Modesto was the birthplace for George Lucas, a world-famous director who inspired his 1973 film American Graffiti.
The Gallo Center for the Arts and the pedestrian-only Tenth St Plaza are two modern downtown attractions.
Two performance venues are located in the center, including the 1,248-seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater.
This event pays tribute to George Lucas, the hometown director. His breakthrough movie American Graffiti was inspired by his youth in Modesto in early 1960s.
The State Theatre screens a variety of movies, including indie films and classics. Many of these films are not available in traditional cinemas.
Legion is one of the most popular spots in the park. Both parks offer picnic areas as well as recreational opportunities like fishing and playgrounds.
Yosemite is a great alternative to the heat of Central California’s summer heat. It boasts higher elevations and alpine lakes.
At the entrance to the park is the Rotary Picnic Area. Here, families can enjoy a picnic table and a playground throughout the week.