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Highlights Fresno

  • Underground gardens
  • National park
  • Historic homes
  • Shopping center
  • Winter sports

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Internet 3
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Air conditioning 3
Yard 1

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A Central California destination

Set in the San Joaquin Valley in Central California, Fresno is an underrated town brimming with a laid-back California vibe. Although it's a large city, its easy-going atmosphere gives it a small-town feeling. While it’s not a coastal city, it is surrounded by mountains and dense forested national parks. Fresno offers a wide range of unique attractions like farmer’s markets, historical landmarks, hiking trails, green parks, shopping centers, and top-rated dining options. It’s the perfect destination for families, couples, curious travelers, and mountain lovers. It’s prime location in the dead-center of the state makes it the perfect stopping point for road trippers, too!

Finding your perfect Fresno vacation rental

Enjoy the ultimate Central California getaway with a vacation rental in Fresno. Choose from a wide range of styles, sizes, and features in vacation rentals around the city. Stay in a rental close to the mountains with a big backyard and peaceful, natural surroundings. Many rentals in Fresno are situated close to the downtown area, just a short walk away from shops, restaurants, and attractions. Families and large groups can choose from numerous oversized rentals with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to comfortably accommodate everyone. Opt for a vacation rental with a private pool to splash around in during the warmer months. Pet-friendly rentals are widely available for people traveling with their pets.

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The area and getting around

Arriving in Fresno

Fresno is conveniently served by Fresno Yosemite International Airport, which is just a 12-minute, or 6-mile drive from the city. The major airport has both domestic and international flights. The easiest way to get from the airport to downtown Fresno is by using a taxi or a rideshare app, such as Uber or Lyft. If you’d like to rent a car during your stay, there are several car rental companies available at the airport and in the city.

Getting around Fresno

Fresno is considered among the most walkable cities in the entire USA! The downtown district is particularly walkable, with many shops and restaurants just a short distance from each other. Renting bikes is another great way to get around. If you prefer not to rely on your own two feet to get around, it's best to rent a car or to use a rideshare app.

Travelers and activities

Fresno for couples

Fresno is a laid-back city, perfect for couples who seek to spend some quality time together in a new place. Head to the Fig Garden Village shopping mall where you can enjoy a wide range of offerings from sushi, quaint cafés, and retail shopping. Visit the Downtown Brewery District, which is one of the most hip areas around town. You’ll find numerous top-rated local breweries here, and you can do a tasting or grab a glass at each one!

Fresno for families

Fresno is an excellent destination for families of all ages. Head to the Shinzen Friendship Garden which is located inside Woodward Regional Park. The 5-acre Japanese gardens feature numerous resident peacocks, zen ponds, more than 100 bonsai trees, and a large pond filled with koi fish. It’s a great place to go for a relaxing stroll. Families with children should be sure to spend an afternoon at the popular Fresno Chaffee Zoo. The magical and well-kept zoo area is home to a wide range of wild animals. Visit the lions in the African Adventure area, or sea creatures in Sea Lion Cove!

„Fresno is conveniently located halfway between two major California cities: San Francisco and Los Angeles.“

Top 5 travel tips in Fresno

1. Explore the Forestiere Underground Gardens

These phenomenal and artistic subterranean structures are a must-visit for anyone coming to Fresno. They were built over a 40-year period from 1906 until 1946 by a Sicilian immigrant by the name of Baldassare Forestiere. He created this underground world after coming to America and spent the majority of his years here creating the complex cave and garden system out of underground sedimentary rock. You can spend an hour or so walking around the underground gardens, which are located on West Shaw Avenue.

2. Visit Yosemite National Park

Just a stone’s throw away from Fresno is one of the most famous national parks in the USA: Yosemite National Park. Take a day trip here to visit the famed Bridalveil Falls, the Half Dome, and the spectacular cliffs of El Capitan. The scenic park is filled with natural attractions, hiking trails, and beautiful views that will take any nature lover’s breath away.

3. Visit the historic Kearney Mansion

If you’re interested in history, be sure to stop by for a tour of the Kearney Mansion. The French Renaissance style mansion consists of two buildings: the main residence and the servants’ quarters. The place is named after the designer of the house who was an architectural genius, and throughout the tour you’ll get to see all the clever details he included throughout construction. You’ll also get to learn about the history of the house and the local area.

4. Shop ‘til you drop at Riverpark

Riverpark Shopping Center is one of the most popular attractions in the city. The enormous shopping center is filled with shops, big-name brands, local boutiques, and a plethora of dining options. You can even catch a movie on the IMAX screen at the movie theater here! A trip to Riverpark is the perfect rainy day activity, as well as a must-stop for any visitor in Fresno.

5. Enjoy winter sports at China Peak Mountain Resort

If you find yourself in Fresno during the winter months, the area is well-known for its winter sports offerings. Head to China Peak Mountain Resort which is the premier ski and winter sports spot in the area around an hour’s drive north of Fresno. It’s home to some of the best skiing in California, as well as snowboarding, and sledding.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Fresno

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Fresno?

Considering the average cost of $240.12 per night, Fresno lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Fresno?

]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Fresno are October ($206.79 the average per night for accommodation), December ($212.81), and April ($217.36).

When does the price of vacation rentals in Fresno go up the most?

Following the data observed in 2020, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of January ($301.32), September ($278.16), and February ($259.55).

Is Fresno a good location for a last-minute getaway?

So you don't run out of accommodation options in Fresno, it is necessary to plan ahead as 77% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

When are more vacation rentals available?

The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, April (with an availability of 41.75%), December (35.5%), and May (35%), according to the trends observed in 2020.

Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is October (only 12.4% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by August (15.4%), and June (16.5%).

Are there many rentals in Fresno?

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