Top 5 day trip destinations from Central Valley – Gabe guide
FRESNO, Calif. (YourCentralValley.com) – With the end of summer vacation in sight for many Central Valley residents, you may have time for one last trip before you get back to reality.
Here are five amazing places you can still visit:
San Francisco: The “City by the Bay” is at the top of the list. Whether you take in views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, take a boat ride to one of America’s most infamous prisons, or explore the city historically on one of the cable cars, if you live in in the central valley, there’s a good chance you’ll make the trip to San Francisco to beat the heat.
A great way to take advantage of the cool breeze is to dine on the water while visiting one of the beachfront restaurants on Pier 39.
The Simmons family have been part of the San Francisco waterfront for over 39 years and created and developed Pier 39. They own and operate some of Fisherman’s Wharf’s most unique dining destinations, including Crab House.
The restaurant is famous for its crab served on a hot iron pan. The dining room overlooks San Francisco Bay with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and bustling Fisherman’s Wharf.
Tulare points of sale: A one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the Central Valley can be found in the peaceful town of Tulare, just off Highway 99.
The mall has a wide range of stores that cater to a variety of shoppers. The Coach outlet sells luxury goods for a fraction of the cost of its retail location. Express offers trendy and functional clothing for men and women. The Nike store is always busy and has discounts on the most sporty clothing for athletes and those looking for more casual clothing.
Bravo Farms is a Central Valley favorite offering the freshest, affordable produce. Every Bravo Farms location has gifts, treats, and treasures that are sure to impress.
The Luxury + Galaxy cinemas located in the mall are equipped with luxurious reclining lounge chairs, realistic surround sound, and even a lobby bar.
Shaver Lake: Now we are heading to the Sierra National Forest to enjoy a day on Lake Shaver.
The sapphire blue waters are surrounded by pine trees and granite mountains, which attract visitors all year round.
Shaver Lake is an hour’s drive northeast of Fresno via Route 168.
Shaver Lake is actually one of the oldest hydroelectric chains in California built by Southern California Edison in 1927 to supply Los Angeles with electricity. Camp Edison campsites offer a huge bonus: electricity, cable TV and high speed wifi thanks to the hydroelectric project.
Disneyland: No day trip from Fresno would be complete without a visit to the happiest place in the world.
Disneyland is home to classic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, the Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is a new 14-acre franchise expansion set in a galaxy far, far away.
Its all-new attraction, The Avengers Campus, is an all-new terrain in neighboring Disney California Adventure Park, created for the next generation of superheroes.
Pismo Beach is a classic seaside town just a few hours from the Central Valley. The beach is located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along the Pacific coast and the 101 freeways.
80% of visitors to Pismo Beach actually come from the Central Valley, according to the deputy city manager of Pismo Beach.
Its long white sand beaches are perfect for a walk or a perfect day of surfing. In addition to water activities, you can also enjoy the best wineries in Pismo, stroll the award-winning promenade adjacent to Pismo Pier, and shop at Pismo Beach Premium outlets.