Best things to do in Fresno

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. River Park Shopping Center
71 East Via la Plata
35local recommendations
Christine
Christine says “River Park is an outdoor shopping center in Fresno, California on the east side of Blackstone Avenue...” ·
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2. Forestiere Underground Gardens
5021 West Shaw Avenue
31local recommendations
Cristhian
Cristhian says “Forestiere Underground Gardens is a subterranean journey to the Mediterranean. During the early 1900...” ·
3. Fresno Chaffee Zoo
894 West Belmont Avenue
41local recommendations
Jack & Sharon
Jack & Sharon says “The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a zoo in Roeding Park in Fresno, California covering 39 acres and housing ...” ·
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4. Tower District
25local recommendations
Cristhian
Cristhian says “The Art Deco-era Tower District is the perfect place to experience the local flavor and local qualit...” ·
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5. Woodward Park
22local recommendations
Katelyn
Katelyn says “Stroll beside cherry trees and alongside calm pools in the Shinzen Friendship Garden (check the sche...” ·
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6. Sequoia Brewing Company
777 East Olive Avenue
19local recommendations
Katelyn
Katelyn says “The Micro Brewing Company and Restaurant with outdoor dining is known as a neighborhood icon in Fres...” ·
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7. Fig Garden Village
790 West Shaw Avenue
14local recommendations
Christine
Christine says “http://www.shopfiggardenvillage.com/finder.php Store hours: ACTIVE RIDE: M-Sat 10:00am-8:00pm, Sun...” ·
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8. Gazebo Gardens Inc
3204 N Van Ness Blvd
17local recommendations
Jami
Jami says “A iconic local nursery, who on Friday and Saturday nights opens its gates to numerous food trucks, l...” ·
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9. Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater
1226 North Wishon Avenue
16local recommendations
Thomas
Thomas says “Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater has been presenting Broadway musicals and comedies year 'round since 19...” ·
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10. Veni Vidi Vici
1116 North Fulton Street
13local recommendations
Elliott
Elliott says “One of Fresno's iconic restaurants and bars, Veni's is a few blocks away -- a walk that will parade ...” ·
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11. Ampersand Ice cream
1940 N Echo Ave
12local recommendations
Elliott
Elliott says “Gourmet ice cream par excellence is a lovely 15 minute away. Be prepared for lines out the door, and...” ·
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12. Fashion Fair
645 East Shaw Avenue
11local recommendations
Linna
Linna says “A medium-sized, enclosed shopping mall in Fresno, California, anchored by two Macy's stores, JCPenne...” ·
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13. Goldstein's Mortuary & Delicatessen
1279 N Wishon Ave
13local recommendations
Katelyn
Katelyn says “A great and very unique craft beer bar in the Tower District featuring 45 taps and live music. The d...” ·
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14. Kuppa Joy Coffee House
518 Clovis Avenue
11local recommendations
Francis
Francis says “Cozy, industrial-chic hangout offering espresso, artisan brews, pastries & panini, plus free Wi-Fi. ...” ·
15. Fresno Yosemite International Airport
5175 East Clinton Way
13local recommendations
Colleen
Colleen says “The main airport in and out of the Fresno/Clovis area for commercial flights.. There is a good sele...” ·
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16. Old Town Clovis
15local recommendations
Jami
Jami says “The Gateway to the Sierras, this old town hub is a nod to the history of the area, and features nume...” ·
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17. Fresno Art Museum
2233 North First Street
12local recommendations
Maria
Maria says “The Fresno Art Museum's permanent collection preserves and protects over 3,600 works. The main focus...” ·
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18. Irene's Cafe
747 East Olive Avenue
9local recommendations
Michelle
Michelle says “best burgers and more in Fresno try the California burger breakfast lunch or dinner you just can't g...” ·
19. Chukchansi Park
1800 Tulare St
8local recommendations
Jami
Jami says “The local triple A baseball team, The Fresno Grizzlies, plays here, and it's a great stadium experie...” ·
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20. La Boulangerie
730 W Shaw Ave
12local recommendations
Jennie
Jennie says “Great out door seating. Good for breakfast, brunch, lunch or just a coffee and a pastry. http://ww...” ·
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21. The Annex Kitchen
2257 W Shaw Ave
10local recommendations
Marti
Marti says “The Annex Kitchen was created out of what was once a coffee shop for farmers and everyone who wanted...” ·
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22. Save Mart Center
2650 East Shaw Avenue
12local recommendations
Colleen
Colleen says “It is a very large indoor stadium that hosts famous name concerts, sports, and other events on a la...” ·
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23. Livingstone's Restaurant & Pub
831 E Fern Ave
7local recommendations
Frank & Jesse
Frank & Jesse says “The restaurant is located in one of the area's most pleasant settings and is known for its delightfu...” ·
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24. Yard House
90 El Camino
7local recommendations
Brenna And Larry
Brenna And Larry says “The yard house is located in River park, This is a nice place to socialize have drinks and appetizer...” ·
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25. Tower Market & Deli
1233 North Van Ness Avenue
8local recommendations
Elliott
Elliott says “This is the closest small grocery store to the house. Not a huge selection and certainly not gourmet...” ·
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26. Elbow Room Bar & Grill
731 W San Jose Ave
8local recommendations
Bradley
Bradley says “This restaurant and bar has one of the nicest patios in Fresno. Located in the Fig Garden Village, w...” ·
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27. The Tower Theatre
815 East Olive Avenue
8local recommendations
Laura
Laura says “Tower Theater is the core of Tower District. Great shows are held here all throughout the year.” ·
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28. Starbucks
741 East Olive Avenue
9local recommendations
Erin
Erin says “This is one of my two favorite Starbucks locations in town. The manger is great. They have outdoor s...” ·
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29. Kuppa Joy
1900 N Echo Ave
8local recommendations
Hailey
Hailey says “Really great local coffee. I suggest the Kuppa Joy latte, it really is the best. ”
30. Fresno
7local recommendations
Cristhian
Cristhian says “As is typical in California Central Valley cities, a car is useful and often necessary to access mos...” ·