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Modesto Travel Guide, California

Modesto, the vibrant city of California

Modesto nestled in U.S. state of California, is the county seat of Stanislaus County. Centrally situated on 99 Highway, Modesto is simply accessible from all over

California. The city is famous for its vibrant citizenry, educational opportunities, multicultural lifestyles and great traditions. Modesto, CA, U.S. is twice blessed with moderate weather throughout the year and few of the world’s richest soil.  

Division of the fertile Central Valley of California that stretches almost 300 miles via the middle of the state, this city offers the facilities and diversities of an urban and metropolitan city, however, maintains the atmosphere of old fashioned hospitality.

Above the coastal mountain range and west of the valley lies the Bay Area of San Francisco that is at a distance of 90 minutes from Modesto. Eastward constitutes the foothills, which house the famous Mother Lode gold country and escort to Yosemite National Park and magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range.

For the adventure enthusiasts, this city presents rafting on Stanislaus River in addition to bike trails all through Modesto, outdoor in line skate boarding and skating at Modesto’s most recent stake park and horseback riding at the area ranches. Besides, the city also boasts regional malls and local shopping centers.

Modesto’s major attractions

Modesto is famous for its various historical sites and tourist attractions as well, which includes the McHenry Mansion that was made by hand in early 1880’s by a local banker and rancher “Robert McHenry.” The hall is also included in National Register of Historic places. Another must visit place is the McHenry Museum that is across the lane of McHenry Mansion. This museum is packed with the tidbits from the Modesto’s history.  

Apart the museum and the mansion, the George Lucas Plaza is also a super fascinating site. This plaza is an American Graffiti encouraged statue of Bronze that was crafted in the admiration of Modesto moviemaker George Lucas, situated at Five Points. Gallo centre for the Arts, which is the main hub for performing the arts, is one of the most exciting attractions of Modesto. This centre for Arts is sited in the downtown Modesto. The downtown Modesto recognized for possessing a huge assortment of restaurants as well as energetic and pulsating nightlife certainly must not be overlooked. 

The State Theatre that is as old as 1920’s was renovated recently, serves as the local art center in addition to a stage specializing in foreign and independent films. When it comes to transportation in Modesto, the city has one of the most busiest rail corridors in entire country.  

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