The city of Clovis is located in Fresno County in the great state of California. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Sierras’, Clovis sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and is close to Yosemite National Park as well as Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park.
As such, many residents of Clovis love nothing more than exploring the great outdoors in the form of the parks, lakes, and mountains that are just outside the city, but if you come here for a visit there are also a wide range of attractions in town to keep you entertained.
You can take your pick from a range of activities that take place outside such as cycling, hiking, or jogging on the many trails that encircle Clovis, especially in the summer months.
If you prefer indoor activities, then there are museums, theaters, and galleries to choose from, as well as indoor games like bowling and racing.
Last but not least, make sure to check out the local produce at the Farmer’s Market in Clovis, held every Friday night throughout the year.
Let’s explore the best things in Clovis:
1. Old Town Clovis
The town of Clovis was founded in 1891 and in 1912 the downtown area was formed.
Nowadays this has become the Old Town area of Clovis and is known for its restaurants, cafes, and shops, including antique shops and local specialty stores.
Should you visit Old Town Clovis you can take a guided walking tour which will fill you in on all the history and culture of the area and is led by local volunteers.
If you want to combine a visit to the town with a trip to the great outdoors, you can also walk or bike along trails that lead out of Old Town Clovis to local points of interest.