The Central Valley Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Central Valley Vacation

In California’s family of diverse regions, the 225-mile-long Central Valley is literally and figuratively a middle sibling. Cradled between the popular coastal communities to the west and the national parks in the mighty Sierra Nevada to the east, the "Big Valley" is among the world's most fertile working lands, filled with orchards, vineyards, and farms. The area also supports myriad bird and other animal species.

Hotels

The Central Valley Hotels

Chain motels and hotels—utilitarian but clean and comfortable—predominate, but there are also upscale lodgings, small... read more

Restaurants

The Central Valley Restaurants

Fast-food places and chain restaurants dominate valley highways, but away from the main drag, homegrown bistros and fine... read more

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The Central Valley Experiences

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Fodor's Northern California 2014

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