2012 Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide
2012 Official Stockton, California Activity & Visitors Guide. Hotels, Events, Attractions, Arts, Sports, Downtown, Shopping & Dining Information. Free printed copies available by request at website.
Stockton Celebrate! STOCKTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 2012 ANNUAL EVENTS | ARTS & CULTURE | DINING GUIDE | MAPS | HOTEL INFO experience San Joaquin Valley’s Newest and Most Luxurious Hotel DeltA biStro & libAtioNS the modern Delta bistro offers your favorite cocktail with views of the waterfront and eight large plasma tVs to watch your favorite sport or to catch up on the latest news. the restaurant provides breakfast, lunch, dinner or in-room dining with unique menu selections designed to provide a memorable experience. GUeSt rooMS the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel’s luxurious 179 guest rooms and suites are brimming with the familiar comforts of home and coastal themed touches. Plump pillows and plush top mattresses will provide a wonderful night’s sleep and views of the Delta waterway are a pleasure to wake up to in the morning. order room service and watch a movie on your plasma tV, work out in the fitness center or connect with home via wireless internet access. MeetiNGS & eVeNtS the new University Plaza Waterfront Hotel is a welcoming host for business and social events. With the largest ballroom in the area, a spectacular outdoor event area overlooking the water and additional conference rooms, the hotel can accommodate groups from 10 to 400 people. Customized catering and audiovisual services will truly enhance your event. Visit our Website at www.universityplazawaterfronthotel.com for additional information. 110 West Fremont Street l Stockton, CA 95202 209.944.1140 2 2 | www.visitstockton.org Facebook.com/UniversityPlazaWaterfrontHotel Twitter@UniPlazaWatrFrnt Proud to be in Stockton since 1924 Named by U.S. News and World Report as a best value in higher education. A four-year graduation guarantee. Professors who know your name. Over 80 majors and programs offered in education, business, engineering, healthcare, music and liberal arts at our Stockton campus. www.Pacific.edu stockton â€˘ san francisco â€˘ sacramento 4 | www.visitstockton.org Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 5 inside TA BL E of CO NT E N T S TABLE OF CONTENTS From the Mayor 10 Welcome to Stockton 12 2012 Fairs & Festivals 14 Fruits & Nuts 18 Neighbors & Regions 22 Downtown Stockton 26 University of the Pacific 30 Arts & Entertainment 32 Wine Tours & Tasting 38 Getting Out 40 Golfing 46 Voted Best of San Joaquin 48 Fabulous Finds 50 Shopping & Antiques 52 Culinary & Restaurants 56 Lodging & Accomodations 62 Sports in Stockton 66 Getting Around 68 Meeting & Conferences 72 Connections 74 A Publication by the Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau PO Box 2336, Stockton, CA 95201 877.778.6258 Web: www.visitstockton.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org Wes Rhea, Executive Director Monica Slingerman, Sales Manager Emily Tuel, Marketing & Communications Megan Peterson, Administration & Finance Photo Credits courtesy of Stockton Visitors Bureau, San Joaquin Magazine, Downtown Stockton Alliance, Randall Gee, Dan Hood, Matt Delgado, James Haffner, Shawn Crary, Matt Beckwith, Arturo Vera, George Steckler Published Yearly by San Joaquin Magazine Tony Zoccoli, MAGAZINE GROUP PUBLISHER Wes Rhea, EDITORIAL David Martinez, CREATIVE DESIGN Heather Hilton, DIRECTOR OF SALES Valerie Zoccoli, AD SALES Michelle Cox, AD SALES Lauren Sturman, AD SALES 6 | www.visitstockton.org Welcome to Downtown Stockton, What would you like to today? For clients or family For business or pleasure For five or five hundred For date night or prom night Downtown Stockton has a place for your Celebration! For a full directory of places to Celebrate, visit www.downtownstockton.org @D_townStockton 209.464.5246 (English) 209.888.8637 (Espa単ol) www.downtownstockton.org Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 7 Shopping: Stonecreek Village a one of a kind shopping & dining experience! Baker’s Boutique Coldwater Creek Crazy 8 Foot Solutions Gymboree Hands-On Educational Supply J. Jill Jos. A. Bank Lane Bryant / Cacique LOFT Massage Envy Peck’s Jewelers REI Regalo Bello Roger Dunn Golf Talbots Salon Avanti Dining & Treats: Mimi’s Cafe BJ’s Brewhouse Boudin SF Five Guys Burgers & Fries Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill De Vega Italian Cusine Hometown Buffet Peet’s Coffee & Tea Nubi Yogurt GET AWAY FROM THE EVERYDAY www.shopstonecreekvillage.com 209-474-1634 Pacific Avenue & Robinhood Drive OWNED & MANAGED BY STONE BROS. | FOLLOW US: 8 | www.visitstockton.org • 1,200 slots! • High Limit Gaming Room • 24 Table Games • Poker • Live Music and Dancing • 24 Lane Brunswick Bowling Center & Arcade • 8 Bars & Restaurants • Largest Smoke Free Gaming Area in California www.blackoakcasino.com · Toll Free 1-877-747-8777 Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 Must be 21 to Gamble. Gambling a problem for you? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. | 9 WELCOME STOCKTON CALIFORNIA W HAT’S NEW FIND US ON THE GO! You can now find Stockton information and events in the palm of your hand via our mobile website or the NorCal Guide mobile app. On your smartphone just visit www.VisitStockton.org for an easy way to find dining, hotels, attraction and events. If you're an iPhone or Android user, you can also find Stockton on the “Northern California Travel Guide” app, available on the App Store. SMARTPHONE FRIENDLY QR CODES Look for QR Codes throughout this guide. QR Codes will link you to additional and the most current content on our website at www. VisitStockton.org. To download a QR Reader, visit the app store for your smartphone! A great tool to use while you are on the road, his QR Code links you directly to our website! Celebrate Celebrate Stockton! We are located in San Joaquin County in California’s great Central Valley. Stockton has grown from a community of rich agricultural roots to an urban destination blooming with arts, culture, fine dining, shopping, sports, recreation, fine agricultural products and family activities. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, visiting friends or family, or just passing through, we encourage you to discover the many wonders of Stockton. Be sure to visit our Downtown Stockton Waterfront where you’ll find our new Stockton Marina, the Stockton Events Center, City Centre Cinema and Weber Point Event Center. Not far from there you can bask in the splendor of the Bob Hope Theatre, a historic Fox California Theatre. Great shopping and rich dining experiences await you throughout the city. During your stay in one of our many fine hotels, you may also wish to taste the fine wines from the neighboring Lodi Wine Appellation or tour the historic towns of the Gold Rush to our east. We continue to move forward with great changes on the horizon, more family events and greater shopping and dining experiences city-wide. Travel safely, enjoy your stay and be sure to Celebrate! Ann Johnston, Mayor City of Stockton www.stocktongov.com 10 | www.visitstockton.org Stockton by the Numbers: Founded: 1849 1860 Population: 3,679 2010 Population: 291,707 Square miles: 65.4 Elevation: 15' average Rank in size of CA cities: 13 Rank in size of US cities: 65 Stockton Celebrate! STOCKTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU ANNUAL EVENTS / DINING GUIDE / MAPS WELCOME STOCKTON CALIFORNIA welcome California to Stockton 12 | www.visitstockton.org S tockton’s come a long way from the dusty days of the Gold Rush when boats lined the downtown Stockton waterfront unloading eager miners and needed supplies for the Southern mines. The miners are long gone, but our downtown waterfront remains, a tribute to our long and storied history on the California Delta. Today, Stockton’s waterfront welcomes boaters and visitors to a reborn landscape with a mix of new modern facilites and historic buildings of yesteryear. Since 2005, the downtown Stockton waterfront has welcomed a new ballpark, arena, hotel and marina. These projects join our Weber Point Events Center and downtown cinemaplex, giving visitors many options to experience our large city. You may not know this, but Stockton is California’s 13th largest city, with a population of over 290,000. We may be big, be we still have that small town charm and friendly people. You can learn more about our history at the Haggin Museum and San Joaquin Historical Society Museum. We are also very fortunate to have such a diverse population. A city founded by immigrants from all over the world, Stockton continues today to be a melting pot of diverse and interesting citizens. With that comes festive and fun cultural events year round and some of the best ethnic dining in our region. Dine on dishes from Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South of the Border among many other great local restaurants and diners. Check out our dining guide for a peek at our fare! If you're a foodie, you’ll also love our central location in California’s Central Valley. Not only are we among one of the finest wine regions in California (the Lodi Wine appellation), but we are surrounded by orchards and fields growing nearly everything under the sun. Enjoying our locally grown produce is easy, with farmer’s markets, fruit stands and wineries waiting to share their bounty. Many of our local restaurants also offer seasonal specials showcasing our locally grown crops. We’ve just scratched the surface, we have so much to share and so few pages to do it in, so be sure to visit our website too (www.visitstockton.org) and we look forward to seeing you soon! Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 13 2012 FAIRS & FESTIVALS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA 2012 fairs and festivals Stockton Asparagus Festival APRIL 27-29 Celebrating its 27th year! The Stockton Asparagus Festival is a three-day, multi-event, food, and entertainment festival, which celebrates asparagus. Enjoy over 100 arts and craft vendors and 100 more specialty food and product vendors. Home to the world famous Deep Fried Asparagus Eating Championship, it's the largest food festival in the Central Valley and California’s largest charitable festival! Get into the spear-it of spring at this Sunset Magazine “Best of the West” Food Fest. 209.644.3740, www.asparagusfest.com 14 | www.visitstockton.org JANUARY Delicato Vineyards Annual Arts Show Over three hundred entries of artwork from the area and beyond displayed. 209.824.3503,www.delicato.com St. John’s Chamber Orchestra Festival Three concert classical music festival. 209.466.6916 www.stjohnsstockton.org FEBRUARY Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament First Saturday of February at Oak Grove Regional Park 209.331.2050, www.mgzoo.com Wine & Chocolate Weekend FEBRUARY 11-12 Around Lodi Wine Country. The area’s finest wines are paired with decadent chocolate concoctions, making for a deliciously and possibly romantic experience! 209.367.4727 www.lodiwine.com Chinese New Year Celebration of Stockton FEBRUARY 26 Entertainment includes parade, tai chi demonstrations, folk dance performances, an award winning lion dance troupe, magicians, jugglers, Peking opera, and more. 209.473.3499 www.stocktonchinese.org artists from the public and private schools of San Joaquin County with awards to winners in grades K to 12. 209.940.6315 www.hagginmuseum.org MARCH Lodi Spring Wine Show MARCH 30 & 31 Ripon Almond Blossom Festival The Spring Wine Show at the Grape Festival Grounds is perhaps the largest wine show of the year, with thousands of visitors tasting the offerings of area wineries. 209.369.2771 www.grapefestival.com Always the last weekend of February, and the first festival of the season, featuring a carnival, fun run, and well known community parade. 209.599.7519 www.riponchamber.org St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl & 5K Fun Run Enjoy this annual event celebrating Irish culture and as always....green beer! 209.464.5246 www.downtownstockton.org Robert T. McKee Student Art Exhibition Features the work of student The Brubeck Festival, University of the Pacific A jazz music festival FEBRUARY 24-26 celebrating the musical, intellectual, and philosophical ideas of Dave Brubeck. 209.946.3196 www.pacific.edu/Brubeck-Institute A P RI L Asparagus Dine out APRIL 1-15 Local restaurants showcase dishes prepared with our favorite spear during the weeklong Great Stockton Asparagus Dine out. 209.938.1555 www.DineOutStockton.com Cambodian New Year A four-day celebration featuring various types of popular Cambodian folk dances such as: Leak Kanseng, Chol Chhoung, Lot Antak. www.visitstockton.org Earth Day Festival, Stockton Celebrate spring and the environment at Victory Park with music, food and informational booths. 209.937.8389 www.livegreensanjoaquin.org M AY Cinco De Mayo Downtown Stockton & Weber Point is the site of this celebration and parade of Mexican-American culture. 209.644.7900, www.elconcilio.org Lodi Street Faire FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY. The largest antique and craft fair for a hundred miles in any direction. Over 700 vendors and exhibitors in 10 square blocks with their creations and collectibles. 209.367.7840 www.lodichamber.com Linden Cherry Festival This sweet celebration of the local cherry harvest comes complete with food, live entertainment, vendors and children’s activities. 209.547.3046,www.lindenchamber.net Zinfest Wine Festival, Lodi MAY 19 Over 50 of the area’s finest vintages will be featured at this Lodi Lake event, a dozen regional restaurants, live music, cooking school, seminars, marketplace featuring arts, crafts and specialty merchandise, and the on-site wine store. 209.365.0621 www.zinfest.com JUN E Jewish Food Fair JUNE 3 Temple Israel hosts this celebration of Jewish culture with brunch, a bake shop, great food, games and tours. 