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2017 guide to flavor & fun


STAY, DINE, MEET and PLAY WITH US! The Hilton Stockton is the favorite for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will enjoy beautifully appointed guest rooms, dining at the Orchard Restaurant, Canal Street Grille and Sports Bar, and StarbucksTM. Guests will also enjoy our fully equipped fitness center, Hilton Connectivity Center and complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel. The Hilton Stockton features the largest hotel meeting and banquet facility in the area that includes 15 meeting rooms accommodating groups from 10 to 360. The Hilton Stockton is the perfect location for small business meetings, weddings, conferences, trade shows and reunions. Book your next stay with us at:

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The Official 2017 Visit Stockton Guide is a publication of Visit Stockton. 125 Bridge Place, 2nd Floor, Stockton, CA 95202 PO Box 2336 Stockton, CA 95201 877.778.6258 visitstockton.org visitorinfo@visitstockton.org

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tockton is located in San Joaquin County in California’s great Central Valley. We have grown from a community of rich agricultural and educational 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 the Stockton Marina, Stockton Arena, Stockton (Banner Island) Ballpark, Regal City Centre Cinema, Weber Point Events Center, and the Visit Stockton office. Not far from there you can bask in the splendor of a historic Fox California Theatre, the Bob Hope 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 exquisite wines from the neighboring Lodi Wine Appellation or tour the historic towns of the Gold Rush in the foothills to our east.   We continue to move forward with great changes on the horizon, more family events, and greater shopping and dining experiences citywide. Travel safely and enjoy your stay! George Kaplanis, CTA President Visit Stockton Board of Directors

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CDME, Chief Executive Officer

Tim Pasisz, CTA

CMP, CSEE, Sports & Tourism Development Director

Robyn F. Cheshire, CTA Director of Marketing & Communications

Megan Peterson, CTA Office Manager & CTA Program Coordinator

Stephanie German, CTA Event Services Coordinator

Miguel Guillen, CTA Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

David Martinez, CTA Graphic Designer

b PHOTO CREDITS: ASVITT Photography, Jack Lima, University of the Pacific, Stockton Ports, Marvin McDougal, NCAA, Allegiant Airlines, Lincoln Center, Jellystone at Tower Park, Stockton Civic Theatre


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Downtown Stockton

A unique gem in California’s Central Valley. It is home to annual events, sports, eclectic dining, and a waterfront that is second to none.

Fairs & Festivals

Communities in and around Stockton have rich histories and culturally diverse populations that have flourished throughout the years.

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Thai Me Up pg. 28


STOCKTON at a GLANCE Average Temperatures by Season (in °F):

Winter 59° Spring 75° Summer 92° Fall 79° Population:

305,658 (2015) Source: United States Census Bureau

Demographics (2010):

Latin/Hispanic: 40.3% Caucasian: 22.9% Asian: 21.5% African-American: 12.2% Native American and Alaskan Native: 1.1% Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander: .6% Other: 1.4% Source: United States Census Bureau

We are the farthest inland seaport on the West Coast. The Port of Stockton has trade relationships with 55 countries. 1,500,000 tons of American products are exported annually. exports include: steel products, dry bulk & liquid fertilizers, bulk sulfur, bulk cement. Source: The Port of Stockton

Date Founded: 1849 Incorporation Date:

July 23, 1850

Named for: Commodore Robert F. Stockton. Our city was the first community in California to have an English name; until then all names had been Spanish or Native American in origin. Other names: Port City, Tuleburg, Brick City, Fat City, Gas City, Mudville, Stocktown Awards: All-America City 1999, 2004, 2015

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CONTENTS

23 Dining

61 The Delta

31 Locally Grown

64 Wine Tasting

37 Shopping

67 Lodging

41 Arts and Entertainment

72 Bring your Meetings & Conferences

47 Family Fun

75 Bring your Sports Events

51 University of the Pacific

79 Group Tour Planning

53 Sports

81 Transportation

57 Golf

87 Neighboring Regions

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SEE ME? Look for this icon throughout the guide to see which locations you can explore via virtual reality online at:

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A LITTLE HISTORY Charles Weber 1849 Captain founded Stockton. of Stockton officially 1850 City incorporated on July 23, 1850. people poured into CA 1850 300,000 for the California Gold Rush. named the 4th 1854 Stockton largest city in CA. Became a major transportation

1890 and commercial center.

Stockton Chamber of 1901 Greater Commerce founded to promote city and attract new residents.

Holt, owner of Holt 1904 Benjamin Maufacturing Co., invented the Caterpillar.

of the Pacific, Califor1924 College nia’s first chartered institution

of higher education founded in 1851, moved to Stockton from San Jose.

of Stockton opened as the 1933 Port first inland seaport in California. fire log was invented 1968 Duraflame in Stockton. Joaquin Delta College 1972 San constructed.

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ince the 1940’s, there have been major commercial and residential developments in Stockton. Industrial growth has been accompanied by residential developments. Stockton supports very active and world-renowned talent including a civic theater, symphony, opera, and chorale groups. The Haggin Museum, our local museum, is rich in collections and exhibits that tell the stories of local and California history. The museum also owns important works by late 19th and early 20th century artists and is expected to reveal a $2.5 million renovation this summer (2017).   Stockton has been culturally and ethnically diverse since its beginning as a muddy-street gold-rush camp. This diverse community includes a large Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, and Filipino population. Today’s diversity is reflected in Stockton street names, architecture, and in the faces and heritage of its citizens. Throughout the year, multi-cultural festivals reflect that diversity in the microcosm that Stockton has become for the world. The city was voted an All-America City in 1999, 2004, and most recently in 2015.

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DOWN TOWN STOCKTON

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owntown Stockton is a unique gem in California’s Central Valley. It is home to annual events, sports, eclectic dining, and a waterfront that is second to none. Located at the intersection of I-5 and Highway 4, Downtown Stockton is the government headquarters for San Joaquin County and employs more than 15,000 workers. It is also home to the largest inland seaport on the West Coast, making Downtown Stockton a hub for transportation and manufacturing. As the heart of the agricultural Central Valley, Downtown Stockton influences the

production and distribution of our nation’s food supply. Downtown Stockton also seamlessly blends historical and modern architecture, surrounded by a gorgeous waterfront and Marina. The old and new are truly in harmony in Downtown Stockton, a vibrant and rising district that has something for everyone.   Downtown Stockton is dotted with several attractions and hosts hundreds of events throughout the year, making it an exciting spot for sports fans, music lovers, foodies, and families.

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In 2016 alone, Downtown Stockton saw a wide variety of events including Kevin Hart, Dancing with the Stars, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, the Annual Lighted Boat Parade, the Weber Point “Movies at the Point,” and much, much more.     Downtown Stockton also features a growing list of specialty shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and service centers--all within short walking distances of each other. Park your car in one of the many metered surface street parking spots using the Park Mobile App on your smart phone: us.parkmobile.com. There are also many multi-story parking garages for your convenience.   Downtown Stockton is also home to the San Joaquin Regional Transit District’s main bus station, the Downtown Transit Center. If the train is more your style, the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) and Amtrak San Joaquins also both have convenient locations in Downtown Stockton. Learn more about these Downtown transportation options by turning to page 81.   For more information on Downtown Stockton or to participate in a walking tour of the historic Downtown area, please contact the Downtown Stockton Alliance by visiting downtownstockton. org or by calling 209.464.5246.

Stockton ( Banner Island) Ballpark

Stockton (Banner Island) Ballpark The ballpark in Downtown Stockton is home to the Stockton Ports—a minor league, Advanced A baseball team and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. This scenic ballpark sits on Downtown Stockton’s Waterfront, making baseball season a unique and lively time in Stockton. Check out the grassy “Home Run Hill” area at the ballpark— it’s a great place to bring a blanket, watch the game, and maybe even catch a home run! 404 W. Fremont St., 209.644.1900, stocktonports.com

Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre

Bob Hope Theatre

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Built in 1930, the historic Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre in Downtown Stockton was one of the first Fox Theaters 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 St., 209.373.1400, stocktonlive.com

Children’s Museum of Stockton The Children’s Museum features hands-on, play-based exhibits that will enhance a child’s understanding of how the world works. It is an educational experience from the moment young visitors step through the door. Open Wednesday thru Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm5pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 402 W. Weber Ave, 209.465.4386, childrensmuseumstockton.org

Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery The Mexican Heritage Center is an arts and culture >>


Stockton Arena Each year, the Stockton Arena is host to a variety of top entertainment, from The Toughest Monster Truck Tour to Carrie Underwood. Various concerts, WWE shows, Disney on Ice performances, and much more come to the Stockton Arena as well. And, of course, the Stockton Arena is home to Stockton’s very own AHL hockey team, the Stockton Heat! 248 W. Fremont St., 209.373.1400, stocktonlive.com

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mecca in the Downtown area. The center features a gallery and local art exhibits, as well as events that celebrate

and engage the community in Mexican culture. An annual Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibit is among its yearly events. Open Tuesday thru Friday 12-5pm. 111 S. Sutter St. mexicanheritagecenter.org

Regal City Centre Cinemas With 16 screens (including IMAX), you’re sure to find something to watch at this movie theater! Located in Janet Leigh Plaza, and featuring brand new king-size recliners, this cinema is complimented by plenty of nearby dining and nightlife. 222 N. El Dorado St., 844.462.7342, regmovies.com

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Stockton Marina & Joan Darrah Promenade The Stockton Marina has over 1,300 linear feet of guest docks and 60 permanent berths. It is located within walking distance of the Stockton Arena, Stockton (Banner Island) Ballpark, Regal City Centre Cinemas, Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre, lots of dining, and more. See page 61 or more information on the Delta. 445 W. Weber Ave., 209.462.4200, visitstockton.org

Weber Point Events Center Enjoy this star Downtown attraction’s interactive water feature and colorful children’s play area, or simply stroll the promenade and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Delta. It is located near DeCarli Waterfront Square, McLeod Lake Park, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza. Park Hours Vary. 221 N. Center St., 209.937.8206, stocktongov.com

Downtown Stockton Alliance offers free guided tours of historic Downtown Stockton throughout the year. Tours are guided by the Downtown Resident Historian and Certified Tourism Ambassador Manuel Laguna. 2 weeks advance notice is requested so be sure and call ahead! 209.888.8636 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide // 13


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ommunities in and around Stockton have rich histories and culturally diverse populations that have flourished throughout the years. As a result, our annual fairs and festivals are never lacking—you’re bound to find something that you’ll enjoy! Read on for a list of San Joaquin County annual events by month. Be sure to look at all months as some events happen over multiple months, but are listed only during the month they begin. Sisig Fries from Papa Urb's

January STOCKTON RESTAURANT WEEK, JAN 20-29, 2017 AND JAN 19-28 2018 Foodies rejoice! Discover new restaurants and visit long-time favorites during this annual event highlighting the best of local Stockton cuisine. Fixed-Price specialty menus are available at locations all over the city! Stockton Restaurant Week is held in January as part of California Restaurant Month. 209.938.1555, stocktonrestaurantweek.com 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide // 15


music, and much more! 209.369.2771, grapefestival.com CAMBODIAN NEW YEAR, APRIL 12-17 This annual free event features music, dancing, vendors selling delicious food, and the celebration of the Cambodian New Year. 209.938.1555, visitstockton.org

