Visalia, California

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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.

Visalia is a friendly town, and in the middle of everything there is to do in the state. Fugazzi's, Salazars, Little Italy, Cafe 225 and Alejandro's offer the best food in the Valley and we can't forget Taylors Hot Dogs! If you are traveling in this area be sure to stop in for a casual or fine dining experience...you won't be disappointed!!
Reviewed by mikesmom1977
on September 17, 2012
Visalia is an awesome little town with big city dining. My family and I love going there weekly.
Reviewed by jaarch
on September 17, 2012
For a small town, we have a lot of diverse restaurants. A lot of diiferent choices
Reviewed by ocwendy
on September 17, 2012
Great restaurants, many to choose from.
Reviewed by Dent
on September 17, 2012
Main street cafe is the best comfort food around. Great service and freindly
Reviewed by Dabears
on September 17, 2012
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