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Five Ways To Beat The Summer Heat In Fresno

Posted by Kevin Hinojosa on June 7, 2021

Let’s face it, Fresno experiences some of the highest, most sweltering temperatures of all the California cities. But despite the high temperatures, the long summer days are part of the fun. Here are the top 5 summer activities you can enjoy in Fresno.

Water Park fun

Slide Into Summer

One great thing about summers in Fresno is the nearby water parks. Fresno County is home to two amazing waterparks that Fresnans enjoy during the summer months. The Island Water Park is conveniently located by Shaw and Highway 99 and offers some of the most extreme waterslides in the state. Wild Water Adventure Park is the largest water park in California and is located 15 minutes east of downtown Clovis. Families can enjoy the vast parks and abundant water activities throughout the whole season.

Millerton Lake in Fresno, California.
Millerton Lake in Fresno, California.

Go Jump in a Lake (Literally)

Lakes are in abundance in the greater Fresno area. Some popular lakes include Millerton Lake, Shaver Lake, Huntington Lake, Bass Lake, and more. Millerton Lake is a favorite among locals as it’s only 20 minutes northeast of Fresno. Summer activities at these lakes include swimming, fishing, boating, and even hiking. Certainly, these local lakes make Fresno’s summer days memorable.

Chukchansi Park is home to the Grizzlies baseball team.
Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno.

Chill Out with the Grizzlies

Fresno’s very own Chukchansi Park is located in downtown Fresno and is home to a minor league baseball team with a rich history. The Fresno Grizzlies have a history of being affiliated with World Series-winning teams such as the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, and the Washington Nationals. The Grizzly games are a sure way to beat the summer heat in Fresno. Certainly, the games offer fun for the whole family with cheap eats, Friday night fireworks, and a splash park for kids located right inside the stadium. Undoubtedly, locals look forward to the quintessential Fresno summer day at the park, the Fourth of July.

Discover Your New Favorite Artist

ArtHop is a city-wide event that takes place in the evening every first and third Thursday of the month. ArtHop is a great way to experience Fresno’s Downtown and Tower District area. Downtown Fresno is becoming a desirable place to live where much culture can be found. During ArtHop, Fresnans can expect to see a wide variety of exhibits ranging from sculptures, interpretive dances, abstract art, music and so much more. Furthermore, you can meet and greet some of Fresno’s up-and-coming local artists. Best of all this is a free monthly event and you can hop from venue to venue to see all the exciting exhibits.  Additionally, many food trucks will serve delicious food and cool beverages to enjoy during the summer evening.

Woodward Park
Woodward Park in Fresno, California includes many lakes and ponds.

Get Lost Exploring 300 Acres

Woodward Park is located in North Fresno and is a favorite park for many local residents. Woodward park encompasses an enormous 300 acres with large lakes, cool shaded areas, multiple grassy areas, a dog park, a BMX course, a disc golf course, a beautiful Japanese garden, and more. Fresno summers definitely attract visitors to the park as it’s a great place to enjoy a day with the family.

In short, Fresno has many summer activities to choose from. Whether you choose to spend a day at the park or at a culturally rich ArtHop, rest assured you’ll have a memorable summer day.

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