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ZION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL, JANUARY 15, 22 & 27 Three-concert classical music festival in Stockton celebrating the best talent in the area. 209.477.0259, zlcstockton.org

February 86TH ANNUAL MCKEE STUDENT ART CONTEST & EXHIBITION, FEBRUARY 2 -APRIL 2 The longest running student art exhibition in the country takes place here in Stockton! Features the unique works of student artists from the public and private schools of San Joaquin County with awards given to winners in grades K to 12. 209.940.6300, hagginmuseum.org WINE AND CHOCOLATE WEEKEND, LODI FEBRUARY 11-12 Lodi Wine Country’s finest wines are paired with decadent chocolate concoctions, making for a delicious, and possibly romantic, experience! 209.367.4727, lodiwineandchocolate.com

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ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, RIPON FEBRUARY 24-26 Always the last weekend of February and the first food festival of the season, this festival features a carnival, fun run, and well-known community parade. 209.599.7519, riponchamber.org

March BOB MCMILLEN MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT, MARCH 4 2,500lbs of Rainbow Trout are stocked for this annual tournament. 209.953.8800, sjparks.com CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, MARCH 5 This free festival includes an outdoor parade with live performances and marching bands in Downtown Stockton. Also features an indoor festival with food and vendors. stocktoncync.org

April LODI WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL, APRIL 1 Enjoy wine tasting from more than 40 wineries, great food,

THE STOCKMARKET: APRIL 15, MAY 20, JUNE 17, JULY 15, AUGUST 19, SEPTEMBER 16 An outdoor curated marketplace on Stockon's Miracle Mile featuring the Central Valley's best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize! 209.322.7624, stockmarketca.com STOCKTON SIKH TEMPLE PARADE, APRIL 16 This annual parade begins and ends at the nation’s oldest Sikh temple, Stockton Gurdwara Sahib. Features music, dignitaries of the faith, free food, and martial-arts demonstrations. stocktongurdwarasahib.org SAN JOAQUIN ASPARAGUS FESTIVAL, APRIL 21-23 Offering all things food and fun, the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival is a local favorite. Bring family and friends to enjoy Asparagus Alley, live entertainment, and much more! 209.466.5041, sanjoaquinasparagusfestival.net

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL, APRIL 23 Celebrate the environment at Stockton's Victory Park with live music, informational booths, food, and

The Visit Stockton events calendar has the most comprehensive list of events happening throughout San Joaquin County. Sign up for the weekly events email and you'll learn about the amazing things happening each and every day of the year. visitstockton.us/eventsemail

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earth-friendly fun. 209.483.5199, livegreensanjoaquin.org

May LODI STREET FAIR, MAY 7 The largest antique and craft fair for a hundred miles in any direction. Find over 500 vendors and exhibitors in 10 square blocks with their creations and collectibles. 209.367.7840, lodichamber.com

CINCO DE MAYO FAMILY FESTIVAL, MAY 7 Stockton's Weber Point is the site of this celebration of Mexican-American culture featuring a family festival, music, parade, and more. 209.644.2600, elconcilio.org ZINFEST, LODI, MAY 19-20 Sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 200 handcrafted wines from over 40 Lodi wineries at this Lodi Lake event. 209.365.0621, zinfest.com

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FAIR, JUNE 14-18 The San Joaquin County Fair features live music, agricultural exhibits, rides, games, and more! 209.466.5041,

sanjoaquinfairgrounds.com/fair

LINCOLN CENTER LIVE! JUNE 16 & AUGUST 18 Enjoy fun summertime events at Stockton's local Lincoln Center shopping and dining destination! June 16th features a Wine Stroll and August 18th features their famous Classic Car Show. 209.477.4868, lincolncentershops.com DELTAFUSION, JUNE 24 Using giant puppets, masks, and music, this free event tells the story of the people of the Delta region and their connections with the land and water. 209.940.6315, deltafusionstockton.com JUNETEENTH A family event celebrating the freedom of African

Americans through song, games, and food. stocktonjuneteenth.org

July 4TH OF JULY PARADE Come out for the 4th of July Parade in Stockton—a great family-friendly event. 209.938.1555 visitstockton.org STOCKTON BEER WEEK, JULY 7-16 No worries, beer happy! This citywide craft beer celebration features locally-owned breweries, bars, pubs, and restaurants hosting tons of events. Last year featured tap-takeovers, a beer festival, Beer Poker on the Mile, beer dinners, beer movie nights, and much more! 209.938.1555, stocktonbeerweek.com STOCKTON BEER WEEK BREW FEST, JULY 8 30+ breweries will fill the Stockton Arena to officially kick off Stockton Beer Week! 209.938-1555, stocktonbeerweek.com

LINDEN CHERRY FESTIVAL, MAY 20 This sweet celebration of the local cherry harvest comes complete with food, live entertainment, vendors, and children’s activities. 209.547.3046, lindenchamber.net

June JEWISH FOOD FAIR, JUNE 4 Always the first Sunday in June, Temple Israel in Stockton hosts this celebration of Jewish culture with brunch, a bake shop, great food, games, and tours. 209.477.9306, templeisraelstockton.com CONCERTS IN THE PARK: WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 7TH THRU AUGUST 23RD Grab a lawn chair, bring a picnic dinner, and enjoy the 65th year of this free twelve-concert concert series at Stockton's Victory Park! 209.938.1555, visitstockton.org

Stockton Beer Week Brew Fest

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SAINT BASIL’S GREEK FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 8-10 Enjoy 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, gosaintbasil.org BACONFEST, LATHROP SEPTEMBER 9-10 Bacon. Beers. Bands. Dell’Osso Family Farm invites you to their BaconFest 2017! Featuring a bacon eating contest, 20 micro breweries, live music, cooking demos, pig races, vendors, and more. 209.679.1710, baconfest.com

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August TASTE OF THE DELTA, AUGUST 8 The “Taste” showcases fine restaurants and wineries of the California Delta region, making for a delicious afternoon on the Delta. 916.777.4041, tasteofthedelta.com STOCKTON-CON, AUGUST 19-20 Pop-culture is abundant at this Comic-Con style event that has been tremendously popular in Stockton! The mission of Stockton-Con is to raise awareness of outstanding artists in the San Joaquin Valley area, and to give attendees the chance to experience popular culture in its various forms: comics, card games, video games, anime, manga, science fiction, toys, television, and movies. stocktoncon.com STOCKTON PRIDE FESTIVAL, AUGUST 26 This vibrant and growing event celebrates the county’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Come out to enjoy the food, festival atmosphere, and free entertainment. 209.466.7572, stocktonpride.com

REGGAE ON THE DELTA Caribbean rhythms will rock your evening while you enjoy Caribbean food and drinks, a limbo contest, silent auction, and more! 209.474.2100, breadfruittree.com STOCKTON OBON BAZAAR The Stockton Buddhist Temple sponsors this annual Japanese cultural bazaar featuring music, traditional dance, tea ceremonies, karate, judo demonstrations, and more. 209.466.6701, stocktonbuddhisttemple.org

September BLACK FAMILY DAY, SEPTEMBER 4 This event features gospel music, job and health fairs, children’s activities, crafts, and food vendors. 209.482.0505, stocktonblackfamilyday.com STOCKTON COMMUNITY LABOR DAY POW WOW, SEPTEMBER 4 All are welcome to experience this Pacific campus and community gathering where indigenous peoples of the West share their songs, dances, drums, arts, crafts, foods, and more. 209.946.2285, pacific.edu

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LODI GRAPE FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 14-17 Celebrate the grape harvest with four days of entertainment, wine tasting, grape murals, food, and a carnival. The musical headliners are sure to rock your world! 209.369.2771, grapefestival.com FAMILY DAY AT THE PARK, SEPTEMBER 16 A full day literacy and book fair with lots of fun and educational activities for the entire community, brought to you by The Record newspaper. 209.957.7277, familydayatthepark.com

October DELL’OSSO FARMS ANNUAL PUMPKIN MAZE, LATHROP ALL THROUGH OCTOBER The area’s largest pumpkin maze and family farm! Enjoy the pumpkin patch, kiddie land, pony rides, petting zoo, tractor train, hay rides, picnic area, and haunted house. 209.982.0833, pumpkinmaze.com LODI STREET FAIRE, OCTOBER 1 The fall edition of the largest antique and craft fair for a hundred miles in any direction. Over 500 vendors and exhibitors line 10 square blocks with their creations and collectibles the first Sunday in October. 209.367.7840, lodichamber.com

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MANTECA PUMPKIN FAIR, OCTOBER 7-8 The finest in pumpkin-flavored foods, music, crafts, and more. 209.823.6121, mantecapumpkinfair.org STOCKTON ARTS WEEK, OCTOBER 13-22 A week full of arts related activites and learning opportunities hosted across the city of Stockton. This event shares the vast amount of working artists, arts organizations and arts venues in the city and gives people an opportunity to learn, participate and enjoy a variety of new arts experiences. 209.938.1555, stocktonartsweek.com PACIFIC HOMECOMING AND PARENT & FAMILY WEEKEND, OCTOBER 20-22 This annual alumni celebration welcomes the public, alumni, friends and family to celebrate homecoming at California’s first chartered institution of higher learning. Featuring events, classes, dinners, and more. 209.946.2285, pacific.edu ANNUAL SAFE TRICK-OR-TREAT, OCTOBER 25 University of the Pacific’s largest community service activity succeeds in providing a safe environment for families to enjoy trick-ortreating. 209.946.2285, pacific.edu

HALLOWEEN ON THE MIRACLE MILE, OCTOBER 31 Goblins and ghouls flood the Mile as businesses open their doors to trick-or-treaters. 209.948.6453, stocktonmiraclemile.com

November SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL, LODI NOVEMBER 3-5 Headquartered at Hutchins Street Square, this fest has over 60 wildlife tours going out in all directions. The near 8,000 Sandhill Cranes that migrate to Lodi during the winter are a true spectacle of nature. 800.581.6150, cranefestival. com

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STOCKTON HMONG NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, NOVEMBER 11-12 Celebrating Stockton’s Hmong culture with sporting events, merchant booths, delicious traditional food, cultural performances, live bands, and music. 209.466.0721, lfcempowerment.org TROUT BOUT, NOVEMBER 18 Youth and adult anglers compete to catch the largest trout in the lake. 209.953.8800, sjparks.com THANKSGIVING RUN AND WALK AGAINST HUNGER, NOVEMBER 23 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, runagainsthunger.org DIWALI CELEBRATION Indian cultural event featuring lights, dancing, and traditional treats. iasjc.org FINE ARTS FESTIVAL Sponsored by the San Joaquin Potters Guild. This multi-art and ceramic show features over 40 local artists, plus other art forms. sanjoaquinpottersguild.org

December

SAN JOAQUIN KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW, DECEMBER 2-3 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. Celebrating their 100th anniversary show. sanjoaquinkc.org CITY OF STOCKTON ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & MARINA WEST YACHT CLUB’S LIGHTED BOAT PARADE, DECEMBER 2 Always the first Saturday of December, spectators are treated to an official tree lighting in Downtown Stockton’s Weber Point followed by the famous Lighted Boat Parade. 209.938.1555, visitstockton.org DELL’OSSO FARMS ANNUAL HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM, LATHROP DEC THRU JAN Santa Claus and his reindeer will be staying at the farm and kids of all ages are invited to pick their favorite tree, tube through the snow, and take a magical drive through the lights! And don’t forget about snow-tube mountain! 209.982.0833, holidaysonthefarm.com FESTIVAL OF TREES, LODI, DECEMBER 2-3 Gaze at more than 70 unique, beautifully decorated Christmas trees at this San Joaquin County Historical Museum classic featuring craft making, entertainment, food, photos with Santa, and more! 209.331.2055, sanjoaquinhistory.org


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he dining scene in Stockton is one that cannot easily be rivaled—with cuisines offered from all over the world, you’re bound to find something to satisfy your appetite! This list is compiled from the winners of Best of San Joaquin Magazine 2016, the Record’s Best of San Joaquin 2016, and the top 25 Yelp reviewed restaurants as of 01/06/17.

