Welcome to Fresno


In recent years, Fresno's agriculture-based economy has suffered from catastrophic droughts and plummeting food prices. A local farm movement in the area seeks to revolutionize food production through organic, sustainable practices and fair wages. Fresno's proximity to these progressive farms has fostered a food renaissance. The produce and meat is the freshest you'll find anywhere. Fresno? Oh, Fresyes.

Like many valley towns, Fresno is home to diverse Hmong, Mexican, Chinese and Basque communities, which arrived in successive waves. The longstanding Armenian community is famously represented by author and playwright William Saroyan, who was born, lived and died in this city he loved.


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$345 Day Trips & Excursions

Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from Los Angeles by Train

Hop on the Amtrak train from Los Angeles and enjoy the ride through California's great Central Valley, on the way to Fresno. Once there, check into your hotel and then take some free time, perhaps doing some gaming in the nearby casino or eating at one of the many fine restaurants in proximity to the hotel. In the morning, get shuttled to the natural wonderland known as Yosemite National Park. Pass through the small towns of Coarsegold and Oakhurst and then enter the park through the South Gate. Stop and get a great photo op of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country. Because of the smaller vehicle you're being transported in, visit parts of the park that are normally off limits to tours. Take a short walk to Glacier Point to get a commanding view of Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls and the Merced River, among other sites. Once at Glacier Point, consider doing the optional hike on the 4-Mile Trail, an easy preamble, ending at Yosemite Lodge where you'll re-unite with the group. Take a break for lunch and then continue exploring enchanting Yosemite Valley, lingering in the meadows below El Capitan and then visiting the historic Wawona Hotel. After a day of discovering incredible Yosemite, head back to Fresno to catch the train to Los Angeles.

$345 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from San Francisco by Train

Hop on the Amtrak train from San Francisco and enjoy the ride through California's great Central Valley, on the way to Fresno. Once there, check into your hotel and then enjoy some free time, perhaps doing some gaming in the nearby casino or eating at one of the many fine restaurants in proximity to the hotel. In the morning, get shuttled to the natural wonderland known as Yosemite National Park. Pass through the small towns of Coarsegold and Oakhurst and then enter the park through the South Gate. Stop and get a great photo op of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country. Because of the smaller vehicle you're being transported in, visit parts of the park that are normally off limits to tours. Take a short walk to Glacier Point to get a commanding view of Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls and the Merced River, among other sites. Once at Glacier Point, consider doing the optional hike on the 4-Mile Trail, an easy preamble, ending at Yosemite Lodge where you'll re-unite with the group. Take a break for lunch and then continue exploring enchanting Yosemite Valley, lingering in the meadows below El Capitan and then visiting the historic Wawona Hotel. After a day of discovering incredible Yosemite, head back to Fresno to catch the train back to San Francisco.

$268 Day Trips & Excursions

Yosemite National Park, Hearst Castle 2 Day Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Bay Area - Yosemite - FresnoStop At: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaFrom waterfalls that drop thousands of feet, and endless mountain ridges, Yosemite National Park can be considered one of the most famous scenic spots in the Western United States. Arrive in Yosemite National Park in the afternoon. Highlights include: Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome. Overnight stay in Fresno.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Piccadilly Inn Airport Fresno or similarDay 2: Fresno - Hearst Castle - Bay AreaStop At: Hearst Castle, San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County, CaliforniaVisit Hearst Castle in San Simeon, once the home of the media mogul William Randolph Hearst. The construction of the castle began in 1920 and was not yet completed when Hearst passed away in 1951. This castle, with its private zoo and celebrated antiques, occupies an area of 137 acres. In 1958, Hearst’s children donated the castle to the state of California, and it became a public treasure.Then return back to Bay Area.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$688 Day Trips & Excursions

