This historic Tulare County town sits happily in the shade of the sequoias
Things to do
Places to Eat & Drink
The Central Valley town of Visalia makes a great launching pad to see some of the mightiest trees on the planet at Sequoia & King Canyon National Parks. With a history that dates back to the 1850s, however, this farming town also offers plenty of its own charm.
Along with plenty of familiar hotel brands, Visalia is also home to The Darling Hotel, housed in what used to be part of the courthouse. The 1935 Art Deco building has been restored to show off the soaring ceilings and original architectural details, but also has a rooftop bar with lovely Sierra Nevada mountain views.
Before you visit, make sure to check out Visit Visalia for easy deals, such as hotel stays bundled with gas gift cards or free shuttle service to Sequoia & Kings Canyon.