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Tourists Say This Valley Town is CA’s Second Most Beautiful



Downtown Visalia looks like Main Street, USA. (
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Visitors to California are often drawn by the state’s iconic attractions such as Yosemite, Disneyland, and Lake Tahoe.

But while traveling through the Golden State, tourists come across towns that charm their socks off.

Visalia Is Second Most Beautiful

Travelawaits. com recently compiled its list of “16 Beautiful California Towns Our Readers Love.”

The Danish hamlet of Solvang topped the chart.

And, Visalia checked in at No. 2.

“Nestled in California’s Central Valley you’ll find the small town of Visalia, surrounded by beautiful fruit orchards and just a short stop away from some of California’s best national parks,” writes Erika Leonard.

“Visit one of the many orchards in the area to pick your own fruit, and explore the historic downtown area via a self-guided walking tour. Visalia is a great home base for exploring Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks where you can hike along rivers, visit waterfalls, and see the largest volume tree in the world.”

Read more at this link.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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