Visalia, California

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

2 Votes - "Friendliest"
2 Votes - "Best For Food"
1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"

Description

Known as both the Gateway to the Sequoias and the Jewel of the Valley, Visalia lies in the center of the San Joaquin Valley nearby both Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks. The location is perfect for every variety of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, golfing, camping, fishing, boating, or skiing.

Visalia boasts something for everyone from the Tulare County Symphony in the Fox Theatre to a Rawhide baseball game at Recreation Park. With 50 murals around town, Visalia embraces local art. The town hosts an annual spoof called Sofa Art, an Arts Market, a “Trash to Fashion” Earth Day fashion show, and exhibits throughout local businesses.

Visitors can take the free trolley down Main Street to some of the highly acclaimed restaurants including Alejandra’s, Figaro’s, Vintage Press, and Jack and Charlie’s. Locals also boast of great produce from farmer’s markets to fruit stands and cheese farms. Visalia’s known for world famous sweet oranges and offers varied agriculturally themed tours.

Tazzaria is the best in Visalia. Great bakery, and awesome lunches and dinners.
Reviewed by LANCEBUTTS
on September 17, 2012
I live in Visalia, California, in the San Joaquin Valley in Central California. Since moving here in 1980, I have always heard that the best restaurants in the valley were located in Visalia, Ca. Well, hearing is believing. There is no better city in the entire valley than Visalia when it comes to eating establishments. The variety of food, the excellence in food, and the ambience is second to none. And that goes from the best greasiest hamburger to the Vintage Press, the best in the valley.
Reviewed by palmer
on September 17, 2012
Visalia is a quaint town with nice people and great places to eat!
Reviewed by alysiaambriz
on September 17, 2012
Best gourmet cuisine, Vintage Press, best Italian, Little Italy, Best California cuisine, Cafe 225, Best breakfast, Main Street Cafe. Best civiche, Vallarta Supermarket...VISALIA is so diverse!!!! We love Main Street after a wonderful meal is so many of the great places to eat in Visalia. Stay with us and enjoy our beautiful town with our many trees. We are tree city USA!
Reviewed by gamezrg
on September 17, 2012
has good food and nice place to visit
Reviewed by FAILCOPTER
on September 17, 2012
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