Just a quick day trip to Shaver Lake, about an hour outside of Fresno.
I’m getting ready to say good-bye to California and return to Monterrey Mexico. I was able to spend some time on the central coast: Cambria, Pismo, Morro Bay, and drove Highway 1 through Big Sur. For many who have never been to California, I’m sure images of Los Angeles and San Diego beaches are flashing through your mind. However, the central coast is nothing like it. The central coast has a much more small town, cozy, laid back vibe. One strip towns of shops and restaurants, cool breezes and chilly evenings in the summer. The stunning scenery of the ocean and redwoods are amazing.
Morro Bay/Cambria/ Highway 1/Henry Miller Museum, Big Sur/ La Ventana Restaurant Big Sur
Fresno California in the Central Valley gets a bad wrap. Sure it doesn’t come compare to Southern California or the Bay Area, but it has some good qualities. And it’s my home town!
The Central Valley is an agriculture epicenter. You cannot beat the farmers markets Fresno offers.
Madera Wine Trail
No need to travel to get to wineries, they’re right around the corner.
The Tower District is an area of theater, breweries, tattoo parlors and vintage stores.
Old Town Clovis
Old Town maintains a western atmosphere with restaurants, bars, and a great place to go if you like shopping for antiques.
Lakes & Mountains
And if you like outdoor recreation and beauty, it’s less than an hour away.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is an easy day trip!
Fresno is not a vacation destination by any means. However, if you find yourself in the area there’s no need for dread. It’s not as bad as you think.