My family is planning an April trip to visit a loved one in Chowchilla (a guest of the state).
From my research so far, it looks like Fresno might be the nearest city that those of us in the East/Midwest could fly into.
Fresno also looks like it might be a more interesting place to stay than Chowchilla.
We are planning a stay of 3-5 days, we would like to be within an hour (if possible) of Chowchilla, and we would like a comfortable place to stay, but at a moderate price.
Also, it would be nice if there was something pleasant to do nearby - to balance out the purpose of our trip.
I hoped to find a state/national park with cabin rentals in the area, but it looks like there are none within an hour or so of Chowchilla.
Should I continue to research Fresno, or is there another location that would better match our criteria?