About Modesto

Central Valley Bliss & Beyond

The city of Modesto has all you need and more. For day-to-day shopping find Standiford Square Shopping Center along with family-owned O'Brien's Market. Plan a gourmet meal and pick up local ingredients from the Certified Farmers' Market in downtown Modesto. For a day of retail therapy, enjoy the Vintage Faire Mall for all major retailers.

Home to George Lucas' classic movie, American Graffiti, you'll discover Modesto loves classic car shows as a way to celebrate this unique claim to fame. For history buffs, there is plenty to tour and explore with historical landmarks and the McHenry Mansion and Museum. If wine tasting is your thing, visit local vineyards like Silkwood Winery or a short trip to Lucca Winery in Ripon; there is something to satisfy all your cravings.

For employment, there are plenty of local companies with places like SaveMart Headquarters, Kaiser Permanente, and Del Monte Foods, or sit back and relax while riding the ACE train that you can catch at the Lathrop station just a short drive away. Families with little ones will appreciate being part of the Stanislaus School District where minds can flourish.

Living in the Central Valley, you're just a short drive east to the wondrous Yosemite National Park where nature-lovers can enjoy hiking, camping, and breathing in the fresh air. Drive a few hours northeast and find yourself in Lake Tahoe for summer fun water sports or during winter, resort-style snowboarding, and skiing on the pristine Sierras. Also find yourself just a two hour drive to the wonderful city of San Francisco and all the Bay Area has to offer – you can have it all!