Ceres is a town of 47,000 that sits quietly in the San Joaquin Valley. Highway 99, one of California’s main thoroughfares, runs through Ceres and provides quick access to the rest of Stanislaus County as well as countless other points of interest throughout the state. Ceres’ central location makes sightseeing accessible, as well as diverse. With San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite National Park, and Napa Valley all within a 100 mile radius, Ceres has its roots deep in the heart of central California. While Ceres is without a doubt a tight knit rural community, it still has room for superb entertainment. Gallo center for the arts located in Modesto, just North of Ceres, enriches the quality of life in the San Joaquin Valley by providing “an inspirational civic gathering place where regional, national and international cultural activities illuminate, educate and entertain.” Ceres is a town that thrives on its agricultural commodities. With Almond orchards and Dairy’s’ bordering Ceres, as well as E&J Gallo Winery, a stone’s throw North of Ceres, and the largest family owned winery in the world; it’s not hard to see where the food on your plate comes from. Ceres enjoys upwards of 300 sunny days a year as well as a vibrant and astonishing Autumn season, where you can witness the valley change colors before your eyes.