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Nestled in the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno finds itself in prime real estate for two important California institutions: Agriculture, and gorgeous National Parks. Within day-trip distance of four national parks, Fresno is a popular jumping off point to Sequoia, Yosemite, Stanislaus and Sierra National Parks. Around it's own city limits, however, you'll find a wealth of farmland and orchards - you're not likely to get fresher produce anywhere else in California.
Within the city limits you'll find a wealth of parks, shopping centers and water parks to help you beat the heat. Oh, and the heat is real, Fresno regularly records three-hundred sunny days per year. Even botanical gardens go underground to escape the heat - the Forestiere Underground Gardens are a man made underground botanical gardens designed after ancient Roman catacombs. Locals take advantage of all that sunny weather to get outside and celebrate, as Fresno hosts a multitude of festivals throughout the year, from the Fresno Greek Festival to the hilarious Swede Fest - a film festival where low-budget recreations of popular Hollywood movies are created and featured.