The 10 Best Things to Do in Salida, United States

February 23, 2018 Hector Krause

Salida is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 13,722. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cultivation of almonds has historically been a significant activity in the vicinity, including a major Blue Diamond processing facility nearby. The plant is involved exclusively in processing whole brown almond kernels with a "dry" process involving no water, heat or chemicals. Salida is within the East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District which comprises 984 square miles (2,550 km) of land area and attends to a variety of environmental conservation and best management agricultural practices.
Restaurants in Salida

1. McHenry Mansion

15th & I Streets, Modesto, CA 95354 +1 209-575-7558
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

McHenry Mansion

Reviewed By SkinnyEddy

Our docents have always been friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. If you want some local history and sometimes, depending on you docent, personal reminiscences about early Modesto, this is one of the best places to find it.
Enjoy yourself, we have several times.
I have seen several wedding parties use the grounds for pictures. I don't know if there a charge for this.
Great place for 6-years and up to get a glimpse of the past.

2. Bass Pro Shop

1356 Bass Pro Dr, Manteca, CA 95337-9501 +1 209-825-8400
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Bass Pro Shop

Reviewed By candydawn - turlock, california

We went to buy boots....what a great selection! The store is fantastic, great lay out, atmosphere.....but really wanted to compliment the staff. All were friendly and helpful and there seemed to be no lack of help in any department. So, thanks Bass for a fun-filled field trip.....there's just not that much to do in Turlock! Then off to Pete's Ale House we went.....which made the day even better.

3. Lavender Hollow Farm

22244 McBride Rd, Escalon, CA 95320-9637 +1 209-838-2453
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Lavender Hollow Farm

Reviewed By OLGA P - STOCKTON

I wish this place was open more often they are only open during the lavender blooming season and then they are very busy. They offer crafting classes and boxed lunches, all of which we have participated in and have no complaints.

4. Denise’s Farmers Market

16569 E State Highway 120, Ripon, CA 95366-9412 +1 209-599-2171
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 20 reviews

Denise’s Farmers Market

Reviewed By Jamielyn O - Oakland, California

They have 2 locations, in Lathrop and Ripon, but we usually go to Ripon. You pull up to a playground and picnic tables, where I can let my daughter out and watch her run out some road trip energy. The market has a good selection of fresh fruits and vegetables where I may grab some groceries to bring to the site. They have a good selection of nuts, dried fruits, and trail mixes packaged in little baggies. These are perfect for snacking in the car or bringing with us for daytime exploring in the park. This time we grabbed some salt and pepper corn nuts, dehydrated beet chips, and onion chips, and a small pumpkin that she wanted to decorate. If we are a bit hungry and looking for food, we can pick up warm BBQ sandwiches there and picnic at the playground. We are pie people, so we’ve been known to pickup a pie for breakfast the next morning. Local vendors have also stocked the place with jams, jellies, honeys, various butters, pickled produce, and more. I love looking through all of them to see if maybe there is something interesting that I haven’t tried yet. Since this was our first time visiting in the fall, we had never seen their pumpkin set up, which is super sweet. Even in the drizzling rain, she ran out the car to explore all the different types of pumpkins in their field.

5. Galaxy Theatres

2525 Patterson Rd, Riverbank, CA 95367-2707 +1 209-863-8900
Excellent
85%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Galaxy Theatres

Reviewed By Paris881 - Sydney, Australia

Friendly staff, kids friendly cinema, my kids loved the reclining chair, As a parents just sea, relax and sleep while kids watching the movie.

6. San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge

2714 Dairy Rd, Vernalis, CA 95385-9706 +1 209-826-3508
Excellent
0%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By 0garibaldi0

Jan 2018: What's noticeable about this refuge was how remote the location felt. We were initially the only car in the parking lot. There's a meandering out and back trail that ends at the river. It's a beautiful refuge, but unlike the other nearby refuges, the wildlife was relatively scarce. Maybe it was the time of day, but it seems like the winter migratory birds pass over this place. We did hear sandhill cranes feeding but they were in an area that was off limits to visitors and didn't see them. The trail has side loops if you want to extend the length of your walk. We just walked to the beginning of the loop trail at the river and that was about a 2.8 miles total trek on a flat easy trail.

There were dozens of cute and skittish California quails hanging around the parking lot. And the usual coot, red-tailed hawks, and common shore birds.

If you want to have a relaxing long walk in the wetlands, this would be the place for you.

