Get the door, it's the liquor store
Modesto, California. William C. Ralston's modesty inspired the city name for Modesto, California. However, this city has some pretty cool... claims to fame. George Lucas, creator of "Star Wars," is a native of Modesto, as is Jeremy Renner, who plays "Hawkeye" in the Marvel Avengers films. Check out the Historic Graffiti Cruise Route to see the places referenced in "American Graffiti," also written and directed by Lucas. If you love the arts, visit the Gallo Center for the Arts to catch performances that showcase talent from across the United States. While you're in downtown Modesto, shop for goodies, eat delicious meals and enjoy the murals. Support the Modesto Nuts at John Thurman Field. Let the kids have fun at the playground or play tennis at Graceada Park. Enjoy all nature has to offer at Tuolumne River Regional Park. There are five different parks there, offering picnic spots, fishing, hiking and bike trails. Modesto is home to breweries and vineyards, so purchase some local brews or a bottle or two of local wine on Drizly. Nonalcoholic drinks are available too. If you're visiting, purchase a gift on Drizly for your hosts and have your order within 60 minutes.