Visalia, California


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

2 Votes - "Friendliest"
2 Votes - "Best For Food"
1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"


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.

Great Variety wonderful food
Reviewed by Kevin_DuVall
on September 17, 2012
The town of Visalia CA is friendly and easy to navigate. It has world class food at places like Jack & Charlie's & The Vintage Press. It also has a variety of ethnic food, from Mexican, Italian, and Japanese to Valhalla's Danish fare. In downtown town one of the best places for lunch is the Lunch Box. When traversing the state of California, Visalia is just east of highway 99 on hwy 198. It's well worth the detour to Downtown Visalia CA. Head for Main Street soon.
Reviewed by Jaclynkj
on September 17, 2012
Yes, Visalia is indeed a VERY special place that has some of the BEST food you can find anywhere.
Reviewed by VisaliaSteve
on September 17, 2012
Visalia has many wonderful restaurants to choose from-to name a few-Vintage Press for fine dining-Shanghai for Asian food, Alejandros on main for Mexican food-In and Out burger for a great burger-Ryans for a wonderful breakfast and Red Lobster for a great seafood experience.
Reviewed by Rachelhill
on September 17, 2012
Great outdoor dining at Alejandra's and Figaro's!
Reviewed by thompsonsf5
on September 17, 2012
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