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 warmest months in Modesto are May and April, when temperatures reach 111 ˚F. The coolest month is February, when temperatures drop to 28 ˚F. The wettest month in Modesto is October with 1.92 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.69 inches of rain.
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Pick the perfect accommodation for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more. Modesto has 462 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those wanting to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Modesto is only $10 per night. In general, an accommodation in Modesto will cost you $76 per night.
Those needing to get some work finished during their trip to Modesto can pick from 257 places to stay that include WiFi. We have 37 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Choose from 21 accommodations that provide gym options, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Modesto? Then choose one of the 252 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 84 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 60 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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