Located in the heart of California’s agricultural Central Valley, Fresno may not get the spotlight like California’s coastal cities, but it’s full of attractions and residents who are proud to be at the heart of the Valley.
One of the best things about Fresno isn’t a specific attraction, but more of a lesson. The Central Valley is America’s most important agricultural region and provides the vast majority of the country’s produce. A visit to Fresno shows the way of life of the Valley and the people who keep plates in California and in the country as a whole, full. Talking to locals and exploring the surrounding farmland is a must.
The Forestiere Underground Gardens is a Roman-style underground labyrinth of gardens and is a great way to escape the Valley heat and check out something cool. Fresno is also a popular launch point for adventures into nearby Yosemite National Park, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the entire country. You can also catch a football game at Fresno State University
Fresno, like much of the Central Valley gets extremely hot in the summer as temperatures frequently climb into triple digits. The best times to visit are in the late spring and the fall when things cool down a little.