Whether your family is the kind that seeks out opportunities for adventure, relaxation, history or culture, you will find something that suits everyone in Visalia. It’s perfect location, not too far from the major California cities, makes it an ideal place for a getaway. Whatever season you visit Visalia, the whole family will find something to excite them.
Three and half hours southeast of San Francisco is where you will find Visalia. It’s a great place to base yourself for explorations of Sequoia National Park and the surrounding Sierra Mountains. It’s far enough from San Francisco to make it a weekend getaway, but close enough to make the drive with kids bearable. You can even get here without a car as you can take the Amtrak from San Francisco right into Visalia. Once in the town, the city has good public transportation as well as a free downtown trolley the kids will love.
If you are road tripping consider making a full day out of the drive and stopping at a few places that will entertain both you and the kids. near Modesto is where you can stop for a few hours of hiking swimming and boating. Then an hour or so more down the road make a pit stop in Fresno for a visit to the .