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Best things to do in Fresno

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

Shopping Mall
“Great outdoor shopping with major chain stores. Plenty of restaurants as well. Outdoor events and farmers market on Tuesdays. A large Movie Theater.”
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“Great for kids! "At Chaffee Zoo we provide a fun, unique and up-close experience that strengthens the bond between people and wildlife."”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Cool, intricate web of tunnels underground that goes down 3 levels! A secret gem in Fresno and a great place to visit!”
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“A short walk from our AIRBNB to this park will not disappoint. There is the Shinzen Friendship Garden that is a traditional northwestern American Japanese Garden. enjoy astroll, jog, run or biking on the many trails along the river. Gorgeous views for a picnic. . There are also special events held here such as music concerts in the park, Shakespeare Festivals, marathons, a BMX bike track racing and a disk golf course. Ask us more about this park if interested in visiting.”
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“Great restaurants— Chinese (Golden Restaurant), Indian (Indian Oven); Pizza (Tower Pizza); Mexican (Cuca’s, Casa de Tamales, Boca Tacos); and many more. Bars— Fab, Lucy’s, Bobby Salazar, Goldstein’s. Live Music— Strummers, Sequoia Brewery, Goldstein’s, and Lucy’s. ”
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Shopping Mall
“This is a nice clean place to come shopping. Higher end shops and little eateries makes this place one of my favorites. ”
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Shopping Mall
“Fashion Fair is a medium-sized, enclosed shopping mall in Fresno, California, anchored by two Macy's stores, JCPenney, and Forever 21. Originally opened in 1970, Fashion Fair was expanded in 1983 and in 2005”
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“Very neat place to visit antique shops or have some great food at the 500 Club!”
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Art Museum
“One of the San Joaquin Valley's premier fine arts institutions is just a couple miles away.”
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“Roger Rocka's and the nearby Second Space have been entertaining audiences with theatrical productions for decades.”
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Home Goods Store
“Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, this Plant Nursery turns into a Beer Garden with food trucks and live music.”
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Coffee Shop
“Kuppa Joy has a great atmosphere, delicious coffee, and good food. I personally like the “Kuppa Joy” hot.”
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Ice Cream Shop
“This ice cream is amazing and offers you the most unique flavors you’ve probably ever tried. It’s a cute little place that is next door to some fun shops, like a vintage record store, gift shop and amazing coffee bar. Fun for kids and adults. Good value. ”
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“My very favorite watering hole. A micro brewery and a live music venue featuring a pirate ship, and they allow dogs! Super fun, with a patio and food trucks every weekend.”
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“Full gourmet restaurant with fun bar/nightclub feel in the evenings. Super crowded on most weekend nights, excellent spot for a romantic dinner, followed by up-all-night dancing!”
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