Old Town Clovis
Old Town Clovis is a four-block section of central Clovis with a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars.
One of our favorite restaurants in OTC is La Posada. This small Mexican restaurant feels like you are eating in someone’s home.
While you are in OTC be sure to check out The Clovis Museum. As of February 27th of this year Clovis officially became a centennial city. There is so much rich history here. Be sure to check out photos of the Savino family. The Savinos are Denver’s ancestors and also one of the first settlers in Clovis.
Food and Drinks
Jimbos (bar) – 451 Herndon Ave, Clovis, CA: good old fashion country bar
North Indian Bar & Grill – 80 W Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA: for your indian food fix
Wasabi – 6767 N 1st St, Fresno, CA 93710: for your sushi food fix
Sam’s Italian Deli and Market – 2415 N 1st St Fresno, CA 93703: for your italian deli fix
Round Table Pizza – 775 W Herndon Ave, Clovis, CA: Let’s just say this is the pizza Denver misses when he’s in New York. Its thick and saucy.
Chic fil a – 8040 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA: Linda’s favorite fast food joint. They have the best chicken sandwiches and nuggets.
Boot Barn – 285 W Shaw Ave Clovis, CA: where Denver and Linda get their boots.
Yosemite National Park – Check out half dome. Northwest of Clovis.
Here’s a detailed map:
When you’re coming up from Fresno you’ll be on Hwy 41. Its about an hour and 15 mins to Yosemite National Park-south entrance, but keep in mind its about another hour to Yosemite Valley. It’s $20/car to enter the park.
After you enter the park from the south entrance, Mariposa Grove will be towards you right. This is where you’ll see the GIANT Sequoias (and where you can DRIVE THROUGH A TREE! 🙂 If you continue on this way to explore, allocate yourself time, say and hour. If you only have a day trip planned for the entire park, you may want to consider driving through the first tree then turning around because remember you still have about another hour just to drive to Yosemite Valley–which is back the other way (to the left when you enter.)
Once again, coming from the south entrance, you’ll head north on Wawona Road to Glacier Point and / or Tunnel View. If you look at the detailed map Glacier Point is at the fork to the right and Tunnel View is to the left. Depending on how much time you have (i.e. day trippers) you can do both or just head down to the Valley. Glacier Point has a spectacular view of Half Dome and the Valley. So if you can do both, then head to Glacier Point first and admire the view of where you’ll head to next down at the Valley via Tunnel View.
Here’s a detailed map:
From Wawona Road, you’ll pass by Tunnel View and head down to the valley. Think of it as a big loop. In the Valley you’ll find many majestic waterfalls including Yosemite Fall. Curry Village is a good place to eat and buy souvenirs. The Ahwahnee is apparently where Queen Elizabeth stayed and is a nice place to eat.
Paso Robles Wine Country – Smaller than Napa and Sonoma but equally if not more satisfying wine tasting experience in this cute town. SouthWEST of Clovis.