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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Forestiere Underground Gardens

5021 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93722   Directions

(559) 271-0734

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Walk through Fresno's amazing Forestiere Underground Gardens. Designed in the style of ancient catacombs, this subterranean network showcases some of the most unique trees, shrubs and vines found in the state of California. Tours of this underground attraction are available on the hour, on a first-come first-serve basis. Bring your walking shoes and get ready to explore these unique gardens.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Fresno Chaffee Zoo

894 W Belmont Ave
Fresno, CA 93728   Directions

(559) 498-5910

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Embrace the wild at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. You can find all sorts of exotic animals at this accredited zoo, including large cats, birds, reptiles and the popular elephants. Located in the center of Roeding Park, this wild attraction was originally a safe haven for abandoned exotic pets. It has grown to encompass more than 18 acres since its creation in 1929 in a log cabin.

Kearney Park
Kearney Park

6725 W Kearney Blvd
Fresno, CA 93706   Directions

(559) 488-3004

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Visit Fresno County's first park. Kearney Park is 225 acres and offers picnic and outdoor sports facilities in its day-use areas. Play a game of soccer, test your skills at horseshoe, hit a few balls at the softball and baseball fields or let the children have fun on the playground. When the heat's too much, visit the Kearney Mansion Museum for some educational fun and air conditioning.

Roeding Park
Roeding Park

890 W Belmont
Fresno, CA 93728   Directions

(559) 621-2900

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If you are looking to commune with nature and the great outdoors a little closer to the city, check out Roeding Park. This 159-acre regional park offers tennis courts, walking and biking trails, fishing lakes and playgrounds. Stop by one of the pavilions during a festival for seasonal entertainment, or by the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and Rotary Storyland Playland for entertainment year round.

Shinzen Japanese Garden
Shinzen Japanese Garden

114 W Audubon Dr
Fresno, CA 93720   Directions

(559) 621-2900

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Experience Japan without leaving the States when you visit the authentic Shinzen Japanese Garden. This garden features Japanese architecture incorporated into the meticulously kept landscape. View the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom. Stop by the Tea Garden to witness a tea ceremony. Experience outdoor tranquility by the koi pond. Join in one of the many cultural festivities hosted in the garden throughout the year.

Woodward Regional Park
Woodward Regional Park

7775 Friant Rd
Fresno, CA 93720   Directions

(559) 621-2900

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Nature lovers will not want to miss the chance to explore Woodward Regional Park. This 300-acre park is home to a number of attractions. It has a multi-use amphitheatre, an authentic Japanese Garden, an extensive trail system, three children's playgrounds, a fenced dog park and several bodies of water.

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park

9039 Village Dr
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389   Directions

(209) 372-0200

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Although you will have to drive about two hours outside of Fresno to reach it, Yosemite National Park is well worth the trip. This national park encompasses 761,268 acres, with spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls and Giant Sequoia groves. The seven square miles of Yosemite Valley are wonderful for camping, hiking, biking and even swimming. This designated wilderness is the perfect outdoor escape from urban life.

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