Since 1932, Allbritten has been Fresno’s locally owned and operated heating, cooling, and plumbing company. In that time, our family has been proud to be a part of Fresno, and everything this city represents. With that in mind, here’s our list of our favorite things to do in and around Fresno.
Whether you’re a local who is looking to get out more or a visitor to our valley (welcome!), this convenient list will help you fill out your to-do list for this summer.
If you need cooling, heating, or plumbing services, be sure to call the local company Fresno trusts: Allbritten.
Things to do in Fresno
If you’re looking for things to do in Fresno, you’re in the right place. Here are some of our favorite places, foods, events, and entertainment options in the city.
Gazebo Gardens Nursery
One of our favorite places to visit. This beer garden has great food trucks and live music, within a beautiful setting. This is the perfect place to spend a weekend evening.
Ampersand Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love ice cream? This place is a local favorite. With wacky flavors like Honeycomb and Whisky Caramel, indulge your sweet tooth at Ampersand.
Old Town Clovis Farmers Market
There’s nothing quite like spending a Friday night at the farmers market, complete with live music and great food. See the link below for a schedule and more information.
Vineyard Farmers Market
Just a great place to get fresh produce grown locally. Fantastic place to visit on a Saturday morning and check out the local cuisine. See links below for more information.
Madera Drive-In movie theatre
There’s just something wildly nostalgic about a drive-in movie theatre, and this is one of the best. See the link below for updated showtimes.
Kings River Expeditions whitewater rafting
The wild Kings River flows to the southeast of Fresno, and many companies offer whitewater rafting through turbulent and fun stretches.
Fresno Grizzlies baseball games
Who doesn’t love baseball in the summer? Come out and enjoy America’s Pastime with Fresno’s beloved minor league club. Click the link below for ticketing information.
This art walk in downtown Fresno is held monthly on the first and third Thursday night of each month. Take the entire family out to enjoy local art and cuisine in a historic setting.
Chaffee Zoo Storyland / Playland
This local amusement park adjacent to the zoo offers plenty of family fun for kids of all ages. See hours and event information at the link below.
Our local lakes
Are you the type who loves to get out on the water, whether it’s to fish or to ride around on the water skis? Fresno is home to five incredible lakes, each with something different to offer. If you’re looking for things to do in Fresno and the surrounding areas, be sure to check them out!
Located in the Sierra National Forest and one hour from downtown Fresno, Shaver Lake is home to great fishing, boating, and the adjacent town of Shaver Lake.
Located high in the Sierra Nevadas, this lake sits at about 7,000 feet and is about one hour and forty minutes from Fresno.
Less than 30 minutes north of the city lies Millerton Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Fresno area and home to great fishing and hiking.
Drive one hour north and you’ll reach Bass Lake. This is one of the more stunning lakes within a quick drive of Fresno.
Pine Flat Lake
About 45 minutes east of Fresno is Pine Flat Lake, where you can fish, boat, water ski, and more. It’s a great place to relax.
Our favorite hiking spots
Do you love getting outside and exploring nature? We do, too! Here are some of our favorite places to hike, camp, and explore in the Fresno area. If you’re looking for outdoor things to do in Fresno, be sure to check out these places.
Sierra National Forest
In the Sierra National Forest, there’s hiking, camping, fishing, and more. It’s all located to the northeast of Fresno. If you’re looking for things to do in Fresno, don’t forget a trip to the local national forests!
Sequoia National Forest
Famous for the Giant Sequoia trees that tower overhead, the Sequoia National Forest is one hour and thirty minutes to the southwest of Fresno.
Kings Canyon National Park
One of the most stunning natural places in a state that is full of them. Sequoia trees, wild rivers, and lakes are popular sights.
Local Water Parks
Summers in Fresno can get toasty. It’s one of the reasons that Allbritten offers air conditioning services, including repair and installation, in the Fresno area. If you’re looking to cool off, visit one of our local water parks.
Wild Water Adventure water park
The 52-acre water park has fun for the entire family, and it’s located in nearby Clovis. Check out hours and gate ticket information at the link below.
Water rides, slides, pools, and plenty of areas for kids to play and the whole family to keep cool. See the link for hours and gate ticket information.
Todd Beamer Park
Water features for kids to play in and places for families to relax or have a great picnic. Escape the heat by visiting one of the best parks in the area.
Fig Garden Loop Park
Whether you want to play some baseball, play in a splash pad with the kids, or host a summer barbeque, this is a great park to visit.
Do you think we missed a place?
What is your favorite place or thing to do in the Fresno area? Let us know by sending us a message on Facebook. We’d love to hear from you!