Things to Do in Fresno
Besides the nearby national parks, Fresno has plenty of attractions to keep visitors entertained. Head to the Forestiere Underground Gardens to cool off in subterranean gardens that feature flora courts that weave behind the home built by Baldassare Forestiere in the early 1900s. Another popular outdoor option is Woodward Regional Park where visitors can explore plant life, hike or go birding around the ponds. If you're visiting with kids, be sure to swing by Fresno Chaffee Zoo, one of Central Valley's top zoos. Youngsters also love Island Waterpark, complete with numerous slides and aquatic activities.
To glean a bit of history of the region, make your way to Kearney Mansion Museum, a historic site that reflects the early 1900s charm. A few miles away, Meux Home Museum was once the home a Civil War-era surgeon. Art buffs might enjoy Fresno Art Museum, a small but interesting building that features pre-Columbian textiles and Mexican ceramics among other artwork.