The western terminus of SR120 is Manteca, California. Well known as the ”heart of California” it has always been a major junction in the highways and byways of California’s great Central Valley. An original pack route for early miners, then a supply route for the Hetch Hetchy Water Project, Manteca today is the jumping off point for modern day adventurers and is the roadway connection between the hustle and bustle of the San Francisco Bay Area and the tranquility of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
With a tag line of “Hook, Wine and Sneakers” and the label “Family City” you know Manteca is a friendly and fun place to stop and rest as you plan your next leg of the Highway 120 Adventure.
Founded in 1861 as a small agricultural community, more than 3.75 million annual visitors now trek to Bass Pro Shop for outdoor gear or to Big League Dreams for baseball and soccer events.
Don’t forget to make a quick side trip for shopping, as most big name stores are located here.
Take time to tour the Historical Museum or view more than 18 artistic wall murals, try wines at DFV Vineyard tasting room and gift shop or check out more than 48 dining options from casual BBQ to elegant-modern California cuisine.
With 5 hotels offering great choices from high-end spa suites to more economy accommodations, Manteca is a great place to rest before heading down the road on your Highway 120 Adventure.
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