Pandemic Thought of the Day

Modesto Murals


The Many Murals of Modesto One of the many joys of being in Modesto is the amount of public art. Throughout the pandemic we’ve been able to go outside, be in our own personal space and enjoy the 100+ murals and public art on a nice long walk or ride. And when you need

Modesto Murals2021-04-23T13:38:28-07:00

Celebrate Stone Fruit


Celebrate Stone Fruits…Come On! OK, that may be taking liberties with Kool and the Gang but at the beginning of Stone Fruit Season it’s time to start singing again! Cherries, apricots and peaches are showing up at the Modesto Certified Farmers Market and that means it’s our favorite fruit time of year and it

Celebrate Stone Fruit2021-04-27T09:58:28-07:00

Modesto’s Authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex Cuisine


Do Taco Trucks serve Authentic Mexican Cuisine? Authentic is defined as ‘of undisputed origin’. When it comes to food there’s authentic – Kansas City BBQ sauce which means sweet and tangy (usually Ketchup and molasses), a real bagel is boiled (yes, that is a thing!) and Chicago-style pizza has been deep dish baked in a

Modesto’s Authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex Cuisine2021-04-23T14:53:01-07:00

A Perfect 36 Hours


A Perfect 36 Hours... You want to get out of town, you don’t want to go far, you want to keep it affordable and you want to be back home tomorrow night. Sounds harder than it needs to be…that’s why we’ve created a Perfect 36 Hours to help you accomplish all those goals. And,

A Perfect 36 Hours2021-04-27T09:50:21-07:00

April in Modesto


April in Modesto Spring is in the air and we can go out again and enjoy it (with people and masks!). You can feel it all around; from the parks to the farm stands and from the outdoor dining at local restaurants to cruising with the top down! We know you’re itching to get out

April in Modesto2021-04-13T16:17:28-07:00

Travel Pass or Travel Passport?


Travel Pass or Travel Passport? Asia, Europe and the Caribbean are all testing them. IATA, the trade association for the world’s airlines, is releasing a Travel Pass app later this month. The EU is creating a digital and printed ‘certificate’ and the new rules in California require proof of immunization or testing for large events.

Travel Pass or Travel Passport?2021-04-09T14:24:32-07:00

Tips for Pics


Tips for Pics It seems like we all are living, and sharing, our lives through pictures these days. And when we travel, be it for the Almond Blossom Cruise or an African Safari, we really get crazy with taking and posting pictures. If you’re like me you probably often ask yourself, “Can I make a

Tips for Pics2021-04-09T14:22:58-07:00

Miles and Miles of Pink and White Blossoms


Miles of Pink and White Blossoms A visitor from Asheville, North Carolina asked me, after his first Almond Blossom experience, “Why doesn’t the rest of the world know about this?” This question from a guy who enjoys 50-mile full fall foliage views every autumn! That is the question that led our team at

Miles and Miles of Pink and White Blossoms2021-02-02T10:23:14-08:00

Prepping for Your Road Trip


Prepping for Your Road Trip We’re all pretty cooped up and ready to travel. Most of us are planning road trips over the next few months. Here at Visit Modesto we look forward to seeing travelers arriving starting in Mid-February through early March for the Almond Blossom Cruise. We want visitors to get

Prepping for Your Road Trip2021-01-21T10:17:26-08:00

No Ego, No Pride


No Ego, No Pride; Pandemic Thought for the Day Pride and ego have no place here. Emotionally some of us are holding it together better than others. Not so say that we’re all not feeling the toll of isolation, financial stress, worry about actually ‘living through this’ and even the sadness of losing loved

No Ego, No Pride2020-07-24T08:50:44-07:00
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