Should you happen to be spending New Years Eve in Fresno then
there is plenty for you to get out and see.
Visit the Forestiere Underground Gardens (that's right, underground Gardens!) This is the underground home of Baldassare Forestiere which showcases his Sicilian heritage in its beautiful vaults (likened to ancient catacombs), labyrinth style passageways, all with a variety of vines, trees and shrubs.
You may want to partake in a little retail therapy during your vacation, Fashion Fair Mall and also River Park are going to be great places to shop till you drop. Once you've tired yourself out, you can grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or go see a movie at the cinema.
Fresno has some lovely parks to stroll through like Woodward Regional Park or the Shinzen Friendship Garden and for wine lovers out there, there are some fabulous wineries to visit and do a spot of tasting, try out Moravia Wines or Lo Mac Winery as a start!
If you are looking for some cultural activities, then Fresno has a few galleries and museums that might pique your interest, look out Arte Americas, showcasing Fresno's Latino art and for architecture fans, the Meux Home Museum will be for you as you explore this Victorian home inside and out.
Most of the New Year Celebrations in Fresno are held indoors at
hotels, casinos, restaurants and clubs.
There is the annual New Years Eve Bash at Club Imperio, with free champagne toast at midnight along with the Valley's biggest balloon drop. You can also normally find masquerade parties and more intimate events such as The Standard's New Years Eve party which usually has its balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight (this particular venue sells out very quickly, so get your tickets fast).
Get along to Roger Rocka's Dinner theatre for their annual New Year's Eve dinner and entertainment, with dancing and a champagne toast at midnight,
This year The Falls Event Center will be holding a Harlem Night Roaring 20's New Years Eve Party, with champagne and hors d'oeuvres, best of all, you get to dress up 20's style!
Fresno is home to the annual Hmong International New Year Festival at Granite Park Sports Complex (the largest Hmong New Year Celebration in the US) from 26th December to 1st January, 8am - 4pm and will be holding its annual Miss Hmong International Beauty Pageant, Flag Football, Volleyball, cultural foods and shows, entertainment and much more.
Restaurants will be booked up quickly, so make your reservations as soon as you can:
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Pismo's Coastal Grill
Westwoods BBQ and Spice Co.
There aren't any suitable webcams that I can find at present, but we'll keep looking,
If you are staying in Fresno for New Year, make sure to make your
reservation well in advance:
DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center
Hampton Inn & Suites Fresno-Northwest
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno
La Quinta Inn & Suites Fresno Riverpark
To check availability and make reservations at these and all the top hotels in the area, you can make online bookings here.
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