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Farms and orchards stretch for miles to the west, and Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains all flank Fresno less than a two-hour drive to the east. Equidistant from the San Francisco Bay area to the northwest and the greater Los Angeles area to the southwest, Fresno is in the very center of California. Snow and water skiing, mountain climbing, touring vineyards and orchards, wine tasting, horseback riding and fishing are among the most popular activities here. Fresno was first settled in the late 1800s by immigrants of many cultures who sought a fresh start, attracted to the center of the San Joaquin Valley by its agricultural potential and variety of natural beauty. More Armenian immigrants, whose descendants fled the early 1900s genocide in their homeland, have made their home in Fresno than in any other city in the country. The array of restaurants and cultural events, resulting from this rich ethnic tapestry, adds an even more compelling reason for making Fresno the focal point of your California adventure.

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· Fresno · Yosemite National Park
Located in California’s central San Joaquin Valley, Fresno is the only county that can claim three national parks in its backyard. Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is located 5 miles NW of the city. Depending on the time of year, the Yosemite National Park area, including the towns of Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, Oakhurst, Fish Camp and Mariposa, offers many outdoor activities such as biking and horseback riding to skiing and snowboarding.
· Bishop · Visalia
Located 90 miles NE of Fresno, Bishop offers many outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, hang gliding, wind surfing, four-wheeling and more. Visalia is located in California’s San Joaquin Valley in close proximity to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It is also located between the cities of Sacramento and Los Angeles.
· Madera · Kings Canyon National Park
Located about 20 miles NW of Fresno, this area also includes the cities of Merced, Los Banos and Chowchilla. Located in the southern Sierra Nevada and adjoined with the Sequoia National Park. These two parks share miles of boundary but are managed as one. This area offers several accommodations under cover as well as campgrounds. However, camp with care, this is bear country!

Area Facts: Fresno is Spanish for Ash Tree, a species of hearty shade tree that originally lined the banks of the San Joaquin River which flows beside the town.

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