SOURCE: Marriott International
VISALIA, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2013) - A long weekend is all one needs to explore some of the country's most beautiful National Parks, all near this Visalia, CA hotel. With a special three-day itinerary, known as the Majestic Mountain Loop, visitors can take in Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks.
This King Canyon National Park hotel is the ideal place from which to explore this three-day itinerary, presented by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fresno Yosemite International Airport and National Park Service. The hotel is close to both Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, in the South Valley, Yosemite, in the north, is not too far either.
The parks, close to this Visalia, CA lodging, welcome thousands of annual visitors who come to hike, bike, camp, snowshoe, cross-country ski and swim among the famous giant Sequoia trees. The Majestic Mountain itinerary, mapped out on www.majesticmountainloop.com/, starts at Sequoia National Park, with stops at the Giant Forest Museum, Moro Rock, Tunnel Log, General Sherman Tree and Wuksachi Lodge. On day 2, stop at General Grant Tree, The Road's End, Boyden Cavern, Roaring River Falls and Zumwalt Meadow at Kings Canyon National Park. End the tour on day 3 at Yosemite National Park, where highlights include the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Wawona Pioneer Village, Glacier Point, Tunnel View and Yosemite Valley.
After becoming one with nature, there are plenty of other Visalia, CA events near the Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center that are worth exploring. Arts Visalia, in historic downtown, is located in the former Golden Creamery Building and hosts a changing roster of art, artists, community events and classes. At the Chinese Cultural Center, view relics and antiques before enjoying the authentic garden. The weekly Farmers Market is a great place to stock up before hitting the National Parks; pick up gourmet cheese, olives, fruits, vegetables, fresh-baked breads and more for a picnic. To view all events and get more information on local attractions, visit www.visitvisalia.org.
About the Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center
Whether connecting with Mother Nature or clients, the Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center offers everything travelers to the San Joaquin Valley need for a comfortable and convenient stay. This stylish hotel is adjacent to the Visalia Convention Center and just a short drive to breathtaking natural beauty at Kings Canyon, Sequoia National Park, Crystal Cave and Lake Kaweah. Accommodations feature original artwork and dark-wood accents, which set the scene for both productivity and relaxation. Guestrooms are outfitted with a spacious desk, high-speed Internet access, cable TV, coffee/tea service, bathroom with marble countertops and large vanity area, and a bed dressed with fluffy pillows, rich linens and a plush mattress top. First-rate service and 114,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space makes this a top choice for meetings and social functions. Visalia's charming Fox Theater and International Agriculture Center are minutes away, as are galleries, boutiques and special dining experiences. For celebratory meals, this hotel's restaurant serves a menu of seafood and the finest quality Certified Angus Beef, all prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Keep fit with in-room workout kits, a fitness center and outdoor heated pool.