Fresno Travel Guide
Welcome to Fresno!
Fresno is the center of the San Joaquin Valley, which is home to over 1 million acres (405,000 ha) of prime, well-irrigated farmland. Grapes—many of them dried into the renowned California raisins—oranges and cotton are the main crops. The Fresno area is also the Turkey Capital of the United States. While Fresno is popular with visiting farmers from around the world who come to see this agricultural paradise, it also has other attractions. A warm sunny climate, beautiful fruit blossoms in spring and a friendly and welcoming local population all make Fresno an attractive place to visit. Museum lovers take in the Fresno Art Museum and the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History and Science. Roeding Park has something for the whole family including Rotary Playland with rides, a fine carousel and a miniature railroad. The city also boasts a large student population, as California State University has a campus in Fresno.
Located inside Roeding Park the Chaffee Zoological Gardens are open every day except Safari Night.
Located in Kings River Canyon of Sequoia National Forest, 80 miles east of Fresno.