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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 […]

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, […]

Packing for your next getaway

It’s generally understood that packing your bag is the most challenging and frustrating part of your vacation.  So you check the weather, plan your itinerary, pack the car and are finally ready to go–but have you forgotten something?  The question will frustrate you until you’ve rolled out of town and there’s nothing you can do […]