209.477.9306, stockton.urj.net Juneteenth, Stockton A family event celebrating the freedom of African Americans through song, games and food. 209.468.4168, www.visitstockton.org JULY Taste of the Delta The “Taste” showcases fine restaurants and wineries of the California Delta region, making for a delicious afternoon on the Delta. 916.777.4041 www.tasteofthedelta.com 4th of July Parade Come out for the 4th of July Parade on the Miracle Mile, a great family friendly event. www.visitstockton.org Stockton Family 4th of July Fireworks and a celebration of Independence Day in Downtown Stockton including events at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel and Stockton Ballpark. www.visitstockton.org Stockton Obon Bazaar The Stockton Buddhist Temple sponsors this annual Japanese cultural bazaar featuring music, traditional dance, tea ceremonies, karate and judo demonstrations and more. 209.466.6701 www.stocktonbuddhisttemple.org AUGUST Taste of San Joaquin AUGUST 11 Annual Way Out West BBQ Competition, Local Food and Great Music. Located at Weber Point on the Downtown Stockton waterfront. A family friendly event. 209.464.5426 www.tasteofsanjoaquin.com Filipino Barrio Fiesta, Stockton San Joaquin County’s leading celebration of Filipino culture includes Filipino music and entertainment, food, a health fair and more. www.filipinoplaza.org Reggae on the Delta Caribbean rhythms such as Reggae, Soca, Zouk, Ragga will rock your evening, while you enjoy Caribbean food and drinks, a limbo contest and silent auction. 209.952.7361 www.breadfruittree.com Associate, Bachelor, Master & Juris Doctorate Degrees; Certificates Accounting · Business Administration · Community Studies Court Reporting · Criminal Justice · Early Childhood Education Legal Office · Liberal Studies · Paralegal Studies Master of Arts in Education Emphases in: Early Childhood Education Educational Administration SEPTEMBER Stockton Restaurant Week SEPTEMBER 14-23 Discover your new favorite restaurant during this week of local cuisine. Three course, fixed priced menus available at over 20 local restaurants! 209.938.1555 www.StocktonRestaurantWeek.com Family Day at the Park A full day literacy and book faire with lots of fun and educational activities for the entire community. 209.957.7277 www.familydayatthepark.com Juris Doctorate Program Laurence Drivon School of Law Stockton Campus Modesto Campus (209) 478-0800 (209) 543-9411 6650 Inglewood Ave Stockton, CA 95207 3600 Sisk Road Modesto, CA 95356 Financial Aid • WASC Accredited • Online, Day & Evening Classes www.humphreys.edu Accepting applications... Apply Now! Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 15 2012 FAIRS & FESTIVALS Greek Festival, Stockton Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church presents fine Greek cuisine and pastries to the tune of authentic Greek music and dancing, tours of the church with choir performances and plenty of games. 209.478.7564 www.gosaintbasil.org Taste of Lodi Features over 40 award winning Lodi wineries along with food selections from some of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Wine seminars, chef demonstrations and live music. Port, Cigar and Chocolate Pavilions. 209-365-1195, www.tasteoflodi.com Tracy Dry Bean Festival This San Joaquin County favorite features plenty of beans, along with arts, crafts, music and more. 209.835.2131, www.tracybeanfestival.com Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair SEPTEMBER 13-16 Celebrate the grape harvest with four days of name entertainment, wine tasting, grape murals, food and carnival. The musical headliners are sure to rock your world! 209.369.2771, www.grapefestival.com Black Family Day Stockton This event features gospel music, job and health fairs, children’s activities, crafts and food vendors. www.stocktonblackfamilyday.org O C TO BER Lodi Street Faire FIRST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER. The fall edition of the largest antique and craft fair for a hundred miles in any direction. Over 700 vendors and exhibitors line 10 square blocks with their creations and collectibles the first Sunday in October. 209.367.7840, www.lodichamber.com Manteca Pumpkin Fair The finest in pumpkin-flavored foods, music, crafts and more. 209.824.9555, www.manteca.org Stocktoberfest OCTOBER 6 Downtown Stockton celebration of the German Oktoberfest festival complete with German food, traditional & local entertainment and plenty of beer. 209.464.5246, www.downtownstockton.org Dell’ Osso Farms Annual Pumpkin Maze The area’s largest pumpkin maze and family farm! Kiddie Land, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Tractor Train, Hay Rides, Picnic Area and Food Court. Free admission and parking. www.pumpkinmaze.com Costume Pub Crawl Celebrate Halloween & enjoy great libations and tasty food between Downtown Stockton and the Miracle Mile. 209.464.5246 www.downtownstockton.org 16 | www.visitstockton.org STOCKTON CALIFORNIA Pioneer Farmfest Experience pioneer farm life with hands-on activities -- woodworking, leather tooling, hand laundry, butter making, blacksmithing, gold panning, tin punching, gardening, rope making and roping. Farm animals and antique farm equipment displayed. 209.331.2055, www.sanjoaquinhistory.org NOVEMBER Sandhill Crane Festival, Lodi Headquarted at Hutchins Street Square early in November, this fest has over 60 wildlife tours going out in all directions. The near 8,000 Sandhill Cranes that winter in Lodi are a true spectacle of nature. 800.581.6150 www.cranefestival.com First Sip: Lodi Wine Weekend This two day weekend event offers an opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in Lodi wines while traveling from winery to winery throughout the Appellation. 209.367.4727, www.lodiwine.com Fine Arts Festival Sponsored by the San Joaquin Potters Guild. Multi-Art and Ceramic show featuring over 40 local artists plus other art forms. Held at St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church. www.sanjoaquinpottersguild.org Thanksgiving Run And Walk Against Hunger Join 4,000 runners and walkers, burn calories, have a great time on the scenic Stockton waterfront, and help raise money for holiday nutrition programs of the Emergency Food Bank. 209.464.7369, www.runagainsthunger.org Trout Bout Youth and adult anglers compete for the largest trout in the lake. 209.331.2010, www.mgzoo.com Diwali Celebration Indian cultural event featuring lights, dancing and traditional treats. www.iasjc.org San Joaquin Kennel Club Dog Show Dog show featuring over 3,000 of the top dogs from all over the country judged on confirmation, obedience and a rally event, all completely free to the public. www.sanjoaquinkc.org DECEMBER Stockton’s "A Starlight Night" and Annual Lighted Boat Parade Great shopping and dining awaits at shopping centers throughout Stockton. The day ends with the official tree lighting at Weber Point and then the famous Lighted Boat Parade as it makes it way into Downtown Stockton. www.VisitStockton.org San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton & Horse Racing SEPTEMBER 20-30 The San Joaquin County Fair in Stockton is one of Northern California’s premier county fairs. It features two weekends of fun for everyone with big-name concerts, a carnival, agriculture, livestock, food and exhibits. 209.466.5041, www.sanjoaquinfair.com Holidays on the Farm NOVEMBER - JANUARY Santa Claus & his reindeer will be staying at the farm and all kids, young and old, are invited to pick their favorite tree, make a wreath or ornament & take a magical drive through the lights! Snow tube mountain! www.holidaysonthefarm.com Festival of Trees Even Scrooge would get in the holiday spirit by gazing at the more than 70 unique and beautifully decorated Christmas trees at this San Joaquin County Historical Museum classic. 209.953.3460, www.sanjoaquinhistory.org FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE STOCKTON REGION VISIT WWW.VISITSTOCKTON.ORG/ EVENTS-CALENDAR s tock t on Best of the West Food Fest . 2012 23242_ASP_VizGuideAd_2012_05.indd 1 9/21/11 11:29 AM Bistro and Bar Now accepting banquet reservations at our new Lincoln Center location. Bistro The Chardonnay Roomand seating up to 12 Bar The Cabernet Room seating up to 18 The Grand Marnier Room seating up to 100 Experience the credit union difference and bank where you’re an owner. Get the peace of mind that comes with partnering with one of the safest financial institutions in the nation. Call us today for eligibility requirements. The Grand Room seating up to 48 The Marnier Room seating up to 36 Excellence In Off Premise Dining Please contact us regarding our renowned catering services at 477-6133 209-948-6024 • www.fccuburt.org 477-6133 • 501 N. Lincoln Center • www.papapavlo’s Federally insured by the NCUA. Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 17 FRUITS & NUTS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA fruits and Nuts Love fresh fruits and vegatables? Homemade pies? How about great drives thorugh some of the most beautiful orchard and farmland anywhere? Well you have arrived in California’s Central Valley, also referred to as “The Greatest Garden in the World” and the “Nation’s Salad Bowl” where fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and dairy are produced and shipped all over the world. Stockton and San Joaquin County have a long history of great agricultural operations. Some of our top crops include dairy, winegrapes, walnuts, cherries, almonds, tomatoes and apples. We are also famous for our asparagus (of course), peaches, necatrines and blueberries! We encorage you to take a drive through our countryside and stop at the small roadside farm stands. Many produce fresh baked goods, offer wine tasting and even make a great lunch. TIP: Remember, fresh produce is seasonal, so don't expect a lot of activitiy in the dead of winter. Plan ahead and don’t be shy about calling ahead and asking what’s in season! Enjoy your ride... THE BARN February thru Christmas Eve. Open 7 days a week, 9a to 5p. During Winter: closed Tuesdays and during the week open 10-5, weekends 9-6. Fresh local seasonal produce & products, including honey. Antiques, gifts, picnic area, bus parking. 25015 State Highway 120, Escalon 209.838.7417 BIGLIERI FARMS FARM MARKET Seven days a week from 9a-6p; April through October. Cherries, tomatoes, corn, summer squash, walnuts, winter squash. Fresh pies, fudge, ravioli and foccacia. 17815 E Hwy 88, Clements Phone: 209.759.3616 Directions: Hwy 88, three miles east of Lockeford on the left hand side. BOGARIN FARMS Open May 1- October 15 daily from 9:30 am - 5 pm. Fruits and U-pick apples, boysenberries & apricots. 4351 E Armstrong Rd, Lodi Phone: 209.327.6487 Directions: Take Hwy 99 South towards Lodi. Exit onto N 99 Frontage Rd. Turn left onto East Armstrong Rd. CLEMENTS RIDGE February thru Christmas Eve. Summer Hours: 9a- 7p. Winter hours: 9-5 Mon-Thurs, 9-6 Fri-Sun Variety of bulk nuts, locally grown seasonal fruits & vegetables. Tri-tip sandwiches, & fresh baked pies. Wine tasting. 18 | www.visitstockton.org 23225 N Highway 88 (Intersection of Highways 88 and 12), Clements Phone: 209.759.3850 www.clementsridge.com COSTA PRODUCE Fruits & vegetables, nuts and packaged goods. Open May through September/ October 27642 State Highway 120, Escalon 209.838.6365 COUNTRYSIDE FARMS Spring, Summer & Fall “Sharing the Farm Experience with Children” is this farms specialty. Activities include u-pick, hayride tours, the farm play yard and the planting station. In the Spring & Summer enjoy u-pick produce and learn at the Farmer’s Market. In the Fall discover pumpkins, tortilla corn, hay tunnels and a child size corn maze. Call or visit their website for seasonal operating hours and experiences. 6666 E. Main Street, Stockton Phone: 209.943.1632 www.countryside-farms.com DELL’OSSO FAMILY FARM Seasonal. Home to the area’s largest pumpkin maze each October and to Holidays on the Farm each winter! 501 S. Manthey Road, Lathrop Phone 209.982.0833 www.pumpkinmaze.com or www.holidaysonthefarm.com Continued page 20 SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FARMS CLEMENTS RIDGE S&R EGG RANCH BIGLIERI FARMS DART FAMILY RANCH GIUSTO FARMS PHILLIP’S FARMS BOGARIN FARMS FRUIT BOWL LOUIE’S FRUTTA COUNTRYSIDE FARMS LORINA’S EDIBLE GARDEN THE BARN DELL’ OSSO FAMILY FARM C&R FISHER FARM OAKDALE CHEESE (5 MILES) JESSOP FARMS SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FARMS COSTA PRODUCE LAVENDER HOLLOW FARM 2010 Stockton Conference & Visitors Bureau Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 19 FRUITS & NUTS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA FISHER FARM Fruit stand open May through October, 7 days a week from 8a 6p (7p Friday - Sunday). Peaches, nectarines, cherries, apricots, pluots, plums, Asian pears, persimmons, heirloom tomatoes, vegetables, apples, nuts and tomatoes. 17747 E Hwy 120, Ripon Phone: 209.982.4184 discovery HANDS- ON F O R A L L AG E S ! a great location for field trips & birthday parties! Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am-5pm www.WOWScienceMuseum.org 209-368-0969 2 North Sacramento Street, Lodi THE FRUIT BOWL Farm Market & Bake Shop family operated since 1947. Local produce, baked goods, nuts, jams, local honey and local olive oils. Closed from Christmas thru March. 8767 E Waterloo Rd, Stockton 3 miles east of Hwy 99 on Hwy 88 (Waterloo Rd) Phone: 209.931.1196 www.thefruitbowl.com GIUSTO FARMS Pick and grow your own blueberries! Blueberry season is May thru July. Over 15 varieties of Blueberries, a 140 year old Valencia orange tree, walnuts, figs, peaches, persimmons and much more. Blueberry plants available yearround by appointment. 8048 E Orchard Rd, Acampo Phone: 209.369.1416 giustoblueberryfarms.blogspot.com Directions: From Stockton Hwy 99 to Woodbridge Road head East to Dustin go right on S. Orchard. Discover Discover the Roots of the Roots of Heartland California’s California’s Heartland JESSOP FARMS Features 20 acres of beautiful, organically-grown blueberries and almonds. U-pick or buy on site. Picnic area and nursery products too. 21386 S. Murphy Road, Ripon Phone: 209. 