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Visalia History Comes Alive for Foreign Travelers

About 400,000 or so of the 2+ million visitors to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are from outside the United States. Places like Germany, France, England, and Asia – and also the Netherlands, as is the case of Marianna Metcalf. She was recently in Visalia as part of a trip to the Parks and […]

[ART METHOD SUCCESS] It’s not what you think!

Artist Eric Gonzalez

Take away your preconceived notions of art, community service, and rural Central Valley and get ready to embrace a new generation of artists, educators, mentors and art scene insiders. Meet Eric Gonzalez, the Visalia 2017 Artist of the Year. Spray Can artist Erik Gonzalez got his start in the big cities of Los Angeles and […]

Famous Visalians: Do you know these locals?

Brian Poth, Executive Director The Source LGBQ + Center

Meet local Brian Poth, Hollywood actor with credits that include Six Feet Under, 3 seasons with CSI Miami, and Criminal Minds to name just a few. Born in Tulare Brian began acting as a child and grew it into a full-time acting career. But his most satisfying role to date is that of Executive Director […]

Majestic Mountain Loop: 3 National Parks in 3 Days

Majestic Mountain Loop 3 National Parks, 3 Days, 1 Epic Journey Do you hear that knocking on your door? That’s summer announcing it’s here to stay for a while, which means you get some time off. But those precious days spent away from the office shouldn’t go to waste via you melting into the couch […]

Limitless Travel: A guide for travelers with limited mobility

LIMITLESS TRAVEL WITH TRAVIS Its summer-time, and families and friends are hitting the road and heading to the National Parks to see our nation’s treasures. It’s good to know that people with all abilities can get out there and enjoy the parks too, just like our friend Travis did. MEET TRAVIS We invited Travis Norvell […]

Welcome 2018 Rawhide Baseball Team!

Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to welcome this year’s Rawhide Baseball Team to our beautiful city! Here in Visalia there is always something to do; from farmers markets and festivals to arts and hikes, and of course attend Rawhide Baseball games! We are so glad that you will be joining our Visalia community, […]

Welcome to the New Year

As we have left 2017 behind and are working through these first few days of the new year we want to invite you to celebrate 2018 and Visit Visalia! We have amazing events lined up for the coming year and we don’t want you to miss out on any of them. Every month we post […]

Visalia Rawhide to host California League All-Star Game

The Visalia Rawhide are this year’s hosts for the California League      All-Star game this June 19 and 20, 2017 at beautiful Rawhide Stadium! Are you one of the many fans that will converge on Visalia to be a part of this fun and exciting event? Visalia is looking forward to welcoming athletes, their […]

Gospelpalooza? Is that even a thing?

Visalia is getting ready to welcome fans from all across the US and Canada for the Great Western Gospel Music Fan Festival. Don’t know what this event is? It is a “gospelpalooza” if you will, that brings internationally known Gospel singers together for an uplifting and glorious 3 day festival held at the Visalia Convention […]

Welcome Senior Games Athletes!

Senior Games

Welcome Visalia Senior Games Athletes! We are so glad you decided to join us here in Visalia for this year’s Senior Games. If you have a little break between events or if you are anxiously awaiting the results, why don’t you check out some of our local hot spots. For breakfast and a morning stroll, […]