until the almonds bloom!

Orchard Update from the Ranch: Week of January 16th
The rain came when the rain is supposed to come…thank you Mother Nature! Though many had it tough the past few weeks, the recent rains will not affect the blossoms. With the temperatures still being quite cold at night, in the 30’s around here, it looks like the blossoms are about 3 weeks away.

Preview of the Wayfarer audio tour!

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ABC Extras

Find even more Almond Blossom Cruise content HERE – kids activities, restaurants with ‘almonds on the menu’, and staff recommendations that will help create the perfect cruise!

ABC Package

Click HERE to purchase our all-inclusive Almond Blossom Cruise package! Includes accommodations, the audio tour, an almond gift basket and great swag for your cruise.


From the comfort of your own car, the tour app gives you turn by turn directions through the countryside with fun stops along the way. Click HERE to purchase.

For just four weeks each year, Mother Nature delivers over 120,000 acres of white and pink almond blossoms in the Modesto area. From the comfort of your own car, the Wayfarer audio tour gives you turn by turn directions with incredible orchard views and stops. The app will pace directions with you – starting just off Highway 99 and traveling to Rodin Farms, where you can picnic in the orchards, and Knight’s Ferry where you can take a stroll along the Stanislaus River. Along the way you learn about George Lucas, The E&J Gallo Winery, experience almond butter milkshakes, find the best IG photo stops around, and even get to visit the oldest olive oil producer in the U.S., Sciabica California Olive Oil, for a tasting.

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Special thanks to the Almond Board of California, the local ranchers who do all the hard work and the entire community for helping to make this an exciting trip for so many who came to visit!

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Running low on juice during your cruise? Click here for a list of nearby charging locations!

Almonds on the Menu

Looking for some specialty almond dishes to enjoy? Check out our “Almonds on the Menu” list of restaurants!


You will find free Maps, Almond Activity Guides, Coloring Books, and more at any of these ‘stops’ along the way:



  • Drive Carefully and find safe places to park for pictures on your cruise.
  • Take lots of photos & share your adventures with us – #visitmodesto & tag us @visitmodesto.
  • Be sure to stop at the local farm stands to pick up fresh local products.
  • Take walks in approved orchards; Rodin Farms & Roberts Ferry Gourmet in Waterford.
  • Walk in orchards or farmland from roadsides.
  • Drive into farmland, dirt roads, or along canal pathways.
  • Forget to clean up after your pet or your group.
  • Pick the blossoms – that’s going to be an almond!
  • Leave without grabbing some almonds. From smoked to cinnamon, to jalapeño to chocolate coated, there’s something for everyone.
black and white version of almond blossom cruise map


Is there a fee? No fee. It’s free.

Where Can We Take Pictures? You can take pictures at the following locations:

-Rodin Farms – The almond orchards come up right to the parking lot area.

-Robert’s Ferry Nut Company – The almond orchards also pull up right to the parking lot area.

What’s Your Favorite Spot? Follow us on social media to stay updated on where flowers are blooming.

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