From arcade games and go-kart races to outdoor trails and the zoo, there are so many activities with plenty of fun for the whole family! Here's our guide to a family-friendly weekend in Fresno County: 

Day 1

Plat with breakfast sandwich Arcade games

a group of kids watching sea lion swimming through glass different flavors of hand crafted rolled ice cream in cups 

Get a delicious start to your day at Benaddiction! The restaurant blends rockin' good food with a love for rock and roll. Try their unique twists on the classic eggs benedict or their flapjacks and hash browns. Spend the morning outside at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, where you and your family will learn about more than 200 species and immerse yourself in its various exhibits, including the African Adventure, the Reptile House, Sea Lion Cove and Kingdoms of Asia. After a morning at the zoo, sit down and enjoy a great meal at House of JuJu in Old Town Clovis. Stop by Roll Me Some for handcrafted rolled ice cream. Pick your ice cream flavor, toppings and watch them roll it into a cute creation! Get ready for an afternoon of fun at No Surrender Adventure Park. Check out their laser tag course, rock wall, trampolines and Ninja Warrior course. Stop for dinner at Me-n-Ed's Pizza Parlor for a slice of pizza and more arcade games to end the day! 

Day 2

Plate of pancakes with syrup and coffee cup lady walking by trees of kings canyon
John's Incredible Pizza Family enjoying meal at a table at Gazebo Gardens.

Hit a home run with breakfast at Batter Up Pancakes, where pancakes are jumbo and topped with sweet whipped cream, cookies, fruit and more. There are plenty of options for kids, and lots of coffee for parents! Head out for a morning hike along the Hidden Homes Nature Trail—a 1/2 mile path with animal homes crafted by local artists to explore and learn about native wildlife—or walk among some of the tallest trees in the world in Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. Stop for lunch at John's Incredible Pizza and let the fun times continue in the restaurant's fun zone full of arcade games, laser tag and amusement rides. Next explore Shinzen Japanese Friendship Garden at Woodward Park. End the day with dinner at Gazebo Gardens. Choose a dish from one (or more) of the various food trucks parked at the nursery. The garden turns a beer garden each weekend, so parents can try local brews while the whole family enjoys live entertainment from Central Valley artists. 

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