Pizza from Market Tavern

New In Town PANERA BREAD (Weberstown Mall)

4932 Pacific Ave. 209.808.7076 NATION’S GIANT HAMBURGERS 3333 W. Hammer Ln. 209.477.5922

BELLA VISTA CUCINA ITALIANA 110 N. El Dorado St. 209.949.2104 bellavistastockton.com DELIBERATION ROOM 19 N. California St. 209.910.9477 stocktondeliberationroom.com

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Foodie

ALERT Each January, local restaurants participate in Stockton Restaurant Week. Held during California Restaurant Month, this annual food frenzy is full of specialty menus from the best eateries in town. Fixed-price multiple course options are available at a price that won't break the budget. Go to StocktonRestaurantWeek.com to see a list of participating restaurants and menus. CHICK-FIL-A 2628 March Ln. 209.477.5936 THE GARDEN BOWL 445 W. Weber Ave. Ste. 142 209.949.2120 PRIME TABLE 357 Lincoln Center 209.808.5999

CANNOLI CANNOLI 347 E. Weber Ave. 209.955.0857 RITA’S 2829 W. March Ln. Ste. C-4, 209.222.3532 ritasofstockton.com HOUSE OF ICE CREAM 947 N. El Dorado St. 209.451.1335 houseoficecream.net CAST IRON TRADING CO. 114 N. San Joaquin St. 209.227.8585

American THE RESERVE AT SPANOS PARK 6301 W. Eight Mile Rd. 209.477.4653 reserveatspanospark.com PAYTER’S GRILL 61 Lincoln Center 209.477.9513 paytersgrill.com AMERICAN WAFFLES 1540 E. March Ln., Ste. 5 209.951.1175 MANNY’S CALIFORNIA FRESH CAFE 1612 Pacific Ave. 209.463.6415

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GARLIC BROTHERS 6629 Embarcadero Dr. 209.474.6585 garlicbrothersonline.com CENTRALE KITCHEN & BAR 1825 Pacific Ave. 209.939.1825 centrale1825.com THE CREAMERY 5756 Pacific Ave. 209.952.1111 GUSTY’S WINGS 1825 Pacific Ave. # 5 209.464.9464 DAD’S HOT DOGS 6527 Pacific Ave. 209.478.7793 MARKET TAVERN 236 Lincoln Center 209.932.8001 markettavernstk.com MIDGLEY’S PUBLIC HOUSE 296 Lincoln Center 209.474.7700 midgleyspublichouse.com MILE WINE COMPANY 2113 Pacific Ave. 209.465.9463 milewinecompany.com THE OMELET HOUSE 3455 Cherokee Rd. 209.941.2750


TOOT SWEETS BAKERY CAFÉ 4755 Quail Lakes Dr. 209.474.6692 tootsweetsbakerycafe. com YOGURTLAND 5765 Pacific Ave. 209.477.5764 yogurtland.com

Bar/Pub AVE ON THE MILE 2333 Pacific Ave. 209.462.5283 aveonthemile.com

Mile Wine Co.

SMITTY'S WINGS & THINGS 946 N. Yosemite St. 209.227.7479 WHIRLOW’S TOSSED AND GRILLED 1926 Pacific Ave. 209.466.2823, whirlows.com

Bakery & Sweets LINDY’S DO-NUT SHOP 236 E. Charter Way 209.464.5070 SEE’S CANDY Weberstown Mall 4950 Pacific Ave. 209.477.6492 DONUT KING 6351 Pacific Ave. 209.478.8671

THE ABBEY TRAPPIST PUB 2353 Pacific Ave. 209.451.1780 abbeystockton.com FINNEGAN’S IRISH PUB & GRILL 6002 Pacific Ave. 209.951.4782 finpub.com TAPS BARREL HOUSE 1924 Pacific Ave. 209.466.3683 VALLEY BREWING COMPANY 157 W. Adams St. 209.464.2739 valleybrew.com

Barbeque DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT 5350 Pacific Ave. 209.957.7427, dickeys.com

GENOVA BAKERY 749 N. Sierra Nevada St. 209.466.6145

THE WATERLOO 10447 E. Waterloo Rd. 209.931.4019 thewaterloo.com

M & W DUTCH AMERICAN BAKERY 4343 Pacific Ave. 209.473.3828

QUE 225 1740 N. Pacific Ave. 209.545.7004 que225.com

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES 128 Lincoln Center 209.957.2253 nothingbundtcakes.com

MIDNIGHT AT BURNIE’S DRIVE UP 3221 W. Hammer Ln., Ste. D, 209.952.0057

mandwamericanbakery.com

Burgers

BOB’S AT THE MARINA 6639 Embarcadero Dr. 209.957.3279 bobsatthemarina.com IN-N-OUT BURGER 2727 W. March Ln. 800.786.1000 in-n-out.com CHUCK’S HAMBURGERS 5939 Pacific Ave. 209.473.9977 chuckshamburgers.com FLIP’S BURGERS 2503 Waterloo Rd. 209.943.5477 flipsburger.com SQUEEZE BURGER & BREW 856 W. Benjamin Holt Dr., 209.473.2222 squeezeburger.com MOOMOO'S BURGER BARN 222 N. El Dorado St. H 209.469.9450 moo-moos.com THE HABIT 2829 W. March Ln. 209.955.1164 habitburger.com VICTORY GRILL 1765 Monte Diablo Ave. 209.941.8841 thevictorygrill.com

Caribbean BREADFRUIT TREE RESTAURANT 5646 N. Pershing Ave. 209.474.2100 breadfruittree.com

Chinese

save the dates — july 7-16 #stocktonbeerweek

TIGERS YOGURT 4343 W. Pacific Ave. 209.952.6042

NEW YEN CHING 6511 Pacific Ave. 209.957.0913 yenchingdining.com TSING TAO 2339 W. Hammer Ln. Ste. H, 209.475.9688 stocktonsingtao.com DAVE WONG’S RESTAURANT 2828 W. March Ln. 209.951.4152

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New

Empresso Coffeehouse will open a 2nd location in early 2017. Find up-to-date info on our website. visitstockton.org

Filipino

PAPA URB’S 331 E. Weber Ave. 209.227.8144 papaurbsgrill.com BEST LUMPIA 9305 Thornton Rd. 209.952.8300 RED ORCHIDS RESTAURANT 126 E. Market St. 209.467.8140

Food Trucks GREEN PAPAYA 209.981.8733 greenpapayafoodtruck.com EL GRULLENSE 209.242.2019 A MOVEABLE FEAST 209.642-1877 Cast Iron Trading Co.

Empresso Coffeehouse

YEN DU RESTAURANT 702 Porter Ave. 209.951.3748 yendurestaurant.com

Coffee HOUSE OF SHAW ESPRESSO CAFÉ 227 Dorris Pl. 209.948.4300 EMPRESSO COFFEEHOUSE 1825 Pacific Ave. 209.941.0072 empressocoffeehouse.com TRAIL COFFEE ROASTERS 224 E. Miner Ave. 209.603.8292 trailcoffeeroasters.com

DID You KNOW?

Creperie MIDTOWN CREPERIE 2319 Pacific Ave. 209.941.9070 midtowncreperie.com

Deli GIAN’S DELICATESSEN 2112 Pacific Ave. 209.469.0108 giansdeli.com LOUIE’S MARKET 734 E. Main St. 209.464.7693 PODESTO’S 104 Lincoln Center 209.951.0234 podestosmarket.com

Northern California local, Guy Fieri, came to Stockton in 2016 to highlight our Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Check out the Green Papaya Food Truck, Midtown Creperie, Smitty's Wings & Things, and Gian's Deli at dinersdriveinsdiveslocations.com

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Japanese SHI RA SONI 3249 W. Hammer Ln. 209.473. 2525 shirasoni.com COCORO JAPANESE BISTRO 2105 Pacific Ave. 209.941.6053 cocorobistro.com KYODAI 5779 Pacific Ave. 209.323.5495

Misaki Sushi & Bar

Indian SHAN E. PUNJAB 3206 E. Hammer Ln. Ste. B 209.477.9999 shan-e-punjab.com

MISAKI SUSHI & BAR 222 N. El Dorado St. 209.547.1288 misakisushibar.com TOYO SUSHI 4011 E. Morada Ln. 209.473.1688

Korean

SWAGAT INDIAN CUISINE 2233 Grand Canal Blvd. 209.478.4724

SEOUL SOON DUBU 2041 Pacific Ave. 209.462.8989

TANDOORI NITES 8102 Kelley Dr. 209.952.2200

FLAVORS OF KOREA 6808 Pacific Ave. 415.272.6810

Italian ANGELINA’S SPAGHETTI HOUSE 1563 E. Fremont St. 209.948.6609 angelinas.com DE VEGA BROTHERS 5757 Pacific Ave. 209.323.4339 devegabrothers.com

Love

Mediterranean /Greek KABOB & GYRO HOUSE 225 E. Channel St. 209.463.3236 PAPAPAVLO’S BISTRO & BAR 501 Lincoln Center 209.477.6133 papapavlos.com YASOO YANI 326 E. Main St. 209.464.3108

Mexican/Latin DON LUIS MEXICAN RESTAURANT 5940 N. HWY 99 209.931.9163 donluismexicanrestaurant.com EL PATIO 2703 S. El Dorado St. 209.946.0925 CASA FLORES Marina Center 3201 W. Benjamin Holt Dr. 209.451.1116 mycasaflores.com

BRUNCH?

