California > Porterville
Considered a gateway to Sequoia National Forest, Porterville is a quaint city nestled against the Sierra Nevada, featuring small-town charm and a pioneering spirit. Each April, around 20,000 visitors descend upon the town to attend the Iris Festival, which celebrates the community’s official flower. But downtown Porterville also provides entertainment year-round, with its array of antique shops, clothing boutiques, restaurants, and cultural centers. Many Main Street buildings are adorned with vibrant murals, too, instilling the historic structures with new life. And visitors who do want to get a glimpse into the town’s past can head to historical landmarks such as the Zalud House, Tule River Stage Station, and Porterville Museum. For outdoor recreation, look no further than scenic Lake Success, where fishing, kayaking, and hiking are popular activities among locals and tourists alike....Read More
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