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Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

October 17, 2016
Trying to decide whether or not Yosemite National Park is for you? Preparing to head out on a long-planned visit, and looking for things to do during your stay? Driving in for an impromptu vacation and not sure how to get the most out of your time here? Whatever your situation, we can help. To make sure you enjoy your national park experience to the fullest, we’ve compiled a list of the best activities to do and places to visit during your stay at the park. • Stop in at the Yosemite ...

Warnors Theatre near Oakhurst, CA!

September 13, 2016
Warnors Theater is a notable theater situated in downtown Fresno, California. The 2,000 seat venue opened officially in the year 1928 as the Pantages Theater, named after its original proprietor, Alexander Pantages. The theater was later named Warner Theater in 1929 after it was obtained by Warner Brothers. The name was changed again in the 1960s to “Warnors” to maintain a distance from trademark and legality issues. The theater was build by B. Marcus Priteca and is recorded on the ...

Explore Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park, CA!

August 09, 2016
Tunnel View gives a standout among the most popular perspectives of Yosemite Valley. Tunnel View is an unquestionable requirement stop for any first time visit to Yosemite Valley. Tunnel View is a scenic overlook on State Route 41 in Yosemite National Park. Worked in 1932 with a rural outline style, Tunnel View is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places and components naturalistic rockwork that mixes into the rugged landscape. The notorious and sweeping perspective of Yosemite...

Explore Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park, CA!

August 01, 2016
Vernal Fall is a 317-foot (96.6 m) waterfall on the Merced River only downstream of Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park, California. Vernal Falls is 2.4 miles in length and brings around 3 hours with a 1000 feet height pick up. Vernal Fall, and Nevada Fall, is plainly obvious from Glacier Point. Vernal Fall is one of the numerous intense waterfalls inside Yosemite National Park, n not visible from the main valley but easily reached along a well-marked path that starts close to the Happy Isles...

Explore Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park

July 25, 2016
Glacier Point is a perspective above Yosemite Valley, in California, USA. It is situated on the south mass of Yosemite Valley at a height of 7,214 feet (2,199 m), 3,200 feet (980 m) above Curry Village. The point offers a great perspective of Yosemite National Park’s Yosemite Valley, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, Clouds Rest as well as the magnificent High Sierra and more. It highlights extraordinary area for weddings, Hiking, Stargazing and more for the g...

Idle Hour Winery: A Place to Visit for Wine Lovers!

July 12, 2016
Idle Hour winery is located in Oakhurst, simply outside the south access to Yosemite National Park. Idle Hour Winery Oakhurst’s first winery and can be found at the Queen’s Inn By The River, a 8 room boutique inn with wine bar on the Fresno River. Idle Hour is the production of Anna Marie dos Remedios, a previous columnist, who set out upon a second go about as a winemaker. Idle Hour Winery produces Viognier, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Tour...

Oakhurst Community Park in Oakhurst, CA

June 20, 2016
Oakhurst Community Park is situated at the south end of Highway 49 in Oakhurst, California. Oakhurst Community Park, situated on Oakhurst Drive, includes soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, baseball diamond, pavilion with restrooms and open air table space, and play area gear. Oakhurst Community Park keeps on enchanting both occupants and guests alike. Oakhurst Community Park Committee helds it’s first Elegant Auction to raise cash to pay for the extension ...

Something Special About Yosemite Valley Chapel

June 13, 2016
Oakhurst is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Oakhurst is a beautiful town with alpine views, golf courses, shops, dining and exciting attractions like the Fresno River. Drive 15 minutes to Yosemite National Park, a natural treasure that awakens your spirit. This minimal New England style church was constructed under the sponsorship of the California State Sunday School Association, somewhat by memberships from the youngsters, yet for the most part from the deliberat...

Visit Yosemite Rivers Fly Shop

June 07, 2016
Sierra Fly Fisher Tours now has a shop right on the Hwy 41 as you go through Oakhurst while in transit to the southern passage of Yosemite national Park. Yosemite Sierra Fly Fishing, gives the finest quality fly fishing items, guideline, and individual administration. Yosemite Sierra Fly Fishing offers a huge scope of year round Sierra and Yosemite fly fishing alternatives, extending from dry fly looking for rivulet and rainbow trout in immaculate high knoll springs, to sprite and streamer look...

Visit to Merced County Courthouse!

June 06, 2016
The Merced County Courthouse is the noteworthy district courthouse in Merced County, California. Situated at the convergence of W. 21st and N Streets in Merced, the building served as Merced County’s courthouse from 1875 until 1975. A. A. Bennett, a draftsman who likewise took a shot at the California State Capitol, planned the building. The building’s engineering is novel inside the southern Central Valley; in its National Register designation, the courthouse was called “the ...

Visit Rainbow Pools near Groveland

May 31, 2016
Rainbow Pools is located 15 miles East of Groveland, California. Rainbow Pools is a natural swimming pool to swim in, with a cascading water and high rocks to jump off. This is a family-friendly spot with restrooms, picnic tables and a parking lot. Rainbow Pool is a fairly well known spot, and the area is accessible all year round. The pool is actually a series of pools fed (in spring) by a waterfall that provides a photogenic background and keeps the water cold and fresh. The pool area is now ...

Visit California State Mining and Mineral Museum

May 20, 2016
The era of Gold Rush led to extensive mining activities in California. Established in 1999, California State Mining and Mineral Museum commemorates the era with an intriguing collection of artifacts and minerals. Located at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in the historic gold rush town of Mariposa. Houses and displays the official California State Mineral Collection. The collection was created in 1880 by the California State Legislature and contains over 13,000 specimens. The museum is known ...

Stroll a little at Forestiere Underground Gardens

May 18, 2016
Established in 1906, located on Shaw Avenue in north Fresno, Forestiere Underground Gardensis a complex of underground caverns, grottos, patios and garden courts encircling the underground home of Baldasare Forestiere. It is a true earth environment that remain somewhat untouched from their original beginnings. The tour grounds have small rooms and narrow passageways, which cannot accommodate throngs of visitors.  Dirt pathways have some uneven areas and good walking shoes are recommen...

Enjoy Your Shopping at River Park!

May 24, 2015
River Park is a popular outdoor shopping center among travelers and found in Fresno, California on the east side of Blackstone Avenue. Stream Park is separated into three regions: The Marketplace, a customary force focus moored by Target and Kohl’s; a helper strip mall with Chick-fil-A, Chipotle Mexican Grill and In-N-Out Burger, and The numerous shops at River Park, an open air way of life focus secured by Macy’s, an Edwards Theaters silver screen, and REI. This outdoor center is o...
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