Situated in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Fresno is a major gateway into Sierra National Forest and Yosemite National Park. In addition to being surrounded by some of the largest national parks in the United States, Fresno boasts a collection of American and Mexican artwork at the Fresno Art Museum. At Chukchansi Park and Gateway Ice Center, you can watch the city's minor league teams. From the Fresno Greek Fest to the Swede Fest, there are plenty of events that celebrate Fresno's diverse communities.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is located just a few miles northwest of downtown Fresno. Use the Sequoia Kings Canyon Freeway and the Golden State Highway to navigate Fresno and the surrounding communities such as Madera and Malaga. No matter where you lodge in Fresno, you will enjoy views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from your room. Having a unique character that combines All-American influences with Mexican architecture, the Tower District draws visitors who appreciate Fresno's rich history.
The semi-arid climate in Fresno brings dry and warm days throughout most of the year. On a hot afternoon, you can find some shade at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo or the Courthouse Park. The traditional nightlife scene in Fresno is best enjoyed in historic venues such as the Theatre for the Performing Arts and Azteca Theater.