Merced Welcome Center

Merced Welcome Center

Each of the California Welcome Centers scattered throughout the state are staffed with personal travel concierges. These knowledgeable experts are ready to provide information that will enhance and enrich your visit including suggestions on where to eat, what to see, and where to stay. Welcome Centers also offer free maps and brochures on local attractions and things to see and do.

Spend a day, the night, or better yet the weekend. Merced is a unique city, filled with warm, friendly people that will instantly make visitors feel welcome. Merced offers a wide variety of attractions, historical sites, accommodations and dining opportunities that are sure to please. Merced is the Gateway to Yosemite. Whether summer, fall, winter or spring; Yosemite is picture perfect anytime you visit Merced.

Try planning your trip around one of the areas great events. Visit the California Welcome Center for information on the Merco Cycling Classic which brings world-class riders from around the globe to Merced each spring. Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete is the longest existing, annually held, Tahitian Dance and Cultural Festival outside of French Polynesia is held in Merced each March.

Art and culture are thriving is this proud community. From the galleries at our Multicultural Art Center to the live performances at Playhouse Merced there is something for everyone! Come play, stay and experience Merced!

Dog-friendly Amenities:

• Well-behaved dogs allowed on leash in Welcome Center with their owner
• Area near Welcome Center for dog to walk or run
• Dog water bowl available at Welcome Center
• Dog treats available inside Welcome Center