Located along State Route 99 which runs between the agricultural cities of the eastern San Joaquin Valley, Merced is also a gateway to Yosemite via State Route 140.
Merced is served by one major highway (CA 99). Amtrak's Sacramento/Bay Area-Bakersfield San Joaquin  train line runs six times a day, which also offers bus connections between Merced and Yosemite National Park. In addition to this Merced is served by Greyhound  bus via its downtown station.
The University of California's Newest Campus, UC Merced opened in September of 2005. The campus is open to the public.
New Energy Yoga 755 E Yosemite Ave Merced, CA 95343 phone 209.384.9642 www.newenergy-yoga.com Take a Yoga Class at Merced's only Yoga Studio and get ready for that Yosemite hike.
Cafe Sol 3361 G Street. Free Wi-fi access for customers.
Paul's Place Restaurant & Bkry 2991 G St, (209) 723-1339. Ethnic and American dishes at very reasonable prices; try the Portuguese linguisa sausage omelet.