LA PALMA MEXICAN CUISINE 2301 Pacific Ave. 209.941.4179 lapalmaonthemile. com

Pizza DANTE’S PIZZA & CAFE 9305 Thornton Rd. 209.474.0221 dantespizzaandcafe. com DAVID’S PIZZA 1744 W. Hammer Ln. 209.477.2677 & 900 W. Benjamin Holt Dr. 209.957.2850 davidspizzas.com JOE’S POMODORO PIZZA CAFE 5654 N. Pershing Ave. 209.477.2900 joespomodoropizza. com MICHAEL’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA 2300 W. Alpine Ave. 209.462.6668 michaelspizzacafe.com

Stockton is stocked full of wonderful brunch locations you can enjoy all year round. For a list of our favorites, check out visitstockton.us/brunch

MEZZO 3499 Brookside Rd. 209.473.7300 mezzostockton.com DEVINCI’S 4555 N. Pershing Ave. #21, 209.957.2750 & 7925 Thornton Rd. 209.474.1156 devincisdeli.com DE PARSIA’S RESTAURANT & CATERING 3404 Delaware Ave. 209.944.9196

Midtown Creperie

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Thai Me Up

Michael's Pizza

Seafood BUD’S SEAFOOD GRILLE 314 Lincoln Center 209.956.0270 budsseafood.com

9th Annual

Steak EL RANCHO INN - STEAK AND LOBSTER HOUSE 1457 E. Mariposa Rd. 209.467.1529

Thai

America Waffles

ROYAL SIAM MODERN THAI CUISINE 6124 Pacific Ave. 209.323.4557 royalsiamstockton.com SIAMESE STREET RESTAURANT 3236 Pacific Ave. 209.466.0130 siamesestreetrestaurant stockton.com THAI ME UP 2125 Pacific Ave. 209.981.9040

the dates

Savor

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Vietnamese

Hotel Dining

MAMA’S PHO & SANDWICHES 8014 N. Lower Sacramento Rd. 209.473.7154

CANAL STREET GRILL AND SPORTS BAR 2323 Grand Canal Blvd. 209.957.9090 stockton.hilton.com

SAIGON VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT   1904 Pacific Ave. 209.463.2274 THANH THANH SANDWICHES 707 E. March Ln. 209.406.3684

DELTA BISTRO & LOUNGE 110 W. Fremont St. 209.323.3131 universityplaza waterfronthotel.com


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Open mid-April thru December Farm fresh fruits & vegetables grown here Fresh pies made daily Family operated since 1947 Three miles East of Hwy 99

Celebrating our 70th season!

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LOCAL FARMS

The Fruit Bowl

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ove fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts? Homemade pies? How about great drives through some of the most beautiful orchards and farmland anywhere? You’ve 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, packaged, 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: almonds, apples, cherries, tomatoes, walnuts, and winegrapes. We are also famous

for our blueberries, nectarines, peaches, and, of course, asparagus! We encourage you to take a drive through our countryside and stop at the small roadside farm stands. In addition to the freshest local produce you can find, many have homemade baked goods, offer wine tasting, and even make a great lunch! TIP: Remember, fresh produce is seasonal, so don’t expect a lot of activity in the dead of winter. Plan ahead and don’t be shy about calling and asking what’s in season! Text us with any questions. We’re Stocked Full of Answers! 877.778.6258

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apricots, cherries, and more. 10910 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop, 209.345.2155 ALPINE BLUE FARMS Open May-July, 8am-6pm daily. Enjoy u-pick blueberries. Also offers apricots, blackberries, cherries, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, and walnuts. 7490 E. Hwy 26, Stockton, 209.931.4392

Arya Farm Produce

Farmers' Markets DOWNTOWN STOCKTON ASIAN FARMERS’ MARKET Open year-round, Saturdays from 5:30am-11am (or sold out). Under the Crosstown Freeway (Highway 4) between El Dorado and San Joaquin Streets, Downtown Stockton, 209.943.1830, stocktonfarmersmarket.org DOWNTOWN TRACY FARMERS’ MARKET Open April thru November, Saturdays from 8am-1pm. 10th Street between B St. and Central Ave., Tracy, 209.405.2074, sjcfarmersmarket.com LODI FARMERS’ MARKET Open May thru September, Thursdays from 5pm-8:30pm. School and Oak Streets, Downtown Lodi, 209.367.7840, lodichamber.com MANTECA FARMERS’ MARKET Open June thru July, Tuesdays from 4:30pm-8pm. Library Park, Center St. and Manteca Ave., Manteca, 209.823.6121 visitmanteca.net MARKET AT DELTA COLLEGE Open year-round, Saturdays and Sundays from 6am-3pm. San Joaquin Delta College, Budd

FARMguide

4 parking lot at S. Burke Bradley Rd. and Pacific Ave., Stockton, 209.954.5560, deltacollege.edu PARK WEST PLACE 
 Open May thru October, Sundays from 9am-2pm. I-5 and Eight Mile Rd., between Panda Express and Lowe’s, Stockton, 209.943.1830, stocktonfarmersmarket.org

ARYA FARM PRODUCE Open year-round, 10am-5pm daily. Offering fresh, local, organic produce, farm fresh eggs, local raw honey, and more! Enjoy u-pick pomegranates and grapes, in the Fall. 21459 S. Reeve Rd., Tracy, 209.835.9850, aryafarmproduce.com Dell'Osso Family Farm

WEBERSTOWN MALL 
FARMERS’ MARKET Thursdays, April thru November, and Sundays year-round from 8am–1pm. Behind Weberstown Mall, on the corner of Yokuts Ave. and Claremont Ave., Stockton. 209.405.2074, sjcfarmersmarket.com WEST VALLEY MALL 
 FARMERS’ MARKET Open year-round, Sundays from 9am-2pm. 3200 Naglee Rd., Tracy, 209.943.1830 stocktonfarmersmarket.org

San Joaquin County Farms A1 AG FARMERS' MARKET Open year-round, 10am-6pm daily. A1 AG offers local grown fresh fruit & vegetables such as kale, chard, collard greens, tomatoes, onions, peaces,

BIGLIERI FARMS FARM MARKET Open April thru October, 9am-6pm daily. Biglieri Farms is a family owned market offering the best locally grown produce, as well as fresh, baked breads, pies, cookies, and homemade fudge and raviolis. 17815 E. Hwy 88, Clements, 209.759.3616

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Guide

Request a free San Joaquin County map and Farm Guide at sanjoaquinfarms.com!

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BOGARIN FARMS Open May thru October, daily, call for hours. Offering a variety of fruits: cherries, and peaches. Enjoy u-pick apples, boysenberries, and apricots. 4351 E. Armstrong Rd., Lodi, 209.327.6487 BOGGS TRACT COMMUNITY FARM Open May thru November, 2nd-3rd, Sunday of each month from 10am2pm. 466 S. Ventura Ave., Stockton, 209.683.6741 or 209.451.6508, puentesca.org

The Fruit Bowl

K & S Blueberries

COUNTRYSIDE FARMS By appointment only - call for seasonal operating hours and experiences. Activities include hayride tours, the farm play yard, and the planting station. In the fall, discover pumpkins, tortilla corn, hay tunnels, and a child-sized corn maze. 6666 E. Main St., Stockton, 209.943.1632

CHEESE CENTRAL Open year-round, 10am-6pm (MonSat), 1pm-5pm (Sun). Cheese Central offers over 100 varieties of cheese families from around the globe, as well as, olive oils, chutneys, preserves, honeys, and more. 11 N. School St., Lodi, 209.368.3033, cheesecentrallodi.com CLEMENTS RIDGE PRODUCE Open year-round, Spring Hours: 9am-6pm daily. Call for Fall & Winter hours. Clements Ridge is known for their famous pies, classic tri-tip sandwiches, chicken pot pies, and homemade candy. They also offer a variety of bulk nuts, as well as, locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables and wine tasting. 23225 N. Hwy 88, Clements, 209.759.3850, clementsridge.net

DE PALMA FARMS Open May thru September, 8am-5pm (Mon-Fri). Offering a variety of fresh produce: almonds, cherries, olives, peaches, persimmons, pistachios, nectarines, walnuts, and wine grapes. Olive oils and gift baskets also available. 18666 E. Highway 120, Ripon, 209.838.7034, depalmafarms.com DELL'OSSO FAMILY FARM Open seasonally, they host a number of events including the area's largest pumpkin maze each Oct., Holidays on the Farm each Dec., Mud Run on the Farm each May, and Bacon Fest in Sept. 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop, 209.982.0833, dellossofamilyfarm.com

DENISE’S FARMERS’ MARKET Both locations open year-round, Ripon Hours: 7:30am-7pm (Mon Thurs), 7:30am-8pm (Fri-Sun) Lathrop Hours: 8am-7pm daily. Offering the freshest produce year-round! Don’t forget to enjoy the restaurant and deli at the Lathrop location. 16569 E. Hwy 120, Ripon, 209.599.2171 and 950 W. Manthey Rd., Lathrop, 209.944.7211 FISHER FARM Open May thru October, call for hours. Explore Fisher Farm’s fruit stand where you’ll find seasonal crops available including peaches, nectarines, white-fleshed fruit, cherries, pluots, plums, persimmons, apples, nuts, and tomatoes. 17747 E. Hwy 120, Ripon, 209.982.4184 THE FRUIT BOWL Open April thru December, 7am-6pm (Mon-Sat) 8:30am6pm (Sun). Opened in 1947, The Fruit Bowl continues to provide fresh and local produce, pies, baked goods, nuts, jams, local honey, and local olive oils. They grow and sell over 55 varieties of peaches alone throughout the year! 8767 E. Waterloo Rd., Stockton, 209.931.1196 thefruitbowl.com

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MRS. D’S BLACKBERRIES & MORE Open June thru August, 10am-2pm (Fri-Sun). Selling fresh grown blackberries, vegetables, and a selection of handmade crafts. 6109 E. Peltier Rd., Acampo, 209.327.3626 NATURE’S COUNTRY CORNER Open March thru November, 8am6pm daily. Specializing in local fruits and vegetables for nearly 30 years. Also offering dried fruit, nuts, jams, salad dressings, flavored olives, and delicious pies. 18033 Jack Tone Rd., Manteca, 209.239.5901

Weberstown Mall Farmers’ Market

GREENLEAF FRUIT RANCH Open May thru June, 10am6pm daily & open October thru November, 9am-4pm daily. Offers local honey, herb baskets, and local produce peaches, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, and other fruits and vegetables. 20999 E. Hwy 26, Linden, 209.479.2066 IN SEASON MARKET AND NURSERY Open year-round, 9am-5pm (Mon-Sat) & 11am-2pm (Sun.) In Season offers a wide range of local organic or naturally-grown, fresh produce as well as artisan foods. You'll also find olive oils, honey, jams, and a nursery offering some rare and unusual plants alongside old favorites. 215 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, 209.949.2499, inseason.store JACOB’S PRODUCE Open year-round, 8am-8pm daily. Offering local honey, homemade pies, almonds, walnuts, pecans, and cherries. 10954 E. Hwy 120, Manteca, 209.239.2400 JESSOP FARMS Open May thru June, 8am4pm (Mon-Sat). Features 20 acres of beautiful, organically-grown almonds,

blueberries, cherries, and strawberries. U-pick blueberriees or buy on site. 21386 S. Murphy Rd., Ripon, 209.824.0341, jessopfarms.com K & S BLUEBERRIES Open May thru June, 9am1pm (Thurs-Sat). U-pick and packaged to buy blueberries—three varieties from early to late season. 5288 W. Kile Rd., Lodi, 209.794.2207 LOCKEFORD MEATS AND SAUSAGE Open year-round, 9am-6pm (Mon-Fri) & 9am-5pm (SatSun). Featuring a variety of different types of fresh and smoked sausages, jerky, beef sticks, salami, bacon, marinated tri-tips, and more! 19775 N. Cotton St., Lockeford, 209.727.5584 LORINA’S EDIBLE GARDEN Open by appointment and special events. Featuring fresh herbs, edible plants, walnuts, and spa products. 17397 Enterprise Rd., Escalon, 209.402.7567, lorinasediblegarden.net LOUIE’S FRUTTA MARKET Open year-round, 8am-6pm daily. Offering lots of fresh local produce and packaged food products. 5600 E. Waterloo Rd., Stockton, 209.931.5837

