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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 […]

So Much To Do, So Little Time

This past weekend I did 2 things: shop (again!) and take advantage of the Sequoia Shuttle and beautiful weather in Sequoia National Park. It was a perfect combo! I got to visit the local stores downtown at the Downtown Visalians’ Annual Sidewalk Sale (I got some great deals!) and got rugged in what we are […]