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Visiting California's Central Valley

As the summer gives way to fall, communities throughout the heart of the Golden State are alive with activity. From Bakersfield and Fresno to Modesto and Stockton, the people of California’s Central Valley make use of the region’s year-round mild weather, inviting visitors to join in an array of special events, festivals, and activities.

There’s still time to enjoy America’s Pastime, and the central California Valley is home to numerous baseball teams. The Stockton Ports play at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, the Modesto Nuts round the bases at John Thurman Field in Modesto, and the Fresno Grizzlies roar at Chukchansi Park in Fresno.

Baseball fans from Lemoore, Hanford, Selma, Dinuba, Exeter, Tulare, and beyond congregate in Visalia to watch Visalia Rawhide home games at Recreation Ballpark. Further south in Bakersfield, the Bakersfield Blaze swing for the fences at the historic Sam Lynn Ballpark. Check the schedule during your central CA visit and catch a game near you – the 2015 MiLB season goes through September 7th.

Modesto’s sizable population means visitors to the city – and surrounding communities from Tracy and Manteca to Patterson and Turlock – will find first-rate urban attractions and activities abound all year long. Modesto focal points include Gallo Center for the Arts and the McHenry Mansion – and the State Theatre’s eclectic schedule has everything from live performance art to independent film showings.

North of Stockton, September visitors to Galt and Lodi will find special events and offers at wineries throughout Lodi as part of the 2015 Lodi Wine Passport Month. Stop by the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center beforehand to get information on specific details.

As the weather cools off in Fresno, the animals of Fresno Chaffee Zoo come out of hiding. In addition to habitats like Monkey Island and Sea Lion Cove, families visiting in late October can stick around for ZooBoo 2015 – a not-so-scary Halloween FUNdraiser featuring trick-or-treating, carnival games and live entertainment.

California's Central Valley Hotel Map

California's Central Valley Events

September 2015

September 10 - 27, 2015
Farm-to-Fork Celebration

Capitol Mall in Sacramento hosts this two-week celebration of local farms and eateries across Gold Country.

September 2015
Lodi Wine Passport Month

Take on special days and offers throughout Lodi wineries for the month of September.

September 12, 2015
Disney Live

Disney's world-famous Broadway show comes to the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno.

September 6, 2015
Fall Open Cockpit Day

Enjoy flight simulators, kids' activities, historic aircraft tours, and model building at the Castle Air Museum in Atwater near Merced.

October 2015

October 15-17, 2015
2015 Brubeck Jazz Festival

Working in tandem with homecoming weekend at the University of the Pacific, the Brubeck Jazz Festival features three days of live performances at Knowles Lawn, Bob Hope Theatre, Valley Brewing Company, and other venues throughout Stockton. 

October 2015

October 24 & 25, 2015
2015 Civil War Revisited

A west coast Civil War reenactment taking place at Kerney Park in Fresno, featuring calvary and cannon demonstrations, battle reenactments, period art and dress, and more. The event begins at 10 a.m. each day.

October 3 & 4, 2015
2015 Pumpkin Fair

Head to downtown Manteca this fall, where the streets are lined with festive events, like a car show, 5K run, and more. The festival is expected to draw over 30,000 attendees. 

November 2015

November 6-8, 2015
2015 Sandhill Crane Festival

Visit Lodi to witness the annual return of the Sandhill Cranes as they make their way south for the winter. This tradition also features an art show, nature tours, artists workshops, and many more activities throughout Hutchins Street Square.

November 29 - January 3, 2015
2015 Holiday lights at CALM

The California Living Museum, or CALM Zoo, in Bakersfield becomes a dazzling display of lights and holiday fun. Don't miss the musical tree show, animated displays, Candy Cane Express rides, concessions, and more. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. each night.

November 28, 2015
3rd Annual ModShop

Get some holiday shopping done early in Modesto, as the streets of downtown are lined with artisans and designers selling their top handcrafted gifts, goods, and wares. The art market begins at 5 p.m.

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39 Best Western Hotels
in California's Central Valley

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    Bakersfield

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    Bakersfield

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    California City

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    Clovis Cole

    Clovis

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    Big Country Inn

    Coalinga

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    Liberty Inn

    Delano

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    Americana

    Dinuba

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    Exeter Inn & Suites

    Exeter

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    Firebaugh

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    Fresno

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    Fresno Inn

    Fresno

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    Village Inn

    Fresno

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    Galt Inn

    Galt

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    Hanford Inn

    Hanford

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    Kettleman City Inn & Suites

    Kettleman City

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    Liberty Inn

    Lebec

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    Inn & Suites Lemoore

    Lemoore

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    I-5 Inn & Suites

    Lodi

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    Royal Host Inn

    Lodi

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    Executive Inn

    Los Banos

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    Executive Inn & Suites

    Manteca

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    Inn

    Merced

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    Palm Court Inn

    Modesto

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    Town House Lodge

    Modesto

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    Desert Winds

    Mojave

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    Villa Del Lago Inn

    Patterson

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    Porterville Inn

    Porterville

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    John Jay Inn

    Sacramento

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    Sutter House

    Sacramento

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    Sandman Motel

    Sacramento

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    Andersen's Inn

    Santa Nella

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    Colonial Inn

    Selma

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    Heritage Inn

    Stockton

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    Mountain Inn

    Tehachapi

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    Country Park Hotel

    Tehachapi

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    Luxury Inn

    Tracy

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    Town & Country Lodge

    Tulare

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    Orchard Inn

    Turlock

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    Wasco Inn & Suites

    Wasco

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