Kingsburg is a great way to transport you from big city life to a small community town with events and quirks to go along with it. Known as “Little Sweden” for its huge migration of Swedish-Americans in the early 1990s, the retail businesses in town are all designed with influences in Swedish architecture and host a water tower that resembles an antique Swedish coffee pot. The town is situated alongside the picturesque Kings River, home to the world’s largest box of raisins and hosts a huge Swedish festival every year, so why not visit this wonderful unique town?
From San Francisco, the drive to Kingsburg takes around three hours. Get on the US-101 South from the city and take the I-580 E and CA-99 to CA-201 E/Sierra St in Kingsburg. You are now very close to your destination, just take exit 112 from the CA-99S and just head towards your hotel. With only three hour’s journey time, you may not need a rest stop, but for those that do, Madera is an excellent mid-point town to stretch your legs and grab a coffee.
If you want to leave the car at home or driving isn’t your thing, take the 6825 or 6855 to Fresno then change straight on to the Greyhound toward Kingsburg. The bus will drop you at Marion St & Lewis St. The journey all together will take around 5 hours.