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.

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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 trips with 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 barbecue lunch at a park along the Sacramento River.  Other daytime trips include Scenic Lunches and Sunday Brunches.


  • Sierra Dinner Train

    Departing from Oakdale in the Central Valley, we offer fun Beer Trains with craft brews and live music, our wine tasting experience the Old Vine Express and our monthly murder mystery shows along with many seasonal trips like the Magical Christmas train. Our trips take you through picturesque countryside covering around 32 miles of scenery.


  • Visit Bakersfield

    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.


  • Visit Stockton

    Centrally located in northern California’s Central Valley, Stockton is the county seat for San Joaquin County. Stockton is currently the 13th largest city in California with a dynamic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population of about 300,000. It is situated along the San Joaquin Delta waterway, which connects to the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. Stockton is home to California’s most inland seaport and is located just 83 miles east of San Francisco, and 45 miles south of Sacramento, the capital of California.

    Surrounded by rich agriculture and the award-winning Lodi wine appellation, Stockton is home to year-round farmers’ markets, fruit stands and nearby wine tasting. Be sure to request our new San Joaquin County Farm Guide and Map. Stockton is also home to dozens of multi-cultural, family-friendly festivals year-round; pair that with a variety of great dining and shopping, and it’s a weekend!


  • 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.


  • Visit Visalia

    This ‘Jewel of the Valley’ city and gateway to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is home to a friendly and charming downtown while nestled in the nation’s most productive agriculture and farming region. Stroll along vibrant Main Street for restaurants, shops, arts and entertainment. Here you can find a perfect craft brew and seasonal menus at our locally owned restaurants. Enjoy a Rawhide baseball game, shop at the farmers market, attend one of the many festivals, and explore hundreds of outdoor excursions including Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, just 40 minutes from Visalia.

    Real Adventure Starts Here.


  • Visit Yolo

    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.


  • Visit Yosemite | Madera County

    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.


  • Wyndham Visalia

    Guests find themselves drawn to our full-service Wyndham Visalia hotel for a host of different reasons, ranging from business to pleasure, but what keeps our guests coming back are the extensive services and amenities we provide. If you’re searching for hotels near Adventure Park Visalia or pet friendly hotels in Visalia, CA, our centrally located hotel between Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park provides guests with total comfort and relaxation throughout each stay in beautiful central California. Our prime location among hotels near Adventure Park Visalia.


  • Yosemite | Mariposa County

    Yosemite Mariposa County, home of Yosemite National Park, welcomes you to experience majestic Yosemite in all four seasons. Explore all the things to do in Yosemite, such as seeing awe-inspiring vistas, granite icons, breath-taking waterfalls, and discovering fascinating history, while staying in Mariposa County. 

    Whether it’s your first time visiting Yosemite National Park or you’re a seasoned veteran traveler, you’ll always find something new to do here. Search for events, lodging, dining, directions and more here.

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