Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Village Inn
Best Western Village Inn is your gateway to all that Fresno has to offer. Only 3 miles from downtown, the hotel offers easy access to the Fresno Art Museum, the Fresno Convention Center, and Chukchansi Park, where you can catch a Fresno Grizzlies game.
- Convenient dining: The hotel is adjacent to a Denny’s, which is open 24 hours a day.
- Complimentary hot breakfast: Every morning, you can dig into fruit from local farmers’ markets, eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, and waffles.
- Take a dip in the outdoor pool or hot tub.
- Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Sequoia, or Kings Canyon National Parks, all of which are just 90 minutes from the hotel.
Fresno, California: Valley City Close to Outdoor Recreation in Three National Parks
As one of the largest cities in central California’s San Joaquin Valley, Fresno is a hub for travelers headed to nearby national forests and parks. It’s considered one of the gateways to Yosemite National Park, located roughly 60 miles north. The park’s 1,200 square miles of wilderness are peppered with waterfalls, giant sequoia trees, and granite cliffs—one reason Travel + Leisure considers the park one of America’s Best Family Getaways. Biking and hiking trails crisscross Yosemite, which also plays host to horseback riders, rock climbers, and, in winter, cross-country skiers.
There are two other national parks within easy driving distance of Fresno: Sequoia and Kings Canyon. These sister parks lie in the Sierra Nevada mountains and are home to deep canyons, caves, and some of the world’s largest trees. You’ll see the tallest one—the 275-foot General Sherman—while strolling on wildflower-fringed paths through Sequioa’s Giant Forest. For an unparalleled view of the Sierra Nevadas, hike up the 400 steps chiseled into the granite of Moro Rock within Sequoia National Park.