How Safe Is Modesto for Travel?

Modesto, United States
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Modesto is in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

The city is located near Sacramento and San Francisco and usually does not constitute a tourist interest.

Usually, people who want to settle near San Francisco come here.

However, in Modesto, you can find entertainment such as Sunshine Rafting Adventures offering low-cost float trips on the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry.

The Modesto ice rink is a popular entertainment option and it’s close to the city center, and you can have fun with the whole family.

Modesto Certified Farmers Market offers a wide variety of shoppers and organic food lovers.

The city also hosts annual festivals and an art center.


Warnings & Dangers in Modesto

Overall Risk


Modesto is not the most tourist and prosperous city for travelers. In the dark, you can be at risk of robbery. And your car can easily be stolen or hacked. Keep in mind the problems of this city when traveling here.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Public transport is not considered to be safe. To get around the city, it is better to use a taxi or car (also rented). Be sure to park your car in a secure parking lot. Taxis are safe if you use a licensed service. At night, take a taxi or car. Always get in the back seat when you are in a taxi.

Pickpockets Risk


There are a lot of pickpockets, and often they can simply come to you on the street, pretending to be a tramp or a beggar. Be mindful of your surroundings and always keep an eye on your bag and pockets.

Natural Disasters Risk


Modesto is not subject to any severe natural disasters. Examine the weather before you visit here and follow the safety measures recommended by your local authorities.

Mugging Risk


Attacks and armed robberies often occur in Modesto. Many criminal gangs in the city engage in a showdown with each other. Avoid streets away from the center; do not walk around the city at night, do not carry a lot of money and valuables with you. Also, be careful in the bars and watch your drink - so that a stranger does not pour opiate into a glass for robbery.

Terrorism Risk


There is a medium risk of terrorism in Modesto. It can occur here due to international conflicts and the global threat of terrorists by forgiving the United States. Stay up to date on your trip to this city.

Scams Risk


The main types of fraud that most often occur in Modesto are usually SMS and telephone fraud. In this case, strangers can pretend as if you won the lottery or something like extracting your data and data from your cards. Be careful not to pass this information on to strangers.

Women Travelers Risk


Women traveling alone should avoid this city. The risk of becoming a victim of robbery or violence is high enough. If you still come here alone, do not leave late at night and do not watch the world around you.

So... How Safe Is Modesto Really?

Modesto has a high crime rate and is not considered safe enough.

The main problems here are related to the theft of things, robberies, attacks, car thefts.

A particular big problem is drug trafficking and vandalism.

The economy in the region is not particularly strong, and therefore there are significant drugs, homeless, and related problems.

Therefore, if you are traveling to Modesto, you should avoid areas remote from the city center, do not walk in the dimly lit streets in the evening, and avoid talking with homeless people and beggars.

In the city, you need to exercise maximum caution and always monitor your things.

Since thefts and robberies are prevalent, you need to be very careful and monitor your surroundings.

If you are traveling by car, always close it when you leave, do not leave any things inside, and park in guarded parking lots.

Lock the hotel room where you stay and keep valuables in a safe.

It is better to carry a minimum of cash and jewelry with you.

And do not shine with expensive devices.

Remember that in summer the city has very high temperatures.

The heat is exhausting, and you need to take care of a liberal drinking regime.

Also, apply sunscreen and stay in the shade.

How Does Modesto Compare?

CitySafety Index
San Francisco61
Belize City (Belize)37
La Paz (Bolivia)52
Sao Paulo (Brazil)45

Useful Information

  • Visas - Visitors to the United States must obtain a visa from one of the United States diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or Visa Waiver Program countries. A valid passport is a must.
  • Currency - The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. It has a sign: $ and a code: USD. Also, it abbreviated US$. One dollar is divided into 100 cents (Symbol: ¢).
  • Weather - The best times to visit Modesto for ideal weather are mid-March to June and September to November. Average temperatures in Modesto vary greatly and the weather feels very nice much of the year but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year.
  • Airports - Modesto City-County Airport (Harry Sham Field) is located 3 km southeast of Modesto in Stanislaus County, California. Modesto City-County Airport was the nation's first municipally-owned airport, opening in 1918.
  • Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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Modesto Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 9° C
Feb 12° C
Mar 14° C
Apr 16° C
May 20° C
Jun 24° C
Jul 26° C
Aug 25° C
Sep 23° C
Oct 19° C
Nov 12° C
Dec 9° C
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1 Review on Modesto

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    Sebastian says:

    Nothing to write home about

    Modesto is not really a tourist attraction that’s for sure. I’ve been here and it does have a few places to go to (especially when there are festivals) but nothing to write home about otherwise.

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