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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Modesto?
If your trip to Modesto is all organized but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Not too far from the city center, Gallo Center for the Arts is one attraction to consider putting on your to-do list. E and J Gallo Winery and State Theatre of Modesto are also a stone’s throw away and worth taking the time to see.
What are the best road trip destinations near Modesto?
Modesto has some incredible sights, but there’s even more to see in the surrounding area. How does a world-renowned attraction sound to you? California’s Great America needs no introduction. Located about 50 miles away in Milpitas, your travel itinerary should include this must-see sight.
What kind of rental car should I get for Modesto?
Having your own set of wheels in Modesto will give you the freedom to go wherever you want. Maybe you’d like to leave the city behind, explore country lanes, and go where the wind blows. If that’s the case, pick up the keys to one of our full-size or mid-size SUVs and check out the sandy shores in the area. If you just can’t get enough of the bright city lights, something small will be a better fit. Dashing around bumper-to-bumper traffic will be much less stressful with a mini or compact car.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Modesto?
There’s loads of choice when it comes to renting a car in Modesto. From spacious SUVs with plenty of trunk space to easy-to-park compacts, you’ll find it all here. Choosing your ride depends on your budget and what you intend to do. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don’t need anything more than a bargain, no-frills type model. What type of car will it be this time?
What side of the road do they drive on in Modesto?
You’ll be driving on the right-hand side of the road in Modesto. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, we recommend driving a little more carefully in a new destination.
Is it difficult to park in Modesto?
Getting your hands on a place to park in Modesto isn’t always easy. That’s why many people opt for a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around the city, make sure you read the signage. Overstaying the permitted time limit could earn you a substantial fine.
Does Modesto have peak-hour traffic?
As with many cities, roads get busy in the morning and afternoon rush hours. However, thanks to its smaller population of around 211,300, traffic isn’t a huge concern in Modesto.
Are there speed limits in Modesto?
Most residential areas in Modesto have a 25mph speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits normally range between 15mph and 70mph.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Stanislaus County?
Generally, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Alternatively, they may share your information with the relevant local authority, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Modesto?
As long as you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, it’s legal to use your cell phone while cruising around Modesto. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Modesto?
When driving in Modesto, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.08%. Thinking of having a couple of glasses of wine with lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Modesto?
Yes, you can turn on a red light in Modesto. However, before you do you have to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Proceed only when the coast is clear.
Are seat belts compulsory in Stanislaus County?
Although there are a small number of exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Stanislaus County.

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