The Central Valley Travel Guide
Plan Your The Central Valley Vacation
Among the world's most fertile working lands, the 225-mile Central Valley is important due to the scale of its food production but, to be honest, it lacks substantial appeal for visitors. For most people, the Central Valley is simply a place to pass through on the way to greater attractions in the north, south, east, or west. For those willing to invest some effort, however, California's heartland can be rewarding.
The Central Valley has many chain motels and hotels—utilitarian but clean and comfortable—but also a fair selection of... read more
Fast-food places and chain restaurants dominate valley highways, but away from the main drag, home-grown bistros and fine... read more
Things To Do in The Central Valley
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
- Kern County Museum and Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center
- Forestiere Underground Gardens
- Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
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- Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra
- Buck Owens' Crystal Palace and Museum
- Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra
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