824.0341 www.jessopfarms.com Directions: Hwy 99 south to Jack Tone Rd., go north to River Road, turn right then left on S. Murphy Road. LAVENDER HOLLOW FARM Seasonal. U-Pick, Handcrafted lavender products & many other gift items. Craft classes, lavender distillation & lavender theme box lunches. 22244 McBride Ave. Escalon Phone: 209.838.2453 Call for schedule www.lavenderhollowfarm.com San Joaquin County Historical Museum 18 acres in beautiful Micke Grove Regional Park 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd, Lodi 95240 www.SanJoaquinHistory.org www.SanJoaquinHistory.org (209) 953-3460 Accredited by the American Association of Museums 20 | www.visitstockton.org FOR MORE AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCES VISIT THE FARM FRESH PAGE AT WWW.SANJOAQUINFARMS.COM LORINA’S EDIBLE GARDEN Open for Appointment and Special Events. Almost 150 varieties of herbs, butterfly and hummingbird plants, and vegetables, all naturally grown. 17397 Enterprise Rd., Escalon Phone: 866.485.4264 www.lorinasediblegarden.com LOUIE’S FRUTTA MARKET Open year-round. Farm stand with fresh produce and packaged food products. 5600 E. Waterloo Road, Stockton Phone: 209.931.5837 OAKDALE CHEESE FACTORY Produces and sells Gouda and Quark cheeses and has a variety of Dutch and country style gifts and goodies available in its country store and bakery. 10040 State Hwy. 120, Oakdale Phone: 209.848.3139 www.oakdalecheese.com PHILLIPS FARMS AT MICHAEL-DAVID VINEYARDS Year round fruit stand and grocery, where the family sells their locallygrown produce, picnic fare and, of course, wines. On site café, bakery and wine tasting. 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi Phone: 209.368.7384 www.lodivineyards.com/tasting.htm S & R EGG RANCH Open year-round, Mon - Fri, 6a - 4p, Sat 6a to Noon. Fresh eggs & pistachio nuts. 10710 E Collier Rd, Acampo, Phone: 209.333.1415 Directions: From Hwy 99 north Frontage Road, turn left on East Collier Road. AGRICULTURE IS SEASONAL AND CERTAIN CROPS & FARMS MAY ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR. PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AVAILABILITY. FARMER’S MARKET INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 54 Where Kids Come First! San Joaquin County Office of Education 2901 Arch-Airport Road, Stockton, 95206 (209) 468.4800 www.sjcoe.org Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 21 NEIGHBORS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA neighbors andRegions Robert Frost once said, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Well he obviously did not have our great neighbors. Great wine, great food and great shopping is rich in our region. Stockton is very lucky to be centrally located amidst so many diverse Northen California cities. From old western towns and historic Main Streets to beautiful vineyards and the California Delta, Stockton is just a short drive to a new adventure. We are a popular place to stay while exploring our region, with plenty of great hotel rooms waiting to take excellent care of you. TIP: If you are an iPhone user, check out the “Northern California Travel Guide” app. Not only a comprehensive guide to cities in the Central Valley and Gold Country, but a great place to find deals and special events. LODI www.visitlodi.com Lodi Wine Country - 80 Wineries, One Incredible Experience! Located just 12 miles north of Stockton on Hwy 99 or Interstate 5, Lodi is California’s hottest new wine country! With over 80 wineries to choose from, visitors can pass the afternoon sipping wine with a local winemaker. Whether you are new to the grape or a wine connoisseur, Lodi’s premium wines will surprise and delight. You won’t want to miss our historic downtown shopping district, where brick cobbled streets welcome visitors year round. Shop for that perfect gift or antique, or dine in one of our many savory restaurants. Tour a turn-of-the-century Victorian, catch a concert or play at our performing arts theatre or visit our downtown art gallery. Families will love the World of Wonders Science Museum where hands-on, interactive science exhibits educate and entertain. FOR MORE AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCES VISIT THE FARM FRESH PAGE AT WWW.SANJOAQUINFARMS.COM 22 | www.visitstockton.org If nature is your game, then a visit to Lodi would not be complete without a stop at Lodi Lake. Swim at the beach, walk along our 1.5 mile hiking trail or tour the Mokelumne River by boat or kayak. MidOctober through January, visitors can view the Sandhill Cranes that flock to the Lodi area by the thousands to roost for the winter. And if you have children, you won’t want to miss the zoo, historical museum and serpentarium. MANTECA www.visitmanteca.org Manteca, “Hook, Wine & Sneakers” - Just one hour from San Francisco, Sacramento, Napa Valley and 120 minutes from Yosemite National Park, Manteca is the perfect location for your Northern California holiday. You will love the small town feel of Manteca with all of our larger city amenities. Enjoy a glass of wine at our own Delicato Vineyards, the fourth largest family run winery in the world, or maybe take a tour to see our beautiful downtown murals. No trip to Manteca would be complete without a stop at our Bass Pro Shops. This 120,000 square-foot store is a marvel and one of America’s most unique outdoor sporting goods stores. Where else can you see over 125 native fish in a 24,000 gallon aquarium alongside a replica of El Capitan, trout pounds and over 3,500 artifacts & mounts of the area? This store is a must see for the outdoor lover in all of us. If adventure is more what you are looking for stop by our new Big League Dreams Sports Park or try your skills at our new BMX Track. While in Manteca be sure to check out our many special events: Kiwanis Pumpkin Festival, Crossroads Street Faire, Manteca’s Culinary and Home Show, The Best of Manteca, our Ag Tours and many more. S t o c k t o n V i s i t o r s & A c t i v i t i e s G u i d e 2 0 10 23 NEIGHBORS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA How far is it from Downtown Stockton to… Manteca 14miles Lodi 15mi. Jackson 46mi. Sacramento 48mi. San Francisco 83mi. Yosemite 122mi. Monterey 146mi. Lake Tahoe 147mi. Redding 209mi. Bakersfield 234mi. Los Angeles 337mi. GOLD COUNTRY www.calgold.org Enjoy the Gold Rush communities of Jackson, Sutter Creek, Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Angels Camp, and more. Historic Old West towns offer unique shopping experiences and family fun. Unique caverns and friendly casinos may also be of interest. Many foothill communities are less than an hour away. CALAVERAS COUNTY www.gocalaveras.com Home of the California Gold Rush and Celebrated Jumping Frog, Mark Twain made Calaveras County in northern California famous, worldwide, when he wrote of the “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” in 1865. The treasures of this enchanting Gold Country area in California continue to enrich the lives of all who visit Calaveras County today. AMADOR COUNTY www.touramador.com A host of activities await you in Amador County. The rolling foothills are dotted with quaint communities offering shopping, antiquing, and cultural events… answering the call of those looking for a slower-paced experience. TUOLUMNE COUNTY www.thegreatunfenced.com The proximity to Yosemite makes this a perfect destination, with plenty to offer including hiking, biking, fishing, river rafting, camping, gold panning, skiing, and sightseeing. The towns of Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Twain Harte, and Groveland have much to offer in the ways of arts, festivals, theater, shopping, and entertainment. CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY www.visitcentralvalley.com The Greatest Garden in the World... Food and wine is abundant in this region filled with orchards, vineyards and farms. Home to many of California’s finest museums and galleries, the valley offers a wide variety of live entertainment, events and attractions welcoming visitors year-round. Enjoy the fresh produce and unique cities of the valley. This 400 mile long region stretches from North of Sacramento to past Bakersfield. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK www.yosemitethisyear.com One of the oldest national parks in the United States, 120 miles southeast of Stockton, Yosemite is one of the natural wonders of the world. Its stunning mountain peaks and amazing waterfalls are a treasure for all to see. The park features 700 miles of hiking trails and bridle trails. Guided tours are available for both groups and individual travelers. 24 | www.visitstockton.org • B • C • D E W EIGHT MILE RD Oak Grove Regional Park RD W 2 E LN 2 99 WES T NE Sa n 26 SON ST 4 N WY 5 BLVD MA RIP OS SAN JOAQUIN FAIRGROUNDS E Y RT W IRPO S A ST ROBERTS RD 4 • WILSO M 8TH ST 5 VAN BUSKIRK GOLF COURSE • NG . L. KI DO DORA TER WY ST DAGGETT RD E NT MO FRE S RT WY Weber EL W R CHA W B ST E OAK S • RD A ST 8TH RD • AV ver Ri CARTOGRAPHY: WWW.OTTOGRAPHIX.COM • 619.339.3129 A FRESNO VY NA 6 W T OAK S ON ST DR Joaquin 4 W T KS E PAR T ER S CEN W WASHINGT an OO CONVENTION & Point AV WAY VISITOR’S BUREAUEBER FREE N W W O T W CROSS Port of Stockton S • Louis Park ST PARK ST 5 Y BLVDHAGGIN DING W W HAR CLUB MUSEUM Victory Park WY NG HARDI CAL STATE UNIVERSITY E R PIXIE WOODS American Legion Park E AT W PO N AIR STOCKTON GOLF i & COUNTRY CLUB RY C O U NT r ve • ui nR • RL NTE N CE Jo aq ALPI W 88 N E AV CA 4 AV WIL ST AV Oak Park LPINE A UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC BROOKSIDE COUNTRY CLUB 3 LN SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE AV MA R CH W • LN • N RD LN CH MAR E HOLMA O DORAD N EL G IC SHIN IF PAC ER N P 3 HAMMER DR T HOL IN AM W BE NJ RD • HAMMER LN SWENSON PARK GOLF COURSE • EIGHT MILE F 1 LOWER SACRAM EN TO ON 5 • WEST LN NT OR TH • E RD ELKHORN COUNTRY CLUB 1 • WY A LYN WES TON B D RO LV C • D • E • 6 To: STOCKTON METROPOLITAN AIRPORT F Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 25 DOWNTOWN STOCKTON CALIFORNIA downto 26 | www.visitstockton.org D own S tockton WRITTEN BY CHRIS KOTSOGLOU owntown Stockton is a unique gem to the California’s Central Valley. It hosts events, sports, a vibrant nightlife and a waterfront that is second to none. You want events? The Asparagus Festival, California’s Best of the West Food Fest draws over 100,000 visitors annually, and has mainstay events such as the Asparagus Eating contest featuring American Hero and Northern California legend Joey Chestnut. Weber Point, the host location of the Asparagus Festival, is a prime location to host events with its setting surrounded on three sides by water. So events, not your thing. Sports? We've got that too. The Stockton Ports, a longtime local staple, keep America’s pastime fun and affordable for all in Banner Island Ballpark, arguably the best minor league ballpark in America with its location right on the water. The Stockton Arena, opened in 2005, home to the Stockton Thunder professional hockey team from the ECHL. Ice Hockey, once a wonder to many, is now Stockton’s most popular sport, and the Thunder bring in over 200,000 fans to their home games each season, from October to April. But what if events and sports is your thing, and you like to have a good time. With a 16 screen movie theatre in the heart of downtown (now with IMAX!) and over 20 bars and restaurants located within the comfy confines of Downtown Stockton, you wont have a shortage of entertainment, dining, or drinking options to satisfy even the harshest critics. Retail shopping, coffee shops, and art galleries dot the landscape, bringing the best of regular patrons and new onlookers to their storefronts. The Downtown Stockton Marina brings boaters that enjoy the San Joaquin Delta and hosts waterfront dining options at the Waterfront Warehouse and University Plaza Waterfront Hotel. Boaters have the opportunity to dock at the brand new Marina, and can enjoy shopping, dining, and special events all year round. On top of the draws to Stockton, the mainstays are that Downtown Stockton is the county seat for San Joaquin County and has over 20,000 employees working downtown daily. Downtown Stockton hosts almost every level of government office and private enterprise. With aggressive, business-friendly incentives to draw and keep businesses downtown, such as the San Joaquin County Enterprise Zone and city sponsored small-businesse loans, Downtown Stockton welcomes businesses of all different kinds to take a look at what there is to offer. For more information, please visit our website www.downtownstockton.org or give us a call at 209.464.5246. Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 27 DOWNTOWN STOCKTON CALIFORNIA adventure Downtown BOB HOPE THEATRE STOCKTON MARINA & PROMENADE www.bobhopetheatre.com Over 1,300 linear feet of guest docks and 60 permanent berths. Located within walking distance to the Stockton Arena and Ballpark, Cinemaplex, Bob Hope Theatre, Dining and more. The Bob Hope (Fox California) Theatre in Downtown Stockton was one of only two “movie palaces” in the Central Valley. Today its 2,042 seats are host to year-round live theatre, musicals, concerts, family events, classic cinema and comedy. 445 W. Weber Avenue, Stockton (209) 462-4200, www.visitstockton.org WEBER POINT EVENTS CENTER Enjoy the facility’s interactive water feature, colorful children’s play area or simply stroll the promenade and enjoy the panoramic Delta view. In Downtown Stockton near DeCarli Waterfront Square, McLeod Lake Park, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza. 242 E. Main Street Stockton, (209) 337-HOPE 221 N. Center Street, Open Daily 6am to 10pm. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF STOCKTON An educational experience from the moment young visitors step through the door, the museum features hands-on, playbased exhibits that will enhance a child’s understanding of how the world works. 