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Where to go and where to stay in Fresno County.

Visiting Fresno County

Clovis, Fowler, Fresno, Kingsburg, Mendota, Parlier, Reedley, Sanger, San Joaquin.

10 - Fresno County

Fresno County encompasses all that truly represents the diversity of Central California.

Stretching from the snow-covered heights of the Sierra Nevada to the rolling mountains of the Coastal Range, agriculture and recreational opportunities abound side-by-side with a growing technological industry.

The county seat of Fresno County is Fresno.

County of Fresno Parks:
Driving directions to the seventeen parks in Fresno County.

Fresno County Office of Tourism:
Located in the heart of California, Fresno County has an unmatched diversity of natural beauty and recreational opportunities, not to mention its proximity to three national parks, national forests and wilderness areas.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park:
These twin parks hold monuments to nature's size, beauty, and diversity: immense mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns and the world’s largest trees.

Around Fresno County


City of Clovis:
More than 10 miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails meander through the city, which also features plenty of public green spaces and three large community parks.

Clovis Hotels:
Book your Clovis accommodation online to save time and money.

Huntington Lake:
From Clovis, take State Highway 168 through Shaver Lake. Huntington Lake, located just below the alpine level at 7,000 feet in the High Sierras, is at the end of the highway; with Forest Service Roads providing access to facilities on the lake.

Kings River Expeditions:
Twin Pines Camp, the home of Kings River Expeditions, is above Pine Flat Reservoir located in the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests, about an hour and a half's drive east of Fresno, on the bank of the Upper Kings River.

Visit Clovis:
Enjoy the antiques, specialty shops, restaurants and boutiques in Old Town Clovis.


Fowler is a small community located in the San Joaquin Valley approximately 5 miles south of Fresno.


Fresno Accommodation
Econo Lodge: Fresno.
6309 North Blackstone Avenue.
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Econo Lodge Fresno.

Econo Lodge Blackstone is about eight miles from downtown Fresno and some 10 miles from Fresno Air Terminal.

The 35 rooms, on one level, feature microwaves, refrigerators, cable TV, dataports and free local calls.

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The property's amenities include free continental breakfast, free coffee and seasonal use of the outdoor pool and sun deck. The inn also offers laundry facilities and high-speed Internet access.

Four Points by Sheraton: Fresno.
3737 North Blackstone.
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Four Points by Sheraton.

The deluxe 3 Diamond Four Points by Sheraton Fresno is half a mile from Manchester Mall, four miles north of downtown Fresno, and approximately five miles from Fresno-Yosemite International Airport.

All rooms feature plush-top mattresses, duvets, down pillows, complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access.

Stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Fresno

Hotel amenities include the casual restaurant, cocktail lounge, outdoor pool, fitness room, spa tub, business centre, landscaped grounds, complimentary airport transportation and free parking.

Piccadilly Inn Airport: Fresno.
5115 East Mckinley Avenue.
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Piccadilly Inn Airport.

Located adjacent to the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, fives mile from downtown, the Piccadilly Inn Airport Hotel is a superb, full service hotel featuring 185 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites.

What better way to begin your day than with a hot breakfast in the Charters Cafe.

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For an elegant, intimate dining experience, the Steak and Anchor Restaurant is the place! This three-time award-winning restaurant was voted Best Hotel Dining by the California Restaurant Association.

Enjoy white tablecloth dining with menu choices offering a wide variety of steak and seafood selections. And don't forget the Captain's Cove Lounge; a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy your favourite beverage.

Guests may also use the exercise room, oversize pool and jetted spa.

Fresno Attractions

Fresno Art Museum:
As the only modern art museum between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Fresno Art Museum is dedicated to serving the population of Central California. Since its inception as a regional arts centre in 1948, the Fresno Art Museum has grown into an important museum of contemporary and modern art.

Fresno Convention and Visitors Bureau:
Known as California’s New Frontier, Fresno is a fast-growing metropolis within a world renowned agricultural setting, featuring old-fashioned values coupled with big city amenities.

Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce:
Fresno has more than 7,000 hotel/motel rooms to accommodate the many organisations that gather here.

Manchester Mall:
Home to various retail stores, businesses and restaurants, Manchester Center is located on Shields Avenue; just off of Freeway 41 in Fresno.


The City of Kingsburg is nestled in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco - near Yosemite, Kings River and Sequoia National Park.

This historic California settler town is full of charming character; clearly visible in its quaint shops and beautiful old-world architecture.

Swedish Inn: Kingsburg.
401 Sierra Street.
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The Swedish Inn offers guests high speed Internet access Ethernet connection, an outdoor pool, inviting hot tub and fresh coffee in the hotel lobby every morning.

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The Swedish Inn is located just off Highway 99 (take the Conejo Ave exit).

America's Best Value Inn:
Located at 38406 Highway 99, this one floor outside corridor facility offers 56 spacious guest rooms with high-speed Internet access, satellite TV, microwave, refrigerator and complimentary local calls. Guests also have use of the outdoor pool.


Mendota has its origins in the railroad industry. In 1891, Mendota thrived as a Southern Pacific Railroad storage and switching facility site. The first post office opened in 1892, and the City incorporated in 1942.


Parlier is ideally situated in central California; 210 miles north of Los Angeles and 199 miles south of San Francisco.


Rafting near Reedley is perfect for whitewater adventure.

Starting high in the Southern Sierra, the Kings River surges through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; churning out thrilling rapids in its lower reaches. Never exceeding Class III, however, this whitewater rafting destination provides ideal family fun.

Scenic and wild, the land near Sequoia National Forest is pleastly preserved, so that the natural beauty is kept pure and clean.

An ideal fisher's site for spotted bass, rainbow trout, brown trout and smallmouth bass.

City of Reedley:
Civil war hero Thomas Law Reed settled here to provide wheat for Gold Rush miners in the mid 1800's.

Downtown Reedley:
Historic points of interest in Downtown Reedley.

Reedley's River City Theatre Company:
Professional quality live theatre at the historic Reedley Opera House. Throughout the year, Reedley’s River City Theatre Company produces comedies, musicals, melodrama, and improvisational theatre in this magnificent historic setting.


Sanger was founded in 1888 and incorporated in 1911.

Sanger District Chamber of Commerce.

San Joaquin

San Joaquin is the smallest city in Fresno County.

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