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Fresno is one of California's top five largest cities, knocking Long Beach out of place some time ago. It's vibrant business community and ideal location in the Central San Joaquin Valley just over an hour from Yosemite National Park makes it a highly desirable place to work and live. One of the biggest commercial enterprises surrounding the city in the San Joaquin Valley is agriculture. As such, the Fresno Fair in the city of Fresno is one of the best in the nation, showcasing not only Americana and the the foods that feed us, but also offering display areas that are eye-catching. While the fair only comes once in year (usually in October,) there are things to see and do all year long.

For starters, satellite wagering occurs all year long. The Starting Gate features live horse racing via satellite from locations such as Hollywood Park, Golden Gate Fields and Bay Meadows. Full card racing is available from Aqueduct, Belmont, Oaklawn and the fairgrounds from Louisiana. (

For tourists, Fresno has lots of entertainment to experience starting with the animals and ending with the zoo in which they reside, The Chaffee Zoo. Shinzen Japanese Garden, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno Philharmonic, Meux Home, Museum Legion Of Valor Museum and Forestiere Underground Gardens are a few.

Fresno is the only city surrounded by three national parks-- Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon-- all no more than 90 minutes distance.

Shopping in Fresno include several major malls and shopping areas such as The Tower District, and entertainment ranges from sports (even an 11 acre paintball field/ park) to philharmonic concerts.

Mountains, foothills, lakes, rivers, forests and countryside provide outdoor activities for the nature lover ranging from hiking, sailing, boating, skiing, white-water rafting and rock climbing to camping, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking.

As the number one agricultural county in the nation, Fresno County produces more than 350 commercial crops, and ranks also as top ag producer in California. Visitors can see, taste and experience first-hand the fruits and vegetables, nuts, dairy, and meat that feed the world events and places such The Fresno County Blossom Trail in the spring and the Fresno County Fruit Trail in the summer. Annual events from old-fashioned hometown festivals, to rodeos, cultural celebrations to the largest harvest fair in California all make Fresno an amazing surprise for those who visit and discover its charms.

Where to eat:

The Cheesecake Factory 639 East Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93710

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