Places

The members of the Central Valley Tourism Association are always happy to hear from you. If you are interested in more information about visiting California's Central Valley, or are looking to speak to a representative, please contact us by phone, email, or mail and a representative will contact you.

  • Bakersfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

    The Southern Gateway to the Central Valley, Bakersfield is the birthplace of the country music genre known worldwide as the Bakersfield Sound. Bakersfield is also home to more Basque eateries than any other city in the nation. A short drive from the city puts visitors in the Southern Sierra Nevada where one can experience top-rated whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and hiking.

    www.visitbakersfield.com

    866-425-7353

  • California Welcome Center Merced

    Welcome Center Merced is one of the many certified welcome centers throughout the state. The California Welcome Center program is set up to provide travelers with information on tourism regions, destinations, and attractions.

    209-724-8104

  • Fairfield Conference & Visitors Bureau

    Fairfield, California...the flavorful, spirited travel destination! Situated between San Francisco and Sacramento ­ Fairfield, California is just minutes from nearby wine country ­ Napa, Sonoma, and Suisun valleys ­ farm stands, hiking, kayaking, and nature outings. Factory tours at Jelly Belly and Anhueser-Busch are a must! Nearby theme parks include Six FlagsDiscovery Kingdom and Scandia Fun Center. Great for family vacations, meetings or romantic getaways.

    www.visitfairfieldca.com

    877-7WE-RFUN

  • Fresno County Office of Tourism

    Fresno County Office of Tourism's current focus is promotion of the County’s signature agritourism attractions – the Fresno County Blossom Trail and the Fresno County Fruit Trail, including related festivals and events. The Trails wind through the countryside of eastern Fresno County, showcasing family farms and small communities where visitors enjoy unique product offerings and experience our agricultural bounty and heritage.

    www.gofresnocounty.com

    559-600-4271

  • Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Fresno, California's 5th largest city is an exciting destination for the any traveler. Located at the base of three National Parks, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, & Sequoia, visitors can touch the largest living thing on the earth, feel the mist of Yosemite Falls, & stand at the base of the famous Half Dome. Fresno is also the number one agricultural county in the United States.

    www.playfresno.org

    800-788-0836

  • Hilmar Cheese Company Visitor Center

    Tour, taste, shop and eat! Hilmar Cheese Company produces more than 1 million pounds of cheese each day! Free tours. See employees package the “big cheese,” a 640 lb. block! Explore hands-on exhibits and taste complementary cheese and gourmet food. Browse the beautiful gift shop. Enjoy famous cheese chowder, fresh salads, and gourmet sandwiches in the Deli-Café. Ice cream and espresso counter. Beautiful park.

    www.hilmarcheese.com

    800-577-5772

  • Kern County Board of Trade

    Visit Kern County where you can Play–Your–Way. Experience white water rafting on the mighty Kern River. Enjoy hiking, fly-fishing, off-roading adventures and our world class Black Gold Oil Museum. Visit the world famous Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace or dine at a great Basque restaurant. You’ll experience great family fun when you visit Kern County and Play–Your–Way.

    www.visitkern.com

    800-500-KERN

  • Madera Wine Trail – Madera Vintners Association

    Visit the Madera Wine Trail where you can sample current and newly released vintages with special food pairings, local art and live music. Guests on the Trail will reap the benefits of the region's rich history, knowledgeable staff and experienced winemakers.

    www.maderawinetrail.com

    800-613-0709

  • Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Manteca is your Basecamp for Adventure! Nestled in heart of California's Central Valley, it's an easy 1 hour drive to San Francisco, the State Capital and Yosemite. Great local farm fresh dining, wine tasting and shopping.

    www.visitmanteca.org

    877-998-2739

  • Merced Visitor Services

  • Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Modesto offers visitors distinctive hotel accommodations, a variety of restaurants, and a great selection of shopping. Modesto is packed with unique visitor attractions along with a year round schedule of intriguing events and festivals. With a rich mix of Farmers ’ Markets, produce stands and tours, we provide numerous ways to enjoy a diverse agricultural experience. We encourage you to come stay in Modesto!

    www.visitmodesto.com

    888-640-8467

  • Oakdale Tourism & Visitors Bureau

    Oakdale, CA is in the fertile Central Valley in Stanislaus County along Highways 108 and 120 and a gateway to Yosemite National Park, the Sierra Foothills and two hours from San Francisco. At your service are 4 Motels, Restaurants, Specialty Shops, Museums, Cheese Factory, Knights Ferry, Dinner Train, Wine Tasting, Golfing, Water Recreations, Parks and a Casino also within our area.

    www.visitoakdaleca.com

    209-322-9702

  • Sacramento River Train

    The Sacramento RiverTrain rolls between West Sacramento and Woodland, CA.  The train hosts a fun variety of trips throughout the year that usually last about 3 hours and combine food, entertainment and scenery.

