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Fresno, California

Things To Do In Fresno/Yosemite

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is home to approximately 125 species, with more always on the way. They are the only zoo in North America that currently houses Northland green geckos (on exhibit) and Southern tent tortoises (off exhibit).

894 West Belmont Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
Phone: 559-498-5910

The Fresno Art Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits to the public tangible objects valuable to art and history. Exhibitions include a wide range of contemporary as well as modern works by local, national and international artists. With additional emphasis on Mexican art from pre-Columbian times to the present, and with the planned bequest of significant collections of pre-Columbian ceramics and French post-impressionist graphics, the Museum is works to serve as both an educational facility and a repository for important collections from the Central Valley.

2233 North First Street
Fresno, CA 93703
Phone: 559-441-4221

Save Mart Center at Fresno State is a multi-purpose arena on the campus of California State University, and home to the Fresno State Bulldogs basketball team. Save Mart Center is also a concert destination that has hosted acts like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, KISS, and Jay-Z.

2650 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-347-3401

At Forestiere Underground Gardens, guests can explore and experience a hand-built network of underground rooms, courtyards and passageways reminiscent of the ancient catacombs; unique fruit producing trees, shrubs, and vines growing underground - some over 90 years old; ancient Roman architecture - arches, vaults and stone-built walls; underground micro-climates - temperature variations of 10 to 20 degrees; and an underground home of Sicilian visionary and self-taught artist/builder Baldassare Forestiere.

5021 West Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722
Phone: 559-271-0734

The late Ralph Woodward, a long-time Fresno resident, bequeathed the major portion of his estate in 1968 to provide a regional park and bird sanctuary in Northeast Fresno on the South bank of the San Joaquin River between Highway 41 and Friant Road. The initial 235 acres, combined with additional acres acquired later by the City brings the park to an amazing 300 acres. Now packed with amenities, Woodward Park is the only Regional Park of its size in the Central Valley.

7775 Friant Road
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-621-2900

The Meux Home Museum recaptures the flavor of Victorian Fresno by presenting a middle-class residence -- furnished in the period, as a representative house museum. A costumed docent will lead you on a one hour tour of this restored urban dwelling of the 1890's. By modern standards elaborate, the Meux Home was nonetheless a middle-class residence, built for $12,000 from a carpenter's catalog.

1007 R Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-233-8007

Welcome to Kings River Expeditions, offering California's finest one and two-day whitewater rafting trips. Join them for a deluxe whitewater rafting expedition on the Class 3 Kings River, just an hour and a half east of Fresno in the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests and near Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. Get some friends together and make a reservation today!

211 North Van Ness
Fresno, CA 93701
Phone: 559-233-4881

What remains of the estate and ranch of M. Theo Kearney is now one of the Central Valley's most important agricultural historic sites and includes 11-mile long Kearney Boulevard; 230-acre Kearney Park; and five original structures: Superintendent's Lodge, Servants' Quarters, Carriage House, Ice House, and Oil House. The site lends itself to not only telling the story of the colony farm system and the development of the raisin industry but the story of the development of agribusiness in California's Central Valley and the Valley's transformation into the most productive agricultural region in the world.

7160 Kearney Boulevard
Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: 559-441-0862

Food & Drink In Fresno/Yosemite

Modeled after the great big city grills of the 30s and 40s, Daily Grill serves traditional American fare. Featuring Genuine Angus Steaks and Chops, Fresh Seafood, Classic Cobb and Caesar Salads, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie and not-to-be-missed Desserts, all served in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere by servers that really care about the guest's experience. They also boast the best Martini and Happy Hour in town. Two adjoining Private Dining Rooms seating up to 40 guests each are the perfect place for business meetings or family celebrations. Dine-in and Take-out is available. They feature Genuine Angus Steaks and Chops, Fresh Seafood, Classic Cobb and Caesar Salads, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie and not-to-be-missed Desserts. They also boast the best Martini and Happy Hour in town, and an extensive Wine List is available.

7855 North Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711
Phone: 559-435-5550

Five serves an exquisite blend of contemporary Italian and Californian cuisine. Visit for a romantic dinner or a night out drinking wine with friends, and enjoy the engaging atmosphere and energetic ambiance of Five.

1110 E. Champlain Ave, Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-434-5553

Yosemite Ranch Steak House is a full service dinner house featuring high quality wood broiled steaks, fresh fish served a variety of ways, and signature roast house favorites. They have developed a fabulous menu with the quality and flavor of food that surpasses the competition. Their Yosemite theme is represented by the wonderful artwork, wood padded booths, Indian design carpeting, iron chandeliers, rock columns and hammered copper siding, and a redwood tree in the middle of the bar.

1520 East Champlain Drive
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-434-3967

Start your evening the Ruth's Chris way - over a mouth-watering filet. Sit back and enjoy the most tender and delicious steak you've ever tasted. Or, if you're in the mood for something a little different, the extensive a la carte menu features extra-thick cut Steak, live Maine Lobster, fresh seafood, a variety of vegetable dishes, and eight potato selections. All this while you enjoy the warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth's Chris genuine hospitality. So whether you're a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining may be arranged.

7844 North Blackstone Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-490-0358

Max's has welcomed Fresno visitors and local neighbors for over 10 years. They serve rustic California cuisine, and are dedicated to using fresh local produce along with house-made artisan breads to ensure a quality and healthy dining experience. The same quality and freshness is found in all the cocktails from the bar.

1784 West Bullard Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711
Phone: 559-439-6900

Pismo's Coastal Grill is the newest restaurant in Fresno developed by local restaurateur David Fansler and the Fansler Group. Their food offerings and atmosphere will conjure up images of wine country, seafood, the beach and coastal BBQ. They are open seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner.

7937 North Blackstone Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-439-9463

Discover Campagnia Restaurant located in northeast Fresno in the Washington Square Shopping Center. Campagnia was voted best newcomer by the California Restaurant Association. The restaurant features eclectic California cuisine, full service bar, excellent wine list, and beautiful year-round garden patios. Try them for lunch or dinner and experience a restaurant like no other in Fresno.

1185 E Champlain Drive
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-433-3300

The Wawona Dining Room is well-known for its culinary excellence. Chef McFann's cuisine features an array of seasonal specialties as well as traditional favorites, including Pot Roast, fresh Trout and a sumptuous grilled Flat Iron Steak. Also, be sure to try some of his delicious Green Chili soup.

9039 Village Drive
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone: 801-559-4935

Located at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. The menu is equally impressive, featuring sizzling steaks, fresh seafood and tasty pastas. The chef's specialties include local, organic and seasonal preparations including sustainable fish and seafood in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch List. The Mountain Room Restaurant is open year-round. The Mountain Room Lounge offers a relaxing mountain-themed atmosphere perfect for unwinding at the end of the day. Sip a cocktail and savor light appetizers from classic old hickory furnishings.

Yosemite Lodge At the Falls
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone: 559-252-4848

With Kids In Fresno/Yosemite

At The Discovery Center, imaginations are free to run wild, as are your children. Whether they are digging in our Dino Dig Site or fishing for creatures in our Walden Pond, your children will find something exciting at The Discovery Center.

1944 North Winery Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-251-5533

The Downing Planetarium is located at the heart of California on the campus of California State University, Fresno.

5320 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: 559-278-4071

At The Discovery Center, imaginations are free to run wild, as are your children. Whether they are digging in our Dino Dig Site or fishing for creatures in our Walden Pond, your children will find something exciting at The Discovery Center.

1944 North Winery Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-251-5533

The Downing Planetarium is located at the heart of California on the campus of California State University, Fresno.

5320 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: 559-278-4071