Modesto is the 16th largest city in California and the largest in Stanislaus County with over 210,000 citizens. Located in the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas of our nation – the San Joaquin Valley, Modesto is only 90 miles east of San Francisco, 75 miles south Sacramento and 110 miles west of majestic Yosemite National Park. Modesto offers the diversity and facilities of a metropolitan city while maintaining an atmosphere of old-fashioned hospitality and small town charm. With a full spectrum of arts and entertainment available, Modesto is considered the culture hub of the Central Valley.
Visit in early spring to enjoy the sights and smells of orchard blossoms, or come in the summer or fall for a ‘taste’ of Modesto at the traditional Farmer’s Market or at a roadside produce stand. Try rafting on the Stanislaus River, biking trails throughout the city and horseback riding at area ranches. If leisure is your pleasure, explore Vintage Faire Mall with its newly expanded Village, picnic in one of Modesto’s 75 parks, visit the McHenry Museum or Mansion, or play a round of golf in the sunshine. With family-friendly attractions, festivals, museums, agriculture tours and tastings to first-class hotels and four-star restaurants, Modesto has something for everyone.