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PAGEO LAVENDAR FARM Open year-round, 10am-4pm (Wed-Sat). Pageo’s shop is full of handmade lavender products, decorative pieces for your home and garden, fresh lavender plants ready to take home. 11573 Golf Rd., Turlock, 209.632.5052, pageolavendarfarm.com O’HARA FARMS Open seasonally. Farmstand hours: 11am-7pm (Thurs-Sun). Farm fresh, locally grown, vegetables, fruits and other items straight from the farmer to you! 15100 DeVries Rd., Lodi, 209.400.7523, oharafarms.com OAKDALE CHEESE & SPECIALTIES Open year-round. April-Mid Jan hours: 9am-6pm daily & Mid Jan-March hours: 9am-5pm daily. They produce and sell varieties of award-winning Gouda and other specialty cheeses, as well as a variety of Dutch and country style gifts and goodies. 10040 State Hwy 120, Oakdale, 209.848.3139, oakdalecheese.com THE FARM CAFÉ AT MICHAEL-DAVID VINEYARDS Open year-round, 7:30am-3pm daily. This fruit stand and grocery, where the family sells their locally-grown produce, picnic fare and, of course, wines. On site café, bakery, and wine tasting. 4580 W. Hwy 12, Lodi, 888.707. WINE, michaeldavidwinery.com S & R EGG RANCH Open year-round, 7am-4pm (MonFri), 8am-12pm (Sat). Offering fresh eggs and pistachios. 10710 E. Collier Rd., Acampo, 209.333.1415


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STOCKTON’S PREMIERE SHOPPING & DINING DESTINATION

Enjoy boutique shopping, over 20 restaurants, storefront parking — and you’ll love our family friendly atmosphere!

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hether you’re looking for a unique gift or just browsing for yourself, Stockton offers an abundance of great shopping. From malls and shopping centers to quaint pedestrian-friendly districts, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. You will also find no shortage of farmers’ markets, flea markets, fruit stands, and antique shops all around the city!

Malls & Shopping Centers LINCOLN CENTER Lincoln Center, Stockton’s premier shopping and dining destination, is home to more than 100 unique merchants. Choose from 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 all in one convenient location. Visit their website to find out about current special events, concerts, sales, car shows, and more! Benjamin Holt Dr. & Pacific Ave. 209.477.4868, lincolncentershops.com 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide // 37


SHERWOOD MALL With over 80 stores and restaurants, Sherwood Mall invites you to dine with friends in The Patio Food Court or shop ‘til you drop! Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, ULTA, Best Buy, Home Goods, Macaroni Grill, Starbucks and Skyzone are all at this onestop shop, along with many more! Southeast corner of Pacific Ave. at Robinhood Dr., 209.952.6277, sherwoodmall.com

MIRACLE MILE 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, fine dining, and a vibrant nightlife, there’s always something for neighbors and visitors alike. Pacific Ave. between Alpine Ave. and Harding Way; and Harding Way between Lincoln and El Dorado Streets. 209.948.6453, stocktonmiraclemile.com

STONECREEK VILLAGE Stonecreek Village brings together your favorite stores and restaurants in a beautiful open-air village. The refreshing water fountains and close parking make getting together with friends a delight. Shopping: REI, J.Jill, Blackbird Boutique, Jos. A.

PARK WEST PLACE Stockton’s newest shopping area is conveniently located just off I-5 at Eight Mile Road. You’re sure to find what you need with over 55 shops, services, and eateries to choose from. Featuring: Target; Kohl’s; Lowe’s; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Dress Barn; Famous Footwear; Lane Bryant; Cost Plus World Market; Babies R Us; and much more! I-5 and Eight Mile Rd. at Trinity Pkwy., 209.474.9900, parkwestplace.com 38 // 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide

Visit Stockton Souvenirs

Bank, Lane Bryant, Cacique, Gymboree, and Regalo Bello. Dining: Mimi’s Café, Boudin SF, BJ’s Brewhouse, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Rubio’s, Peet’s Coffee, and DeVega Brothers. Visit their website to find out about current special events such as concerts, sales, and more! Pacific Ave. and Robinhood Dr., 209.474.1634, shopstonecreekvillage. com

COLLEGE SQUARE Including Hobby Lobby, Office Depot, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Outback Steakhouse, Gamestop, and more. Northeast corner of Pershing Ave. and March Ln.

WEBERSTOWN MALL Over 80 stores, shops, and restaurants, including: Sears, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Barnes & Noble, Chipotle, and many more! Pacific Ave. and March Ln., 209.477.0245, weberstownmall.com

DELTA HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT AND GIFT BOUTIQUE 6830 N. Pacific Ave. 209.952.2023

Antiques

(top 3 on yelp) BUCKEYE APPLIANCE & ANTIQUES 714 W. Fremont St. 209.464.9643, buckeyeappliance.com

HUBBA HUBBA ANTIQUES 2026 Pacific Ave. 209.460.0339

Looking for Stockton souvenirs?

Stop by the Visit Stockton Office or go online to

stocktonsouvenirs.com


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ARTS

Activity - StocktonArtsWeek.com

Full of Arts and Entertainment

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ince the early days of Stockton’s history, the arts have played a prominent role in providing a wide variety of artistic and cultural activities. Stockton is extremely proud of the Stockton Symphony, which is one of the preeminent performing arts organizations in San Joa-

quin County. Following only the San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Stockton Symphony is the third oldest continuously performing orchestra in California. We are also fortunate to have our own Stockton Civic Theatre, which has delighted audiences for

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over a half a century. Our renovated historic Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre is host to world-class concerts, classic film viewings, comedy shows, and much more. The live entertainment list goes on with Stockton Chorale, Stockton Opera, University of the Pacific Theatre Arts, San Joaquin Delta College Drama Department, University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, Friends of Chamber Music, Pacific Opera Theatre, and the Brubeck Institute—all featuring various performances throughout the year!   Stockton is also home to the Haggin Museum, which offers a unique collection of historical paintings, artifacts, and traveling exhibits; definitely a mustsee for visitors! Just up the road from the Haggin, in Micke Grove Regional Park, is the San Joaquin County Historical Museum.   Local artwork can also be viewed at any of the various art galleries throughout Stockton, including: Mexican Heritage Center, Goodwin Gallery, Art Expressions of San Joaquin, University of the Pacific’s Reynolds Gallery, and San Joaquin Delta College’s LH Horton Jr. Gallery.   Go to StocktonArtsWeek. com for a list of special events created by local artists and arts organizations each October.

The Haggin Museum

Galleries ART EXPRESSIONS OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 11am–4pm. 2318 Pacific Ave., 209.460.0780, artexpressions.org LH HORTON JR. GALLERY, SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE Call for gallery hours. 5151 Pacific Ave., 209.954.5507, gallery.deltacollege.edu REYNOLDS GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC Hours: During the academic year Monday thru Friday 9am-4:30pm. 1071 Mendocino Ave., 209.946.2241, pacific.edu STOCKTON ART LEAGUE/ GOODWIN GALLERY Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am–4pm. 1902 Pacific Ave., 209.466.6604, stocktonartleague.org

Museums & Exhibits

StocktonArtsWeek.com

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FILIPINO AMERICAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Filipino American National Historical Society

(FANHS) Museum reflects the many contributions that Filipino Americans have made towards the history of our country. Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am5:00pm. Please call to make an appointment outside of these open hours. 337 E. Weber Ave. 209.932.9037 fanhsstockton.com THE HAGGIN MUSEUM The Haggin Museum is an art and history museum that has been referred to by Sunset magazine as, “One of the under-sung 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, such as J.C. Leyendecker. The museum features an extensive local history exhibit and gift shop. Hours: Wednesday thru Friday 1:30-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm, 1st and 3rd Thursdays 1:309pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 1201 N. Pershing Ave. 209.940.6300, hagginmuseum.org


www.stocktonsymphony.org

Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Anderson

Visit our web site for concert details.

4629 Quail Lakes Drive • Stockton, CA 95207 • (209) 951-0196

San Joaquin County Historical Museum 18 acres in beautiful Micke Grove Regional Park 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi 95240

SanJoaquinHistory.org

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MEXICAN HERITAGE CENTER AND GALLERY The Mexican Heritage Center is an exhibition gallery where visitors and the community can enjoy Mexican culture through dance, art, and music. In the heart of downtown Stockton, the Mexican Heritage Center proudly showcases local artists' work and hosts many annual events such as Día de los Muertos and Las Posadas. Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm. 111 S. Sutter St., mexicanheritagecenter.org SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM This museum reveals the fascinating history of our region, from the Yokuts and Miwok to Captain Charles Weber (founder of Stockton and first farmer in the area), to the development to modern agriculture. Hours: Summer: Wednesday thru Sunday 10am4pm. Winter: 11am-4pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi, 209.953.3460, sanjoaquinhistory.org STOCKTON CAMBODIAN BUDDHIST TEMPLE (Wat Dharmararam) Visitors are welcome daily during daylight hours. Over 100 colorful and larger than life jewel encrusted statues celebrate the life and story of the Cambodian Buddha, including the 50 foot long recumbent Buddha. You have to see it to believe it! Admission is free, donations accepted. 3732 Carpenter Rd., (East of Highway 99/South of Mariposa Road), 209.938.1555, visitstockton.org

Performing Arts BOB HOPE (FOX) THEATRE Built in 1930, the historic Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre in Downtown Stockton was one of the first California Fox theaters 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 St., 209.373.1400, stocktonlive.com 44 // 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide

CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC

Enjoy orchestra, chamber, band, choral, and jazz performances along with fully staged productions by the Pacific Opera Theatre.

Faye Spanos Concert Hall, 3511 Pacific Ave., 209.946.2415, pacific.edu/music DELTA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

San Joaquin Delta College presents a variety of performances in Warren Atherton Auditorium and Tillie Lewis Theatre. 5151 Pacific Ave., 209.954.5110, deltacollege.edu FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC Visit website for events and ticket information. P.O. Box 4874, 209.946.0540, chambermusicfriends.org KUDOS CHILDREN’S THEATRE

Productions created for and by kids! Fun for the whole family. 1943 W. Lucille Ave., 209.507.6996, kudosct.com

STOCKTON CHORALE Visit website for events and ticket information. P.O. Box 7711, 209.951.6494, stocktonchorale.org STOCKTON SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION Stockton Symphony is one of the preeminent performing arts organizations in San Joaquin County and the third oldest orchestra in California. 4629 Quail Lakes Dr., 209.951.0196, stocktonsymphony.org Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band at The Bob Hope Theatre

STOCKTON ARENA The beautiful waterfront Stockton Arena opened in 2005 and has been a tremendous addition to Downtown Stockton. Each year, the arena is host to a variety of entertainment, from Monster Trucks to Carrie Underwood! Various concerts, WWE shows, Disney on Ice performances, and much more come to the Stockton Arena as well. And, of course, the Stockton Arena is home to Stockton’s very own AHL hockey team, the Stockton Heat! 248 W. Fremont St., 209.373.1400, stocktonlive.com STOCKTON CIVIC THEATRE For more than 60 years, the Stockton Civic Theatre has entertained audiences with world-class performances of Broadway’s favorite musicals and plays. SCT offers five shows each year, including family-friendly and children’s theatre productions. 2312 Rose Marie Ln., 209.473.2424, sctlivetheatre.org SHOWBIZ THEATRE COMPANY Showbiz Theatre Company on the Miracle Mile is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high quality theatre arts education and professional entertainment to Stockton and surrounding communities. 1744 Pacific Ave., 209.938.0447, showbiztheatre.org


A CHORUS LINE STOCKTON CIVICTHEATRE proudly presents

BROADWAY’S SINGULAR SENSATION

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante

Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Edward Kleban

August 30th - September 24th, 2017 Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc. A CHORUS LINE is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

STOCKTON CIVICTHEATRE

Mamma proudly presents

THE SMASH HIT ABBA MUSICAL

Mia!

