• Arrive in Modesto and grab a great meal in downtown at Fuzios for Firecracker Pasta or a patio gourmet meal at Galletos or some incredible kababs at Skewers or, of course, authentic Mexican Cuisine at Rancho Fresco where they make your tortillas fresh for every order! And if you want diversity, drop off the group at a Grub Hubs where over 20 different Food Trucks congregate for lunch and dinner 7 days a week!

  • Take a group tour…

      • Put in your headphones and listen to artists discuss their works while walking the Mural Tour of Downtown
      • Take the Ag Tour of the region while stopping at Farm Stands, Oakdale Cheese (for the #1 Gouda in the US), Olive Oil tastings at Sciatica’s (the oldest operating olive oil producer in the US!) and stop in Knights Ferry to walk across the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi and even stop at Roberts Ferry Nut Company for an Almond Butter Milkshake.
      • If you are here in February or March you can take the Almond Blossom Cruise with a narrated audio tour including interviews with almond growers, ranchers, cheese makers and more. All this while driving though hundreds of thousands of acres of white and pink blossoms with the snow-covered Sierra’s as the backdrop.
  • Enjoy live theater at the Prospect Theater Project an intimate theater showcasing thoughtful works by famous playwrights.

  • Take in an experience at The Gallo Center for the Arts. Tony Bennet opened the facility, John Legend started a tour here, the Jersey Boys wowed audiences and Cats had an extended run in 2022. There’s comedy like Paul Riser and Fluffy Iglesias as well as music from Bonnie Rait, Keb Mo and even ZZ Top!

  • Enjoy a group dinner outdoors just about every day of the year at any one of Modesto’s dozens of restaurants. From fine cuisine to pizza and from Thai Food to BBQ.

  • Take a day trip to Yosemite National Park, just 90 miles from downtown Modesto, there is no finer experience of the magic nature provides us year-round and finish your day back in Modesto for a group dinner at Camp 4, named after the Half Dome base camp for climbers, operated by Damon Robbins, son of the famous climber Royal Robbins.

  • Relax and shop at Central California’s largest indoor shopping mall at Vintage Faire Mall in North Modesto. Over 100 shops and restaurants to enjoy in delightful air conditioning and grab a group meal at Dave and Busters in the mall where your group can play team games and challenge each other while having fun!

  • In mid 2023 groups will be able to tour the Graffiti USA Museum founded by members of the Faros. George Lucas is a Modesto native and wrote his biopic American Graffiti about his high school experiences here and his next-door neighbor was a founder of the Faros and why American Graffiti really has its roots right here in Modesto. Group tours, group meals and discounts are available year-round.

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  • Take the Almond Blossom Cruise (seasonal) or Ag Cruise to let the family learn that fresh fruits and veggies don’t originate in the produce aisle at the local grocery store!

      • Our Wayfarer Audio Tour guides you through the region from Farm Stands to Covered Bridges and from Olive Oil Tastings to Almond Butter Milkshakes. All the while you’ll be listening to interviews from locals – like stories about Ernest and Julio Gallo and how the Legend of Zorro is founded in our history.
      • The Ag Cruise takes you on a similar journey and adds in berry picking, farmers markets, fresh honey and even some orchard walks
  • Grab Lunch at Grub Hubs where you’ll find over 20 food trucks, from Tacos to Vegan, with something for everyone.

  • Go to Knights Ferry to walk on the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi and hike the Stanislaus River or even go river rafting and tubing!

  • Go Berry Picking

  • Head to Yosemite National Park! Grab breakfast, stop at a farmstand for you day snacks and leave by 10, be staring up at Half Dome by noon and picnic on the valley floor. You’ll still be back in downtown before sunset for dinner at Camp 4 in Modesto!

  • Catch Saturday Morning Cartoons at the historic State Theatre

  • Take a Mural Walk or download the Wayfarer Audio Tour and listen to the artists describe the murals in Downtown

  • Hit up First Fridays or Music in the Plaza any Friday night

  • Dine in Downtown; from sushi to BBQ and from Thai to Greek food!

  • Catch a family show at the Gallo Center for the Arts

  • Bring the whole family, including your pup, and enjoy the activities and businesses listed at ModestoLovesDogs.com

  • Catch a minor league baseball game with the Modesto Nuts

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  • Stop at one of the Ag Stands we have listed to pick up gifts for your clients before visiting

  • Grab lunch in downtown with a client or take them to Grub Hubs for a variety of Food Truck options

  • Take a client or your business associates to a show at the Gallo Center for the Arts, the Prospect Theater (live theater) or the State Theatre for live music

  • Grab an incredible dinner with eclectic wine at one of Modesto’s local gourmet restaurants.

  • Take a client or your business associates to a ballgame with the Modesto Nuts and reserve box seat right behind home plate!

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  • Take the Almond Blossom Cruise (seasonal) or Ag Cruise

      • Our Wayfarer Audio Tour guides you through the region from Farm Stands to Covered Bridges and from Olive Oil Tastings to Almond Butter Milkshakes. All the while you’ll be listening to interviews from locals – like stories about Ernest and Julio Gallo and how the Legend of Zorro is founded in our history.
      • The Ag Cruise takes you on a similar journey and adds in berry picking, farmers markets, fresh honey and even some orchard walks
  • Head to Yosemite National Park! Grab breakfast, stop at a farmstand for you day snacks and leave by 10, be staring up at Half Dome by noon and picnic on the valley floor. You’ll still be back in downtown before sunset for dinner at Camp 4 in Modesto!

  • Kayak or canoe the Tuolumne River or Raft the Stanislaus…especially in the beginning of November to watch the salmon spawn!

  • Run, walk, or hike the Dry Creek Trail – over six miles of paved trails on the creek just outside of downtown – or the Virginia Trail a converted railway line

  • Trail Ride the Tuolumne River Trail, home to the NorCal Cycling races along the Tuolumne River just outside of downtown

  • Take a metric century on your road bike riding between almond orchards, over covered bridges, along rivers and in rolling hills

  • Bring your fly gear and hit the lower Sierras for some brook trout or haul your OHV and hit the trails outside of town

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  • Take a Mural Tour in downtown (audio download included) and you’ll pass by dozens of great places to eat all with outdoor dining. Food Fixx – the Food Truck turned brick and mortar, Picassos for the incredibly fresh sandwiches in the art gallery of Jordi the owner, Fuzion for Firecracker Pasta or grab a Gyro at Papachinos plus much more.

  • Grab a Chai Latte at Deva or fresh ground gourmet cappuccino at Preservation Coffee and head over the Farmers Market in downtown.

  • Head out to the Stanislaus National Wildlife Refuge or go over to Knights Ferry and walk across the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi. Be sure to hit Oakdale Cheese for a taste and take hunk of the #1 Gouda in the US. And grab an Almond Butter Milkshake at Roberts Ferry Nut company.

  • Plan a night cruising the brew pubs of downtown or see a show at the Gallo Center for the Arts (from Fluffy Iglesias to John Legend and from the Jersey Boys to Cats!).

  • Check out the authentic Mexican Food scene in Modesto and swing by Crows Landing for a taste of the ‘real thing’.

  • Put on your boots and dance to love music at Fresca Cantina in downtown and be sure to try your skill on the mechanical bull!

  • For a little romance and fine cuisine make reservations on the terrace at Redwood Café by the fire or try Galleto’s in downtown (owned by one of the Gallo family) and dine on the patio by the fireplace.

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