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Fresno is a major city in the San Joaquin Valley of California. It is the county seat of Fresno County and the largest city in the greater Central Valley region. It covers about 112 square miles (290 km2) and had a population of 542,107 in 2020, making it the fifth-most populous city in California, the most populous inland city in California, and the 34th-most populous city in the nation.


Best time to go

The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 20 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 64F. The coldest month of the year in Fresno is December, with an average low of 40F and high of 57F.


Fun city facts and activities

    Fresno is the fifth-largest city in California and it has to offer many great, free activities to keep both visitors and locals entertained. Many tourists believe that Fresno is a great place to visit for a vacation.
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Neighborhoods to explore

    Woodrow Park
    Fig Garden
    Tower District
    Central Fresno
    Mural District

Food Specialties

    Tamales, tortillas, tostadas, mole, menudo, pozole, sopes, chile relleno and enchiladas. In addition to Mexican food, California restaurants serve up nearly every variation of Central American food there is.

Fresno Offbeat activities

Free or cheap things to do

1. Take a tour of the historic Fresno Water Tower.
2. Visit the Fresno Chaffee Zoo for a fun-filled day of animal spotting.
3. Spend an evening at Max's Bistro and Bar, a restaurant housed in a historic building from the late nineteenth century.
4. Take your pick from one of Fresno's local wineries and sample some of the area's best wines.
5. Enjoy a day of shopping at the eclectic boutiques that line the streets of Fresno's Tower District.
6. Visit the Fresno County Blossom Trail in the spring and take in the spectacular sights of the area's blooming wildflowers.
7. Visit the Fresno Art Museum to explore the city's rich artistic culture.
8. Take a stroll through the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and History and learn about the area's history and culture.
9. Spend an evening at the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, Fresno's premier classical music venue.

Offbeat activites
Kid friendly

Fun things to do in with kids

Free or cheap things to do

1. Forestiere Underground Gardens
The Forestiere Underground Gardens is a beautiful garden and historical landmark.
It is a subterranean home illuminated by natural skylights.

2. Fresno Chaffee Zoo
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo, which opened in 1929, is home to more than 190 animal species.

3. Woodward Park
Woodward Park is a beautiful urban park that is a local favorite for its family-friendly amenities and picturesque sceneries.

4. The Discovery Center
The Discovery Center or the Fresno Discovery Center is a renowned science museum.

5. Blackbeards Family Entertainment
Blackbeards Family Entertainment is an amusement park catering specifically to families.

6. Island Waterpark
The Island Waterpark is a premier water park in Fresno. It features a plethora of fun rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

7. Storyland
Storyland is officially known as the Rotary Storyland Playland Family Amusement Park.

8. Johns Incredible Pizza
Johns Incredible Pizza is a pizzeria like no other.

9. Aerozone Trampoline Park
The Aerozone Trampoline Park is a trampoline center offering fun packages for families.

10. Oso de Oro Lake Park
Oso de Oro Lake Park is a postcard-perfect city park featuring playgrounds, sports courts, a lake, and many more facilities.

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What is Fresno known for?

Chaffee Zoo. Shinzen Garden in Woodward Park. Tower District.
Debbie Goodman Lives in Fresno, CA

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