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Manteca, California

Overview

 

Manteca is a city located in San Joaquin County in the state of California’s San Joaquin Valley. The city is 48 miles northeast of San Jose, California and 11 miles south of Stockton, California. Manteca is a part of the Stockton-Lodi Metropolitan Area and has a population of about 50,000.

 

Restaurants and Dining

 

From All-American favorites to Asian cuisine, Manteca promises a number of great dining places to satisfy everyone’s food craving. Hob Nob Hot Dogs and Fosters Freeze Manteca serve sandwiches, burgers, chicken strips and traditional hotdogs packed with your favorite condiments. They also serve banana splits, sundaes, floats, shakes, and other cold treats. Wienerschnitzel Manteca serves burgers, fries, and hot dogs with barbecued bacon, chili cheese, and other toppings. Lee’s Chinese Buffet & Seafood Restaurant offers flavorful Chinese cuisine and fresh seafood while Tokyo Sushi serves a selection of skillfully prepared sushi, with or without fish.

 

Best Hotel Accommodations

 

The Hampton Inn & Suites Manteca is just a few minutes from the Stockton Metro Airport and includes amenities such as a pool, free internet access, business center, coin laundry, fitness center, and baggage storage. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Manteca offers high-speed internet access, an outdoor pool and free breakfast. A 24-hour front desk, handicapped access, a pool, free breakfast, and in-room coffeemaker, fridge, and cable TV are some of the pleasing amenities offered by Best Western Executive Inn & Suites Manteca. The Comfort Inn Manteca offers no-smoking rooms, breakfast, handicapped access, satellite TV, and in-room microwave, fridge, and coffeemaker. The Travelers Inn Manteca, meanwhile, provides free high-speed internet access, on-site parking, and in-room amenities like fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. This motel allows pets in certain rooms. Book your Manteca Hotels with Reservations.com.

 

Fast Facts

 

  • Joshua Cowell founded the city of Manteca in 1861. It was initially composed of residential structures at the corner of what is known presently as Main and Yosemite.

 

  • The construction of the Central Pacific Railroad in 1873 brought rail transportation to the city.

 

  • Cowell was the first suggested name for the city, but since that particular name was already used by another town, the name Monteca was agreed upon. A spelling error that was never corrected was how the town became known as Manteca, which is a Spanish word for ‘lard’.

 

  • Manteca was officially incorporated as a city in 1918 with Cowell as its first mayor.

 

Tourist Attractions

 

Manteca is blessed with a rich cultural heritage, and its numerous cultural centers, city halls, public libraries, festivals, and memorials highlight the city’s colorful history. The Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Manteca Historical Society and Museum, and the Manteca Branch Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library are some of the more notable examples of such places. Other points of interest for the entire family include the Manteca Industrial Park and Yosemite Village Park. Sports buff will enjoy playing their favorite game at the Manteca Golf Course, the Manteca Bowl and Family Fun Center, and the Manteca Skate Park. If you feel adventurous, join a tour to the Mercer Caverns which has been a favorite tourist destination since 1885.