Sequoia National Park © Courtesy of Visit Fresno County
Visit 3 national parks in 1 trip!
From thrilling outdoor adventures, exceptional farm-to-fork dining, family-friendly attractions and one-of-a-kind arts and cultural districts, Fresno County is truly the heart of California with plenty of fun year-round.
Three National Parks in One Trip
With nearly 300 days of sunshine each year, Fresno County is made for those seeking to venture outdoors. No other county offers you three extraordinary national parks located a short drive away. Stay in Fresno or Clovis and drive 90 minutes to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. See Yosemite’s incredible landmarks and breathtaking views, such as El Capitan Mountain, Half Dome and Mariposa Grove.
Hike among the largest trees in the world, including the 275-foot General Sherman, in Sequoia National Park. These magnificent trees have been around for thousands of years. If you’re looking for a quieter park, journey to Kings Canyon National Park, an incredible hidden treasure home to the deepest canyon in the United States, with roaring waterfalls and more incredible sequoia groves.
Adventure in Every Season
Catch pink and white petals falling along the Fresno County Blossom Trail, a stunning representation of the county’s impressive agricultural footprint. The 112-kilometre trail begins to bloom in mid-February with various festivals and events along the way. Get outdoors in the spring and summer by hiking scenic trails beloved by locals, like Big Table Mountain and Pincushion Peak, and taking a dip in one of several awe-inspiring lakes. Learn more about Fresno County’s history and culture by exploring the Forestiere Underground Gardens, an underground wonder carved by hand in the early 1900s. Sit in the tranquil Shinzen Japanese Friendship Gardens or walk through Fresno’s vibrant Mural District downtown.
The fall brings more fun annual events: watch taco trucks compete to become the next taqueria champion at the Taco Truck Throwdown in Downtown Fresno and see hot air balloons float to the sky during ClovisFest in Old Town Clovis. No one does the holidays quite like Fresno County. Take part in the annual trek to the nation’s Christmas tree in Kings Canyon National Park, where a wreath is laid on the General Grant Tree, a prayer is given and songs are sung. Visit the largest Hmong New Year celebration in the world in Fresno. The days-long festival is held each year in late December.
As the number one agricultural producing county in the United States, which contributes nearly $8 billion USD to California’s economy, the food in Fresno County is unmatched. With more than 300 crops, including the production of nearly $3 billion USD of almonds, grapes and pistachios alone, “farm fresh” starts here and is in every dish served. Journey to the heartland of farm-to-table dining to savour dishes created with fresh ingredients grown minutes from where your meal is plated.
While you are visiting, tap into some of Fresno County’s breweries where local brewers are putting their own twist on the craft beer game, including in Downtown Fresno’s Brewery District and along the Clovis Taps Trail. Stop by the local farmers’ markets to taste farm-fresh produce from the source that feeds our community and the country.
Plan your trip today at visitfresnocounty.org
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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.