Fresno

Travel Guide
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Nicknamed California’s Yearlong Playground, this city is a cultural hub, an outdoor destination and a popular stopping point en route to Yosemite National Park.

Fresno is the focal point of California’s Central Valley. The city is just 62 miles (99.8 kilometers) from Yosemite National Park, making it a popular destination on the way to the wilderness area.

Sample the region’s renowned wines and enjoy scenic landscape on a tasting tour at some of the many vineyards that surround the city. Fresno is also in the center of California’s agricultural belt, making it an ideal place to sample fresh local produce. Fruit stands and farmers markets abound; most popular is the sprawling Vineyard Farmers Market, where growers gather every Wednesday and Saturday to sell their goods.

Watch a show at the historic Tower Theatre, located in the heart of the lively Tower District. Go shopping, see a movie or enjoy a meal at River Park. The complex is filled with stores and destinations suitable for the entire family.

Spend the afternoon exploring Forestiere Gardens, an underground compound of passageways, gardens and sculptures. Created by Sicilian immigrant Baldasare Forestiere, the network is reminiscent of Rome’s famous catacombs. Explore the interactive maze created by lush gardens and ornate architecture.

Give children a glimpse into the exotic animal kingdom at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Learn about unique species, participate in interactive exhibits and watch the creatures at play.

The Central Valley is known for hot summertime temperatures. Escape the heat with a day hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, located 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) east of the city. Yosemite National Park's nearness makes it possible to visit Half Dome and other natural wonders and return within one day.

The city is about a 3-hour drive from either Los Angeles or San Francisco. Fresno Yosemite International Airport offers limited service throughout the United States and is conveniently located in the city center. Explore the area by car or cycle in many bike-friendly neighborhoods.

Fresno offers warm temperatures and sunny weather throughout the year. Come explore “California's Yearlong Playground” to experience its diverse attractions.

Where to stay in Fresno

University Square Hotel
University Square Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4961 North Cedar Avenue, Fresno, CA
The price is £51 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bulldog Stadium and Save Mart Center.
2.8/5 (1,114 reviews)
"It was quiet in our room and the room was rather large and comfortable with the seating and desk provided"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2022

University Square Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madera
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madera
2.5 out of 5
317 N. G St., Madera, CA
The price is £79 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Located in the heart of Madera, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Madera County Historical Society and Rotary Park. Madera Speedway and Madera District ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (920 reviews)
"Staff was A , room was clean and comfortable, large variety of breakfast choices."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madera
Piccadilly Inn Airport
Piccadilly Inn Airport
3 out of 5
5115 E Mckinley Avenue, Fresno, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £85 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Discovery Center and within 6 miles (10 km) of The Big Fresno Fair and Save Mart Center. Fresno ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,317 reviews)
"We were only able to stay a few hours, but wished we had arrived earlier to take advantage of the amenities. The shuttle driver gave us good information about getting to the airport on time."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

Piccadilly Inn Airport
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno Airport-Clovis
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno Airport-Clovis
3 out of 5
835 Gettysburg Ave, Clovis, CA
The price is £100 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
This family-friendly Clovis aparthotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Sierra Vista Mall and MB2 Raceway Indoor Go Carting. California ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (751 reviews)
"Had everything I needed and plenty of space. Appreciated the conviences in the lobby shop, and that they are dog friendly."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno Airport-Clovis
Home2 Suites by Hilton Clovis Fresno Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Clovis Fresno Airport
3 out of 5
810 Santa Ana Ave, Clovis, CA
The price is £103 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
Situated in Clovis, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Sierra Vista Mall and within 3 miles (5 km) of California State University, Fresno and Save Mart ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (202 reviews)
"Everything was clean and neat."

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2022

Home2 Suites by Hilton Clovis Fresno Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno
3 out of 5
6820 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA
The price is £113 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Riverpark Shopping Center, Fashion Fair Mall and Vineyard Farmers Market. Shizen Friendship ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (711 reviews)
"Great stay! Room service did knock way too many times."

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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