A centrally located city, Modesto lies midway between northern and southern California, and it is between the Pacific and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With a Modesto RV rental, you can visit and taste the vintages of the Gallo Family Winery, which is the largest family owned winery in the world. The best way to select the right class of RV for your vacation is to compare your options.
For example, if your group is small, then camper rentals in Modesto featuring towable RVs are the way to go. Your own truck may tow a travel trailer in the right size, a toy hauler, a fifth wheel, or a pop-up camper rental in Modesto. If you've set your heart on a roomy fifth wheel, consider that it will need a special in-bed hitch to be towed along. If you feel that a light pop-up camper is just right, then your SUV or even a large sedan may haul it.
Let's say that you want a drivable rig for your RV rental. Class A motorhome rentals in Modesto sleep up to 12 and are often 40 to 45 feet long. They come with all the amenities of a well-appointed home and are the size of a bus. If you prefer a maneuverable sleepervan, consider a Class B, which offers amenities on a smaller scale. A Class B is especially appropriate for the group that spends much of their vacation time outdoors. The Class C is ideal for a group of around four, and it sports wide windows to see the sights. There is even a bunk over the cabin for plenty of storage room.
Modesto Reservoir Regional Park is just one of the many great campgrounds in Modesto. The campground features 150 back-in sites, full hookups, and close access to the water. You'll enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing in the lake, and this campground is closest to Yosemite National Park for a side trip.
About 20 minutes away from Modesto is Two Rivers RV Park in Vernalis. The campground accesses both the Stanislaus and San Joaquin Rivers for boating and fishing. With 100 back-in sites and full hookups, Two Rivers is ideally located for heading west to San Francisco or east to Yosemite, or to simply stay put and relax.
About 2-hour drive to the east of Modesto is potentially one of the most well-known US national parks. Unparalleled in majestic views, Yosemite National Park is nearly 1,200 square miles of wilderness, including three groves of titanic sequoia trees. November to May is the snowy season, and even in summer, it is wise to bring a jacket for sitting around the campfire because temperatures can dip down to the 40s and 50s. Should you venture to the less-populated high country of the park, you'll discover a great spot for stargazing
Derrels Mini Storage offers two well-lit, secure facilities in Modesto to store your RV should you desire to use your tow-along car for shorter excursions. Airport Storage is another Modesto RV storage facility.
Wards RV Storage is open year-round for dumpstation use, and the Chevron Service Station provides Good Sam and KOA members discounts to use their dumpstation.
If you want to ramble through a pure Victorian house built in 1883, try the McHenry Mansion's classic tour. This mansion was home to a wealthy family and is surrounded by white picket fences. The Julio R. Gallo Foundation preserved and restored the home, which was in danger of being lost to urban development.
You can also drive your RV right under the Modesto Arch. The arch was built in 1912 and has the words "Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health" carved into it.
Join Al the Almond, Wally the Walnut, and Shelley the Pistachio to root for Modesto's minor league baseball team, the Modesto Nuts, who play in John Thurman Field. Modesto Junior College has the largest community college sports program in Northern California with 21 sports, and their Pirates teams include men's and women's water polo, softball, baseball, cross country, golf, and wrestling.
For a touch of Hollywood in the midst of Modesto, visit the George Lucas Plaza to see the bronze statue honoring the movie American Graffiti. Lucas was born in Modesto, and its teen auto cruising scene inspired the film. The Gallo Center for the Arts supplies ballet, symphony, and orchestra presentations from six different companies and also individual performers.
Interstate 5 connects with Modesto via State Route 132 and I-580. US Highway 99 serves the city directly.