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Recommendations for Travelers


  • Best Western Clovis Cole - 415 Clovis Ave, Clovis, CA 93612

great location within walking distance of coffee shops, dining, night life, & shopping in charming downtown Clovis   

Distance from Scarab: 10 miles, 14 minutes.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fresno Convention Center, 2233 Ventura St, Fresno, CA 93721 

  • La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Fresno Yosemite, 2926 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721 

great choices for hotels in downtown Fresno, close to the vibrant downtown brewery district

Distance from Scarab: each is about 1.5 miles, 6 minutes.

Districts near our Studio

Tower District


  • Piemonte's Italian Delicatessan - 616 East Olive Ave, Fresno

  • Alchemist Coffee Lab

  • Moto Deli and Bodega 

  • Livingstone's Restaurant and Pub

  • Cuca's

  • Ampersand Ice Cream (the best!)


  • Vintage Pop


  • Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater

  • Roger Rocka's Second Space Theater



Dining, Beer Gardens, 

  • Cosmopolitan Tavern & Italian Grill 

  • Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company 

  • The Galleria Center - home to several restaurants including Armenian, Mexican, Vegan/Gluten Free,

  • Quail State - Craft cocktails

  • Umi Sushi

  • Raw Fresno - vegan, gluten free

  • More downtown Fresno Dining (link)



  • Yoshi NOW!

Things to do on your trip to Central California

  • National Parks



Kings Canyon

  • Ag Entertainment

Madera Wine Trail

Blossom Trail (seasonally - spring)

Simonian's Ranch Fruit Stand

  • Local Points of Interest

Chaffee Zoo

Shinzen Japanese Gardens at Woodward Park

  • Local History

Kearney Mansion

Forestiere Underground Gardens (very unique)

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