Turlock City is the heart of San Joaquin Valley, the richest farming region in the world. The valley has fertile land, clean air, cheap and abundant water, and the perfect climate for raising livestock and for growing bumper crops. The valley exports food to the entire country and to the rest of the world. Turlock is part of Stanislaus County, and is tucked between Modesto and Merced in California. It shelters the California State University, Stanislau which has been established back in 1957. Its combination of agricultural heritage and plethora of attractions make Turlock City a great place for a weekend getaway in the state of California.
The Turlock Historical Museum provides a preview about the area’s agricultural heritage and rich history. Those who are into the arts can view the artistic creations at the First Street Gallery, and watch a show at the Turlock Community Theatre. If you’re lucky enough, there could be an event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds during your visit.
For those who are into sports, there is the local Turf Club, which airs races from June to October, and the Turlock Gold & County Club for those who do not want to miss their weekend golf activity. Turlock has also more than 24 community parks which provide recreational facilities for guests including basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, playground, and picnic and grill areas. Among these parks are the Turlock Regional Sports Complex, Crane Park, Donnelly Park and Pedretti Park.
Those who want to explore some of the food producers in town should head to the Hilmar Cheese Company to learn more about dairy products, and Beekman & Beekman where you could taste their products like honey and honey wine.
Best Hotel Accommodations
America’s Best Value Inn – Turlock Inn on 20th Century Boulevard offers 31 well-appointed guestrooms at budget-friendly rates. The place also treats guests with complimentary breakfast in the morning and the use of free high-speed Internet access. Same accommodations are also offered by the Sunrise Inn on N. Golden Boulevard and Comfort Suites on North Tully Road. Book your Turlock City Hotels with Reservations.com.
Historic Downtown Turlock is the best place to start a Turlock shopping expedition which oozes with small-town charm. The area is filled to the brim with different establishments like cafes, clothing stores and other shops. Turlock offers shoppers a variety of national chain stores and specialty shops. You can find them at Countryside Plaza, the university area on Geer Road, Monte Vista Crossings, and Golden State Boulevard. Antiques are available at American Country, Hilmar Country Antiques & Floral, Main Street Antiques and Trinkets to Treasures. The best of boutiques include Angel Baby for children and mothers and fashion forward clothes at Glitz.
Restaurants And Dining
Almost 30 percent of the city population is Latino, that’s why there are so many authentic and affordable Mexican restaurants in the city. El Asadero Taco Shop and Las Casuelas are in the running for the most popular Mexican restaurants in Turlock. El Asadero is perfectly clean, and their food is cooked in front of the guests to prove the quality of its asada, tortillas and salsa. Las Casuelas, meanwhile, has a distinctly Spanish ambiance, and its menu includes tilapia ceviche, chili relleno and torta.