Music & Lyrics by

Benny Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus and some songs with Stig Anderson book by Catherine Johnson originally conceived by Judy Craymer

November 15th - December 10th, 2017 Mamma Mia! was originally produced in London by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal additional material & Arrangements by Martin Koch music published by Universal Music Publishing Group and EMI Grove Park Music Inc. and EMI Waterford Music Inc. Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.•www.MTIShows.com

115 N. Sutter St., 2nd floor • Stockton 209.466.7572 •sjpridecenter.org

Visit San Joaquin Pride Center for your local LGBT+ cultural experience SJPC offers mental support services, youth empowerment activities, and support with coming out. Stop by, call, or visit our website for more information.

SAVE the DATE

STOCKTON'S ANNUAL PRIDE FESTIVAL August 26th, 2017 from 11am-6pm Weber Point in Downtown Stockton 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide // 45


don’t miss the excitement! fun for the entire family 2017 Stockton 99 Speedway Event Schedule 4105 N. Wilson Way, Stockton, CA 95205 3/5 Sun : 10th Annual Swap Meet 3/18 Sat : Season Opener - SLM, Bombers, Mini-Cups, GAM 4/1 Sat : SLM, Bombers, B4, GAM 4/15 Sat : SLM, Bombers, B4, GAM 5/6 Sat : SLM, Bombers, Mini Cups, GAM 5/20 Sat : Tri-Holiday #1 - PCS, SLM, Bombers, LOP 6/3 Sat : SLM, Bombers, B4, Mini-Cups 7/1 Sat : Tri-Holiday #2 - Ron Strmiska Memorial Firecracker 125 PCS, SLM, Bombers, GAM with Huge Fireworks Show 7/15 Sat : SLM, Bombers, B4, Mini-Cups 8/5 Sat : Tom Manning Memorial - BCRA Midgets, SLM, Bombers, GAM 8/19 Sat : SLM, Bombers, LOP, GAM 9/2 Sat : Tri-Holiday #3 - PCS, SLM, Bombers, Mini-Cups 9/16 Sat : CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT - SLM, Bombers, B4, Mini Cups, GAM 10/14 Sat : King of the Wing Orchex National Sprint Car Series, Legends of Kearney Bowl, NCMA Sprints, and BCRA Midgets 10/22 Sun : Annual Fall Swap Meet SLM - Stockton Late Models • GAM - Grand American Modifieds PCS - Pacific Challenge Series • LOP - Legends of the Pacific • B4 - Basic 4-Cylinders

2017 Stockton Dirt Track Event Schedule San Joaquin County Fairgrounds • 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206 3/24-3/25 Fri & Sat : World of Outlaws with Dwarf Cars 5/27 Sat : Elk Grove Ford 360 Sprint Cars & Non-Wing Spec Sprints 6/16 Fri : West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls 6/17 Sat : Bombers, B-4 Cyl, West Coast Sports Mods Tour 7/2 Sun : Jimmy Sills Classic - Elk Grove Ford 360 Sprint Cars & Non-Wing Sprints with Huge Fireworks Show 8/26 Sat : Salute to Leroy Van Conett - Elk Grove Ford 360 Sprint Cars & Lite Midgets 10/6 & 10/7 Fri & Sat : Monster Truck Madness 11/3 Fri : Non-Wing Spec Sprints, Dwarfs & Bombers 11/4 Sat : 34th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson Elk Grove Ford 360 Sprint Car Championship Finale & 410 Sprint Cars

Dirt Track

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tockton offers a variety of attractions that are sure to please the whole family. Whether you and your kids want to explore Micke Grove Zoo or you prefer the fast-paced action of the Stockton 99 Speedway, you’ll find something for everyone!

BIKE MAPS Looking for a great cycling route in Stockton? Want to take the bike out for a short or long ride? Check out our list of our most popular Stockton Bike Routes on our website: stocktonbikeroutes.com CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF STOCKTON The Children’s Museum features hands-on, play-based exhibits that will enhance a child’s understanding of how the world works. It is an educational experience from the moment young visitors step through the door! Open Wednesday thru Friday

9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 402 W. Weber Ave., 209.465.4386, childrensmuseumstockton.org MICKE GROVE REGIONAL PARK AND ZOO This 258-acre oak tree park features Micke Grove Zoo, the Japanese Garden (a favorite wedding spot), Tea Pavilion, and Koi pond. Rental facilities with outdoor picnic shelters and indoor facilities are available. You will also find Fun Town at Micke Grove Amusement Park, offering fun-filled rides, delicious treats, and party

packages; the San Joaquin County Historical Museum; softball fields, a disc golf course, and playgrounds. 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd, Lodi (13 miles north of Stockton) 209.331.2010, sjparks.com OAK GROVE REGIONAL PARK AND NATURE CENTER This 80-acre park is situated in a beautiful oak forest with a 10acre stocked lake, picnic area, paddle boats in the summer, and disc golf course. 4520 W. Eight Mile Rd., 209.953.8800, sjparks.com

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Expert

ranging from Open Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, and SkyRobics fitness classes to birthday parties! 5358 Pacific Ave., 209.888.0900, skyzone.com

TIPS

Bowling FUN Check out Cosmic Bowling at Pacific Bowl every Friday night at 10pm. It’s out of this world!

OAK PARK ICE ARENA The Oak Park Ice Arena offers public skating, skating school, and birthday party facilities. The ice surface is 85’x200’ and the arena features seating for 350 and a full service pro-shop. 3545 Alvarado Ave., 209.937.7433, stocktonlive.com PACIFIC AVE BOWL Pacific Ave Bowl provides a fun, safe, and friendly bowling experience for people of all ages! 5939 Pacific Ave., 209.477.0267, pacificbowl.com PIXIE WOODS AMUSEMENT PARK Head over to Stockton’s own fairyland for the “young in age and the young at heart.” Take a ride on the merrygo-round or board the Pixie Express Train traveling through Indian Territory, but be on the lookout for pirates! This beautiful parklike setting is sure to please visitors of all ages. Open May thru October. 3121 Monte Diablo Ave.,

STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY The Stockton 99 Speedway is an official NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track. Race fans will enjoy these divisions: Western Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, Basically 4 Cylinders, MMRA Mini Cups, and West Coast Enduro Series. 4105 N. Wilson Way, 209.466.9999, stockton99.com

209.937.8206, stocktongov. com/pixiewoods THE SERPENTARIUM This two-story museum is home to the largest display of reptiles in Northern California. Over 50 different breeds of snakes and other reptiles reside at the Serpentarium, including: bearded dragons, geckos, chameleons, mantella and horned frogs, emperor scorpions, and tarantulas. 1117 W. March Ln., Stockton, 209.737.7462 & 2379 Maggio Circle, Lodi, (14 miles north of Stockton), 209.369.7737, snakemuseum.com SKY ZONE Jump into Sky Zone - the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court! Sky Zone features an array of fun, fit, and low-impact activities

DID You KNOW?

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YOGI BEAR'S JELLYSTONE PARK AT TOWER PARK Located on the central California coast along the meandering byways of the California Delta, Tower Park offers something for everyone. Stay in their cabins or campsites and enjoy live music and dancing on weekends, new resort pool with water slide, kid’s water play toys and spa, all new children’s playground and pet playground, movies under the stars, swimming pool and hot tub, banquet and meeting facilities and boat rentals, golf cart rentals, and more! 14900 W. Highway 12, Lodi, 209.369.1041, towerparkresort.com STOCKTON DIRT TRACK Located at the San Jaoquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California offering dirt track events such as King of the West and World of Outlaws 410 winged sprint cars, AMA Pro Racing motorcycles, IMCA modifieds, & tractor pulls. 1658 S. Airport Way, 209.466.9999, stocktondirttrack.com STOCKTON INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX Stockton Indoor Sports Complex offers roller hockey, roller skating, indoor soccer, roller derby, volleyball, birthday parties, rink rentals, private parties, and much more! 3251 N. Ad Art Rd., 209.931.8300, siscsports.com

Visit Stockton has a blog stocked full of fun and helpful information. Head over to visitstockton.org/blog and explore the possibilities.


UNIVERSITY PARK DISCOVERY TRAIL & WORLD PEACE ROSE GARDEN Located on the Stockton campus of California State University Stanislaus, University Park has a Discovery Trail which is comprised of a lovely one-mile walk with several stops highlighting art, architecture, nature, and history. One of the stops is the University Park World Peace Rose Garden which features over 245 roses and a Peace Plaza with plaques with inspirational messages of peace from local school children. Admission is free and University Park is open sunrise to sunset. 612 E. Magnolia St, 209.473.6201, universityparkstockton.com WEST LANE BOWL Whether you’re throwing a party, hosting an event, starting a league, or just stopping by to prove who the all-time master bowler of the universe is - they’ve got you covered.

They offer happy hour specials, family packages, and have a full coffee shop, restaurant, bar and diner. 3900 West Ln, 209.466.3317 westlanebowl.com WORLD OF WONDERS SCIENCE MUSEUM The whole family can learn about energy, electricity, magnetism, optics, and more at the World of Wonders (WOW) Science Museum in historic downtown Lodi, where hands-on exhibits stimulate discovery for all ages. 2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi (17 miles north of Stockton) 209.368.0969, wowsciencemuseum.org ZAP ZONE Go play laser-tag in a state-ofthe-art two story arena covering more than 6,200 sq. ft. of playing area. They also have an arcade, 5 party rooms, 3 jumpers, and a dining area. 1578 Hammertown Dr., 209.478.9277, zapszone.com

pIXIE WOODS creating memories for generations

3121 Monte Diablo Avenue, Stockton, CA 95203 FOR MORE INFORMATION (209) 937-7354

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A vibrant member of a

thriving community

Pacific students, faculty and staff are proud to be part of the diversity and energy that is Stockton. After all, we’ve been a part of this community since 1924. We offer over 80 graduate and undergraduate majors, a four-year graduation guarantee, and have been voted a “best value” by The Economist and the Brookings Institution. But we’re more than a top-ranked private university. We’re a friend and neighbor, welcoming you to hundreds of concerts, lectures, exhibits and NCAA Division I sporting events every year. Visit Pacific.edu to learn what’s happening now.

