This special content is part of Visit Fresno County's new program Unleashed which highlights Fresno County as a tourism destination by collaborating with Fresno State athletes who participate in Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals. Learn more about this innovative program here.


Kosi Agina is a Fresno State Bulldogs defensive back, a Fresno County native, and the first athlete to participate in Unleashed. Through the program, Kosi has shared some of his favorite places in Fresno County in Instagram reels, including the River Park Farmers Market and Edison Point Trail. We sat down with Kosi to learn more of his favorite places and to provide visitors with a look at our destination through a local's eyes. 

Kosi's Favorite Places to Eat

Dog House Grill

sandwich plates circulating a side of fries and a salad dish

Location: 2789 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710

It's hard to find a Fresno State alum who doesn't love Dog House Grill, and Kosi is no different! It's one of his favorite spots to eat in Fresno. Located across from the university on Shaw Avenue, the restaurant is known for its tri-tip sandwich and other barbecue dishes. It's a great stop if you're headed out to a Fresno State sporting event, concert at the Save Mart Center or simply just looking for great barbecue on during your stay. Kosi's go-to order is the tri-tip sandwich with extra barbecue sauce and a basket of fries or onion rings. 

Teriyaki Don

Teriyaki Don

Location: 6731 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93710

Teriyaki Don is another one of Kosi's favorite restaurants in Fresno, where they serve delicious Japanese cuisine. You'll find sushi, yaki udon (pan-friend udon noodles), udon noodle soup and donburi (rice bowl dish). Kosi's favorite dish is a plate with white rice, steak and white sauce—the white sauce is a must! 

Kosi's Favorite Event

Big Fresno Fair

People wait in line to ride swings and Ferris wheel

The Big Fresno Fair is full of big fun year after year, and it's one of Kosi's favorite events to attend in Fresno County. The fair happens every October. Kosi's favorite way to experience the fair is by trying various fair foods—everything from corn dogs, funnel cakes and more! In addition to delicious food, attendees can enjoy carnival rides, art exhibits, horse racing and a kids zone. 

Kosi's Favorite Outdoor Spots

Clovis Trails Kosi

When not on the football field, Kosi loves spending time outdoors. He loves walking the Clovis Trails as a way to get out into nature without leaving the city limits. The trails wanders throughout Clovis and are great for walking, running and cycling. A short drive away from Fresno, Kosi also likes hiking the Edison Point Trail, which offers a great view of Pine Flat Lake. 

Kosi's Favorite Local Sporting Events

Kosi loves supporting other Fresno State athletic teams including going out to support the Fresno State Diamond Dogs, Bulldog basketball and soccer teams. 

Kosi's Ideal Itinerary for Visiting Fresno County

Kosi says visitors should plan to spend at least three days in Fresno County. In addition to the spots mentioned above, he recommends visiting the Foresteire Underground Gardens, the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Millerton Lake, the Tacolandia taco truck in Clovis, the three nearby national parks and a Fresno State football game, of course.

"There's more to do here than meets the eye," Kosi said. "There are things to do in this county that can bring pure joy." His favorite part about Fresno County is the community. It's inviting, diverse and provides a small town feel to a big city. 

For a map of Kosi's favorite spots in Fresno County, download the Visit Fresno County app