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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Visalia

Wow. The holidays are here! With Thanksgiving next week, so starts the most wonderful time of the year-and the most hectic! Let’s make sure you take some time to truly enjoy this season. I mean Really.Enjoy.It. Here’s how. Give the absolute best gift ever: the gift of time spent together with family and friends. It […]

Election Madness and our Privilege to Vote

Voters came out in record numbers this past Tuesday to cast their vote in arguably the one of the most historic, contentious, and wildest elections in years! We’ve seen all kinds of crazy posted on Facebook and Twitter, printed in our newspapers, and on TV. It got so that we were arguing over everything! Marney […]

Get your Taste of Visalia this Month!

Fall is here, which means it’s time for the Visalia festivals! Get your taste of Visalia this month with our Taste of Downtown Visalia Festival, Taste the Arts Festival, and Tastemakers Festival. Take the whole family along to check out the Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze or head up to the Sequoia National […]

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 […]