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Top Things To Do In Fresno

Located in the heart of California, Fresno is the fifth largest city in the state. It’s the economic hub of the neighboring rural towns. Agriculture plays a big role in Fresno’s identity, and the residents take pride in having locally sourced food items in local markets, restaurants, wineries and breweries. The city also has a variety of cultural events and attractions that keep visitors coming back year after year. Come see all of the reasons Fresno is the center of the southern Central Valley.

For a real look at Fresno culture, visit the Tower District. This neighborhood is a blend of residential and commercial, making it the place to find the best local cafes, bars, nightclubs, and theaters, such as The Revue Coffee Bar and Tower Sports Club.

 

Here are some of the best things to do near Fresno:

  • Tour the Forestiere Underground Gardens
  • Admire the masterpieces at Fresno Art Museum
  • See a film at the historic Warnors Theater downtown
  • Sip your way through Fresno wine country
  • Take in the natural splendor at Yosemite National Park

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Chris Mitchell Virtual Jazz Concert (Through August 1)
Chris Mitchell Virtual Jazz Concert (Through August 1)
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$19.98 $10.00
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Through 08/01/20: One General-Admission Ticket to Any Virtual Show with a Digital Download of the album I Found Forever
40+ bought
"One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes" Through July 31
"One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes" Through July 31
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$19.95 $12.00
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Through 07/31/20: One Viewing
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Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Show (June 25–August 20)
Gaylarious Virtual LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Show (June 25–August 20)
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$10.00 $5.00
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06/25/20 at 9 p.m. ET: One General-Admission Ticket
10+ bought
Livestream Name that Tune, Dueling Pianos, or Piano Bar Bingo (Through August 29)
Livestream Name that Tune, Dueling Pianos, or Piano Bar Bingo (Through August 29)
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$5.00
Name that Tune
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Virtual Stand-Up: Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2020 featuring Dan Frigolette (May 22–July 31)
Virtual Stand-Up: Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2020 featuring Dan Frigolette (May 22–July 31)
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$41.49 $6.00
85% discount_off
7/17/20 at 12 a.m. EST: One General-Admission Ticket
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Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
Jazz Age Jeopardy: Virtual Interactive Murder Mystery Experience
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$275.00
Through 07/31/2020: Admission to Virtual Show for Up to 10 People
1 bought
Chippendales@Home! Virtual Party
Chippendales@Home! Virtual Party
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$200.00 $150.00
25% discount_off
30-Minute Party for Up to 9 Guests + Souvenir Video
1 bought
Ben Seidman: Camera Tricks Live Interactive Virtual Magic Show (July 10–July 22)
Ben Seidman: Camera Tricks Live Interactive Virtual Magic Show (July 10–July 22)
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$40.00 $28.00
30% discount_off
07/17/20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m.: One General-Admission Ticket
John Cleese: Why There Is No Hope Virtual Show on August 2 at 3 p.m. EST
John Cleese: Why There Is No Hope Virtual Show on August 2 at 3 p.m. EST
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$43.98 $19.99
54% discount_off
08/02/20 at 3 p.m. EST: Virtual Show Live Stream and 2-Day Access. Buy One, Gift One (Voucher Code Can Be Used 2 Times)

The Fresno Art Museum is the creative center located near Fresno University. Spend the day admiring the sculpture garden, rotating exhibitions, and the permanent displays of Pre-Columbian artifacts.

Some of the most popular attractions near Fresno are:

  • The fresh produce and antique collection at Simonian Farms
  • A tour through the Victorian style Meux Home Museum
  • The picturesque Saint John The Baptist Cathedral
  • The scenic views from Moravia Wines
  • The bonsai collection in the Shinzen Japanese Garden

The best place to shop in Fresno is River Park, a three-part shopping center with a variety of anchor stores and dining options. Whether you’re browsing through The Marketplace at River Park, perusing through the shops at River Park, or wandering through River Park Plaza, finding what you need is guaranteed.

Check out these exciting things to do in Fresno:

  • Enjoy the sunny weather in the Woodward Regional Park
  • Go fishing in the ponds at Roeding Park
  • Learn about culture at the African-American; Historical & Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley
  • Sip on microbrews at Tioga Sequoia Craft Brewery
  • Support local artists during the bimonthly ArtHops

The biggest venue in town is the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center, a complex containing Saroyan Theater, Selland Arena, Fresno Convention Center, and Valdez Hall. Discover sporting events, conventions, or theater productions the center hosts throughout the year.

Check out these top things to do at night in Fresno:

  • Busting a move at Aldo’s Nightclub
  • Enjoy entertainment while you eat at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre
  • Finding fame at Yolo Sushi Bar & Karaoke
  • Hitting it big at Club One Casino
  • Seeing a band on tour at Strummers

The best place to find the arts in Fresno is Tower Theater, the eponymous venue in the Tower District. This restored theater has an art-deco interior and exterior, and gained its name from the 80-foot tower topped with a neon lit globe.

Here are some more relaxing things to do in Fresno:

  • Find your center with Perfect Balance Yoga
  • Sign up for lessons at Legend Music Sound Stage
  • Head to The Tannery for a nap in a tanning bed
  • Watch a Broadway performance at Saroyan Theater
  • Learn about Fresno history at the Kearney Mansion Museum