4 Days Yosemite, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon West The Skywalk

ItineraryDay 1: Bay Area - Yosemite - FresnoStop At: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaFrom waterfalls that drop thousands of feet, and endless mountain ridges, Yosemite National Park can be considered one of the most famous scenic spots in the Western United States. Arrive in Yosemite National Park in the afternoon. Highlights include: Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome. Overnight stay in Fresno.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Piccadilly Inn Airport or similarDay 2: Fresno - Las VegasStop At: Casino at Excalibur, Las Vegas, NevadaLas Vegas, it’s a city that has something to offer for everyone. The infamous Las Vegas Strip is where tourists can enjoy a walk in the warm desert evening and visit the newest and most lavish casinos from Bellagio, Venetian, MGM Grand, The Mirage, and more. Or perhaps take a stroll downtown and view a dazzling light show that spans an entire street (Optional night tour). There are special shows and performances year round that truly makes Las Vegas as a city that never sleeps. Accommodations will be at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur. Immerse yourself in the castle themed resort right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. Choose from one of the many eateries on the property, including the Round table Buffet, or head down the Strip and stop by one of the other world famous hotels. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Excalibur Hotel and CasinoDay 3: Las Vegas - Optional: Grand Canyon West Rim “The Skywalk” - Las VegasStop At: Grand Canyon SkywalkYour journey begins from stopping by the magnificent Hoover Dam and then on to the Majestic Hualapai Indian Reservation where is located at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. You can walk along the rim of this great wonder of nature – unblemished by modern civilization. You may walk on the Skywalk (Optional tour). David Jin, the man who conceived and funded Skywalk makes this U-shaped platform, which extends 70ft over the edge and about 4,000 feet over the canyon floor. You may also select to take the Helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon and view the majestic Grand Canyon with a bird’s eye view. (Optional tour). Overnight stay in Las Vegas.Optional Tours (CASH PAYMENT ONLY) :* Las Vegas Night Tour – Adult $35, Child (2-11) $25* Grand Canyon [West Rim] – $80 per person (excludes lunch)* Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk – $30 per person* Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Ride – $188 per person* Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter and Boat Tour – $230 per personDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Excalibur Hotel and CasinoDay 4: Las Vegas - Bay AreaPass By: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CaliforniaIn the morning, depart Las Vegas towards San Francisco. We will travel by the world’s largest solar power plant with 340,000 solar panels planted into the vast sea of sand. While crossing the Mojave Desert, you will see Edwards Air Force Base at the distance, where the sound barrier was broken for the first time in history and where US space shuttles landed on several occasions. Looking up at the sky, you might perhaps catch a glimpse of U.S. newest aircraft on training mission. Then you will pass by California’s largest windmill farm on Tehachapi Mountain. In the afternoon, you will learn about California agriculture that produces more than half of nation’s total of fruits, vegetables and nuts while travelling through the fertile Central Valley. Arrive in the Bay Area in the evening.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$568 Day Trips & Excursions

4 Days Yosemite, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon South Rim

ItineraryDay 1: Bay Area - Yosemite - FresnoStop At: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaFrom waterfalls that drop thousands of feet, and endless mountain ridges, Yosemite National Park can be considered one of the most famous scenic spots in the Western United States. Arrive in Yosemite National Park in the afternoon. Highlights include: Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome. Overnight stay in Fresno.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Piccadilly Inn Fresno Airport or similarDay 2: Fresno - Las VegasStop At: Casino at Excalibur, Las Vegas, NevadaLas Vegas, it’s a city that has something to offer for everyone. The infamous Las Vegas Strip is where tourists can enjoy a walk in the warm desert evening and visit the newest and most lavish casinos from Bellagio, Venetian, MGM Grand, The Mirage, and more. Or perhaps take a stroll downtown and view a dazzling light show that spans an entire street (Optional night tour). There are special shows and performances year round that truly makes Las Vegas as a city that never sleeps. Accommodations will be at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur. Immerse yourself in the castle themed resort right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. Choose from one of the many eateries on the property, including the Round table Buffet, or head down the Strip and stop by one of the other world famous hotels. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Excalibur Hotel and Casino Day 3: Las Vegas - Optional Grand Canyon (South Rim) - Las VegasStop At: Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona*Grand Canyon South RimThe Grand Canyon offers one of the most spectacular examples of erosion not found anywhere in the world. Canyon National Park is a designated World Heritage Site and is unmatched in the incomparable vistas that it offers to visitors on the rim. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.Optional Tours (CASH PAYMENT ONLY) :* Grand Canyon [South Rim] – $80 per person (excludes lunch)* Grand Canyon South Rim Helicopter Ride – $230 per person* I-Max at Grand Canyon South – $13 per personDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Excalibur Hotel and CasinoDay 4: Las Vegas - Bay AreaPass By: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CaliforniaIn the morning, depart Las Vegas towards San Francisco. We will travel by the world’s largest solar power plant with 340,000 solar panels planted into the vast sea of sand. While crossing the Mojave Desert, you will see Edwards Air Force Base at the distance, where the sound barrier was broken for the first time in history and where US space shuttles landed on several occasions. Looking up at the sky, you might perhaps catch a glimpse of U.S. newest aircraft on training mission. Then you will pass by California’s largest windmill farm on Tehachapi Mountain. In the afternoon, you will learn about California agriculture that produces more than half of nation’s total of fruits, vegetables and nuts while travelling through the fertile Central Valley. Arrive in the Bay Area in the evening.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.