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Visalia brings Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to downtown

Are you traveling – or thinking of traveling – to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with the family and looking for something both kids and adults will enjoy? How about stopping in the charming city of Visalia for some fun and adventure! Visalia CVB is excited this summer to partner with Sequoia and Kings […]

Tips for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon

Americans are hitting the road and visiting national parks in record numbers.  Visitation is up 15% at Sequoia National Park and all indicators point to a very busy summer. These are some tips from the parks to reduce wait time at the entrance stations.  The park will be operating four in-bound lanes to issue entrance […]

Mather Mountain Party of 1915

Visalia has a unique role in the creation of the National Park Service. 100 years ago, on July 14, 1915, a group of influential men met at the Palace Hotel in downtown Visalia before embarking on a trek across the Sierra to see first hand the state of the area. Local businessmen Ben Maddox and […]

Guest Blog: Dark Sky Festival

A Spectacular Occasion and Dark Skies in Sequoia and King Canyon Summer in the Sierra Nevada is a magical place. As the winter snows melt, brilliant colors from wildflowers bloom under the sun-drenched meadows and forest of the Giant Sequoia. Wildlife such as the handsome black bear, curious marmot and spirited chickaree roam the woods […]

Spring Break Fever!

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It’s the time of year when we get frantic calls from local residents pleading for our help.  Spring break means out of town family visiting for up to a week and/or families looking for ‘stay-cation’ ideas to help pass the time.    Your Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau is here to help! Top 5 Things […]

Giant Sequoias in the Running to be Named 8th Wonder of the World

For those of you who haven’t heard, the Bureau nominated the Giant Sequoias for the honor and privilege of being named the 8th Wonder of the World! VirtualTourist.com, a branch of TripAdvisor.com, is hosting the competition and there are currently over 300 nominations from around the world. The public is encouraged to vote for their […]

Guest Blog: Venturing Out in Visalia

Venturing Out in Visalia, California When you think of California, what comes to mind? Likely, you are conjuring up images of mighty sequoia trees surrounded by enormous pine cones, majestic mountains, clear waters, fresh farmland overflowing with the scent of citrus, and acres upon acres of vineyards. Surely you would have to traverse the entire […]

Move Over Spring…Summer is Almost Here!

I’m. So. Excited. Summer is almost here. The kick-off for the 2013 Sequoia Shuttle season is, literally, days away. And, I’ve had my grab-bag of my ‘park goodies’ (water bottle, hat, sunscreen, CAMERA, ya know…all the important stuff!) packed for months. Perfect timing, especially since the weather is starting to heat up. I fully intend […]

87th Annual Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree

Each year the Sanger Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree. It’s quite the event, and we bet a lot of you have never been! This year, create a new tradition and visit this snowy, majestic attraction that we’re lucky enough to have sitting in our very own backyard (literally!). […]

Be Our Guest! Undiscovered Travels in Visalia

Undiscovered Travels in Visalia By Joe Laing, El Monte RV If there were ever a beauty contest for Central Valley towns, Visalia would most certainly be among the finalists. With the imposing Sierra Nevada as a backdrop, this picturesque hamlet 230 miles southeast of San Francisco welcomes visitors with towering trees, stunning vistas and plenty […]