7. Holy Family Catholic Church

4212 Dale Rd, Salida, CA 95356-9767 +1 209-545-3553
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Holy Family Catholic Church

Reviewed By Rainbow8 - Pittsburgh

We were running late and the parking at Saturday 5:00 Mass is horrendous. We arrived about 5 minutes before mass and it was totally packed. You could see places to sit here and there. There were ushers but they weren't much help at all even though we stood in the back looking desperately for a place to sit. We didn't feel comfortable pushing people in but had the usher stepped in, it would have been better.
The church is beautiful though. They should be aware that there are visitors needing assistance.

8. The State Theatre

1307 J St, Modesto, CA 95354-0924 +1 209-527-4697
Excellent
74%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

The State Theatre

Reviewed By Jeff N - Oakdale, California, United States

This is a charming, clean, comfortable, little theatre from long ago that has been thoroughly restored and finally has a good sound system.

Personally, I wish a larger theatre in this area had been saved, like the Strand in Modesto, the Alhambra in Sacramento, The Fox in San Francisco... Even if The Tower Theatre in Sacramento was restored it would have a 70MM Screen.

The problem with The State is that the only really good seat is in the middle of the first row of the balcony, because only the balcony has stadium seating, but if you even sit in just the second or third row of the balcony you will feel like you are a mile from the screen. They know this and want to install a much larger screen some day, but for now, that's it.

If I think of something else later that I want to add to this, or a better way of writing something I will NOT be able to, because this site does NOT allow edits. This is, of course, the most ridiculous thing on any site, so I hardly ever write reviews on it any more.

9. AMC Manteca 16

848 Lifestyle St, Manteca, CA 95337-9507 +1 209-239-1147
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

AMC Manteca 16

Reviewed By MichelleManteca_CA - Manteca, CA

We got our tickets quickly, there was only one person ahead of us. Snack bar was quick too, we are members, so we can go through the short line.
The theatre was clean and had sticky free floors. A big plus for me.
The sound was good quality and a very clear picture. We enjoyed the movie very much!

10. Lucca Winery

16265 E River Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9786 +1 209-761-5553
Excellent
89%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Lucca Winery

Reviewed By MyeracScythe

In the land of California there are thousands of vineyards to visit, with that multiplied of wines to try. So many good to great wines and at so many different price points. Some major brands and some unknown. But rarely does luck strike twice in a few years, and guide you to a family vineyard that is still in its emergence. Where the wine is made with hand crafted care, the family is involved from farm to table of the grapes, and the personality is in the glass. I have found myself fortunate enough to have purely stumbled upon this very situation.
If you are in the east side of the San Francisco area and have a few hours, enjoy great wine, I encourage you to make the trek to the little town of Ripon. It's about 25 minutes south of Lodi, about 15 minutes north of Modesto. And you will need a map/gps to find the vineyard.
First thing, don't look for vines, look for orchards, as this winery is tucked in amongst them. Secondly, be ready for a family feel, personable, intimate and real conversation. You will not yet find the fancy tasting room, with endless counters and servers. You Will find yourself sitting with the owners, around a table, as they share their passion and themselves with you. You will be blown away, if you are into wine that still carries the essence of the vines, the earth, the air....not overly mechanized and treated to the point of distribution in every grocery store. Grapes that are dry farmed, and a finished product that leaves you scratching your head, because your awaiting at least one in their library to have a flaw. You will leave with that same wonder, and we tried about 14 wines over 4 hours. Slow and steady and learning the story of each and this also kept the palate fresh and clean.
This family is of the fruit, from end to end, and the wines reveal that. You may find yourself on the floor when you learn how far below the cost is to the quality. I have paid triple for bottles of wine that would not stand in my garage next to Lucca, much as less at the same table.
The visit experience was like a family reunion, and before we knew it, Mark was giving us tastes from barrels, and sharing amazing insight to how and why they are this way. We felt like royalty, and for a $10 tasting fee, waived with purchase, we weren't sure if the day was real. The average bottle is around $18 retail, take off more if you join the club. Yes, that is correct, handcrafted wines, family owned and made, non distributed, for that price point. Thus my title of this review. And we left with 3 cases, because we flew to the area.
Our experience truly spoiled us for the remaining vineyards we were to visit over the weekend. But thats okay, as always, each winery is unique. I could write all day, but just as everyones palate is unique, so is what they want from a visit. That said, the wine alone, will stand up against 95% of any you will pull from Lodi, Napa and Sonoma just north. This is a young, emerging, winery and visit sooner than later, they will emerge at some point, and you want to be in on the early days.
Oh, if you visit, and take bottles home, I can assure you, it will taste the same. I brought mine over 1000 miles and the only thing missing was the company.

Bravo Lucca!

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