Porterville, California


Gateway to Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in Tulare County

Beautifully situated at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Porterville is an All American City that boasts a vibrant historic downtown district with boutique shops, restaurants, galleries, and professional offices.

There’s so much to experience in Porterville. Get awed by the magnificent Sequoia trees and follow the Trail of 100 Giants in Sequoia National Forest or in nearby Balch Park. Get a little boat and fishing action in at Lake Success, or, if you want an adrenaline rush, watch stock-car racing at Rocky Hill Speedway. If golf is your game, River Island Country Club is known to be one of the most challenging golf courses in the region.

Porterville’s history is fascinating, and it’s worth a stop at historic Zalud House and Porterville Historical Museum to learn about the region’s Native American, pioneer, and agricultural heritage. The First Friday Art Walk is a great way to explore the historic downtown galleries. Centennial Plaza Park in the downtown has a gazebo where musicians often perform in front of the 2-sided “Marching Through Time” historical band mural. The local Barn Theater is one of California’s longest running community theaters.

Local Highlights include: The Barn Theatre, Historic Zalud House, Porterville Historical Museum, Centennial Plaza, Rocky Hill Speedway, Lake Success, River Island Country Club, Balch Park, and Sequoia National Forest.

Regional Highlights include: Kaweah Oaks Preserve (approx. 24 miles), AgVentures! Learning Center / International Agri-Center (approx. 24 miles), Tulare County Fairgrounds (approx. 24 miles), Bravo Lake Botanical Garden (approx. 25 miles), Lake Kaweah (approx. 32 miles), Visalia Fox Theatre (approx. 30 miles), Sequoia National Park (approx. 45 miles), Kings Canyon National Park (approx. 62 miles), Yosemite National Park (approx. 135 miles), Pinnacles National Park (approx. 162 miles).

Nearby Cities include: Lindsay (approx. 12 miles), Exeter (approx. 20 miles), Tulare (approx. 25 miles), Visalia (approx. 30 miles), Three Rivers (approx. 40 miles), Bakersfield (approx. 50 miles), Hanford (approx. 52 miles), Kettleman City (approx. 65 miles), Fresno (approx. 75 miles), Paso Robles (approx. 115 miles), and Los Angeles (approx. 165 miles), and Sacramento (approx. 245 miles).

Nearby Airports: Visalia Municipal Airport-VIS (approx. 37 miles), Bakersfield Municipal Airport (approx. 45 miles), Fresno Yosemite International Airport (approx. 80 miles), Los Angeles International Airport (approx. 165 miles), LA/Ontario International Airport (approx. 200 miles), San Francisco International Airport (approx. 260 miles).

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