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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 […]

Catch ’em here: Pokemon love Visalia

I now carry an emergency medical kit with me at all time. Not because I have a terrible illness that may strike at any time but because I live in fear that I will stumble upon a Pokemon Go player in dire need of medical aid after slamming into a light pole or falling off […]

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 […]

A Taste of Visalia

A few weeks ago, we got the opportunity to volunteer at and attend the 20th Annual Taste of Downtown. It was so much fun! If you don’t know what Taste of Downtown is, it’s when 40 or so downtown Visalia restaurants open their doors and let attendees sample one of their delicious dishes. Those attending […]

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 […]

It’s the Gospel Truth…

With the Great Western Fan Festival a little more than a month away, fans may be getting anxious to hear their gospel favorites. Well, fear not. The California Melody Boys are performing this Saturday, March 23rd at the Lindsay Community Theater. Now here’s a little history regarding this melodious group. This trio became a group […]