The Central Valley's largest urban park, with 300 acres of jogging trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds, is especially pretty in spring, when plum and cherry trees, magnolias, and camellias bloom. Outdoor concerts take place in summer. The Shinzen Friendship Garden (shinzenjapanesegarden.org) has a teahouse, a koi pond, arched bridges, a waterfall, and Japanese art.
Audubon Dr. and Friant Rd., off Hwy. 41, Fresno, California, 93720, United States
559-621–2900; 559-840–1264-Shinzen garden