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PRIDE

Conservatory of Music and Robert E. Burns Tower

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he University of the Pacific, commonly referred to simply as “Pacific,” is a private university that became California’s first chartered institution of higher education in 1851, later opening its doors in the heart of Stockton in 1924. Nearly 7,000 students enroll at Pacific every year and become part of their historic culture. The picturesque campus, with its treelined walkways and classic brick-faced buildings,

has been used as the set of many films throughout the years—you may have seen it in Indiana Jones, Flubber, or All The King’s Men—and makes for a beautiful place to tie the knot! The tall building with the stained-glass windows that can be seen from afar is the Robert E. Burns Tower, the location of university information. A tour of Pacific is definitely a must! 3601 Pacific Ave., 209.946.2285, pacific.edu

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Pacific Pride

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC ATHLETICS Home of the Pacific Tigers! Featuring NCAA baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and water polo. 209.946.2472, pacifictigers.com HOLT-ATHERTON SPECIAL COLLECTIONS The mission of Special Collections is to collect, preserve, and provide California and American history collections, as well as the university archives. The John Muir Papers and Brubeck collections are among the most notable. Pacific welcomes the general public to use its unique resources. University Library, 209.946.2404 JANET LEIGH THEATRE This on-campus movie theatre features weekly films during the school year as well as special talks and screenings. 840 Atchley Way, 209.946.2285

CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC With its talented students, skilled and dedicated faculty, distinguished visitors, and a diverse range of high quality performances (130 each year), the Conservatory of Music is well worth a visit. The landmark Conservatory of Music building was opened in 1927. It contains the beautiful 872-seat Faye Spanos Concert Hall, several faculty studios, practice rooms, and the Conservatory administration offices. Faye Spanos Concert Hall, 3511 Pacific Ave., 209.946.2415, pacific.edu/music REYNOLDS GALLERY The Reynolds Gallery is a premier space dedicated to the exhibition of art; located in the Jeannette Powell Art Center. The gallery hosts artists and scholars in a series of exhibitions lectures and workshops. 1071 Mendocino Ave., 209.946.2241

3601 Pacific Ave, #UOPacific 209.946.2285 pacific.edu

DID You KNOW?

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck met his loving wife of 70 years, Iola Whitlock, while studying music at College of the Pacific.

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FULL OF SPORTS

Stockton Heat

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tockton is home to exciting sports all year long! Cheer on the Stockton Ports, the longtime local minor league baseball team, and be a part of the action at the beautiful Stockton (Banner Island) Ballpark. Stockton Ports baseball is affordable and fun; everything America's favorite pastime should be. The Stockton Heat, an AHL hockey team and fast-growing local favorite, has made its home right next door to the ballpark at the Stockton

Arena, which opened in 2005. Ice hockey is quickly becoming one of Stockton’s most popular sports! Stockton Heat games bring thousands of fans to Downtown Stockton each season (October thru April). Catch even more exciting, fast-paced games hosted by University of the Pacific Athletics and San Joaquin Delta College Athletics. Interested in bringing your sporting event to Stockton? See page 75 for more details.

STOCKTON PORTS April through September watch the Stockton Ports, a minor league, Advance A baseball team and affiliateof the Oakland Athletics, at the Stockton (Banner Island) Ballpark. This scenic ballpark sits on Downtown Stockton’s 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide // 53


waterfront, making baseball season a unique and lively time in Stockton! Check out the grassy “Home Run Hill” area inside the ballpark – it’s a great place to bring a blanket and watch the game. You might even catch at home run ball! 404 W. Fremont St., 209.644.1900, stocktonports.com

Stockton’s very own AHL hockey team, the Stockton Heat! Affiliated with the Calgary Flames, you can catch their games at the Stockton Arena, located on the waterfront in Downtown Stockton. 248 W. Fremont St., 209.373.1500, stocktonheat.com DELTA COLLEGE MUSTANGS From basketball and soccer to water polo and baseball, the Delta College Mustangs games and matches held throughout the year are sure to please any sports fan! 5151 Pacific Ave., 209.954.5176, deltacollege.edu/athletics

STOCKTON HEAT October through April you can enjoy exciting live-action ice hockey from

PACIFIC TIGERS Join the Orange Army and cheer on all your favorite Pacific Tigers! Featuring NCAA basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, water polo, baseball, swimming, tennis, and golf. 3601 Pacific Ave., 209.946.2472, pacifictigers.com PORT CITY ROLLER GIRLS Stockton’s only all-women flat track derby team! Their high-energy, fast-paced bouts are scheduled March thru November at the Stockton Indoor Sports Complex. 888.993.3729, portcityrollergirls.com

DID You KNOW?

The Visit Stockton Events Calendar is THE resource to find sporting events happening throughout Stockton and San Joaquin County. Go to visitstockton.org/events today to search for your favorite sport. Don’t see an event listed? Text us at 877-778-6258 (8am to 8pm seven days a week) to receive info on how you can add events to our calendar.

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Disney’s 1997 film Flubber, starring Robin Williams, took place in and around the University of the Pacific campus. Although the film renamed the university Medfield College, the beautiful exterior shots reveal that the school’s grounds and architecture were left untouched.

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While on campus, head on over to the Conservatory of Music building. Look familiar? If not, envision an archeology professor/adventurer who wears a leather jacket and brown fedora hat. That’s right, the 1980’s action/adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Arc was filmed here. This time University of the Pacific served as the 1930’s Marshall College.

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On a hot summer’s day, make your way to Dentoni Park and consider taking Davis Road to get there. When you arrive, break out the picnic blanket and have a feast of 50 hardboiled eggs. Is there any better way to feel like Cool Hand Luke? Paul Newman’s 1967 classic was filmed in and around the park, as well as along Davis Road.

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American Icon, John Wayne, visited San Joaquin County for business and for pleasure throughout the 1950s and '60s. The 1955 action thriller Blood Alley starring Wayne and Lauren Bacall also starred Stockton’s California Delta in the role of China’s Yangtze River. Spend a day along the Delta, then make your way down to Growers Hall and behold the building in which Wayne once punched a bartender for “making a rude remark.”

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VAN BUSKIRK PARK GOLF COURSE (public) 18 hole, 6928 yards, par 72. 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., 209.937.7357, stocktongolfcourses.com

SWENSON PARK GOLF COURSE (public) 18 hole, 6407 yards, par 72. 9 hole, 1380 yards, par 54. This complex features a championship 18-hole course, which opened in 1952. Playing at over 6,700 yards with a par of 72, this classic course combines smooth, true putting surfaces with quality shot-making, 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 Pl., 209.937.7360, stocktongolfcourses.com

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EPIC views

With beautiful weather in Stockton all year round it is no wonder golfers snap some of the most amazing photos. Follow us on Instagram @visitstockton and tag your photos with #visitstockton and #stocktonca for a chance to be featured. BROOKSIDE COUNTRY CLUB (private) 18 hole, 6720 yards, par 72. Brookside offers an extensive member-only practice facility including a well-groomed, two-tiered driving range, an expansive putting green and well-targeted chipping green. The full service golf shop offers members the finest in golf fashions and merchandise, as well as a professional staff to attend to your every need. For golfers looking to upgrade their game, they offer private lessons and group clinics. 3603 Saint Andrews Dr., 209.956.6200, brooksidegolf.net

and year-round tournament programs, Elkhorn Golf Club provides golf enthusiasts a great time on and off the course. 1050 W. Elkhorn Dr., 209.474.3900, elkhorncc.com MICKE GROVE GOLF LINKS (public) 18 hole, 6565 yards, par 72. Micke Grove Golf Links is a links style golf course located in California’s Central Valley. Large Bent Grass greens, eight lakes, and forty-two sand bunkers await to challenge players. Situated among a cluster of vineyards, Micke Grove’s layout is highlighted by the signature 5th hole: a 179 yard, par 3 carry over water. This par 72 championship layout provides a fair and enjoyable golf round for players of all abilities. 11401 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi, 209.369.4410, mickegrove.com The Reserve at Spanos Park

ELKHORN GOLF CLUB (semi-private, dining available) 18 hole, 6559 yards, par 71. Named for the Tule Elk, which once roamed the nearby landscape, Elkhorn Golf Club is a club for avid golfers. With an active calendar of social events and facilities for Special Events, along with its challenging golf course 58 // 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide

OAKMOORE GOLF COURSE (private/ rentable) 9 hole, 3236 yards, par 36. Large bunkered greens, three lakes, century old valley oaks, hundreds of mature Monterey Pines, redwoods, and ornamental trees contribute to the challenge and the beauty of this well laid-out 69-acre course. The clubhouse facility provides an opportunity for groups to maximize their resources by combining a meeting, off-site training, fund raiser or social event with a day of golf. 3737 N. Wilson Way, 209.943.1983,

oakmooregolfcourse.com

THE RESERVE AT SPANOS PARK (semi-private, dining available) 18 hole, 7000 yards, par 72. With Mt. Diablo as a backdrop, it showcases the splendor of incredible sunrises and sunsets,

leaving an indelible mark on visitors. Offering a unique golf experience, The Reserve is secluded from the many distractions of everyday life, offering a refuge for golfers and some lucky wildlife. And if you’re looking for a bite to eat, look no further! They offer breakfast and lunch at their restaurant. 6301 W. Eight Mile Rd., 209.477.4653,

reserveatspanospark.com

STOCKTON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (private) 18 hole, 6470 yards, par 71. ​Stockton Golf and Country Club is a prestigious private club that overlooks the San Joaquin River and the main channel of the Port of Stockton. With a long list of amenities, members enjoy all that the clubhouse offers, including the manicured greens of a championship 18-hole golf course. 3800 W. Country Club Blvd., 209.466.4313, stocktongolfcc.com


BREWERIES AND TAP HOUSES Looking for a place to sip some craft brews in Stockton? We have you covered.

IN DOWNTOWN STOCKTON TRY:

Cast Iron Trading Company Channel Brewing Company (spring 2017)

Taps Bar & Grill IN LINCOLN CENTER STOP BY:

Market Tavern Midgley’s Public House Squeeze Burger ON THE MIRACLE MILE HEAD TO:

The Abbey Trappist Pub Centrale Kitchen and Bar Taps Barrel House Valley Brewing Company For more information and a complete list of establishments:

visitstockton.us/brews save the dates

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GOOD

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he Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that runs from Sacramento to Stockton encompasses over 1,000 miles of waterways where fishing, bird watching, and recreational water sports are amongst the favorite pastimes of locals and visitors alike. Also making its home on the Delta is the Port of Stockton, which hosts freighters from all over the world and acts as a gateway to the Central Valley and all of California. Numerous marinas, recreational parks, RV parks, restaurants, and much more can be found along the length of the Delta; where there’s something for everyone!

