- Our list of the best things to do in Modesto, California, features the top 90 nearby activities — including 27 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Modesto, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 24 things to do within the city of Modesto, CA , followed by 66 popular activities in nearby cities, including Manteca, Turlock, Oakdale and Tracy
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During two-hour classes, participants can enjoy beverages and socialize while painting along experienced art instructors
Offering hundreds of performances each year, Gallo Center for the Arts is home to the 1250-seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater and the 44-seat Foster Family Theater. Each of these proscenium theaters boasts an orchestra pit, scene docks, modern audio systems, lighting control and stunning drapery.
The McHenry Mansion is the only original Victorian home left in the area. Guided tours take visitors through the home to learn more about the original owner as well as the authentic items and furniture that decorate the interior.
The refurbished State Theater hosts classic and contemporary films for movie buffs of all ages. A newly installed, 22-speaker Dolby surround-sound system enhances digital film screenings for a high-quality viewing experience.
Yosemite National Park is nearly 1,200 square miles of waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias and vast wilderness. It is also home to diverse wildlife like foxes, bobcats, bats, mule deer and black bears.
A minor league baseball team, the Modesto Nuts are an Advanced Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The team plays its home games at John Thurman Field which provides seating for 4,000 along with a grass playing surface.
Located within a historic 1912 library, the McHenry Museum is a museum that displays the history of the local area. The museum is filled with numerous artifacts, exhibits, and artwork that tell the story of past years in the area.
A bowling center with synthetic lanes, Yosemite Lanes hosts open and league bowling along with private events and parties. The center features a grill with food and drinks, a lounge with adult beverages, arcade games and a pro shop.