Modesto is an inclusive community that appeals to visitors looking to experience the city lifestyle and the small-town neighborhood feel simultaneously. Modesto's downtown area is rich with vibrant culture and family-friendly activities, while its general area boasts scenic California views and a laid-back lifestyle.
Home to dozens of unique buildings and establishments, Modesto isn't lacking when it comes to things to do. The McHenry Museum and Great Valley Museum educate guests on the history of the Modesto area while giving them the chance to see historical artifacts up close. The McHenry Mansion offers guided tours showcasing the home's period wallpaper and classic decor, while The State Theater plays hit movies to entertain the whole family.
American graffiti enthusiasts can take a self-guided tour of the Modesto Graffiti Historic Cruise Route and shutterbugs can snap a few photos of the iconic Modesto Arch. To embark on an underwater adventure, visitors can take a scuba lesson or swim lesson at Aquatic Dreams Scuba Center. For an outdoor excursion that doesn't require getting wet, guests can spend the day at Yosemite National Park or Dry Creek Regional Park -- both of which offer beautiful scenery and plenty of places to relax.
Booking vacation rentals in the downtown area can be tough, as most of the rentals are unavailable at any given time due to their popularity. However, all of the rentals in Modesto offer a unique charm and have plenty of personality. Rentals are located all over the city.
The best time to visit Modesto is generally during the summer when the sun is shining and tans are inevitable during the summer months -- especially in July and August when the heat hits a peak. For cooler weather, take a trip during the milder spring or fall months.
When it comes time to eat, Modesto gives its visitors a plethora of places -- and cuisine -- to choose from. Skewers, Bella Italia, and Raw Sushi Bistro are great examples of Modesto’s best Mediterranean, Italian, and Japanese restaurants. Alongside its original eateries, Modesto also offers classic fast food such as In-N-Out Burger.
Modesto hosts a number of annual events each year. The Modesto Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Festival celebrates Scottish heritage and features Celtic music, games, bagpipes, dancing, athletic events, food, and beverage vendors, as well as Celtic history and information exhibits. A few other festivals and celebrations worth mentioning are the Kiwanis American Graffiti Car Parade, the International Wedding Festival, and the Crab Feed Fundraiser.
GymStars Modesto, Modesto's very own gymnastic center, is perfect for aspiring young gymnasts and their families to spend the afternoon. The facility offers gymnastics, tumbling, karate, StarBound for special needs children, and birthday parties. FunWorks is another popular family-friendly Modesto destination. FunWorks features bumper cars, go-karts, arcade games, and mini golf.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Modesto. The hottest month in Modesto is June, when temperatures peak at 108 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 27 ˚F. The wettest month in Modesto is January with 5.09 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 0.74 inches of rain.
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Pick the perfect vacation rental for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others. AllTheRooms has 462 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Modesto, with everything from inexpensive hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. A vacation in Modesto can be budget-friendly - our cheapest price rental is available at $10 a night. The average price of a rental is around $76 per night.
If you have to have internet access during your time in Modesto, then you can choose from over 257 accommodations that provide WiFi internet. We have 37 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Choose from 21 accommodations that provide gym options, so you don't miss a single workout. If you're planning on getting to Modesto by car, be sure to choose from 252 accommodations that provide parking. We have 84 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 60 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
In Modesto AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 251 places to stay from Airbnb, 7 accommodations from Priceline and 7 places to stay from Agoda.
293 of our rentals in Modesto have been reviewed by previous guests. They rated 67% as excellent or good. 96 accommodations allow instant booking.