When visiting Tracy, San Francisco Bay Area’s exurb and San Joaquin County’s second most populated city, you may want to arrive early and stay much later. Tracy’s temperate climate and warmer hospitality make it a perfect location for several of the state’s events. The city is known for its Fourth of July Day-in-the-Park and California Dry Bean Festival, both of which showcase the town’s agricultural heritage. Tracy has a collection of upscale lodging places that ensure a flawless stay.
Exploring The City
Just like much of California’s cities, Tracy enjoys the services of several bus lines. Most of the transits serve as circulators among the downtown, residential, school, and shopping areas. Its lines include the Naglee Park and Ride Lot and the San Joaquin Regional Transit District. Another transit station is the Tracy Transit Center, which has parking, bike stations, and taxi connections. Service lines include SMART, Tracer, and Greyhound. Also connected to the extensive bus station are the nationwide Amtrak Buses, which have at least six trips daily. More stations are being built to meet the city’s growing commuter demands. Shuttles are available through the Altamont Commuter Express. Book your Tracy Hotels with Reservations.com.
- Tracy has been a favorite filming place and book location. The books “On the Road”, and “Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs” has mentioned the city many times, while the film “The Candidate” had a parade scene shot in the city.
- Notable citizens include American Idol finalist Thia Megia and rapper MC Hammer.
- The city was named after Lathrop J. Tracy, a renowned railroad director.
- Though the city was incorporated a century ago, the city only began experiencing growth in the eighties. Tracy offered an alternative for those who wanted affordable housing near the Bay Area.
Things To Do
Tracy is home to some of the best and most challenging golf courses in the Bay Area. The wooden course of Tracy Golf and Country Club may have no hidden hazards, but its five holes have proven to be challenging enough for champion golfers. After a round of golf, join the whole town in celebrating one of the state’s most eclectic festivals. The September Dry Bean Festival features food tasting and bean parades. Have a plunge at the Tracy City Park Swimming Pool after a hot afternoon, or visit the Tracy Historical Museum and see the small collections of the city’s history.
Best Hotel Accommodations
Microtel Inn & Suites offers the best deals for intercontinental clients. Apart from the free internet and complimentary breakfast, the hotel also offers free long distance calls. The hotel is rather new, with just five years in the business. Microtel is ideally situated at the gateway of the Yosemite National Park and the San Francisco Bay Area. The upscale budget hotel has 69 comfortable and modern rooms. Some rooms even have kitchenettes and Jacuzzis. The Best Western Luxury Inn offers guests with shuttle tours around California’s wine growing region. Guests are also located a few minutes from the Alamont Raceway and hot air balloon rides. It also features free long distance calls and data ports, which are perfect for corporate travelers. Other noteworthy inns along the area are the Holiday Inn Express and Fairfield Inn by Marriott Hotel.