Modesto’s Almond Blossom Cruise

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Imagine miles and miles of pink and white blossoms spreading over the hills to the horizon. Imagine hundreds of thousands of acres of white carpeted orchards. That’s what you’ll get when you visit Modesto Mid-February through Mid-March each year and take the You-Drive Almond Blossom Cruise.

With over 75% of the world’s almonds being harvested in California’s Central Valley, you can’t drive 5 minutes without seeing an almond orchard near Modesto. Lying right at the heart of almond country, the Modesto Almond Blossom Cruise takes you along routes along rivers, through the hills and through farm country. All that just minutes from downtown.

Be sure to stop and grab an almond milk shake or almond brittle. Stop and take pictures (follow the rules below) and see California’s oldest Walnut Tree in West Modesto. Grab some nuts to take home, take a tour of the Oakdale Cheese Factory, or just relax at one of the dozens of brew pubs or restaurants that call Modesto home.

Register now for the tour download that will be released the first week of February or come back and visit us then. Thank you!

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  • Drive Carefully and find a safe place to pull over and view the beauty.
  • Take lots of pictures, bring water, and if you take the long eastern route from La Grange to Knight’s Ferry, be sure to grab a snack, gas, and charge up.
  • Be sure to stop at the local farm stands to pick up fresh local products.
  • Be sure to share your photos on social media. #visitmodesto and tag us @visitmodesto
  • Walk in an orchard. There is irrigation equipment and the orchards are private property.
  • Drive into the orchard roads, dirt roads or along the canals.
  • Leave without grabbing some almonds. From smoked to cinnamon, to jalapeño to chocolate coated, there’s something for everyone.


If you are wondering where the best photo opportunities are, check out this map:

Rodin Farms Fruit Stand sits on the corner of a fourth-generation family farm, beckoning customers to stop and enjoy the agricultural abundance Stanislaus County has to offer. Hop aboard Rodin’s train for a tour of the beautiful blossoming orchards this spring.


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.

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