While you will not find the Disneyland Resort in
this area, there are several amusement parks that
are just a short drive away. Water parks, roller
coasters, even children's fairytale parks are close
enough to visit for the day.
Being located so close to the Sierra Nevada mountain
range has its advantages when it comes to camping
and outdoor fun. From Yosemite National Park to
several mountain and foothill lakes, rivers, and
forests, you could camp at a different campground
every weekend, and not even come close to seeing
them all. To add to the camping experience, the
coastal range and shoreline offers camping as well.
Families and adventurous people alike will enjoy
the cavern tours in our nearby foothills. Tours
that are designed for the entire family are offered
at every cavern. For adventure seekers, most of
the caverns offer adventure tours that will take
you deeper into the caves, often rappelling on ropes
deep into the darkness.
History comes alive in Turlock and its surrounding
areas. Remnants of the local Native Americans, missions
of the Spanish settlers, towns of the infamous California
Gold Rush, even the homes of famous writers such
as John Steinbeck and Mark Twain are only a short
drive away. Experiencing historical places, and
walking in the footsteps of the pioneers brings
true meaning, enjoyment, and understanding to history
in a way that simply reading books cannot.
The lakes in the Turlock area offer an array of
activity from fishing, to boating, to water sports,
even camping and picnicking. The best part is that
there are several lakes to choose from, and many
are closer than you might think.
There are many different parks including river parks,
forests, and wide open spaces. You can fish, camp,
picnic, and even hike, depending on the park. One
thing is for sure, they are a wonderful place to
spend the day.
Rides & Whitewater
A train ride through our nearby Sierra Nevada mountains,
or a thrilling ride down its rivers, whatever your
brand of fun it is only a short drive away.
Who needs the zoo when you can see the animals living
completely wild, in their original habitat. The
central valley and central coast has miles of natural
habitat that has been set aside for the local animals.
The best part is that people are allowed to visit
these wildlife refuges, and enjoy the animals. A
word of warning, these animals are truly wild, they
are best viewed from a distance.