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Fresno, California

Things To Do In Fresno/Yosemite

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

The mission of Arte Americas is to make Central California a flourishing place for Latino arts. The center is a popular attraction for Fresno residents and visitors who enjoy cultural activities, galleries, museums, and family-friendly things to do in the Central Valley.

1630 Van Ness
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: 559-266-2623

Roeding Regional Park is a 159-acre park located on Belmont Avenue next to Freeway 99 and attracts 600,000 visitors annually. Its grassy acres include a lake, several ponds, and groves of ash, cedar, pine, eucalyptus, maple and redwood trees. There are numerous children's playgrounds and 96 picnic tables and 9 picnic shelters scattered throughout the park. Parking is $3 per vehicle.

890 West Belmont Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
Phone: 559-621-2900

These two parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, offering endless natural attractions for you to explore both above and below the surface. Marvel at giant trees, soaring mountain peaks and deep canyons. This is the location of Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous United States. Down below are over 200 marble caverns, including Crystal Cave at Sequoia, a complex maze winding more than 3 miles in length.

47050 Generals Highway
Fresno, CA 93650
Phone: 559-565-3341

Located at Fresno State, the Save Mart Center arena is home to the Fresno State Bulldogs basketball team. The arena also hosts concerts, featuring big acts like Taylor Swift and Jay-Z.

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

Explore a hand-built network of underground rooms, courtyards and passageways reminiscent of the ancient catacombs. Unique fruit producing trees, shrubs, and vines - some of them over 90 years old - grow underground in arches, vaults and on stone-built walls. This was the 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

Explore Victorian-era Fresno by visiting the Meux Home Museum, a restored 1890s residence furnished in period style, complete with a costumed docent to lead your one-hour tour.

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

Kings River Expeditions offers one-day and two-day whitewater rafting trips. Add an adventure to your itinerary with a deluxe whitewater rafting expedition on the Class 3 Kings River, just an hour and a half east of Fresno.

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

The Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center is the premier performing arts and convention center site in California's Central Valley. Located in Fresno's burgeoning downtown, these four venues are owned and subsidized by the City of Fresno and are professionally managed by industry leader SMG. Each year the center host a wide variety of events including concerts, weddings, large conventions, hit Broadway shows, professional sports, community events and more.

848 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: 559-445-8100

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is home to approximately 190 species, with more always on the way. Explore exhibits like Sea Lion Cove, Valley Farm, Stingray Bay and African Adventure - a new, state-of-the-art home for lions, African elephants, cheetahs, white rhinos and giraffes.

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

Yosemite National Park is one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. Many have said that Yosemite's natural beauty has the power to take one's breath away. Yosemite has far more to offer than just beauty. Experience fishing for wild trout throughout Yosemite. Soaring peaks, tranquil lakes, towering waterfalls and ancient forests await travelers ready to venture away from the highway and into the Yosemite wilderness.

9039 Village Drive
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone: 209-372-0200

Food & Drink In Fresno/Yosemite

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offering traditional, authentic Armenian cuisine and options like dolmas, kabobs, pilafs and lamb dishes, A.J.'s has become a well-loved fixture of the Fresno dining scene.

5048 N Maroa Avenue
Fresno, CA 93704
Phone: 559-225-4580

Located at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, the Mountain Room offers steaks, pastas, sustainably caught seafood, and astonishing views of a towering, 2,500-foot waterfall. Open year-round.

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 the Dino Dig Site or fishing for creatures in Walden Pond, your children will find something exciting to do.

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

Shopping In Fresno/Yosemite

River Park is a shopping center in Fresno on the east side of Blackstone Avenue featuring three distinct shopping areas: the Shops at River Park, with mall-type stores, restaurants, and a movie theater; The Marketplace at River Park, a power center with several big box stores; and River Park Plaza, with a Joann craft store and several restaurants. River Park is one of two successful shopping centers in Fresno, the other being Fashion Fair Mall.

220 E Paseo Del Centro
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-437-4855

From fresh new looks to classic styles, these stores have it all. Check out the directory to find your favorite stores, dining and more. In addition to shopping and dining, Fashion Fair Mall also hosts special events and educational activities for kids.

645 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-224-1591