County’s food scene inside our incredible restaurants. Meet the farmers growing fresh produce at their local farm stands and see how Fresno County’s chefs are putting their spin on these ingredients to create a culinary masterpiece.

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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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