Food and Fun in Fresno
Bring the family to Fresno
From art museums to riding go carts, spending time in Central California will always a good choice.
The Fresno Art Museum gives an in-depth look at the diversity of California’s San Joaquin Valley, the museum displays contemporary and modern art, photography, and cultural exhibitions reflective of the current and past culture. With over 3,500 works from Mexico and Andes in their permanent collection, there are also in-house curated exhibitions that change twice yearly. There are classes and events that are kid-friendly as well as ArtLink sessions teaching them how art and education are synonymous.
Blackbeard’s Family Fun Center is a 16-acre park packed with so many ways to play it’s the perfect escape. The inside attractions include an arcade and Xtreme laser tag or you can go outside and let your inner child run wild. You can hit the batting cages or visit the 8 carnival-style rides at Cap’n Kids Rideland. There’s also bumper boats, a rope course, race track, and miniature golf. Don’t forget your fuel, there’s a snack bar offering pizza, nachos, popcorn, cotton candy, and more of everyone’s favorite treats.
Address: 4055 N Chestnut Diagonal, Fresno, CA 93726
Forestiere Underground Gardens is a hidden gem in the city and said to be Fresno’s best-kept secret. You can take a tour of the hand-built underground home of self-taught artist Baldassare Forestiere. For 40 years, Baldassare was dedicated to building the 10-acre resort, complete with patios and garden courts growing orange, lemon, and grapefruit trees. Tour guides will take you through the farmland, tunnels, and courtyards while you learn about the life and works of the iconic artist.
Address: 5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
Cuisine and Cocktails
The Annex Kitchen offers the freshest Italian cuisine with ingredients from the farmers of Central California. The menu consists of house-made pasta, grilled meats and veggies, and wood-fired pizzas. There’s also a full-service bar filled with vast selections of wines and spirits that are perfect for pairing with the dishes.
Address: 2257 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
The Lime Lite is where dinner time and party time collide. Visit during the weekend for the wind-down and get a free chili dog with the purchase of any alcoholic beverage. Their dinner menu has anything from roasted Australian lobster tail to a classic cheeseburger, and the honey bun bread pudding on the dessert menu is a must-try. Head to the bar and order your signature drink or allow the bartending staff to whip up something new and exotic from their premium selections, either way, you’ll enjoy the night once you have a sip of their concoctions.Address: 1054 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711