As things heat up in the city, you’ll be itching for the chance to take a fun getaway near the mountains. The ideal destination? Visalia, California.

Just 3 hours from LA, 3 hours and 15 minutes from Sacramento, and 3 and a half hours from San Francisco, Visalia is the perfect distance to travel this weekend.

This town offers the charming location and relaxing activities required for a true escape. Visalia was originally a gold rush settlement, but now offers the modern amenities and majestic mountain views you’ll love.

Farm To Table Dining

Visalia boasts so many local farms that most of the restaurants in town serve only meals made with local ingredients. After enjoying a mouthwatering dish at some favorites like Bravo Farms Steakhouse, Farm Fresh Bowls, and Jack & Charlie’s, consider a visit to the nearby farms where the produce, cheese and wine originated.

Sequoias and Scenic Drives

Redwoods in Sequoia National Park Near VisaliaVisalia is called the “Gateway to the Sequoias” for good reason – it’s just a short drive to the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park. To spend the day exploring the natural wonders of this part of California, drive along Highway 198 (The Generals Highway) from Lodgepole to Grant Grove. Along the way, stop at our favorite pull-offs, including Kings Canyon Overlook and Redwood Mountain Overlook. You’ll enjoy views of both national parks, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, on this day trip. 

Affordable Hotel Deals

One of the best things about choosing Visalia for your California weekend getaway is that you can easily find last-minute hotel deals in town. Use a hotel coupon at our favorites, including:

Whether you need to de-stress, find romance, or follow your wanderlust, choose to visit Visalia this weekend.