402 W. Weber Avenue, Stockton (209) 465-4386 www.childrensmuseumstockton.org DOWNTOWN STOCKTON CINEMAPLEX A 16 screen cinema featuring IMAX. Located in Janet Leigh Plaza, the cinema is complimented by nearby dining and nightlife. Outdoor dining and year round special events. 222 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton Movie Times and Listings: (209) 462-6600 MEXICAN HERITAGE CENTER AND GALLERY The Mexican Heritage Center is an arts and cultural mecca located in Stockton, California. The center features a gallery and exhibits of local art, as well as events that celebrate and engage the community in Mexican culture. Annual Dia de Los Muertos, "Day of the Dead," art exhibit is among its yearly events. Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm www.mexicanheritagecenter.org 111 South Sutter Street, Stockton, CA 95203 The Downtown Stockton Alliance offers visitor information for Downtown Stockton including dining and entertainment guides, event information and guided tours. Downtown Stockton Alliance 343 E. Main St., First Floor, Stockton, (209) 464-5246 www.downtownstockton.org 28 | www.visitstockton.org County Administration DMV Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 29 UOP STOCKTON CALIFORNIA university Paciﬁc of the Bordered by the University of the Paciﬁc to the north and the Miracle Mile to the south, the University neighborhood offers a variety of experiences from shopping and dining to world class arts and culture. University of the Pacific Opened in 1929, the University of the Pacific is located in the heart of Stockton and its beautiful campus is reminiscent of an Ivy League school. The university is incredibly visitor-friendly with its green, tree-lined campus and graceful brick-faced buildings. Roses grace the east and west entrances to the campus and line many pathways. The tall building that you can see from far away is Burns Tower, which is the location of university information. Information: Burns Tower, 3601 Pacific Avenue (209) 946- 2285, www.pacific.edu Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific The Reynolds Gallery is a premier space located in the Jeannette Powell Art Center, dedicated to the exhibition of art. It provides a means to develop perceptual skills and a visual arts language, knowledge of diverse media, and an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the visual arts. 1071 Mendocino Avenue, Stockton (209) 946-7445, www.pacific.edu 30 | www.visitstockton.org University of the Pacific Theatre Arts, Long Theatre Check online or call for this season’s line up! (209) 946-2474, www.pacific.edu Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific With its talented students, skilled and dedicated faculty, distinguished visitors, and diverse range of high quality performances, the Conservatory of Music on the beautiful University of the Pacific campus is well worth a visit. (209) 946-2415, www.pacific.edu UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC ATHLETICS www.pacifictigers.com Home of the Pacific Tigers, NCAA Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Water Polo, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis & Golf. (209) 946-2472. Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 31 LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 32 | www.visitstockton.org STOCKTON CALIFORNIA arts Entertainment and S ince the early days of Stockton’s history, the arts have played a prominent role by providing residents with a wide variety of artistic and cultural activities. Stockton is extremely proud of the Stockton Symphony which is one of the pre-eminent performing arts organizations in San Joaquin County, and the third oldest orchestra in California. We are also fortunate to have our own Stockton Civic Theatre which has delighted audiences for over a half a century. Our renovated historic Fox California “Bob Hope” Theatre is host to a Broadway Series, world-class concerts, and more. The list goes on with Stockton boasting Ballet San Joaquin, the Stockton Opera, the Stockton Chorale, the University of the Pacific Theatre Arts Department, the San Joaquin Delta College Drama Department, the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, the Friends of Chamber Music, the Pacific Opera Theatre and the Brubeck Institute which feature performances throughout the year. Stockton is also home to the Haggin Museum, which offers a unique collection of historical paintings and traveling exhibits, and is a must see for visitors . Also just up the road in Micke Grove Regional Park is the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. Local artwork can also be viewed at one of the many art galleries throughout Stockton, including the Mexican Heritage Center, the Goodwin Gallery, Pacific’s Reynolds Gallery, and Delta’s LH Horton Jr. Gallery. Stockton also has public artwork located throughout the city. Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 33 LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT STOCKTON CALIFORNIA GALLERIES MEXICAN HERITAGE CENTER AND GALLERY www.mexicanheritagecenter.org 111 South Sutter Street, Stockton, 209.547.0752 Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific Gallery hours are Monday Friday 9:00a - 4:30pm Admission is free. 1071 Mendocino Avenue, Stockton 209.946.7445, www.pacific.edu LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College Call for gallery hours. 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209.954.5507 www.deltacollege.edu Stockton Art League/ Goodwin Gallery Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11a to 5p, and Saturday 10a to 4p. 1902 Pacific Avenue, Stockton Phone 209.466.6604 www.stocktonartleague.org Tidewater Art Gallery FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF STOCKTON AREA ARTS VISIT WWW.VISITSTOCKTON.ORG/THINGS-TO-DO/ ARTS-ENTERTAINMENT 34 | www.visitstockton.org Revolving collection displayed at the County Administration building, M-F, 8-5. 44 North San Joaquin Street 1st & 2nd floors. Tidewaterart.com MUSEUMS/ EXHIBITS Stockton Cambodian Buddhist Temple Haggin Museum Visitors welcome daily during daylight hours. Free. Donations accepted. Over 25 colorful and larger than life jewel encrusted statues celebrate the life and story of the Cambodian Buddha. You have to see it to believe it....including the 50 foot long recumbent Buddha. 3732 Carpenter Rd, Stockton The Haggin Museum, an art and history museum, has been referred to by Sunset magazine as “one of the undersung gems of California.” Its art collection features works by such noted 19th-century painters as Albert Bierstadt, Rosa Bonheur, and William-Adolphe Bouguereau, as well as many other American and European artists. Extensive local histroy exhibit. Museum gift shop. Wed.-Fri, 1:30p5:00p; Sat & Sun, 12p to 5:00p; 1st & 3rd Thurs, 1:30p to 9:00p. Closed Mon & Tues. 1201 N. Pershing Avenue Stockton, 209.940.6300 www.hagginmuseum.org SJ County Historical Society & Museum The museum reveals the fascinating history of the region, from the Yokuts and Miwok through Captain Charles Weber (founder of Stockton and first farmer in the area) and the development of modern agriculture. 11793 N. Micke Grove Road, Lodi, 209.953.3460 www.sanjoaquinhistory.org (Wat Dharmararam) (East of Highway 99/South of Mariposa Road), www.visitstockton.org MUSIC Stockton Symphony Association The symphony is one of the pre-eminent performing arts organizations in San Joaquin County, and the third oldest orchestra in California. 1024 W. Robinhood Dr. Suite 1, Stockton, 209.951.0196 www.stocktonsymphony.org LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton 209.946.2415, www.pacific.edu Friends of Chamber Music PO Box 4874, Stockton 209.946.0540 or 209.954.0421 www.chambermusicfriends.org Stockton Chorale P.O. Box 7711, Stockton 209.951.6494 www.stocktonchorale.org Stockton Opera Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton 209.464.9725 www.stocktonopera.org LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Stockton Civic Theatre For more than 60 years, Stockton Civic Theatre has entertained audiences with world class performances of Broadway’s favorite musicals and plays. SCT offers 7 shows each year 36 | www.visitstockton.org STOCKTON CALIFORNIA including family friendly and children’s threatre productions. 2312 Rose Marie Lane, Stockton 209.473.2424, www.sctlivetheatre.org Bob Hope Theatre The Bob Hope (Fox California) Theatre in Downtown Stockton was one of only two “movie palaces” in the Central Valley. Today its 2,042 seats are host to year-round live theatre, musicals, concerts, family events, classic cinema and comedy. 242 E. Main Street, Stockton, 209.337.HOPE www.bobhopetheatre.com Ballet San Joaquin 209.477.4141 www.balletsanjoaquin.com Delta Center For The Arts Fine Arts Division, Department of Drama Check online or call for this season’s line up of entertaining plays and musicals. 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton 209.954.5209 www.deltacollege.edu Stockton Arena 10,000 seat downtown waterfront arena completed in 2005. Home to numerous concerts and family events each year including past visits by the Ringling Bros, Barnum and Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, Jeff Dunham, Carrie Underwood. Also home to the Stockton Thunder - (ECHL) Professional Ice Hockey. 248 W. Fremont Street, Stockton 209.373.1400 www.stocktonarena.com STOCKTON CAMBODIAN BUDDHIST TEMPLE (Wat Dharmararam) www.visitstockton.org 3732 Carpenter Rd. Stockton (East of Highway 99/South of Mariposa Road) Stockton Empire Theatre Located on the Miracle Mile. Concerts, Comedy, Drama Dance, and Film. 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton 209.943.7469 www.stocktonempiretheatre.com University of the Pacific Theatre Arts, Long Theatre Check online or call for this season’s line up of entertaining plays and musicals. 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton 209.946.2474, www.pacific.edu FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF STOCKTON AREA ARTS VISIT WWW.VISITSTOCKTON.ORG/THINGS-TO-DO/ ARTS-ENTERTAINMENT infinite possibilities o n e d e s t i n at i o n , hotel 79 RooMs & sUites LUXURioUs aMenities PooL & Fitness CenteR restaurant spa aWaRd-WinninG CUisine tRanQUiL enViRonMent LoUnGe & WinetastinG BaR sPa PRodUCts & GiFts LiVe MUsiC eXPeRienCed tHeRaPists occasions PiCtURe-PeRFeCt WeddinGs BUsiness MeetinGs & RetReats sPeCiaL oCCasions 2 5 0 5 W. t U R n e R R d . L o d i , C a L i F o R n i a 9 5 2 4 2 • winerose.com • 209-334-6988 Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 37 WINE COUNTRY STOCKTON CALIFORNIA wine tours Tasting and Over the last two decades, Lodi, located in the northern part of the county, has become California’s leader in premium varietal wines, as well as the top producer of consumer favorites such as Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. While traveling through Lodi Wine Country be sure to stop and sample the area’s finest. From bright, refreshing white wines to full-bodied reds, we’ve got it all! A “must-see” stop is the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center, where you will enjoy dozens of exhibits on wines and vines, sample from a selection of over 200 wines, and pick up a Lodi Wine Country map and guide. And, as you’re venturing throughout Lodi Wine Country you’ll discover there are over 60 wineries to choose from, and numerous festivals and special events to tantalize your wine palate. The third weekend in May features “ZinFest Wine Festival: Wine, Food & Fun at Lodi Lake” where each winery will sample their prize Zinfandel wine. You’ll also have a chance to sample some of the finest food from dozens of local restaurants, as well as enjoy live music all day at beautiful Lodi Lake. For more wine information: Lodi Wine and Visitor Center 2545 W. Turner Road - Lodi (209) 367-4727 www.LodiWine.com The Lodi winemaking industry has enjoyed tremendous expansion in the last decade. The land devoted to vineyards has increased from 46,000 acres in 1996, to nearly 100,000 today. The Lodi appellation is also proudly blowing away the mists of anonymity that have shrouded local wines, allowing them to bask in the sunshine of worldwide recognition. We invite you to take a short ride and discover Lodi Wine Country for yourself. 38 | www.visitstockton.org Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 39 39 get O ut DOWNTOWN STOCKTON MARINA Family fun is not just limited to families. Stockton offers a host of activities which can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Whether you’re a child exploring the wonders of Pixie Woods or an amateur photographer dazzled by the sunsets on our waterfront, your trip to Stockton is sure to include a visit to one of our “Family Friendly” (and fun) attractions. The California Delta There is a little-known place tucked away in the heart of the Golden State that is easy to get to, where you can go to swim, fish, catch crawdads, water ski, dally on a houseboat, splash around on a jet ski, watch sandhill cranes, treat your RV to a free ride on a ferry boat or nice stay at a waterside RV park, tour a winery to sip fine wines, dine next to the water as simple or as sumptuously as you wish, or boogie on a waterside bistro dance floor until the wee hours. 40 | www.visitstockton.org Stockton Marina & Promenade 445 W. Weber Avenue, Stockton, 209.462.4200 MarinaDowntownStockton.com Over 1,300 linear feet of guest docks and 60 permanent berths. Located within walking distance to the Stockton Arena and Ballpark, Cinemaplex, Bob Hope Theatre, Dining and more. Stockton Yacht Charters The 149 passenger yacht, Island Girl, is located at the Downtown Stockton Marina. Charters, special events, weddings. Dinner cruises & themed cruises on the beautiful rivers of the San Joaquin Delta. 445 W. Weber Avenue Stockton, 209.639.4808, www.stocktonyachtcharters.com Delta Chamber & Visitors Bureau Maps, guides and Delta info. 916.777.4041, www.californiadelta.org Pixie Woods Amusement Park (April thru October) Visit Stockton’s own fairyland for the ‘young in age and the young at heart.’ Take a ride on the merry-go-round, or board the Pixie Express Train traveling through Indian Territory—but be on the lookout for pirates! Beautiful Park-like setting is sure to please visitors of all ages. 3121 Monte Diable Avenue 209.937.8206, www.stocktongov.com/pixiewoods FIND MORE THINGS “ON THE WATER” BY VISITING WWW.VISITSTOCKTON.ORG/ THINGS-TO-DO/ON-THE-WATER Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 41 GETTING OUT STOCKTON CALIFORNIA Stockton 99 Speedway 4105 N. Wilson Way, Stockton 209.466.9999 www.stockton99.com NASCAR Whelen AllAmerican Series. Race fans will enjoy these divisions: Western Late Model, Grand American Modifieds, Street Stocks, Bombers, American Limited Stock Cars and MiniStocks. Children’s Museum of Stockton An educational experience from the moment young visitors step through the door, the museum features hands-on, play-based exhibits that will enhance a child’s understanding of how the world works. 402 W. Weber Avenue Stockton, 209.465.4386 www.childrensmuseumstockton.org 42 | www.visitstockton.org Oak Grove Regional Park and Nature Center 80-acre park situated in a beautiful oak-forest with 10-acre stocked lake. Picnic area. Frisbee golf course. 4520 West Eight Mile Rd. Stockton, 209.953.8814 www.mgzoo.com/parks/oak-grove-park Micke Grove Regional Park and Zoo 258-acre oak tree park features Micke Grove Zoo, the Japanese Garden, a favorite wedding spot with Cherry Blossom trees, Tea Pavilion and Koi pond; rental facilities with outdoor picnic shelters and indoor facilities for receptions, family reunions and corporate events; Fun Town at Micke Grove Amusement Park, offering fun-filled rides, delicious treats and party packages; the San Joaquin Historical Museum; softball fields and children’s playgrounds. 11793 N. Micke Grove Road Lodi , 209.953.8800 www.mgzoo.com Oak Park Ice Arena The arena’s ice surface is 85 x 200 feet and offers public skating daily. 3545 Alvarado Avenue, Stockton (in Oak Park) 209.937.7432 www.oakparkicearena.com Weber Point Events Center Enjoy the facility’s interactive water feature, colorful children’s play area or simply stroll the promenade and enjoy the panoramic Delta view. Near DeCarli Waterfront Square, McLeod Lake Park, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza. Center Street at Miner Avenue Open Daily 6am to 10pm. Bird Watching at the Stockton Constructed Wetlands Audubon Society recorded over 7,300 birds representing 55 species. Public is welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, this is a secure facility and visitors call first. Requires a minimum of one week advance notice, Call (209) 937-8852 to schedule a visit REGIONAL FUN!! Pumpkin Maze at Dell’Osso Farms Open Each October 501 S. Manthey Road, Lathrop (9 Miles south of Stockton) 209.982.0833 ,www.pumpkinmaze.com Holiday on the Farm at Dell’Osso Farms November to January Santa Claus and his reindeer, snow mountain, holiday train and more. 501 S. Manthey Road, Lathrop (9 Miles south of Stockton), 209.982.0833 www.holidaysonthefarm.com Great Valley Serpentarium Over 50 different breeds of snakes and other reptiles. The Serpentarium has exotic reptiles, including bearded dragons, geckos, chameleons, mantella and horned frogs, emperor scorpions, and tarantulas. 2379 Maggio Circle Unit C Lodi, , 209.369.7737 www.snakemuseum.com Skydiving at the Parachute Center in Acampo he Parachute Center offers a full choice of training programs for the first timer as well as advanced training and team training for your continuing Skydiving needs and activities. 23597 N. Hwy. 99, Acampo (18 miles north of Stockton) 209.369.1128 www.parachutecenter.com World of Wonder Science Museum A hands-on science museum located in Downtown Lodi. If you’ve ever been to the San Francisco Exploratorium, then you know exactly what the World of Wonders is going to be... 2 North Sacramento Street Lodi, 209.368.096 www.wowsciencemuseum.org FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF STOCKTON AREA FAMILY ACTIVITIES VISIT WWW.VISITSTOCKTON.ORG/ THINGS-TO-DO/FAMILY-FUN Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 43 Shopping AAA AT&T Bank of America Chevron Dress Barn Edible Arrangements Famous Footwear Fresh Cleaners GameStop Hallmark Happiness Nails Justice Just for Girls Kay Jewelers Lane Bryant Lee Photography Office Depot Park West Dental Payless Shoes Refresh Medspa Saks Home Furnishings Sleep Train Sprint SportClips Styles for Less Supercuts The UPS Store Navy Career Center Verizon Vitamin World Wells Fargo KOHL’S LOWE’S TARGET ROSS SPORTS AUTHORITY JO-ANNS BABIES R US Dining Baskin-Robbins Del Taco Jack in the Box Jalapeno’s Jamba Juice Moo Moos Burger Barn Ono’s Hawaiian BBQ Panda Express Panera Bread Raw Sushi Round Table Pizza Sonic Drive In Starbucks Strings Italian Cafe Subway Wendy’s Wingstop www.parkwestplace.com | Interstate 5 at Eight Mile Road BED BATH & BEYOND PETSMART WORLD MARKET This project managed by Excel Trust LP • 209.474.9900 With 30+ years photo industry experience, Tim Ulmer has a professional reputation for providing timely, consistent, high-quality service. Your Future Begins at Delta College! • Earn your Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) Degree • Over 170 Career and Technical Certificate Programs • Work Toward Your Degree at Home – Over 200 Online Classes • Transfer Opportunities to Four-Year Colleges & Universities • Great Support Programs and Financial Aid Services Getting Started is Just a Click Away... www.deltacollege.edu 209-954-5151 San Joaquin Delta College 5151 Pacific Avenue • Stockton, California 44 | www.visitstockton.org The Port * supports 4,500+ family-wage jobs. * generated $171+ million income/year. * is self-sufficient, not taxing the citizens. * trades with more than 55 countries. * has handled 6 million cargo tons in a year. In 2009, M & L Commodities opened a state-of-the-art commercial refrigerated storage warehouse distribution center powered by hydrogen fuel cells and managed by Castle & Cook Storage. At full build, the final structures will occupy nearly 18.5 acres and feature more than 800,000 square feet to service both domestic and import/ export customers and cargoes. EAST COMPLEX Located in Foreign Trade Zone #231, close to interstates 5 and 80 and serviced by the BNSF & UP railroads, the Port is an international 35-foot deep-water port with more than 2000 acres for import/export cargoes. Port of Stockton CALIFORNIA 209.946.0246 www.portofstockton.com Board of Commissioners: Chairman Sam L.“Butch” Toccoli; Vice Chair Elizabeth (Liz) Blanchard; R. Jay Allen; Gary Christopherson; W. Ronald Coale; Stephen Griffen and Victor Mow. Port Director Richard Aschieris. Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 45 GOLF STOCKTON CALIFORNIA golfing Swenson Park Golf Course (public) The complex features a championship 18-hole course opened in 1952. Playing at over 6,700 yards with a par of 72, this classic course combines smooth, true putting surfaces with quality shotmaking, playability and walkability. Completing the facility is a 9-Hole Executive Par 3 Course, driving range, two putting greens and a practice bunker. 6803 Alexandria Place, Stockton (209) 937-7360, stocktongov.com/golf 18 hole, 6407 yds, Par 72 Par-3 Course 9 hole, 1380 yds, Par 54 Brookside Country Club (private) 3603 Saint Andrews Drive, Stockton (209) 444-4700 444-4700, www.brooksidegolf.net 18 hole, 6720 yds, Par 72. Stockton Golf & Country Club (private) 3800 W Country Club Blvd, Stockton (209) 466-4313 466-4313, www.stocktongolfcc.com 18 hole, 6470 yds, Par 71 46 | www.visitstockton.org Van Buskirk Park Golf Course (public) Golf facilities include an 18-hole championship course built on approximately 214 acres with four challenging waterways. This facility features defined fairways with barber poles to help golfers find their yardage more quickly. Van Buskirk Golf Course is a classically designed par 72 course that will allow you to use every club in your golf bag. The facility features a cafe, an all grass driving range with 15 stations and two practice greens. Cart paths are partially paved throughout. 1740 Houston Ave., Stockton (209) 937-7357 937-7357, stocktongov.com/golf 18 hole, 6928 yds, Par 72 Micke Grove Golf Links (Lodi) (public) 11401 N. Micke Grove Road, Lodi (209) 369-4410 369-4410, www.mickegrove.com 18 hole, 6565 yds, Par 72 Elkhorn GOLF Club (SEMI- private) 1050 W. Elkhorn Drive, Stockton (209) 474-3900 474-3900, www.elkhorncc.com 18 hole, 6559 yds, par 71 The Reserve at Spanos Park (semi-private) 6301 W Eight Mile Rd, Stockton (209) 477-4653, thereserve.americangolf.com 18 hole, 7000 yds, Par 72 Oakmoore Golf Course (private/rentable) 3737 N Wilson Way, Stockton (209) 943-1983, www.oakmooregolfcourse.com 9 hole, 3236 yds, Par 36 Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 47 t s Be here w w o n tk Don’a ? to st rtLECT winners 2 0 of 1 n a S 1 n i u q a o J voted Poll. e SE in Try thes est of the Best ’s 2011 Readers Voted Bquin Magazine isit San Joa ct info v a t n o c t and plete lis ine.com m o c a r z a Fo uinMag SanJoaq Wine/Drink Eat A tip to the lips of a wonderful libation is just the thing to sweeten a scrumptious San Joaquin afternoon. San Joaquin has more than enough dining destinations to satisfy any discerning foodie. Appetizers •Ave on the Mile •Papapavlo’s •Mezzo Deli/Sandwich Shop •Podesto’s •Gian’s Deli Outdoor Dining •Garlic Brothers •Papapavlo’s •Wine and Roses Brewery •Valley Brewing •Lodi Beer •Kelly Bros. Happy Hour •Ave on the Mile •Le Bistro •Stockton Joe’s Overall Winery •Michael-David Winery •Van Ruiten Winery •Delicato Bakery •M&W Dutch American Bakery •College Bakery •Genova Bakery Desserts •Toot Sweets •Papapavlo's •Le Bistro Pizzeria •Michael’s Pizza •David’s Pizza •Dante’s Pizza Coffee House •Empresso •House of Coffees Margarita •Casa Flores Marina •La Palma Mexican Family Restaurant •UJ’s •Papapavlo’s •The Creamery Romantic Dining •Wine and Roses •Le Bistro •Papapavlo’s Cocktails •Ave on the Mile •Papapavlo’s •Rosewood Martini •Ave on the Mile •Rosewood •Papapavlo’s Sports Bar •Valley Brewing Co. •Fat’s Grill and Bar •The Graduate Frozen Yogurt/ Ice Cream •Tigers Yogurt •Yogurt My Way •Honey Treat Seafood •Bud’s Seafood •Papapavlo’s •Mezzo Breakfast •Chuck’s •Bob’s •Payter’s Burgers •Flip’s Burgers •Bob’s •Moo Moo’s Candy Shop/ Chocolate •Rocky Mountain Chocolate •Ghirardelli •Toot Sweets Italian •Angelina’s •Mezzo •Pietro’s Caterer •Angelina’s •Alder Bistro Japanese/Sushi •Cocoro •Raw •Domo Chinese •Dave Wong’s •Yen Du •Tsing Tao Mexican •Casa Flores Marina •Miguel’s 48 | www.visitstockton.org Special Occasion Restaurant •Papapavlo’s •Le Bistro •Wine and Roses Steakhouse •El Rancho •Stockton Joe’s Thai •Siamese Street •A Taste of Thai •Bangkok Tasting Room •Van Ruiten Winery •Delicato •Cellar Door Wedding It's your special day, shared with the one you love and cherish, so celebrate in San Joaquin style. Bridal Boutique •Bliss Bridal Salon •The Elizabeth Bridal •Maxine’s Bridal Shop Cakes •Kat’s Cakes •M&W Dutch American Bakery •College Bakery Florist •San Francisco Floral •Silveria’s Flowers •Cazale’s Flower Shop Invitations/ Announcements •Best Wishes •Minuteman Press •Vision Printing and Signs Limo/Transportation •Moonlight Limo •Aurora Limousine •Vintage Limousine Party Rental Store •Arthur’s Party World •Party 2000 •American Event Rental Tuxedo/Men’s Formalwear •Formal Connection •Richard’s Men’s Wear •Tuxedos of Lodi Videographer •Media Fusion Studios •Oyler Video Wedding Venue •Wine and Roses •Morris Chapel •Viaggio Estate and Winery Play Art Gallery •Knowlton Gallery •Haggin Museum Casino •Jackson Rancheria •Thunder Valley Casino •Black Oak Casino Fair/Festival •Asparagus Festival •Lodi Grape Festival •Zinfest Get out and enjoy all that San Joaquin has to offer, from sports to music to theater, and more. Kids Attraction •Children’s Museum •Pixie Woods •Micke Grove Park & Zoo Kids Birthday Party •Children’s Museum •Zap Zone •Pixie Woods Music Venue •Bob Hope Theatre •Plea for Peace Center •Blackwater Cafe Place to People Watch •Lincoln Center •Miracle Mile •Stockton Waterfront & Cineplex Sports Team •Stockton Thunder •Stockton Ports •UOP Basketball Tourist Attraction •San Joaquin Delta •Haggin Museum •Lodi Wine Country Health/Beauty Cosmetic Dentist •Dr. Todd Franklin •Dr. Ronald Noriesta (at One Appt. Dentistry) •Dr. Lester Low Cosmetic Surgeon •Dr. Hugh Vu •Dr. Joseph Burlin •Dr. John Silverton There’s nothing like feeling good both in body and in mind, and San Joaquin delivers. Day Spa •Wine and Roses •Kharma •Versailles Martial Arts Center •Tibon’s Fighting Arts •Moore’s Martial Arts •American Martial Arts Hair Salon •Styles Unlimited •Velez for Hair Medi Spa •Total Body Medi Spa •Wine and Roses •Refresh Med Spa Health Club •In-Shape Health Clubs •Fitness 360 •CrossFit Shop Optometry/Vision •Brookside Optometric Group •Zeiter Eye •Midtown Optometry Yoga •Bikram Yoga Stockton •Aging Fit One-on-One •Now and Zen Yoga Locally-owned shops in San Joaquin bring the ﬁnest in unique and specialty goods. Boutique •Fina •Theadora •Flair Boutique Furniture •C.R. Porter •Thornton House •Premier Furniture Gallery Jewelry Store •Gary J. Long Jewelers •Peck’s Jewelers •Danz Jewelers Children’s Clothing •Campbell’s in the Village •Sassy Pants •Tots and Teapots Home Décor Store •C.R. Porter •Haven Décor •Classic Design Floor to Ceiling Photography Studio •Fritz Chin Photography •Caroline Photography •Brodie Jayne Photography •Briggs Photograpy Shopping Center •Lincoln Center •Weberstown Mall •Sherwood Mall SHOPPING DISH STOCKTON CALIFORNIA FABULOUS FINDS AROUND TOWN 1 PHILLIP STEIN WATCHES AVAILABLE AT GARY J. LONG JEWELERS 320 Lincoln Center, Stockton (209) 477-6881, gjlongjewelers.com BY KATY BERRY Stockton is a veritable treasure trove of fabulous finds for shopaholics. From jewelry and fashion, to home décor and one-ofa-kind gifts, you’ll find everything you need at one of Stockton’s many fantastic shopping areas. 