It is also around 50 minutes away from the airport.
My brother flew to California with his wife and they went to Yosemite. My brother loves going on big hikes and seeing the world. He actually got a permit so that he could hike half dome. He bought hiking poles and all sorts of climbing equipment. My brother and his wife got up at 5am to complete the hike since it is around 10-12 hours in order to do it. Half dome sounded amazing and from the pictures looked like it. I am not that ambitious though. There is a Mist Trail and a Nevada waterfall that sounds more up my alley. I am right now looking into the trip. I don’t want to fly into a city like San Fran or Las Vegas. I have decided that I am going to fly as close to Yosemite as possible. The Fresno Yosemite airport isn’t that far away from the park. If I rent a car I can hike and go back to my hotel, which is cheaper than staying in the park. I looked around the area because I know I won’t only want to go to the national park. Surprisingly there is a fairly big city near Yosemite and that is Visalia. It is also around 50 minutes away from the airport. So it works in my itinerary all around. I am going to fly in, hike a bit, go to Visalia and fly back out of the same airport. In Visalia I am hoping to shop around, eat good food and take advantage of the fact that there is recreational weed for sale.