Most vacationers head to California tourist spots like San Diego and Los Angeles, but Fresno is an ideal place for a fun Golden State vacation - especially for the family! It's home to an array of world-class museums, fine dining options and lush parklands. But, like other California destinations, it can be pricey. So save some can with one of Dollar Rent A Car's many Fresno rental cars. You can use Fresno discounts without even clipping a coupon. You can also save money by planning ahead and writing these free activities into your vacation agenda:
Visit the African-American Historical and Cultural Museum
Use your Fresno car rental to get to the African-American Historical and Cultural Museum on a Saturday, when admission is free between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The institution celebrates the contributions that local African Americans made to the development of the San Joaquin Valley. On the first floor, you'll find a gallery that features three rotating exhibits each year. The second-floor display houses a permanent pictorial exhibit, pilgrimage artifacts and a children's library.
Take a tour of Kearney Mansion
Drive a Fresno car rental 7 miles west of the city's downtown until you reach Kearney Mansion. This home is made up of two buildings: the main residence and the servants' quarters. It was designed in the French Renaissance architectural style, which is visible in the adobe brick walls, loft ceilings, pinnacles and Victorian moldings. It sits on a massive expanse of land full of beautiful gardens brimming with flowers, shrubs, trees and vines. In fact, it's been dubbed the "most beautiful park on the West Coast" by the San Francisco Chronicle.