Gateway to the famous Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks, the city of Fresno is renowned as a "playground destination." Hotels in Fresno give a broad choice of rooms for annual events, including the Miss California Pageant, Rogue Performing Arts Festival, and the Big Fresno Fair. Over 60 Fresno hotels give a choice of rooms from low budget to business focused and luxury style.
The Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center, is centrally located downtown with easy transport links. Live entertainment, concerts, and sports events are regularly hosted.
Fresno boasts many restaurants and eateries. Try the top-rated Ripe Tomato for French gourmet dining, or, for hearty casual BBQ, the Dog House Grill is very popular. River Side Plaza has a range of familiar chain name restaurants.
Not far from many hotels in Fresno are the popular Forestiere Underground Gardens. A 40 year undertaking, one man created this underground home with several levels of rooms, courtyards, and gardens.
River Park is a major retail hub with clothing, home and garden, markets and department stores. Don't miss Fashion Fair Mall for a huge range of shops for business attire, children's clothes, women's high fashion, shoes and accessories.
Sports addicts have plenty of choice in Fresno. Nearby, many Fresno hotels is Chukchansi Park, home of the Fresno Grizzlies baseball team, and the Fresno Fuego soccer players. Selland Arena is host to the Central Valley Coyotes football games and Fresno Monsters Ice hockey matches.