Welcome to Modesto
This is a good spot for getting off the dusty highway. Old oaks arch over the city’s streets and you can eat well and stretch your legs in the compact downtown. The Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery, makers of America’s best-selling jug wines, is one of the town’s biggest businesses.
Classic car shows and rock and roll fill the streets every June for Graffiti Summer. Amid all the 1950s charm, the sparkling Gallo Center for the Arts brings huge acts to the valley. For details, check the Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau.