YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
This majestic National Park is not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.
First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.
SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK
This landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity - huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks lie side-by-side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Visitor activities vary by season and elevation (1,370 to 14,494 feet).
FRESNO STATE UNIVERSITY
California State University, Fresno has over 22,000 students enrolled. Offering 59 undergraduate degree programs and 44 master degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional disciplines emphasizing agriculture, business, engineering and technology, health and human services, and education.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo inspires wonder of our natural world, provides an engaging learning environment, and creates a passion for conservation.
From Elephants to Sea Lions the animal encounters will allow you to get even closer to some of the animals at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.
Don't miss this unique experience while visiting the Fresno Area. The Forestiere Underground Gardens showcases a hand-built network of underground rooms, courtyards and passageways reminiscent of ancient catacombs. Unique fruit producing trees, shrubs, and vines growing underground, some over 90 years-old.
Don't miss visiting the Madera Wine Trail.
A trip to Central California wouldn't be complete without visiting the Madeira Wine Trail. The participating wineries on the Madera Wine Trail allow you to learn of the area's rich history and intimate atmosphere where you can learn from the winemakers themselves.
Enjoy the beauty of the Shinzen Japanese Garden.
The Shinzen Friendship Garden of Fresno is a traditional northwestern American Japanese Garden located in Woodward Park, bringing the essence of Japan to the San Joaquin valley.
The original landscape has been transformed with man-made mountains, waterfalls, streams and a lake. The lush plants have turned it into an oasis of distinctive beauty. It is a 5 acre stroll garden accenting the four seasons.