Fresno Charter Buses
Located in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Fresno has a population of about 500,000 in the city itself, with approximately 1 million people in the surrounding county. Fresno is a frequent stopping point for visitors passing through on the way to Yosemite National Park or other attractions in the Sierra Nevada area.
Fresno has many attractions to offer visitors, such as the Vineyard Farmer’s Market, the Riverpark Shopping Center, the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, the Forestiere Underground Gardens, and the Fresno Art Museum. Annual events like the Rogue Festival, Reel Pride, the Tower District Mardi Gras Parade, and the About Town Taste walking tours of Fresno round out the experience.
Fresno’s weather, like much of the weather in California, tends to be relatively mild, with winters lingering around sixty degrees, sometimes dropping as low as the thirties. Rainfall tends to be scarce, and snow even scarcer, although hail is not unknown to fall in Fresno. Summer temperatures average in the middle nineties, although they can reach up as high as 110 in the height of the season.
Transportation in and Around Fresno
Visitors arriving in Fresno by air will arrive via the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, which is served by Allegiant, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Horizon, Mexicana, US Airways and United. The Fresno airport offers frequent non-stop flights to and from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, and Guadalajara. Travelers may also come into Fresno by train, via Amtrak’s San Joaquin route, which has six trains a day running to and from the Bay Area and Sacramento. Greyhound has a terminal in Fresno’s downtown.
While Fresno is a bike-friendly city (it is the first city in the area to earn recognition from the League of American Bicyclists), getting around Fresno is likely to require the use of a car or charter bus. Fresno’s local bus system, the Fresno Area Express (FAX) may be useful for getting around certain areas of the city, but a rental car or charter bus is generally the superior choice. Traffic congestion in Fresno is relatively modest compared to many larger cities in California, but Shaw and Herndon avenues can get congested during rush hour. Traffic can also be heavy on the CA-99 and the CA-41. Visitors looking for fast, easy transportation around the city may consider Metropolitan Shuttle for convenient travel around Fresno.
Fresno City Airports
Colleges and Universities in Fresno
Sports in Fresno
Museums and Culture in Fresno
Fresno Art Museum
Kearney Mansion Museum
Fresno Metropolitan Museum
African American Historical & Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley
Legion of Valor Museum
Meux Home Museum
The Discovery Center