Blossoms & Brews–A Fresno County Winter

Blossoms & Brews–A Fresno County Winter thumbnail
brewery

Fun in Full Bloom

Petals are falling in Fresno County, California, this winter. Journey through 70 miles of pink and white blossoms along the Fresno County Blossom Trail–a gorgeous representation of the county’s leading agricultural footprint. As a top agricultural producing region, some of Fresno County’s crops–almonds and oranges–begin to bloom in mid-February through the end of March. Drive through this flurry of petals to enjoy the ultimate California floral blizzard.

Several festivals and special events are held in celebration of the blooming orchards throughout the month. Learn about the different fruits from local experts and join in on the family fun at the Sanger Blossom Trail Festival; hop on the Hillcrest Tree Farm’s Blossom Trail Train ride; discover Kingsburg’s Swedish Village; or strap on those helmets to participate in the Kings River Blossom Trail Bike Ride.

new blossom trail
New Blossom Trail
new blossom trail
New Blossom Trail

Best of the Best Brews

Fresno’s County brewery scene is in full bloom all year round, and it’s an experience you can’t miss. Spend your winter evenings at our local beer gardens, where brewmasters are serving handcrafted beers underneath twinkling lights and with entertainment from local musicians.

Downtown Fresno’s Brewery District is a vibrant spot after dark, with Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company, Full Circle Brewing Company, and Procreations Brewing Company as the anchoring breweries, each offering their own unique twist on craft beer. Try more local hops on tap at the Rec Room Tap House or go for a handcrafted cocktail at Modernist Craft Cocktail Bar or Quail State Rooftop Bar.

In Clovis, tap into the one-of-a-kind hops being brewed at Summer Fox Brewing; enjoy a growler inside Crow and Wolf’s industrial-style tap room; and raise a glass at Tactical Ops Brewing, where their tap house pays homage to the U.S. Military and first responders. Choose from several brews at Blast & Brew, a pour-your-own tap house that also serves delicious pub food.

Where to Eat

Fresno County is the heartland of farm-to-fork dining with diverse cultural cuisines and home to an unparalleled food truck scene. Taste food created by restaurateurs with ingredients grown mere minutes from where your plate is served. Taste local favorites such as Senor Aji’s Peruvian Kitchen, Harris Ranch, Mochuelo (which specializes in Spanish tapas), and Sal’s Mexican Restaurant, a hometown classic for 80 years that serves delicious Mexican dishes. No other place has food trucks quite like Fresno and Clovis, from classic tacos trucks to unique trucks serving vegan food, teppanyaki and even stuffed baked potatoes. You’ll find a bit of everything at Fresno Street Eats food truck pop-ups and Gazebo Gardens.

yosemite national park - bridalveil fall
Yosemite National Park – Bridalveil Fallk
hume lake
Hume Lake

While You’re There

No trip to Fresno County is complete until you’ve had a chance to experience its beautiful outdoor adventures. Fresno and Clovis are brimming with natural beauty; from scenic hiking trails, local parks, and conveniently located less than 90 minutes from Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. For an urban adventure, explore Forestiere Underground Gardens, a subterranean home carved completely by hand. Art comes to life in Fresno’s Mural District, where local artists have left their mark for all to enjoy. Experience behind-the-scenes fun at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo or stroll through the boutique shops and antique malls in Old Town Clovis.

Find more information on vistifresnocounty.org.

Read More