Experience Modesto’s great outdoors by downloading and using this outdoor/adventure digital itinerary. Everything from fishing to motocross and wakeboarding to hiking. We have what you need to enjoy that fresh Central California air. So, download your itinerary, book your hotel, and experience the heart of California in style!

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  • Did you know the Modesto Marathon is a qualifier for the NY and Boston Marathons?

  • Did you know that Modesto’s Del Rio Country Club is host to the California Amateur Championship?

  • Did you know you can fly fish on the Tuolumne River just minutes from downtown Modesto?

If you like to be active, Modesto will let you keep busy. With several reservoirs and lakes in the area you can sail, jet-ski, sun bath or rage on a wave runner. There are two private clubs with tournament tennis and over 20 public courts. Run or Cycle…wow you’ve options that take on trails, country roads, metric centuries, and more. There’s a marathon and cycling event. And, golf that includes one of Northern California’s premier private courses and great public golf.

And, if you like life on the water you’ve got options. Sure, you can bass fish in the lakes or you can fly fish on the rivers. You can kayak or raft down the Tuolumne with the spring runoff or just hike the countryside and plan a great picnic. And, get this, you can watch the salmon spawn from the areas bridges every November…and that’s not something you will see in many places.

On top of all that, Modesto has over 70 public parks to take the family to, with playgrounds, splash parks, and pools. Or if you like baseball, you can watch the Modesto Nuts and the local Single A team, at the ballpark just out of downtown by the river.

Bottom line, if you want to keep busy and stay healthy Modesto has options for you!

“Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

Ibn Battuta

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Matthew Karsten

“Since you have to do the things you have to do, be wise to do some of the things you want to do.”

Malcolm Forbes

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Andrew Zimmern

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John Steinbeck

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Jawaharlal Nehru

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Pat Conroy

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Danny Kaye

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Bill Bryson

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Gustave Flaubert

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