We welcome you to explore our county from the metropolitan capitol city of Fresno and neighboring Clovis, the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley.Enjoy our convenient location less than an hour’s drive or shuttle ride from the International Agri Center, where the World Ag Expo annually takes place. Fresno is the 5th largest city in California, geographically located right in the center of the state and the only place in the USA where you are within 90 minutes of three National Parks including Yosemite National Park. This is truly the perfect place to stay, before, during and after the World Ag Expo. We are dedicated to meeting your needs and look forward to welcoming you to explore our city, our county, our greater region and of course our state.
Before you book your flight and finalize your travel itinerary consider what Fresno has to offer. Be sure to take an extra day or two and make that trip of a lifetime to Yosemite, Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Park. Fresno is less than 90 minutes from all three of these world famous National Parks. Drive yourself or let us arrange a guided tour. If you prefer to keep your trip focused on agriculture we can help you there too. Fresno County is the agricultural capitol of the world and because of this we have a variety of farm tours, farm stores, year round farmers markets, wineries and the world famous Fresno County Blossom Trail to tour independently or on a prearranged tour. There are also some renowned annual events during this time of year that we encourage you to attend while you are here.
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LodgingThere are more than 10,000 hotel and motel rooms in Fresno and neighboring Clovis, offering full service hotels, modest motels and everything in-between. We can almost guarantee that rooms will always be available, however we do recommend reservations. You can follow the link below to Recommended Price Guaranteed World Ag Expo lodging where you will find numerous lodging options offering guaranteed World Ag Expo rates. Make your reservations directly with the hotel of your choice and ask for the World Ag Expo rate. Many of these lodging options offer complimentary breakfast, airport shuttle service and act as a shuttle service pick up point to and from the World Ag Expo. See Transportation below.
Additional Information & Contact Information
Have questions? Want to arrange a tour? Need suggestions on evening entertainment or things to do with the kids? Perhaps you want to plan a Valentine’s dinner or arrange a spa package during your stay. We will be happy to assist you. Call us toll free from within the USA at 800-788-0836 or for international calls dial 559-981-5500 Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m PST. Alternatively you can email us 24/7 at email@example.com.
California is in the Pacific Time Zone (GMT minus 8 hours). The state observes daylight saving time.
For local numbers, dial 411; long-distance, 1 plus area code plus 555-1212; toll-free, (800) 555-1212
For the show most cities near the World Ag Expo are (559) area code
Not all 800, 877, and 888 numbers work outside the U.S. Try a direct toll number or a fax.
You can call 911 toll free from any public telephone to obtain police, fire, or medical assistance.
Alcohol is sold throughout California. Legal drinking age is 21.
You must be 18 to purchase tobacco products. Smoking is prohibited in all public buildings (including restaurants, bars and casinos) and enclosed spaces throughout California. It is illegal to smoke within 20 feet of doorways or windows of government buildings. Most large hotels have designated smoking rooms; if you smoke, request one – most hotels will fine guests who smoke inside a non-smoking room. Many cities in California (including half the cities in San Diego County) have passed ordinances prohibiting smoking in all public places. It is even illegal to smoke on certain beaches in Southern California – watch for signs!
By law, everyone in a vehicle must wear a seatbelt, and motorcyclists must wear a helmet. Speed limits are posted in miles-per-hour (mph). Generally, the speed limit on multi-lane freeways is 65mph. On two-lane highways it is usually 55mph. The speed limit on city streets is usually 35mph. In residential areas, near schools and in areas with heavy foot traffic, the speed limit is almost always 25mph. Along freeways with heavy traffic, car pool lanes (or "diamond lanes") are identified by small black-and-white signs and by diamonds painted on the roadway. To drive in a car pool lane, you must usually have two people (including the driver) in the car. Some car pool lanes in the San Francisco Bay Area require three people (including the driver). The new Wireless Communications Device Law (effective January 1, 2009) makes it an infraction to write, send, or read text-based communication on an electronic wireless communications device, such as a cell phone, while driving a motor vehicle. Drivers must also use a hands-free device when speaking on a cell phone. Roundabouts are uncommon in California. Most intersections are either signed by traffic lights or by stop signs. Unless signed otherwise, it is legal to make a right turn on a red light after you come to a complete stop. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) publishes an online version of its California Driver Handbook which thoroughly explains California road rules.
Sponsored by: The Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau-
Official Hospitality Resource Partner for the World Ag Expo.