Located in the heart of California, Fresno is the Central Valley's largest metropolitan city. Fresno's central location makes for a convenient and affordable weekend retreat. The topography for this top agricultural county in the nation ranges from farmland to majestic lakes, rivers and awe-inspiring foothills and mountain ranges. In addition to the beautiful outdoors, Fresno boasts diverse offerings of cultural and entertainment options such as the philharmonic orchestra, ballets, opera companies and resident theatre groups as as being a feature stop for traveling productions and concert tours. The Fresno region is also proud to display its agricultural roots and small-town values through a series of annual events that include old0fashioned hometown festivals, rodeos, cultural celebrations and the largest harvest fair in California. Fresno is the place for wholesome and affordable family fun.
The Fresno area is truly unique with its proximity to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. All are accessible with a 90-minute drive. In addition, Fresno County has an unmatched diversity with its own natural beauty. Recreational opportunities abound in the mountains, foothills, lakes, rivers, forests and lush countryside. Activities range from skiiing, white-water rafting and rock climbing to camping, horseback riding, hiking, sailing, boating, canoeing trips and kayaking. Fishing and hunting are also popular pasttimes for locals and visitors alike.
From country farm trails to the metropolitan area's
entertainment opportunities, the cultural diversity displayed in a side variety
of museum, restaurants and festivals to the recreational opportunities abounding
in the surrounding lakes, rivers and foothills, - Fresno has it all!