Things to Do in Fresno

A Myriad of Attractions

While our ambiance and personal service sets the University Square Hotel apart as a relaxing alternative to chain style hotels, our convenient location makes us the perfect choice to experience the full range of area attractions – from popular dining and shopping to enthralling family adventures and area recreation

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California State University Fresno

Distance: 0.8 miles fROM HOTEL
California State University Fresno at University Square Hotel

Fresno State University, located less than a mile from University Square hotel serves the richly diverse region of Central California.  A complete spectrum of education is represented on campus.  The campus community treasures scholarship and creative thinking.  Fresno State operates the first commercially bonded winery on any US university campus where student produced wines have won hundreds of awards.  

Woodward Park

Distance: 5.2 miles fROM HOTEL
Woodward Park at University Square Hotel

The late Ralph Woodward left a major portion of his estate in 1968 to provide a regional park and bird sanctuary in Northeast Fresno on the South bank of the San Joaquin River. This 300 acre park and bird sanctuary is packed with amenities such as a multi-use amphitheatre that seats up to 2,500 people, Japanese Garden, fenced dog park, two-mile equestrian trail, exercise par course, three children's playgrounds, a lake, 3 small ponds, 7 picnic areas (with barbecues, electricity and water fountains) and five miles of multipurpose trails that are part of the San Joaquin River Parkway's Lewis S. Eaton Trail.

Yosemite National Park

Distance: 58 miles fROM HOTEL
Yosemite National Park at University Square Hotel

Yosemite National Park is set within California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoias, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite Village are shops, restaurants, the Yosemite Museum and the Ansel Adams Gallery, offering prints of the photographer’s renowned black-and-white landscapes of the area

Kings Canyon National Park & Sequoia National Park

Distance: 54.4 miles fROM HOTEL
Sequoia National Park at University Square Hotel

A Land of Giants - This dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity -- huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees. These parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Activities and weather vary a lot by season and elevation, which ranges from 1,370' to 14,494'. Sequoias grow, in the snow, above 5,000'.

Wolf Lakes Park

Distance: 0.8 miles fROM HOTEL
Wolf Lakes Park at University Square Hotel

Since 1986, Wolf Lakes Park has prided itself in being the best it can be for Central Valley weddings. While only a short drive from town, this private facility has the uniqueness of a country setting but is packed with amenities to satisfy any bride and groom.

Shinzen Japanese Gardens

Distance: 5.8 miles fROM HOTEL
Shinzen Japanese Gardens at University Square Hotel

Located within Woodward Park - Serene garden built by the local Japanese-American community, featuring a teahouse & a koi pond.

Forestiere Underground Gardens

Distance: 7.2 miles fROM HOTEL
Forestiere Underground Gardens at University Square Hotel

Forestiere Underground Gardens are an unusual manmade creation built by Baldasare Forestiere, an immigrant from Sicily, over a period of 40 years from 1906 to until his death in 1946.

Sierra National Forest

Distance: 83.3 miles fROM HOTEL
Sierra National Forest at University Square Hotel

Sierra National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located on the western slope of central Sierra Nevada in the state of California. The forest is known for its mountain scenery and natural resources

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Distance: 8 miles fROM HOTEL
Fresno Chaffee Zoo at University Square Hotel

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a zoo in Roeding Park in Fresno, California covering 39 acres and housing over 190 species.

Wild Water Adventure Park

Distance: 11.7 miles fROM HOTEL
Wild Water Adventure Park at University Square Hotel

52-acre water park with a wave pool, kiddie area, mat slides, a rapid ride & more.

Chukchansi Casino

Distance: 32.1 miles fROM HOTEL
Chukchansi Casino at University Square Hotel

This casino hotel with a 56,000 square foot gaming floor is situated in the Sierra foothills and a 39-minute drive from Yosemite National Park.

Table Mountain Casino

Distance: 18.5 miles fROM HOTEL
Table Mountain Casino at University Square Hotel

Bustling spot for gambling & slot machines plus lodging & a wide variety of on-site dining options.

China Peak Mountain Resort

Distance: 62.8 miles fROM HOTEL
China Peak Mountain Resort at University Square Hotel

Mountain retreat with summer & winter outdoor activities, live music & family-friendly eateries.

The Big Fresno Fair

Distance: 9.2 miles fROM HOTEL
The Big Fresno Fair at University Square Hotel

The Big Fresno Fair is the largest annual event in the Central Valley, attracting more than 600,000 people each October during its 2-week run featuring exhibits, livestock show, live horse racing,

Fresno Grizzlies – AAA Baseball

Distance: 7.7 miles fROM HOTEL
Fresno Grizzlies – AAA Baseball at University Square Hotel

Chukchansi Park has been the home of the Fresno Grizzlies since its gates first opened in May of 2002. A gem in the heart of Downtown Fresno, the ballpark has served as a home base for 72 home games every spring. Playing at the highest level of minor league baseball, over 300 Triple-A players farm grown in Fresno have moved on to play for Major League teams nationwide.

University Square Hotel

4961 North Cedar Avenue,
Fresno, CA 93726