If you're passionate about animals, visit Fresno Chaffee Zoo, where you can observe them from close quarters, learn more about them and find out why they behave the way they do.
It's situated in Fresno, an estimated 160 miles (257 kilometers) from the state capital, Sacramento.
For uncomplicated access to Fresno Chaffee Zoo, reserve a room at one of the 8 accommodations that are a short commute away. The Days Inn Fresno Central and the Motel 6 Fresno - Belmont Ave. are a couple of great choices here, located 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometer) and 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away, respectively.
If you're after a room that won't break the budget, a handful of low cost hotels are available close by. Located 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometer) away is the Knights Inn Fresno. Otherwise, there's also the Holiday Motel, 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) away.
Need a coffee or two to get through your list of activities? Kopje Lodge (668-698 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno) is just 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) away, and it's one of the better coffee houses to satisfy your cravings. You can also make a stop at Aldo's Nightclub (617 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno), a longstanding favorite among both locals and travelers.