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What sort of Fresno activities are there??

We are often asked about Fresno activities. What is there to do in Fresno? The short answer is "a whole lot!".

There really is a wide range of activities available in Fresno and Clovis to fill your heart's desire.

Fresno activities range from sports to family fun, outdoor to theatre and dance productions, world-class concerts to fun-filled annual events, there IS something for everyone.

The Fresno State Bulldogs provide collegiate sports excitement in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, women's equestrian, football, men's golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, women's swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.

There are also the Fresno Grizzlies (Minor League Baseball), Fresno Falcons (Ice Hockey) and the Fresno Heatwave (Basketball) to fill your sports calendar.

For the active outdoor type, there are biking and jogging trails at Woodward Park and Old Town Clovis. There are many private and public golf courses in Fresno and the Fresno area to choose from.

Basketball and Tennis courts are available in the parks throughout Fresno and Clovis. There is also a skateboard park in Fresno and another in Clovis.

For the music, dance and theatre enthusiast, the Fresno Ballet, Fresno Philharmonic and Broadway in Fresno have various performances throughout the year at Saroyan Theatre in downtown Fresno.

The Fresno Grand Opera has performances scheduled at Saroyan Theatre and Selland Arena.

Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre and the 2nd Space Theatre in the Tower District, Fresno, produces several entertaining plays and musicals every year.

On top of that, both Fresno State and Fresno City College?s Theatre Arts departments produce several different theatre and dance performances each semester!

The Save Mart Center which opened in November 2003, have hosted many outstanding world-class performers such as Andrea Bocelli, Elton John and Shania Twain and continues to woo famous names to this stage.

For family fun activities, there is the Chaffee Zoo and Rotary Storyland in Roeding Park, Shinzen Garden in Woodward Park, two water parks for hot summer days, 2 family fun centers, a 40-lane bowling alley in Clovis and a 48-lane bowling alley in Fresno, an indoor rock climbing facility and skating rinks.

For something more educational, you could try one of the museums - Fresno Metropolitan Art Museum, Kearney Mansion Museum or the Meux Home Museum.

Maybe you just want to hang out with your family and watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster at one of the many movie theatres in town.

There are also many cool and interesting annual events happening in Fresno and Clovis all year ranging from the Rogue Festival to the Clovis Rodeo to Jamaica Weekend. Don't forget to check them out!

If you still have energy left after all those activities (we're quite exhausted already writing this!), you could explore the area around Fresno and Clovis.

There are several lakes north of Fresno. The closer ones are Lost Lake which is a great place to go for fishing and picnics and Millerton Lake, which is a local favorite for boating, jet skiing, fishing and camping.

You could also swim but let me warn you - the water is very cold, even in the summer! Yes, we are speaking from experience!

Biking is possible on the paved roads or on the single track bike path. Both Lost Lake and Millerton Lakes are in Friant, just north of Fresno off Friant Road.

The other popular lakes in the area are Huntington and Shaver lakes, both located northeast of Fresno, off Highway 168 and Bass Lake, which is northeast of Fresno, off Highway 41 (east of Oakhurst). All 3 are located in the Sierra National Forest.

And of course, thousands of tourists and locals flock to this area for the 3 astounding beauties - YosemiteNational Park, Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park.

Yosemite National Park is located 45 miles northeast of Fresno. Just take Highway 41 north and you will be at the Yosemite south entrance in about one hour.

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park are located east of Fresno. Take Highway 180 east and you should be at the park entrance at Big Stump in about 1 hours.

So, as you can see, there are plenty of activities in the Fresno and Clovis area. You could have days filled with outdoor adventures and nights filled with music or theatre performances. Whatever you are in the mood for, there should be an event in Fresno or Clovis just right for you.