2 COMET KAYAK by EMOTION KAYAKS AVAILABLE AT REI 5757 Pacific Ave., Stockton (209) 957-9479, rei.com 3 PJ SALVAGE SADDLE UP FLANNEL PJ SET AT THEADORA 354 Lincoln Center North, Stockton (209) 474-7407, theadoraboutique.com 50 | www.visitstockton.org 4 GIRL’S MOTORCYCLE BEANIE & ROCK ONESIE AVAILABLE AT TOTS & TEAPOTS 2319 Pacific Ave., Stockton (209) 594-0556, totsandteapots.com 5 JEFF BECK STRATOCASTER by FENDER AVAILABLE AT THE MUSIC BOX 4653 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 474-8701 6 DRAGON WEATHER VANE & GARDEN PLAQUE AVAILABLE AT WITH GARDEN FLAIR 2206 Pacific Ave., Stockton (209) 933-9009, withgardenflair.com 7 BANGLE BRACELET AND CHARMS BY ALEX AND ANI AVAILABLE AT FINA BOUTIQUE 308 Lincoln Center, Stockton, (209) 478-5670 Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 51 SHOPPING STOCKTON CALIFORNIA shopping and Antiques Shop Stockton & San Joaquin FIRST! SHERWOOD MALL South East Corner of Pacific Avenue at Robinhood Drive With over 80 stores and restaurants Sherwood Mall invites you to dine with friends in The Patio Food Court or entertain the kids at the Children’s Play Area. All while shopping your favorite stores. Macy’s, ULTA, Best Buy, Home Goods, Macaroni Grill, Elephant Bar & Starbucks just to name a few. www.sherwoodmall.com PARK WEST PLACE I-5 and Eight Mile Road at Trinity Parkway Stockton’s newest shopping area conveniently located just off Interstate 5. Target, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Borders, Dress Barn, Famous Footwear, Lane Bryant, PetsMart, Sports Authority, Babies R Us, Ross, Panera Bread, Sonic, and much more. Over 55 shops, services and eateries to serve you. Parking is easy and plentiful. Enjoy our patio seating under our shade arbors and center court 52 | www.visitstockton.org Whether you are looking for a unique gift or just shopping for yourself, Stockton offers great shopping. From malls and shopping centers to quaint pedestrian friendly districts you’ll sure to ﬁnd what you seek. And don’t forget the Farmer’s Markets, Flea Markets, Fruit Stands and great Antique Shops found all around the city. You may have to come back for another trip... fountain. See you there! www.parkwestplace.com STONECREEK VILLAGE North West Corner of Pacific Avenue at Robinhood Drive Stonecreek Village brings together your favorite stores and restaurants in a beautiful open-air village. The refreshing water fountains and up close parking makes getting together with friends a delight. REI, Coldwater Creek, Talbots, J.Jill, Ann Taylor LOFT, Jos. A. Bank, Lane Bryant, Cacique, Gymboree, & Regalo Bello. Dining: Mimi’s Café, Boudin SF, BJ’s Brewhouse, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Rubio’s and DeVega Brothers. shopstonecreekvillage.com LINCOLN CENTER Benjamin Holt Drive & Pacific Avenue Lincoln Center, Stockton’s premier shopping and dining destination, is home to more than 100 unique merchants. Twenty amazing restaurants and eateries featuring a variety of cuisines, fashions for the entire family, gifts and collectibles, grocery and specialty stores, home interiors, jewelry, shoes and accessories, spas and salons, and professional services can all be found in one convenient location. Visit their website to find out about current special events such as concerts, sales and more! www.lincolncentershops.com MIRACLE MILE Pacific Avenue between Alpine Avenue and Harding Way, and Harding Way between Lincoln and El Dorado. The Miracle Mile is a perennial local favorite featuring shopping, dining, entertainment, and arts in a pedestrian-friendly district. With specialty shops and boutiques; outdoor cafes, bistros, coffeehouses, and fine dining; and a vibrant nightlife, there’s something for neighbors and visitors alike. www.stocktonmiraclemile.com Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 53 SHOPPING STOCKTON CALIFORNIA COLLEGE SQUARE North-East Corner of Pershing Avenue and March Lane Includes Office Depot, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Outback Steakhouse, Tepa Taqueria and more. www.shopcollegesquare.com WEBERSTOWN MALL Pacific Avenue and March Lane Over 80 stores, shops and restaurants www.weberstownmall.com FARMERS MARKETS Farmer’s Markets throughout Stockton! stocktonfarmersmarket.org OPEN-AIR ASIAN & FARMER’S MARKET Under the Crosstown Freeway, Downtown Stockton Every Saturday year round! Time: 6:30 a.m. until sold out. This market has been around since 1979 and is considered one of California’s oldest and most successful. It draws nearly 9,000 customers every Saturday. It has fresh flavors, produce, herbs, fish and sweets from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Korea, China and India. Saveur Magazines Top 100 in 2007. 54 | www.visitstockton.org WEBERSTOWN MALL Held every Thursday April thru November and Sunday’s year -round; 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Behind Weberstown Mall Corner of Yokuts & Claremont STONECREEK VILLAGE Held on Saturday’s from 9:00am to 1:00pm, April thru October Location: Stonecreek Village, Northwest corner of Pacific and Robinhood. PARK WEST PLACE LEGACY ANTIQUES 128 Lincoln Center 209.474.7944 www.legacyantiquesandinteriors.com TREASURE TROVE ANTIQUES 234 W. Harding Way 209.547.0433 www.treasure-troveantiques.com TROTTING HORSE ANTIQUES 9177 Thornton Road 209.477.0549 Held every Thursday & Saturday March thru October 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: I-5 and Eight Mile Road. Between Panda Express and Lowe’s. ANTIQUES BUCKEYE APPLIANCE & ANTIQUES 714 W. Fremont Street 209.464.9643 www.buckeyeappliance.com HUBBA HUBBA ANTIQUES 2026 Pacific Avenue 209.460.0339 THE INCURABLE COLLECTOR 220 W. Harding Way 209.462.7992 FIND MORE GREAT SHOPPING INFO AT www.visitstockton.org/ Things-to-Do/Shopping Stocktonâ€™S Miracle Mile 90 Years of Fine Dining, Shopping, Entertainment, and Education Tots & Teapots 2319 Pacific Ave., Stockton Valley Brew 157 W. Adams St., Stockton www.totsandteapots.com www.valleybrew.com 209.954.0556 Dragonfairy 2119 Pacific Ave., Stockton Lucky Leftys 147 W. Alder St., Stockton Dragonfairybodysoul.com www.luckyleftys.com 209.463.1871 209.465.3116 209.464.2739 Midtown Creperie 2311 Pacific Ave., Stockton 209.941.9070 www.midtowncreperie.com Subway 2353 Pacific Ave., Ste. C, Stockton 209.944.9552 Time Honored, LLC 2130 Pacific Ave., Stockton 209.944.0900 La Palma Restaurant 2301 Pacific Ave., Stockton Goodwin Gallery 1902 Pacific Ave., Stockton www.lapalmaonthemile.com www.goodwingallery.com 209.941.4179 Kats Cakes 2230 Pacific Ave., Stockton 209.466.2253 209.466.6604 Gluskins 2113 Pacific Ave., Stockton 209.477.5566 www.gluskins.com Whirlows 1926 Pacific Ave., Stockton 209.466.2823 www.whirlows.com Peace & Justice Center 231 Bedford Rd., Stockton Werner Properties 306 Regent Court, Stockton www.pjnsjc.org www.wernerproperties.com 209.467.4455 209.944.9444 www.katscakes.com The Matinee Bar 1825 Pacific Ave., Stockton Kharma Spa & Boutique 2009 Pacific Ave., Stockton www.thematineebar.com www.kharmaspa.com 209.463.0111 209.469.2009 Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 55 CULINARY STOCKTON CALIFORNIA culinary Restaurants and Home to many of the valleyâ€™s most popular restaurants, Stockton offers culinary indulgence for even the most discriminating palate. From cheeseburgers to ďŹ let mignon, Stockton is sure to have just what you are looking for at any one of its hundreds of restaurants. Visitors can sample cuisine from all over the globe, including Mediterranean, Japanese, French, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Greek and Caribbean. Check out dining hot spots including the Miracle Mile and Lincoln Center, or explore on your own to discover you new favorite place in town or on the water! For a complete listing of local restaurants visit www.visitstockton.org/dining 56 | www.visitstockton.org Taste of San Joaquin Family Fun on the Downtown Stockton Waterfront August 18, 2012 Local food and great BBQ are showcased at the annual event held in Downtown Stockton each May. Families will enjoy some of the best BBQ, local food, music and fun to be had during the summer! Restaurant Week Annually. Join us September 14-23, 2012! Stockton Restaurant Week will give ALL local foodies and families an opportunity to enjoy special prix fixe and special value menus from many participating restaurants throughout Stockton at a price that wonâ€™t break the budget. Three course dinner offerings are available at $15, $20 and $25 and two/three course lunch specials will be offered for $9.95. Stockton has amazing restaurants and eateries from corner to corner now itâ€™s time to unite all Stockton food lovers and restaurants. Also enjoy the "Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out" showcasing great asparagus dishes the first two weeks of April. Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out Annually. Join us April 1-15, 2012! The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out was created to showcase locally grown asparagus and its use in local cuisine! Farm to Fork and Eat Locally Grown campaigns highlight the importance of eating fresh locally grown produce. Local asparagus growers will work with local restaurants to provide the freshest locally grown Asparagus to their kitchens. Our most famous locally grown spear may be featured in appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks at restaurants throughout Stockton! Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 57 CULINARY & RESTAURANTS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA Crush Kitchen + Bar has become Lodi’s hottest eatery over the last two years! With their farm to fork philosophy, extensive wine and beer lists, and customer service that is not only very professional but also warm and inviting, it’s no wonder why Crush has received so many accolades in their first two years of operation Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar is considered by many to be one of Northern California’s most unique fine dining establishments, located in Stockton’s Lincoln Center. They offer the finest and freshest in gourmet cuisine, and their fabulous menu includes a large variety of continental dishes. Three outdoor dining patios make for a perfect place to relax during lunch or dinner. Papapavlo’s offers four private banquet rooms accommodating groups as intimate as 12, to as large as 100 guests. Papapavlo’s is open Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Being named “Best Place to Stock Up” by Sunset Magazine). If you’re a foodie in search of your next great meal or just someone who enjoys excellent food, Crush is your destination! Located in quaint downtown, Crush is easily accessible by car or foot, tucked in the back of the historic Woolworth’s building, Crush offers a hip, big city vibe with the service of a small town, privately owned business. Whether it be a special occasion or just a night on the town, CRUSH KITCHEN + BAR is the place to be! 115 S. School St. (inside Woolworth Place) Lodi, (209)369-5400 www.Crushkitchen.com 501 N. Lincoln Center, Stockton (209) 477-6133, www.papapavlos.com 30X108 in. The DELTA BISTRO introduces its new fresh, local driven menu. The menu features Certified Angus Beef, fresh Alaskan Halibut, Pacific salmon, and lots of local produce. Chef Jeff Stogsdill and his team are driven to provide a fine dining experience in a casual setting with fantastic waterfront views. Enjoy dining on the courtyard, experience the wonderful atmosphere and treat yourself to gourmet delights. Pair your dining with local wines, or the best concoctions from the fully stocked bar. The DELTA BISTRO is located in the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel. 110 W Fremont St., Stockton 209-944-1140 for reservations De Vega Brothers has risen from its humble beginnings in a converted A&W stand to one of the Valley’s premier Italian restaurants, with expanded locations in both Manteca & Stockton. The Manteca site boasts hand-painted murals of Roman ruins & rustic Italian vistas, while Stockton prides itself on creating an atmosphere of urban elegance with patio dining & live piano music. Both restaurants are known for their generous portions and delicious lamb chops, cioppino, chicken and veal scaloppini, steak, and seafood, as well as their gourmet pastas and sauces. Beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. 58 | www.visitstockton.org SHIRASONI STEAKHOUSE ˆ TEPPANYAKI ˆ SUSHI BAR “YOUR TABLE, OUR KITCHEN” Wishing You and Your Family Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant a traditional& Japanese hibachi a Very MerryisChristmas a Happy New Year steakhouse. The authentic cuisine at Shirasoni is prepared fresh and cooked in front of you at the teppanyaki tables, and served by a performing chef, in hot bite-size portions ready to dip into a variety of delicious Japanese sauces. Shirasoni also offers an excellent menu of sushi and sashimi. Birthday eats free with a party 6 or more 3249 W. Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 473-2525 6367 Lone Tree Way Brentwood, (925) 240-7808 Everyone is welcome at Bud’s Seafood Grille. Friendly service, hearty portions, and a range of fish, seafood, pasta, steak, and poultry entrees make Bud’s a great choice for a business lunch, family dinner, or night out for two. Every meal begins with a bottomless basket of fresh sourdough bread. The new leafy outdoor patio seats thirty, and is the perfect spot to take a break from shopping in Lincoln Center and enjoy a leisurely lunch or even just a drink with a friend or two. Full bar and banquet room available. Open for lunch, dinner, and scrumptious Sunday brunch. 