Top Reasons to Stay at Piccadilly Inn Shaw
- It’s just a few miles from the Fresno campus of California State University and a short drive from shopping, dining, and entertainment in downtown Fresno.
- Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks are all within a three-hour drive of the hotel. All three parks are open year-round for activities, such as hiking and rock climbing in the summer and skiing in the winter.
- Every morning, the hotel sets out a free deluxe continental breakfast. This Getaway also includes your choice of one appetizer at Oliver’s Pub & Restaurant. Options include a shrimp-cocktail martini, stuffed potato skins, and buffalo wings.
- Onsite, there’s an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness center, and a nine-hole putting green with free equipment rental for guests.
- Its 400-square-foot guest rooms have mini refrigerators and WiFi.
Fresno, California: Valley City with Historical Buildings, Close to Yosemite
One of the largest cities in central California's San Joaquin Valley, Fresno has a well-deserved reputation as a major tourist destination thanks to its proximity to various national forests and parks. It's considered the gateway to Yosemite National Park, located about an hour’s drive away from the nearly 1,200-square-mile wilderness of waterfalls, giant sequoia trees, and granite cliffs. Travel + Leisure considers the park one of America's Best Family Getaways; it’s crisscrossed by biking and hiking trails and plays host to horseback riders, rock climbers, and even skiers in the winter months. Be sure to take a picture at Tunnel View, Yosemite's well-known mountain lookout point, and keep an eye out for resident coyotes that sometimes wander out onto the roads.
Downtown Fresno’s many historic buildings, such as the Water Tower, built in 1894, are also worth a gander. Head just west of downtown to walk through the 1903 Kearney Mansion, once owned by local entrepreneur Martin Theodore Kearney. The mansion’s distinctive French Renaissance style of architecture was achieved using indigenous materials and Victorian stock moldings, and still retains more than half of its original furnishings.
Just north of downtown, the Tower District is one of the valley's only alternative-culture neighborhoods, lined with trendy cafés, music clubs, and a handful of upscale restaurants. The area got its start as a 1920s shopping destination and was named after the art deco Tower Theatre, which stands today as a center for the performing arts.
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