Welcome to the City of Fresno

Fresno is in the center of the San Joaquin Valley and is the largest city in the Central Valley, which contains the San Joaquin Valley. It is approximately 220 miles northwest of Los Angeles, 170 miles south of the state capital, Sacramento, or 185 miles south of San Francisco. The name Fresno means "ash tree" in Spanish, and an ash leaf is featured on the city's flag.



There are so much to see and do! You can go to museums, casinos, restaurants, underground gardens, Japanese gardens, the zoo, white water rafting, vineyards and more!

This time of year Fresno offers Christmas Tree Lane. There are about 140 houses and trees that are decorated with lights and the walk spans over two miles. There is the Crystal Cave that has streams and stalactites and stalagmites. You can listen to the Philharmonic. There is the General Grant Tree which is the second largest sequoia tree in the world. Or you can see the General Sherman Tree, the world’s largest tree in the world, which is in the Giant Forest. You can do the Glacier Point Tours, and see Yosemite Falls, Nevada and Vernal Falls and the Sierra. There is horseback riding. You can walk the Half Dome Hike! You can whitewater raft in the King’s River. If you are looking for snow, you can try Snowplay at Wolverton Meadow. This area is great for cross country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. There are plenty of restaurants, galleries, shops and activities to keep yourself occupied.


The weather is cold in the winter and hot and dry in the summer. So Fresno weather offers something all year round! From skiing and sledding in the winter, to hiking tours and whitewater rafting in the summer. Fresno has something to do all year round.