Mendota - Parks, markets, and small town charm
Travel Time
One way
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Estimated Cost
Total
95 $ - 210 $
Transportation
35 $ - 45 $
Hotel
20 $ - 85 $
Restaurants / Bars
20 $ - 50 $
Activities
20 $ - 30 $
Overview
95 $ - 210 $

Deep within the heart of California, Mendota is an active community situated in Fresno County. Mendota has a lot to offer, with many independent restaurants, hotels and community projects and events to fill your entire schedule up on your trip to this city. One huge draw to visiting Mendota is that it is very environmentally friendly, with an abundance of green space, it is home to the Cantaloupe Center of the World. They also have many solar power stations, biomass plants, and agriculture is a huge part of the city’s economy.

If you are wondering what to do during your weekend, make plans to visit Mendota, only two and a hald hours away from San Francisco with weekly events and projects occurring – this might be the perfect short escape you have been after.

Mendota Farmers Market
Rojas-Pierce Park
Cecilia's Restaurant
Mendota Pool Park
Welcome to Mendota
Mendota Farmers Market
Rojas-Pierce Park
Go
35 $ - 45 $
Travel time
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Estimated Fuel Cost
35 $ - 45 $

Residents of San Francisco can get to Mendota in just 2 hours 31 minutes with it being just 160 miles from the city. The best route is to take the US-101 South, change to the I-80 E and continue until the I-580 E. From there, move on to the l-5 S and take exit 379 towards Shields Avenue/Mendota. Turn left on to Little Panoche Road and continue on West Shields Avenue for around 8 miles. This should take you into the hub of Mendota.

If you would prefer to leave your car at home, jump on the Greyhound 6855 and 6825 that leave twice daily. The trip takes more than four hours, but you have two stop-offs to stretch your legs in Oakland and Modesto.