The Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno, California, are a place of mystery. Where else could you see fruit trees – some of them over 90 years old – growing in underground grottos? Sicilian immigrant Baldassare Forestiere made his dreams of being a citrus farmer come true by filling a subterranean complex, fashioned after ancient Roman catacombs, with a forest of fruit trees. 20 feet below the streets of Fresno, this underground wonder is a must see on your weekend trip. Freshen up afterward by heading to Island Waterpark, where you can enjoy the Bondi Beach Wave Pool or an adrenaline-filled tube ride at Hawaiian Adventures, or hang around Woodward Park, soaking up the warm Cali sun. Feeling hungry? Rogers Rocka’s Dinner Theater will gladly keep you entertained while you’re chowing down on a steak, burger, barbecue, or spicy Mexican fare. When the sun sets, explore all the nightlife a city break can offer, including sports bars, clubs, and discos serving up refreshing beer on tap, colorful cocktails, and great tunes to which you can dance the night away.
Located off Highway 99 and a 5-minute drive from downtown Fresno, California, this hotel is 15 minutes from the Island Water Park. It features a 24-hour gym and free Wi-Fi.
The rooms at this Fresno Holiday Inn Express are decorated in warm colors and furnished with dark hardwood furniture. They are equipped with 32-inch flat-screen TVs and include a microwave, refrigerator, and a large work desk.
Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub complete with sun deck and lounge chairs. A hot continental breakfast with eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit is served every morning and laundry facilities are available.
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is 5 miles from Holiday Inn Express Fresno South. The Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel.