Tracy is a town that practices hospitality. You will feel most welcome as visitors here in Tracy, and do participate in their events. Tracy is strategically located in a triangle formed by the major interstates of 580, 205 and 5, just an hour from Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose and just a few hours from Los Angeles. If you are planning a holiday in these areas, do include Tracy in your itinerary.
There are lots of happenings at Tracy Downtown, let this be your fist stop when you visit. As the transportation network is extensive, you can go anywhere to trace the deep history of the railroads and the agriculture here. For the more adventurous ones, you may visit the parks or even take a hot air balloon ride, and do not forget to visit the vineyard and have a taste of California wine. If you would like to take home something unique from Tracy, visit the hand-made pottery shop to take your pick. Here is our complete list of best things to do.
1. Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
To get a feel of US culture and arts in Tracy, you must visit The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. Situated at downtown Tracy, this facility opened in September of 2007, hosts 50,000 patrons a year and is currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season. It is a one-of-its-kind municipal interdisciplinary arts center in the state of California, offering professional and community-based fine art programming through art education, exhibitions and performances.
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
Address: 715 N Central Ave, Tracy, CA
Website: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
2. Tracy Historical Museum
Tracy Historical Museum is the best place to find out about this city’s past and rich heritage of being a railroad centre and how agriculture become such an important part of Tracy today. You can expect to see and experience the visual history of Tracy through some of the people, places, and events that are part of its rich history. Exhibits also include some artifacts from local Native American culture – such as a mortar and pestle used to grind acorns – and other donated collections.
Tracy Historical Museum
Address: 1141 Adam Street, Tracy, CA
Website: Tracy Historical Museum
3. Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area
Took my bike offload fro the first time and had a great time!! Took a fairly easy route to the top of the hill that you see in the last photos! Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area just outside Livermore.Posted by Paul Bacon on Friday, 26 February 2016
As a visitor, you must not miss the wildlife that lives around the beautiful Tracy. The best place to seek them out is to get into the open at the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area. In the area, riding facilities are available for various skills, including tracks for children and beginners. There are campsites in the park too, so you may take your time exploring the area and do not forget to look out for raptors, red-tailed hawks, kestrel or golden eagles, black-tailed deer, Tule elk, feral pigs, wild turkeys, bobcats, badgers and much more amidst the beautiful flowers growing in the grassland.
Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area
Address: 18600 Corral Hollow Rd, Tracy, CA
4. Professor Muldoon's Hot Air Balloon Rides
Hot air balloon coming in for a landing over the golden California hills and crops.Posted by Geoff Faulkner Photography on Friday, 24 May 2013
Take a good look at Tracy from above in a hot air balloon, this will give you a different kind of ‘high’ experience! The hot air balloons are launched shortly after dawn, when the winds are calm and the surroundings are the most beautiful. The balloons will fly out of the Tracy Municipal Airport through San Francisco Bay Area, Livermore Wine Country, Tracy Wine Region and Ag Country. Each balloon can accommodate 4 to 8 passengers based on total weight, and with the FAA Certified Commercial Pilot, you will have a safe and pleasant journey up in the sky. The entire ride is approximately 1 hour, you will get a personalised Flight Certificate and a special Professor Muldoon Pin.
Muldoon's Hot Air Balloon Rides
Address: Tehachapi, CA
Growing grapes and vineyards are unique to Tracy. You will find various winery offering all kinds of wine. Even you may not be a wine drinker, you are always welcome! Events are often part of the deal, have a short guided tour at their vineyard should be one that is rewarding. Let the owners share with you the history of their vineyards and different kinds of wines it produces including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo, Petite Syrah, and Port.
Website: Ramon Rio Vindyard & Winery
Website: Windmill Ridge Winery
6. Morgan Territory Brewing
Today the Baltic Porter is back and available once again! This beer took home the Silver Medal this year at the GABF in...Posted by Morgan Territory Brewing on Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Morgan Territory Brewing is committed to producing bold and diverse, high-quality craft beers, and continuing their award-winning legacy. Check out the beer tasting room. It is a one-of-a-kind bar, made from the beautiful reclaimed barn wood from Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire. With teak tables, TVs and bright windows, the environment is just right for bonding. The tasting room is open Wed - Fri, 2pm - 9pm and Sat & Sun, 12pm - 9pm. If you just want to take home some of the beers, 32 or 64 ounce bottles are available for you. They can be filled with any beer from their taps and refilled over and over. You ought to consume them fresh within a week or less.
Morgan Territory Brewing
Address: 1885 N MacArthur Drive, Tracy, CA
Website: Morgan Territory Brewing
7. Chrysalis Pottery
This shop offers all hand-made, unique pottery, created and designed by the owner who has 30 years of experience as a potter. The creative collection includes pottery and mosaics created with themes of nature like sunflowers, the ocean and sea turtles. You may even order your own customized piece with her, check on the website to find out how! There will be something here you can bring home as a souvenir!
Email [email protected] for orders
Website: Chrysalis Pottery
Time to say goodbye
From museums to recreational parks, to wineries and breweries, there is lots to discover and enjoy in Tracy, California. Every good thing comes to an end, but the experience will stay with you, even after you have to say goodbye.
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