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One Last Summer Adventure

As the summer season winds down and school is starting soon… wait you still have a whole week of fun ahead of you! Don’t sit around wishing you could have one more day, get out and do something fun. There is still so much to do in Visalia before the school year starts so plan […]

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 […]

Top 5 Weekend Get-Away Ideas for Fall Travel

Fall is the perfect time for a weekend get-away. The kids are back in school, tourists are back to work and many places that were swamped with visitors are now pleasantly quiet. Here are a few suggestions for a long weekend vacay in Visalia (just a few shorts hours from LA and SF)  that will […]

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 […]

Tips for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon

Americans are hitting the road and visiting national parks in record numbers.  Visitation is up 15% at Sequoia National Park and all indicators point to a very busy summer. These are some tips from the parks to reduce wait time at the entrance stations.  The park will be operating four in-bound lanes to issue entrance […]

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 […]

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 […]