When you visit Modesto, you will be delighted to discover a vibrant, diverse destination. With world class attractions and exceptional arts and entertainment, Modesto is known as the art and cultural hub of the Central Valley. Check out the historic State Theatre, originally opened in 1934 or the state-of-the-art Gallo Center for the Arts, which showcase internationally renowned performers and productions. The Gallo Center is also home to the local symphony, opera, ballet, Modesto Community Concert Association and Modesto Performing Arts. If art is your passion, stroll the tree lined streets on the third Thursday of the month at the downtown Art Walk.
Explore Modesto’s enduring obsession with classic cars. Visitors can enjoy car shows, a June parade with over 1400 classic cars and hot rods, or walk the historic Graffiti Cruise Route, where Modesto native, George Lucas wrote about his high school days cruising in the popular movie “American Graffiti.” Modesto offers an amazing array of locally sourced cuisine, boundless recreation and spirited nightlife. Savor the tastes of our farmers markets, locally grown products and one of the few whiskey distilleries in the Central Valley. From fine fare, micro-breweries, a variety of live music, museums and festivals, Modesto has something for everyone!
Address: 1000 L Street, Modesto, CA 95354
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: (209) 526-5588