Modesto san francisco

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Going on a business trip to Modesto, then would like to drive to San Francisco. I would like to make some stops in between and am looking for some suggestions of places to stop on the way from Modesto to San Francisco. Thank you! I hate to say this, but Modesto in in the middle of the Central Valley and there are not any interesting stops on your way to San Francisco that I know of. Just get to the City and enjoy the time there. It is only 88 miles. I hope you aren't planning to make this just an evening trip after a work day when you have to return for more meetings the next day.

You need to have a couple of days to stay in the City to really make the most of your time. The drive from Modesto to San Francisco is not only uninspiring as Puter said, but downright unappealing. The ride west from Tracy on Hwy through Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin is one of the most hideous stretches of suburban blight in all of Northern California. It isn't enjoyable even one way, but you wouldn't want to torture yourself with it twice in an evening. This is actually a daily commute for many people and is one of the most troublesome commutes in the Bay Area. The most interesting thing between Modesto and San Francisco is the bridges.

There are two, and you'll probably come in on the Bay Bridge. It's more direct, and it's a spectacular way to be introduced to San Francisco. The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge is farther south and not the most direct way, but it is an interesting landmark. It's longer than the Bay Bridge and in fact the 3rd longest in the U. The eastern section is a causeway that runs close to the surface of the Bay and you can see the waves. What are you interested in doing when you get to San Francisco?

Also, you may want to plan ahead for a place to stay so you're not stranded when you get here,. Originally I was going to dismiss a 90 mile, less than 2 hour drive unless you dawdle as not remotely qualifying as a "road trip" but then I started ruminating. Perhaps a road trip is more about alcohol and drug abuse, random and gratuitous nudity, car trouble, road tunes, body odors, and a pearl of self-discovery or three days sleeping the whole thing off than it is about mere distance.

Are you looking to stay in San Francisco after the business meetings or was it going to be a day trip? That would eliminate expensive parking in the City and the stress of driving in the city if you don't know your way around. And ignore the ruminations of others, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville are all lovely communities and there are more in the East Bay area.

No doubt they are. But the way to get to them, Hwy , is a long, ugly, depressing strip of suburban metastasis. Hi everyone- sorry for my lack of response, my didn't notify me there were any responses. Unfortunately, what most of you said is what I suspected. I actually fly into San Francisco , have to drive to Modesto and stay the night and have to take a plant tour the following day We plan on doing Chinatown , Fishermans Wharf , Golden Gate bridge and whatever else we have time for.

Since there are not many stops to make, I am thinking we will have more time in San Francisco then I originally anticipated- but thank you everyone for your responses. Modesto, Tracy, Manteca and Livermore are acknowledged wine producing areas. The San Joaquin Valley is the most productive agricultural area in the world. I would not discourage you from driving directly into the city, but look along the ro and you will see farms and families, many of whom make SF possible as it has no water or farms of its own.

Rev, the " corridor" is not the San Joaquin Valley. Within my memory, it was rural--miles and miles of trees and fields. Now the strip from Tracy to Hayward, including Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton, is what I said it is: an eyesore of suburban blight lined with strip malls, fast food ts, car dealers, and a few chain hotels where people stay because their meeting or training is there, not because they're aching to see Pleasanton.

I'm not a geographer, geologist, or hydrologist, but I'd say the towns that define the end of the San Joaquin Valley are Stockton and Antioch. If you look at a map, you'll SWIM no pun intended, heehee. Stockton is where the delta starts and the river flows through a network of sloughs and islands, then past Antioch toward San Francisco Bay.

So are Manteca to the north, Turlock, Merced, and Fresno to the south. All the way to Bakersfield; the San Joaquin River doesn't go there, but the entire valley is drained by its tributaries. This is America's salad bowl and fruit basket, with major farming and towns based on it or related businesses like transportation or food processing. It sounds like you're more interested in getting to the City, not hanging out around Modesto.

But a few miles on 99 in either direction show what the San Joaquin Valley is. And Rev is right, without it, the U. I personally like the variety of terrain between SF and Modesto, and the drive isn't really that long. I go back and forth between the two cities a couple times each year, and enjoy the drive. If anybody has any concerns about getting stuck in Modesto, we suggest they come north 30 minutes and get "stuck in Lodi" Remember that old CCR song?

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