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The Central Valley Travel Guide

Visalia

Visalia's combination of a reliable agricultural economy and civic pride has yielded the Central Valley's most vibrant downtown. If you're into Victorian and other old houses, drop by the city's visitor center and pick up a free map of them. A clear day's view of the Sierra from Main Street is spectacular, if sadly rare due to smog and dust, and even Sunday night can find the streets bustling

with pedestrians. In addition to providing easy access to Sequoia National Park, Visalia is a good base from which to make three disparate detours: to kitschy Bravo Farms Traver, mural-filled Exeter, and the serene Kaweah Oaks Preserve.

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