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Introduction to Fresno

Start planning a fun California vacation with American Airlines flights to Fresno. From visiting Kings Canyon National Park or Sequoia National Forest to appreciating art, you'll find there are things to do in Fresno for everyone.

Things To Do In Fresno

With exceptional national parks within an hour's drive, one of the most popular activities in Fresno is visiting the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. It features the world's largest concentration of giant sequoia groves and is protected by the National Forest Service. You'll feel miniscule surrounded by trees that can measure up to 275 high with a base that can be up to 40 feet wide. You'll also feel like a young whippersnapper standing next to a tree that's up to 3,000 years old.

Located next to the Sequoia National Forest is Kings Canyon National Park. Visiting here before you leave the area is another of the top things to do in Fresno, especially if you love the outdoors. With rugged mountains, deep canyons and towering trees, it's full of natural splendor. The General Grant Grove section of the park contains groves of sequoias while the more expansive remainder of the park is where you'll find Kings River, Kings Canyon (from which the park derives its name) and steep granite cliffs.

Back in the city, one of the activities in Fresno you won't want to miss is touring its world-class museums and art galleries. The Ansel Adams Gallery contains an extraordinary collection of the famous lensman's original photographs, and often offers photography workshops. The Discovery Center Museum of Science & Natural History has hands-on exhibits that appeal to children. The Fresno Art Museum features works that include pre-Columbian Andean artifacts, paintings by the Berkeley Abstract Expressionists, Japanese prints and copper and bronze sculptures. And you can't miss a tour through the Kearney Mansion, a museum in the restored home of California's so-called Raisin King, M. Theo Kearney.

Cap off your visit to Fresno with a stop at one of the city's local wineries, where you're sure to find a new favorite or two to bring home as souvenirs of your unforgettable California adventure. Why not start planning your trip? American Airlines has made it convenient and carefree to fly to Fresno. Browse our flights and reserve your trip today.

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