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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Performing Arts Venue
“This is a great getaway for an evening of entertainment. Everything from symphony orchestras to rock performers to stand-up comics. We’ve seen the Nutcracker performance presented each year in Nov-Dec by Central West Ballet. They do a wonderful job. We’ve also seen Richard Marx and Billy Ocean. Every seat is a good seat. Highly recommended. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Vintage Faire Mall is a shopping mall located in Modesto, California, USA. It is owned and operated by The Macerich Company and is adjacent to State Route 99.”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“Beautiful restored Victorian mansion. Very important history in regards to early history of Modesto.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A nice, tranquil place to grab a glass of wine. I recommend their paninis and crepes. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Commonwealth is our favorite bar/mini bites restaurant downtown. They offer 10 to 20 local, craft beers on tap and some very tasty bar snacks. They always seem to be busy on the weekends but are usually quick to serve. Not very expensive for a bar and the atmosphere is great with the outdoor seating area being great in the summer months. They recently started doing Sunday brunch as well!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods from here and around the world, at value prices. Walls with cedar planks, surf boards, and crew wears Hawaiian shirts. I LOVE THIS STORE. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food...fancy place...pricier but worth it. if you like Risotto you need to try theirs.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Department Store
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“This is the last Costco if you are driving from the West or North to the cottage. It is approx. 1hr from La Grange.”
  • 3 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“MINI GOLF, GO-KARTS, ARCADE, BUMPER BOATS, FOOD AND DRINKS. TONS OF FUN FOR ANYONE IN THE AREA. MORE DESIGNED FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Arcade
“MINI GOLF, GO-KARTS, ARCADE, BUMPER BOATS, FOOD AND DRINKS. TONS OF FUN FOR ANYONE IN THE AREA.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 4 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A venerable downtown drinking institution. Lunch and bar menu's are great. The dinner menu is pricey and a bit dated.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Only place for good coffee in Modesto...small selection of baked goods as well”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite place in town, food is delicious, great wine selection, amazing staff”
  • 3 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“GREAT MOVIE THEATER WITH THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY IN MOVIE VIEWING, GREAT AUDIO AND VISUAL QUALITY ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“A nice, tranquil place to grab a glass of wine. I recommend their paninis and crepes. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Commonwealth is our favorite bar/mini bites restaurant downtown. They offer 10 to 20 local, craft beers on tap and some very tasty bar snacks. They always seem to be busy on the weekends but are usually quick to serve. Not very expensive for a bar and the atmosphere is great with the outdoor seating area being great in the summer months. They recently started doing Sunday brunch as well!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food...fancy place...pricier but worth it. if you like Risotto you need to try theirs.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Arcade
“MINI GOLF, GO-KARTS, ARCADE, BUMPER BOATS, FOOD AND DRINKS. TONS OF FUN FOR ANYONE IN THE AREA.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite place in town, food is delicious, great wine selection, amazing staff”
  • 3 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A venerable downtown drinking institution. Lunch and bar menu's are great. The dinner menu is pricey and a bit dated.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Probably the best restaurant in Modesto, but it is pretty expensive. Very nice though, if you want a treat. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Raw is our favorite, upscale Asian Fusion restaurant downtown! It has a great vibe and always a good atmosphere. It is on the more expensive side but the quality or the food makes it worth it. They have amazing traditional sushi made at the sushi bar and also American type sushi rolls of all kinds. We recommend the spicy edamame appetizer or the yellowtail razor appetizer!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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