From the middle of February to the middle of March, Modesto comes alive with snow colored flowers of beauty and stimulates an overwhelming desire to have an almond milkshake

MODESTO, CA — Imagine miles and miles of pink and white blossoms spreading over the hills to the horizon. Imagine hundreds of thousands of acres of white carpeted orchards. That’s what you’ll get when you visit Modesto Mid February through Mid March each year and take the You-Drive Almond Blossom Cruise. 

Modesto1With over 75% of the world’s almonds being harvested in California’s Central Valley you can’t drive 5 minutes without seeing an almond orchard near Modesto. Lying right at the heart of almond country the Modesto Almond Blossom Cruise takes you along routes along rivers, through the hills and through farm country. All that just minutes from downtown. 

Be sure to stop and grab an almond milk shake or almond brittle. Stop and take pictures (follow the rules below) and see California’s oldest Walnut Tree in West Modesto. Grab some nuts to take home, take a tour of the Oakdale Cheese Factory or just relax in one of the dozens of brew pubs or restaurants that call Modesto home. 

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