2819 W. March Lane, Ste A1, Stockton (209) 957-3839 Happy hour daily with $1.00 off all beer & well drinks and $5.00 bar bites 4pm - 6:30pm 515 N. Main St., Manteca (209) 823-0947 www.devegabrothers.com 314 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton (209) 956-0270 www.budsseafood.com Shangri La Asian Bistro is located on beautiful School Street in downtown Lodi. The restaurant is open from 11:00am-9:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 11:00am-10:00pm Fri-Sat. Happy hour is available 7 days a week from 2:30pm-5:30pm which includes $5.00 sushi rolls and discounted appitizers. All well drinks, house wines and beers on tap are $3.00. We are known for our Hong Kong Pan Fry Noodles, Honey Walnut Prawns and lunch bento boxes. The most requested sushi roll is the "Moms Roll" which consists of spicy tuna, tempura shrimp, snow crab, avacado, tai snapper, white tuna and a garlic Mayo. This one of kind roll is then toarched and topped off with unagi sauce, spicy mayo and massago. You can order online at our website www.Shangrilaasianbistro. com. We are a family run restaurant and family dinning is our style! 203-A S. School Street Lodi, (209) 366-0539 Family owned Royce Farms BBQ, combines BBQ along with Royce’s family italian recipies. Lunch and dinner served daily. Open Sat for breakfast. Banquet room holds up to 60 people. Catering and take out also available. Call us about our car shows during the summer months. 10880 N Highway 99 Stockton, CA 95212 (209) 931-8333 Johnny’s Diner & Creamery @ Tracy Outlets off MacArthur We invite you to walk in our door and let the time machine take you back to the good old days of the fabulous 1950’s, where life was just a little simpler. A bit of 1950’s fun fills the walls. We are serving up burgers, fries, milkshakes, BLT’S, chili cheese dogs, and more…. And we have a full ice cream parlor where you can sit and enjoy a tall root beer float, classic banana split, specialty sundaes, and kid inspired treats like dirt n worms and cookie crumble. Whether you’re on date night, a family outing, or celebrating a birthday, a visit to Johnny’s Diner is sure to be a treat. A bit of 1950's fun 1005 E. Pescadero Ave., Tracy, (209) 832-1188 www.johnnysdinerandcreamery.com Best Lumpia restaurant In 1989, Best Lumpia Restaurant first opened serving only lumpia and adobo. Through the years, Best Lumpia has expanded its menu to feature classic Filipino dishes like Kaldereta and everyone’s favorite, the Pork Barbeque. And of course there’s the lumpia. With five varieties (Beef, Chicken, Pork, Shrimp and Vegetable), one is sure to be your favorite--if not all of them! The restaurant recently expanded to accommodate small parties and receptions. We also cater. Come in and enjoy great Filipino food. After all, we don’t call it ‘Best’ for nothing! 9305 Thornton Rd # J Stockton, (209) 952-8300 Cancun Restaurant located in Downtown Stockton, celebrating 35 years of serving traditional Mexican cuisine. Open 7 days a week Full Bar. Serving Lunch and Dinner daily. Weekdays 11:00 am-10:00 pm Fri. & Sat.11:00am-2:00 am. 135 East Miner Avenue Stockton, CA 95202-2312 (209) 465-6810 Dante’s California Style Pizza Dante’s California Style Pizza established in 1985. Serves a variety of fresh pizzas, generous portions of pastas using our homemade sauces all made to order and sandwiches made with the finest ingredients . Choose from our many specialty pizzas or create your own masterpiece. Start your meal off with one of our garden fresh salads or one of our delicious appetizers. Dine in or take out. Catering available and banquets up to 40 people. 9305 Thornton Rd Ste H Stockton, (209) 474-0221 Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 59 CULINARY & RESTAURANTS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA Charmingly designed and warmly staffed, Pietro’s restaurant is a family-owned establishment that’s clearly well-loved. Pietro’s serves up huge portions of traditional Italian fare, and has been carefully decorated to give diners the impression that they are sitting in the middle of a tiny, rustic Italian village. Try the rich and garlicky Penne Aglio, an overflowing bowl of penne pasta tossed with tender chunks of sautéed chicken, caramelized mushrooms, spinach, and crushed red peppers. Individual pizzas are hearty and cheesy. Pietro’s is a friendly family establishment. Banquets up to 125 people. 317 E. Kettleman Lane Lodi, (209) 368-0613 www.pietroslodi.com We have an unlimited buffet with your choice of rice, beans, chile colorado, chile verde, tacos, enchiladas, chile relleno, and carnitas. Also includes drinks, tortillas, chips, and salsa. Elena and Job Sanchez at Casa Mexicana are happy to cater to anything else that you are hoping to eat. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner all day Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Casa Mexicana also owns a bakery. Saturday nights at 9 p.m., Casa Mexicana hosts a nightclub with all varieties of music. 1110 Kettleman Lane Lodi, (209) 368-2272 | www.visitstockton.org So let go of the worries of the day, and Go Outback. Open for lunch Monday thru Friday at 11:30 a.m. Dinner 7 days a week Happy hour 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. M-F 1243 West March Lane - Stockton (209) 954-9615 www.outback.com With its seasonally based menu and gourmet preparation, the Wine and Roses restaurant boasts a charming venue with exceptional service. Guests are spoiled with beautiful views of the garden, or enjoy a romantic evening sitting by the large fireplace. Sit alongside the piano while enjoying an after dinner cocktail. As an added bonus, stay overnight at the charming and beautiful Wine and Roses Inn and make a weekend out of it. 651 N. Cherokee Ln., Suite #G Lodi, (209) 334-1884 2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi (209) 334-6988 www.winerose.com All of Flip’s custom crafted burgers and hot dogs are made to order using fresh, local ingredients. Our milkshakes are made using real milk and award-winning, hand scooped ice cream. We are known for our unique deep-fried specialties. Come and try a fried egg on your burger, deep-fried hot dog, deepfried pickles, and deep-fried twinkies, deep-fried oreos... Flip’s is Stockton’s place to pig out. Enjoy restaurant quality food at fast food prices. Flip’s has a family-oriented environment which will make you feel like you’re at your own home. We are only a short 15 minute drive from anywhere in Stockton. Located right off of Highway 99, take the Waterloo Exit, go west for 2 minutes. We are open Mon-Sat. 11 am-8 pm. Chitiva’s serves up authentic Mexican food, tasty tropical drinks, and a giant side of fun six nights a week. Saturday nights after 9 p.m., the fajitas and enchiladas play second fiddle to the DJs and live bands on center stage—the Salsa is still hot, but now it’s a dance, not a culinary dip. If all this has you craving a cool Delta breeze, look no further than the restaurant’s waterfront dining. So go find your dancing shoes, sip a cool mojito, and have some fun. Available for private parties, weddings & receptions. Call for seasonal hours. 2503 Waterloo Rd. Stockton, (209) 943-5477 60 A flavorful mixed grill of juicy steaks, tender chicken, fresh fish and pasta dishes. Satisfy every taste with mouth-watering appetizers and salads. Every day we start out fresh, making every one of our soups, salad dressings and sauces from scratch. At Outback, it’s all about quality — and all about the food. 445 W. Weber Ave., Stockton (209) 941-8605 www.chitiva.net Check us out on Facebook. Domo Japanese Sushi Grill & Bar is the newest Japanese Cuisine Restaurant to embark Stockton. It is 8000 square feet of Japanese experience. Domo’s Sushi, Grill and Teppan Yaki is all about innovated food creations. There is something for everyone to enjoy. From our special sushi rolls, asparagus beef wrap, to our Teppan Yaki of Lobster, Filet Mignon, and Chicken or even a special drink or shake from our bar, there are sure to be many selections and favorites. Happy Birthday! Receive one FREE Steak and Chicken dinner with purchase of three dinner entreés or more. (Not valid with happy hour) Lunch : 7 Days a week: 11am-2pm Dinner: 7 Days a week: 4-9:30pm Happy Hour: Sunday- Thursday: 4-6pm (209) 451-3654 300 Lincoln Center, Stockton Saigon Grill is located in downtown Lodi serving traditional authentic vietnamese cuisine. Enjoy all your favorites like our savory Pho noodle soup, a variety of fresh spring rolls and rice vermicelli noodle salad bowls topped with our tasty charbroiled combinations. The warm ambiance, friendly staff and generous portions are sure to bring you a satisfying experience. So join us and don’t forget to try our fresh fruit smoothies. Dine in or take out. Open Mon - Fri 11am - 9pm, Saturday 12pm - 9pm. 5 West Elm Lodi, (209) - 368 - 5152 Stockton’s newest Italian fine dining establishment offers a plethora of both classic and modern Italian cuisine. Try the Veal Saltimbocca, a wonderful combination of tender veal, prosciutto sauteed in butter, mushrooms, fresh herbs, garlic, and spinach, steamed with white wine before adding a velvet-smooth alfredo sauce. Seafood lovers will love the Pasta del Mare, a mix of Salmon, Prawn, and Scallop sauteed in true virgin olive oil. Hand-cut Angus Steaks also dominate the menu along with some vegetarian dishes, adding variety for that hard to please large family or business group. Beer and wine are also served. Comtemporary yet eloquant design lunch and dinner house. 5644 North Pershing Avenue Stockton, (209) 474-2100 AVE on the mile, Stockton’s Premier Lounge & Bistro located in the heart of Stockton's Historical Miracle Mile is a unique culinary experience offering an infusion of cultures with our tapas and small plate menu. Opened in 2010, AVE on the mile has redefined the standard in the casual dining experience and has set the trend for years to come featuring weekly Dinner Specials, Sunday Brunch, Club 3:33 Happy Hour, Winedown Wednesday and our New Supperclub. AVE on the mile is the perfect venue to host any event including birthdays, showers, meetings or just the weekend party. Call early and let AVE on the mile make your next event a success. Open Sun 10am to 2pm, Mon-Fri 3:33pm to 2am and Sat 4:30pm-2am 2333 Pacific Ave, Stockton (209) 462- 5283 www.aveonthemile.com Serving San Joaquin County since 1979 Serving authentic and modern Japanese cuisine, come enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the causal dining room, or grab a seat at the sushi bar and have some fun with the professional and creative sushi chef. To enhance your experience, Mikasa invites you to explore the list of premium sakes. Mikasa offers outstanding sushi, sashimi, tempura, noodles, and teriyaki, as well as traditional Japanese sukiyaki and yosenabe. The most popular dishes are the Hawaiian tuna poki, tako kimchee, hamachi jalapeno, tuna ceviche, Mikasa steam sole, ginger beef tenderloin, Golden Gate roll, and Mikasa roll. They’re looking forward to your visit! Kampei! 7555 Pacific Ave., Ste. 115 Stockton, (209) 957-0617 www.pekingstockton.com 15138 Harlan Rd., Lathrop (209) 858-1818 www.mikasasushilathrop.com We use ingredients of only the highest quality when preparing our meals. We cook using 100 percent cholesterol free cooking oils, for a delicious and healthy meal. If you would like to order something not listed in the menu, we will do our best to accomodate you in any way we can. Gift Certificates available. Mon-Fri: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m and 5-10 p.m. Sat-Sun: 12 p.m.- 10 p.m. Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 61 ACCOMODATIONS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA lodging and Accomodations From full service hotels with all of the bells and whistles, to budget-friendly lodging, you will find what you are looking for in Stockton. All of our Stockton lodging properties are eager to provide you with the best experience during your Stockton visit. We hope our pillows are as comfy as yours at home... HILTON STOCKTON 2323 Grand Canal Blvd (209) 957-9090 Stockton.Hilton.com Meeting Space Square Foot: 13,000 Rooms: 198 Banquets & Meetings (Large/100+) Restaurant on Site Fitness Center Room Service On Site Laundry Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool Interior Corridor UNIVERSITY PLAZA WATERFRONT HOTEL 110 W. Fremont Street (209) 944-1140 UniversityPlazaWaterfrontHotel.com Meeting Space Square Foot: 10,000 Rooms: 179 Banquets & Meetings (100+) Restaurant on Site Fitness Center Room Service Pet Friendly Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool Interior Corridor 62 | www.visitstockton.org BEST WESTERN PLUS HERITAGE INN 111 E. March Lane (209) 474-3301 BestWesternStockton.com AMERICAâ€™S BEST VALUE INN 3473 W. Hammer Lane (888) 315-2378 AmericasBestValueInn.com Meeting Space Square Foot: 5,000 Rooms: 136 Banquets & Meetings (100+) Complimentary Hot Breakfast Fitness Center Pet Friendly On Site Laundry Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool Interior Corridor Meeting Space Square Foot: 300 Rooms: 120 Banquets & Meetings (Small) On Site Laundry Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool LA QUINTA INN 2710 W. March Lane (209) 952-7800 625.lq.com Meeting Space Square Foot: 600 Rooms: 151 Banquets & Meetings (Small) Pet Friendly On Site Laundry Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool COMFORT INN 2654 W. March Lane (209) 478-4300 ChoiceHotels.com Rooms: 122 Complimentary Hot Breakfast Pet Friendly On Site Laundry Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT 3240 W. March Lane (209) 472-9800 ResidenceInn.com Meeting Space Square Foot: 966 Rooms: 104 Banquets & Meetings (Small) Complimentary Hot Breakfast Kitchenette Fitness Center Pet Friendly On Site Laundry Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool Interior Corridor EXTENDED STAY AMERICA 2844 West March Lane (209) 472-7588 www.extendedstayamerica.com Rooms: 92 Kitchenette Pet Friendly On Site Laundry Interior Corridor COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 3252 W. March Lane (209) 472-9700 Marriott.com/Courtyard Meeting Space Square Foot: Under 1,000 Rooms: 89 Banquets & Meetings (Small) Restaurant on Site Fitness Center Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool Interior Corridor HAMPTON INN & SUITES 5045 Kingsley Road (209) 946-1234 www.hamptoninn.com Meeting Space Square Foot: Under 1,000 Rooms: 73 Banquets & Meetings (Small) Complimentary Hot Breakfast Fitness Center Room Service Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool Interior Corridor Raise Your Expectations Impeccable service is combined with thoughtfully designed facilities to create Stockton’s premier hotel destination. Guests will enjoy beautiful and spacious guest rooms, the Orchard Grill Restaurant, the Canal Street Sports Bar, Starbucks™, Hilton Fitness by Precor ®, outdoor pool, complimentary business center and complimentary wireless Internet. Hilton Stockton features 11,000 square feet of ﬂexible meeting space including 15 meeting rooms with capacities from 10 to 400. Experience your next stay with us. Visit stockton.hilton.com or call 209 957 9090 to book. Hilton Stockton 2323 Grand Canal Blvd Stockton, CA 95207 stockton.hilton.com 209 957 9090 © Hilton Worldwide 2010. Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 63 ACCOMODATIONS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA HOWARD JOHNSON EXPRESS INN - MARINA 33 N. Center Street (209) 948-6151 hojo.com Meeting Space Square Foot: Under 500 Rooms: 90 Banquets & Meetings (Small) Pet Friendly Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool MOTEL 6 CHARTER WAY WEST 817 Navy Drive (209) 946-0923 Motel6.com Rooms: 75 Pet Friendly Swimming Pool MOTEL 6 I-5 SOUTH SOUTHEAST 1625 French Camp Turnpike Road (209) 467-3600 Motel6.com GET MORE HOTEL INFO AND LOOK FOR SPECIALS AT WWW.VISITSTOCKTON.ORG/ PLACES-TO-STAY Rooms: 124 Pet Friendly On Site Laundry Swimming Pool MOTEL 6 STOCKTON NORTH 6717 Plymouth Road (209) 951-8120 Motel6.com Rooms: 76 Pet Friendly Swimming Pool QUALITY INN 2717 W. March Lane (209) 477-5576 QualityInn.com/hotel/ca886 Rooms: 165 Pet Friendly On Site Laundry Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool RED ROOF INN 1707 W. Fremont Street (209) 466-7777 RedRoof.com Rooms: 62 Pet Friendly On Site Laundry Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool | www.visitstockton.org Rooms: 68 Pet Friendly Swimming Pool Interior Corridor KNIGHTS INN STOCKTON 4540 N El Dorado St (209) 478-2944 KnightsInn.com Kitchenette Pet Friendly Swimming Pool Interior Corridor BUDGET INN 1075 N. Wilson Way (209) 466-6856 DELUXE INN 1925 N. Wilson Way (209) 466-4086 ALHAMBRA MOTEL 1565 S. El Dorado Street (209) 466-5481 RODEWAY INN 339 S. Wilson Way (209) 466-2951 RodewayInn.com BUDGET MOTEL 1501 S. El Dorado St. (209) 942-2191 Rooms: 24 Kitchenette Free Wireless Internet STOCKTON TRAVELERS MOTEL 631 N. Center Street (209) 466-8554 DAYS INN 550 East Charter Way (209) 948-0321 DaysInn.com Rooms: 75 Free Wireless Internet Swimming Pool 64 I-5 INN 2210 S. Manthey Road (209) 466-5741 PACIFIC MOTEL 1735 N. Wilson Way (209) 465-0717 STOCKTON MOTOR INN 1333 E. MLK Jr. Blvd (209) 464-9881 IVY MOTEL 9172 Thornton Road (209) 475-0730 COSMOS HOTEL 343 S. San Joaquin Street (209) 948-5003 TOWN HOUSE INN 1604 N. Wilson Way (209) 466-9667 STOCKTON CITY MOTEL 1022 S. Wilson Way (209) 946-9149 SUNSET MOTEL 1305 S. Wilson Way (209) 941-4952 CREST MOTEL 639 N. Wilson Way (209) 466-2431 OXFORD HOTEL 37 S. Aurora St. (209) 943-1909 CAPRI MOTEL 1140 N. Wilson Way (209) 462-2663 PARADISE MOTEL 1558 S. El Dorado St. (209) 464-9595 Courtyard by Marriott® STOCKTON Residence Inn by Marriott® STOCKTON It’s a New Stay Thrive on Long Stays Please call us for special corporate rates! Courtyard by Marriott® Residence Inn by Marriott® 3252 West March Lane Stockton, CA 95219 3240 West March Lane Stockton, CA 95219 www.courtyard.com/ SCKST www.residenceinn.com/SCKRI 209.472.9700 209.472.9800 East Bay Municipal Utility District East Bay Municipal Utility District is committed to diversity and equality. Our Contract Equity (CE) Program enhances equal business opportunities for Local & Small businesses offering a 5% SBE bid discount and a set-aside option for contract awards < $70,000. To learn about EBMUD’s CE Program, visit www.ebmud.com or contact the CE Office at 510-287-0114. to e m o c Wel kton! Stoc Buethe Communications P.O. Box 773, Stockton, CA 95201-0773 (209) 464-8707 www.buethecommunications.com Public Outreach/Involvement ● Event Coordination Public Relations Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 65 SPORTS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA sports Stockton in Cheer for your favorite Stockton California sport while you enjoy the waterfront view of our area. The Stockton sports complex defines the city’s redevelopment efforts, and includes the 10,000-seat Stockton Arena, plus the adjacent Stockton Ballpark. Watch as two professional teams do battle here—including the Stockton Thunder Hockey team, and the Oakland A’s farm team, the Stockton Ports. Be sure not to miss the action on the college circuit too. CAN YOU FEEL IT? The rush of adrenaline. The racing heart of an athlete. The energy of competition. Stockton is pulsating with the energy that radiates from the talented athletes who call it home and you can feel it in the air. Recently named California’s #1 Minor League Sports city, Stockton boasts three professional teams which call the Downtown Waterfront Events Center home. With its central location and worldclass venues, Stockton is also known as a sports destination for local, regional, state, national and international sporting events and tournaments. Professional athletes and amateurs alike will find their passion for sports fulfilled by Stockton’s diverse offerings. Whether it’s a rousing hockey 66 | www.visitstockton.org game, an evening at the ballpark, 18- holes on a lush golf course or a white-knuckle Mixed Martial Arts match that raises your heart rate, there is something to entertain and excite every fan. STOCKTON, YOUR SPORTING EVENT HOST! Bring your sporting event to Stockton, and look forward to great service, fine facilites and lots of great places to stay and play. Request our Stockton Sports Facilites Guide today or visit www.StocktonSports.org Stockton Ports Stockton Ports Minor League Check out the grassy “Home Run Hill” area of the Stockton Ballpark. A great place to bring a blanket and watch the game....and maybe even catch a home run! Family Culture 1201 N. Pershing Ave. Stockton CA 95203 • (209) 940-6300 • www.hagginmuseum.org Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 67 GETTING AROUND STOCKTON CALIFORNIA getting Around AIRPORTS Stockton Metropolitan Airport Serviced by Allegiant Airlines with flights to and from Las Vegas, NV and Palm Springs at allegiantair.com or (702) 505-8888 5000 S. Airport Way, Stockton (209) 983-8400 www.co.san.joaquin.ca.us/airport Sacramento International Airport San Joaquin RTD The San Joaquin Regional Transit District, provides public transit services in the Stockton Metropolitan Area For information call (209) 943-1111 or (800) HOW-2-RIDE or www.sanjoaquinrtd.com. www.amtrak.com Amtrakâ€™s Stockton Station is located in Central Stockton, and serves the San Joaquin line including Bakersfield, Sacemento and Oakland. For info. call 1.800.USA. RAIL. Greyhound Approximately 65 miles west of Stockton Greyhound provides service to Stockton. 1(800) 843-2121 or www.greyhound.com. The bus station is located in the heart of Downtown at Center Street and the Crosstown Freeway. San Jose International Airport RENTAL CARS (209) 931-5772, www.atslimo.com Avis Aurora Limousine Approximately 50 miles north of Stockton on I-5 Oakland International Airport Approximately 75 miles southwest of Stockton San Francisco International Airport Approximately 80 miles west of Stockton RAILWAYS Altamont Commuter Express Three daily round trips to the East and South Bay 1(800) 411-RAIL (7245) or www.acerail.com. 68 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AMTRAK CALIFORNIA | www.visitstockton.org BUSES/LIMOS/TAXIS Affordable Transportation Services, Inc. 211 E. March Lane, Stockton (209) 478-4747 www.avis.com (800) 847-1601, www.auroralimousine.net Enterprise Rent A Car (209) 465-1053, www.aplustours.com 320 Hunter Street, Stockton (800) RENTACAR or www.enterprise.com Hertz 3646 Telstar Place Suite D (209) 478-9800 or www.hertz.com Delta Charter Bus Storer Coachways (209) 943-0345, www.storercoachways.com Yellow Cab (209) 466-TAXI Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 69 GROUP TOURS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA group Tours Our central location and diversity of attractions has made Stockton a prime place to bring your bus group. Groups have long found that Stockton offers great single or multiple day options to meet the need of any planner or operator. Many consider using Stockton as a home base and stay in one of our many fine hotels while exploring Northern California during the day. We offer many properties who are group friendly in access and rate! The team at the Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to assist in customizing your itinerary to meet the needs of your group. Step-on guides are available and many of Stockton attractions are no or low cost. Sample itineraries are available online at www.VisitStockton.org. Recently groups have enjoyed: • Special docent led tours of the Haggin Museum • Listening to the Morton Organ after touring the historic Bob Hope Theatre • Cruising the waters of the San Joaquin Delta • Gazing at the craftsmanship of the statues at the Cambodian Buddhist Temple • Shopping and antiquing on the Miracle Mile • Discovering the history of California’s Gold Country • Waterfront dining in the Historic Waterfront Warehouse • Tasting wine and learning about the process at a Lodi winery • Chocolate tasting in Clements • Shopping for fresh produce at a farmer’s market or fruit stand • Exploring the beauty of the California Delta • Taking the Downtown Trolley to lunch • Riding the train or watching cheese making in Oakdale • And so much more…… Each year we also facilitate groups attending the Stockton Asparagus Festival. Group rates, free parking, easy drop off and pick up, and complimentary admission for drivers and leaders make the Stockton Asparagus Festival a no brainer! 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GENERAL ASSISTANCE •Suggestions/assistance for speakers, tours, spouse programs, children’s activities, and special meal functions. •Media list and publicity assistance available during your meeting. •Site inspections and tours arranged. •Charter transportation services within the Stockton area can be arranged through private bus companies. •Pre-convention publicity assistance including slides, photos and printed materials, if needed. •Convention delegates can ride city buses on regular routes at a nominal cost. • Information on local catering options, if needed. MATERIALS AVAILABLE •Assistance with bid proposals and presentations. •Invitations and/or welcome letter and banners. •Coupons for special deals at local businesses. •Official Stockton Visitors and Resource Guide. •Free dining, accommodation, and entertainment guides as needed. •Local maps, bus route maps, bike routes. •Bags, pens, and other giveaways available to certain groups. Fees may apply. Check out our list of meeting friendly hotels on page 62. To dicuss bringing your meeting or Conference to Stockton, contact us at email@example.com or 877.778.6258 72 Our goal at the Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau is to make booking and managing your Stockton meeting, conference or group travel event as easy for you as possible. We encourage you to explore the resources we have to offer, submit your RFP online or via mail or fax, and our sales manager will contact you immediately. An event facilities guide is available online at www.VisitStockton.org. Here are a few services to make planning your meeting a little easier. | www.visitstockton.org STOCKTON CIVIC MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 525 N. Center Street, Stockton Phone (209) 937-8119 www.stocktongov.com Opened in 1925, this historic building is locatd in the heart of downtown Stockton near the waterfront,. The stately building features over 18,000 square feet of meeting space, a stage with proscenium arch, large kitchen, lobby area and smaller side rooms. Stockton Activities & Visitors Guide 2012 | 73 Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Wes Rhea Executive Director City of Stockton Monica Slingerman Sales Manager Vice Mayor Emily Tuel Marketing & Communications Megan Peterson Administration & Finance Stockton CVB Board of Directors: George Kaplanis, Karri Rivard, John Cammack, Eric Pipitone, Mike Allan, Sam Patel, Steve Sherman & Susan Obert Ex-Officio: Katherine M. Miller Mayor Ann Johnston Katherine M. Miller - District 2 District 1 - Councilmember Elbert H. Holman, Jr. District 3 - Councilmember Paul Canepa District 4 - Councilmember Diana Lowery District 5 - Councilmember Susan Talamantes Eggman District 6 - Councilmember Dale Fritchen City Manager Bob Deis FIND US ON THE WEB AT YOUR FAVORITE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES! OUR MISSION To promote Stockton by increasing the awareness and enhancing the image of our diverse cultural, historical, and recreational assets. Facebook: www.facebook.com/Stockton.CVB OUR VISION Stockton is recognized as the premier travel destination to explore the unique experiences of our City, San Joaquin County and Northern California. Twitter: www.twitter.com/Stockton_CVB www.visitstockton.org The Stockton Visitors & Activities Guide is published annually by San Joaquin magazine in conjunction with the Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau. All activities, dates, locations, programs, rates and times listed in this guide are correct as of 1/15/2012, but are subject to change without notice. The SCVB and San Joaquin magazine have made YouTube: www.youtube.com/stocktoncvb every effort to maintain the accuracy of information presented in the guide, but assume no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. Copyright 2012. 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