Nestled in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno, California offers a variety of attractions and things to do for all tastes. Cultural attractions, thrilling sports entertainment and breathtaking national parks converge, creating a Central California destination unlike any other.
Whether you're visiting Fresno for business or leisure, discover everything from world-class restaurants, shops, museums, and family fun attractions. Visitors will also discover colorful annual festivals, local wineries, prestigious universities and more. For outdoor thrill seekers, our Fresno, California hotel is a gateway to scenic splendor. Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park are just a short drive from our hotel.
Fresno Art Museum -
Founded in 1948, the Fresno Art Museum is dedicated to promoting awareness of contemporary art from around the world. The museum's permanent collection features ceramics, paintings and graphics crafted by local and international artists. Art enthusiasts can also view rotating exhibits, or attend educational programs such as lectures, concerts and docent-led tours. For more information, visit www.fresnoartmuseum.org.
Yosemite National Park -
Flowing waterfalls, breathtaking cliffs and picturesque rivers create the perfect backdrop for all your outdoor escapades. Nestled in east Central California, Yosemite National Park is a top destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Discover the natural wonder that served as the scenic backdrop of photographer Ansel Adam's most famous prints. Come face to face with lush flora and fauna, snap photos of Half Dome, or enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and more. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/yose.
Sequoia National Park & Kings Canyon -
Just east of our Fresno hotel, discover the Land of the Giants. Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon greet visitors with breathtaking landscape teeming with ancient Sequoia trees. Take a leisure drive along Kings Canyon scenic byway, enjoy an afternoon picnic along the river, or set up camp in one of the parks 14 campgrounds. Year round and seasonal activities include backpacking, snowshoeing, rock climbing and horseback riding. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/seki.
Chaffee Zoo -
Go wild at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo where visitors can come face to face with their favorite birds, mammals and reptiles. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is home to roughly 125 species, from Malayan tigers to ring-tailed lemurs. Visitors and kids will also enjoy participating in a variety of programs including zoo camp. For more information, visit www.fresnochaffeezoo.org.
Tower Theatre -
Performing arts enthusiasts will want to check out the latest events, concerts and performing arts shows at the Art-Deco-styled Tower Theatre. The Tower Theatre is a historic Fresno landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Surrounding the Tower Theatre is the popular Tower District, a charming commercial and residential area teeming with quaint restaurants, boutiques and local businesses. For more information, visit www.towertheatrefresno.com.
Woodward Park -
Soak up the sun at Woodward Park, a 300 acre recreation area located on the south bank of the San Joaquin River in Fresno, California. Spend the afternoon surrounded by well-manicured greens, gorgeous ponds and lakes teeming with birds and wildlife. Park goers can enjoy an event at the 2,500 seat multipurpose amphitheater, or admire the beauty of the Japanese garden. Dog parks, equestrian trails, and picnic tables abound. For more information, visit http://www.fresno.gov.
Save Mart Center -
The Fresno State University bulldogs basketball team takes center court at the Save Mart Center, located on the California State University, Fresno campus. This multipurpose venue also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including hot-ticket concerts starring the biggest names in music, Fresno Falcons ice hockey games, and top-notch stage shows. For more information, visit www.savemartcenter.com.
Fashion Fair Mall -
Pick up the latest fashion styles, gadgets, and home goods at Fashion Fair Mall. Browse through popular name brand stores including Anthropologie, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, and Lucky Brand, as well as department stores like Macy's. Take a break from big shopping thrills to enjoy a bite at one of the mall's satisfying restaurants including BJ's and the Cheesecake Factory. For more information, visit www.fashionfairmall.com.
Saroyan Theatre -
The Saroyan Theatre is a state of the art performing arts venue in Fresno, California. This 2,353 seat theatre is the spot to catch ballet shows, plays, and world-class concerts. The Saroyan Theatre is home to the Fresno Broadway Series and Fresno Grand Opera, and is the home of the acclaimed Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra. Past Broadway show highlights include Evita, Chicago and Cats. For more information, visit www.fresnoconventioncenter.com/venues/saroyan.html.
Blackbeard's Family Fun Center -
Endless family thrills in Fresno, California are only at Blackbeard's Family Fun Center. Test your skills at mini golf course, the batting cages or Bankshot Basketball. Zoom down the oval mini go-kart track or challenge friends to a round of paintball. From exciting bumper boats to a challenging ropes course adventure, Blackbeard's Family Fun Center offers something for everyone. For more information, visit www.blackbeardsfresno.com.