Oakdale is in the San Joaquin Valley of California along California Highway 120, which is the fastest route from the Bay Area to Yosemite. Oakdale claims to be the Cowboy Capital of the World.
- Herseys chocolate factory
- Oakdale Rodeo
The Oakdale Dinner Train takes visitors on a scenic ride in the countryside east of Oakdale.
- Best Western Rama Inn, 1450 E F Street, ☎ +1 209 845-2500 (toll free: +1 888 415-2500, fax: +1 209 845-2523), .
- Holiday Inn Express, 828 East F Street, ☎ +1 209 847-9121, .
- Quality Inn Oakdale, 825 East F Street (Oakdale, CA 95307), ☎ (209)-847 8181, . Quality Inn Oakdale—Located 16 miles from the city of Modesto, and just minutes away from a wealth of attractions, Quality Inn Oakdale is an ideal choice for your hotel needs, whether you’re traveling to the Central Valley on business or exploring California’s Gold Country on vacation.
Knights Ferry just east of Oakdale makes a nice outing and has one of the few remaining covered bridges in the west.