    Evening trips include romantic Sunset Dinners and fun Murder Mystery Dinners . We add live music to many of our dinner trips for listening or dancing in our Club Car. We now also offer Wine- or Beer-tasting tripswith about 200 guests enjoying tasting (usually 2 wineries or 4 breweries), live music, and a fun crowd.

    Our most popular daytime trip is the Great Train Robbery that features western characters, shoot-outs, and a lot of fun interaction.  Halfway through the trip we deboard for a barbeque lunch at a park along the Sacramento River.  Other daytime trips include Scenic Lunches and Sunday Brunches.



    800-866-1690

  • Sierra Railroad Dinner Train

    The Sierra is one of the finest dinner trains in the West. Departing from Oakdale in the Central Valley, we offer romantic dinners, fun murder mystery shows, scenic lunches & brunch, and many seasonal trips aboard a moving train. Our 3-hour trips usually cover 32 miles of scenic countryside.

    www.sierrarailroad.com/dinnertrain

    209-848-2100

  • Turlock Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Come Experience Turlock with a dip in Turlock Lake, ride the Ferris Wheel at the Stanislaus County Fair, or shop in our Historic Downtown. Outdoor recreational opportunities ranging from our numerous parks, golf courses and tennis courts, to public swimming pools, safe running and walking courses. Theatrical and musical performances can be found at the Turlock Community Theatre and on the CSU Stanislaus campus.

    www.visitturlock.org

    209-632-2221

  • Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Home to a charming downtown and the nation’s most productive agriculture and farming region, Visalia gives visitors the perfect place to meet, relax, or adventure. While you’re here, enjoy a trolley ride, baseball game, farmers market, and explore the hundreds of outdoor excursions in our own backyard. Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks invite you to play in any season!

    www.visitvisalia.org

    559-334-0141

  • Visit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau

    Pass the afternoon sipping wine with a local winemaker at one of our 80 wineries. Shop for that perfect antique or gift in our historic downtown. Stroll barefoot along the beach at Lodi lake. Tour a museum. Catch a concert or play at our performing arts theatre. Dine in casual or upscale surroundings. Whether you are in Lodi for business or pleasure, for relaxation or rejuvenation, Lodi will surprise and delight.

    www.VisitLodi.com

    800-798-1810

  • Visit Stockton

    Situated on the California Delta, Stockton is home to a diverse collection of cultural attractions, special events, great dining and hotels. Don’t miss the Haggin Museum, Children’s Museum, Pixie Woods, Cambodian Buddhist Temple or the new Stockton Marina and Promenade, home to the Stockton Arena and Ballpark. And don’t miss our famous Stockton Asparagus Festival!

    www.visitstockton.org

    877-778-6258

  • Visit Vacaville

    Nestled in the rolling hills just west of Sacramento Valley -- an hour from San Francisco, and within minutes of the Napa and Sonoma wine countries – Vacaville, California is a special place to live, work, play, and visit. Our pastoral setting, charming and vibrant downtown, and world-class shopping make Vacaville a perfect getaway or home base to your Central Valley California vacation experience.

    www.visitvacaville.com

    707-450-0500

  • Wonder Valley Ranch Resort & Conference Center

    Wonder Valley Ranch Resort is nestled in the Sierra foothills east of Fresno and just minutes below Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks. Our 75 acres of shady grounds, full service conference center and extraordinary on-site recreational activities make Wonder Valley the ideal location for Conferences, Retreats, Weddings, Tour Groups, Reunions, Outdoor Education Programs and Leisure Traveler & Family Vacations.

    www.wondervalley.com

    800-821-2801

  • Yolo County Visitors Bureau

    Visit Davis, Winters, Woodland in Yolo County off I-80, 10 minutes from Sacramento. Enjoy unique towns and hometown hospitality without traffic! A wealth of natural attractions: farmers markets, wineries, and wildlife parks. Shopping, dining, museums, theater and gaming. One-of-a-kind spots: U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, UC Davis and the world's largest collection of antique tractors at Heidrick Ag History Center.

    www.yolocvb.org

    530-297-1900

  • Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

    Madera County is known as California's Gateway to Yosemite.

    As you drive to Yosemite, you'll find that Madera County has much to offer; restaurants with amazing menus featuring fresh locally grown ingredients, award-winning wineries along the Madera Wine Trail and Yosemite Sierra Wine Road, incredible art galleries and inspiring museums throughout the region. It’s possible you may spend more time outside Yosemite than you ever imagined. Add in the outdoor fun and beauty of Bass Lake, and you'll see Madera County, combined with Yosemite, makes for a perfect vacation. 

    No matter where you're coming from, Yosemite's southern entrance takes you through some of Yosemite's most iconic spots - The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tunnel View, Glacier Point and more - all accessed via the Southern Entrance.

     So, come for Yosemite, stay for the wine, the food, the arts & culture and the fun.

    www.YosemiteThisYear.com

    559-683-4636