New Grant Grove Restaurant Opens in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

The National Park Service and Delaware North are pleased to announce the completion and opening of the new Grant Grove Restaurant in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Delaware North this week completed the 10-month ecofriendly redesign and reconstruction of the Grant Grove Restaurant. The $6.3 million rebuilt restaurant opened today, June 30, bringing elevated […]

4th of July Weekend Preparations

Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend in your national park. Safety is a top priority for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, please obey all restrictions and plan ahead. Read below for things to know, and always check their website for the latest information. Campgrounds All campgrounds are expected to be open by June 29. All online […]

Santa Barbara’s Hidden Coast

For most weekenders and day-trippers, the allure of California’s Central Coast tapers off somewhere south of Pismo Beach. Those folks are missing out. Down the road, past the point where Highway 101 starts its climb into Santa Barbara County, endless rows of strawberries fill the air with the scent of fruit, rocket ships stand poised […]

Antiquing the Foothills Leading to Yosemite

The South Valley is well-known for an abundance of antique stores. But, for a change of pace, and an enjoyable out-of-the-area trip, the Oakhurst-Coarsegold area has a whole different array of shops. Located along Highway 41, Coarsegold Historic Village is home to a unique community of shops and vendors including antiques and collectibles. The Village […]

Fresno Chaffee Zoo Launches New Evenings on the Savannah Series

Fresno Chaffee Zoo officials are excited to announce the launch of a new summer event series, Evenings on the Savannah, which will feature live entertainment and gourmet dinner entrees at the Zoo’s African Adventure exhibit! Live entertainment will include performances by violinist Patrick Contreras, a karaoke night and more! In addition, the Zoo’s Kopje Lodge […]

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Launches Sale of Entrance Passes Online

In an effort to find the best solution to aid visitors and speed-up lines at entrance stations, the National Park Service now has a new pilot program where visitors can now get their entrance pass online prior to arriving at the parks. The “Your Pass Now” program gives the public the opportunity to purchase their […]