DELTA CHAMBER & VISITORS BUREAU The California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau is an organization of chambers of commerce, visitors bureaus, businesses, and boosters along the Delta. They are your source for maps, guides, and Delta information. 916.777.4041, californiadelta.org DOWNTOWN STOCKTON MARINA & PROMENADE The marina has over 1,300 linear feet of guest docks and 60 permanent berths. It is located within walking distance of the Stockton Arena, Stockton

BULLFROG LANDING MARINA Featuring a general store, snack bar, picnic facilities, bait, and tackle. 17251 Bacon Island Rd., 209.465.9610

(Banner Island) Ballpark, the downtown cinemaplex, Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre, dining, and more! 445 W. Weber Ave., 209.462.4200, visitstockton.org

Boat Launches & Marinas BUCKLEY COVE BOAT LAUNCH Buckley Cove Boat Launch is a public boat launch located at the west end of March Lane. Please call for hours of service and boat launch fees. 4911 Buckley Cove Way, 209.937.8206, stocktongov.com

FIVE STAR MARINA Located east of the Port of Stockton, Five Star provides inside and dry storage with valet launch service for your vessel. 345 N. Yosemite St., 209.466.7223, 5starmarina.net KING ISLAND RESORT Featuring 296 in-water open and covered slips to 55’, 24-hour boat launch

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ramp, fuel dock with gas and propane, general store, bait and tackle, clean restrooms and showers, laundry facility, picnic areas with tables, and more. Enjoy boating, fishing, water-skiing, wildlife viewing, and more! 11530 W. Eight Mile Rd., 209.951.2188, westrec.com

DID You KNOW?

Delta News! Tower Park is now Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park! Renovations, upgrades and new amenities are being added to this already amazing family destination.

LADD’S STOCKTON MARINA Featuring a convenience store, electricity on dock, fishing tackle, boat repair, ice, vending, laundry, restrooms, showers, snack bar, and boat launch. 4911 Buckley Cove Way, 209.477.9521 LOUIS PARK BOAT LAUNCH Louis Park Boat Launch is a public boat launch located at the west end of Monte Diablo Avenue. Please call for hours of service and boat launch fees. 3499 Monte Diablo Ave. 209.937.8206, stocktongov.com MORELLI PARK BOAT LAUNCH This four-lane boat launch featuring a picnic area, dry storage, and public restrooms is located in Downtown Stockton. 1025 W. Weber Ave. 209.462.4200 PARADISE POINT MARINA This full-service marina features an extensive rental selection of houseboats, ski boats, patio boats and v-hull fishing boats, ski equipment rental packages, as well as a grocery and tackle store, and complete marina services. 8095 Rio Blanco Rd. 209.952.1000, sevencrown.com RIVERPOINT LANDING MARINA & RESORT You will find relaxation, adventure, and excitement with recreational boating, RV camping and other activities to make the perfect getaway. 4950 Buckley Cove Way, 209.951.4144, riverpointlanding.com

TIKI LAGUN RESORT AND MARINA Tiki Lagun is a full service resort that offers pump out, laundry facilities, clean restrooms, hot showers, general store, beer and wine, full hookup RV park, tent camping, fuel, propane, ice, bait and tackle, RV supplies, camping supplies, fishing and visitor info, 200 covered boat slips, and so much more! 12988 W. McDonald Rd., 209.464.2980, tikimarina.com TURNER CUT RESORT Featuring easy campground access, launching, docking, gas, and a restaurant that all make this family-owned marina a charming retreat. 12888 Neugebauer Rd., 209.465.4129, turnercutresort.com

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VILLAGE WEST MARINA In addition to direct access for boating and fishing enthusiasts, Village West Marina features over 650 covered boat berths and 50 open slips, guest and gas docks, two of the Delta’s finest restaurants (Bob’s at the Marina & Garlic Brothers), a service and detail facility, a yacht sales office, clean showers, heated and cooled restrooms, laundry facilities and a new Stop & Shop Convenience Store! 6649 Embarcadero Dr. 209.951.1551, villagewestmarina. com YOGI BEAR'S JELLYSTONE PARK AT TOWER PARK The Premier Marina on the Delta provides an exclusive getaway bringing together RV and

tent camping, cabins, and lodges with boat enthusiasts alike. Be sure to check out Rosa’s at Tower Park for 2 full bars and delicious meals. 14900 W. Highway 12, Lodi 209.369.1041, towerparkresort.com WINDMILL COVE RESORT & MARINA Whether you are looking for a place to gas up, something to eat or drink, or a place to camp for a few nights, Windmill Cove has it all! Featuring a restaurant, marina, RV park, cabins, camping, and special events. 7600 Windmill Cove Rd., 209.948.6995, windmillcove.com


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FULL OF WINE TASTING

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eing a next-door neighbor to Lodi Wine Country, California’s leader in premium varietal wines, it only makes sense that Stockton’s wine options are growing. Below you will find information on Lodi, followed by Stockton wine related points of interest.   Lodi is the top producer of consumer favorites like Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. 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. As you’re venturing throughout Lodi Wine Country, you’ll discover there are over 80 wineries to choose from and numerous festivals and special events to tantalize your wine palate.

Wine in Stockton FINE WINES OF STOCKTON Stop by Lincoln Center South and peruse a fine selection of wines from around the world along with favorites from throughout California. Thursday night tastings are led by knowledgeable staff and a Monthly Wine Club is available. 866 West Benjamin Holt Dr., 209.478.2589, finewinesofstockton.com GNEKOW (“NEE-KO”) FAMILY WINERY Take a short drive from Downtown Stockton and enjoy Gnekow Family Winery. Applying Old and New World winemaking techniques, this family and their team have been creating wines that are fun and exciting for 20 years. Their tasting room and gift shop are open daily 11am-5pm. 17347 E. Gawne Rd., Collegeville, 209.463.0697, gnekowwinery.com MILE WINE CO. The quintessential wine bar & restaurant, Mile Wine Company offers an exceptional selection of distinctive and eclectic fine wines from around the world + artisan cheese, charcuterie, winemaker dinners, a monthly wine club, live music, and 64 // 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide

weekly wine classes hosted by proprietor and certified sommelier, Paul Marsh. Offbeat wines, craft beer, great food, and jazz music awaits. 2133 Pacific Ave., 209.465.9463, milewinecompany.com SORELLE WINERY Sorelle Winery was established in 2007 as a family owned and operated boutique winery focusing on Italian varietals. The historic grounds that the winery calls home include the Dodge House. The scenic grounds and friendly family owners make for the perfect place to host any event or simply enjoy a picnic and some wine. As the only winery with a Stockton address, Sorelle has quickly become a local favorite! 9599 N. Hwy 88, 209.931.4350, sorellewinery.com WINE WIZARDS This small, European style bistro and wine bar has been a favorite in Stockton for over 30 years. In addition to fine wine, they offer fresh made soups, sandwiches, salads, quiche, specialty teas and coffees, along with hand selected cheese. Weekly dinner specials are delicious and the wine selection is divine. Call ahead for hours and tasting options. 2222 Grand Canal Blvd., Suite 3, 209.957.7711, fb.co/winewizardsstockton


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View ships as they come in and out of our inland seaport. Access to the Port is restricted, but the ships and operations of the Port can be viewed from parts of the channels north side. Head over to Louis Park and sit at the picnic tables near the boat launch to enjoy the view. West end of Monte Diablo Ave., 209.938.1555, visitstockton.org

@foxyonyourradio Bring your furry friend out to the Barkleyville Dog Park! This is a great place to let Fido get some exercise. The Park features three areas: a big dog (over 20 lbs.) area; a small dog (20 lbs. and under) area; and a separate play/agility course. Park amenities include benches, dog water fountains and waste bags. Open daily from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. 5505 Feather River Drive 209.937.8206, visitstockton.org

@nitaelle Visit the Stockton Rural Cemetery, the final resting place of many of Stockton's founding fathers. See the tomb of Caterpillar inventor Benjamin Holt and the monument to Reuel Colt Gridley, famous Civil war fundraiser. The monuments of the past are beautifully hand carved. Be sure to check out "millionaires row." 2350 Cemetery Lane, 209.938.1555, visitstockton.org

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FREE THINGS TO DO IN STOCKTON

Located on the Stockton campus of California State University Stanislaus, the Discovery Trail is a lovely one-mile walk through the Campus, with several stops highlighting art, architecture, nature, an International World Peace Rose Garden, lake, and other historical elements. University Park is open sunrise to sunset. 612 E. Magnolia St, 209.473.6201, universityparkstockton.com

Take a self-guided tour of Downtown Stockton. The tour includes historical architecture, public art and points of interest in Downtown Stockton. View the tour map on your phone at visitstockton.us/ downtownselftour, 209.938.1555

To find more free (and low cost) things to do in Stockton go to visitstockton.us/freethingstodo

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FULL OF LODGING

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rom 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 comfy enough to make you feel at home!

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University Plaza Waterfront Hotel 110 W. Fremont St., 209.944.1140 universityplazawaterfronthotel.com

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Quality Inn 2717 W. March Ln., 209.477.5576 qualityinn.com/hotel/ca886

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Brevia Inn 1625 French Camp, Turnpike Rd., 209.938.0999, breviainn.com

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Motel 6 (formally Econolodge) 2654 W. March Ln., 209.478.4300 econolodge.com

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Budget Inn & Suites 3473 W. Hammer Ln., 209.473.2000 hotelstockton.net

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Residence Inn by Marriott 3240 W. March Ln., 209.472.9800 residenceinn.com/sckri

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COME FOR THE AMENITIES... STAY FOR THE HOSPITALITY.

Please call us for discounted corporate and group rates as well as meeting space needs.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT STOCKTON 3252 West March Lane Stockton, CA 95219 209.472.9700 courtyard.com/SCKST

WE ARE YOUR LONG TERM STAY EXPERTS

Please call us to book your next home away from home stay.

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT STOCKTON 3240 West March Lane, Stockton, CA 95219 209.472.9800 • residenceinn.com/SCKRI

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American Inn (formally Days Inn) 550 W. Charter Way, 209.948.0321 daysinn.com

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Alhambra Motel 1565 S. El Dorado Street 209.466.5481

Crest Motel 639 N. Wilson Way 209.466.2431

Stockton City Motel 1022 S. Wilson Way 209.946.9149

Budget Inn 1075 N. Wilson Way 209.466.6856

Executive Lodge Inn 339 S. Wilson Way 209.466.2951

Stockton Motor Inn 1333 E. Charter Way 209.464.9881

Budget Motel 1501 S. El Dorado Street 209.942.2191

Ivy Motel 9172 Thornton Road 209.475.0730

Stockton Travelers Motel 631 N. Center Street 209.466.8554

Capri Motel 1140 N. Wilson Way 209.462.2663

Pacific Motel 1735 N. Wilson Way 209.465.0717

Sunset Motel 1305 S. Wilson Way 209.941.4952

Cosmos Hotel 343 S. San Joaquin Street 209.948.5003

Paradise Motel 1558 S. El Dorado Street 209.464.9595

Did you know you can text our team at Visit Stockton about dining, shopping, and things to do in the city? We are available to answer questions via text using the existing Visit Stockton toll free number at 877-778-6258. Travelers and residents can extend a direct line to those who know Stockton best.

Text us yourself and test out the system... we would love to hear from you! The Visit Stockton office in Downtown Stockton is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Our hours are now extended to include texting service from 8am to 8pm

Seven Days a Week!

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Bring your meetings & conferences to Stockton Conference facilities

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ur goal at Visit Stockton is to make booking and managing your Stockton meeting or conference as easy for you as possible. We encourage you to explore the resources we have to offer. You can submit your RFP online, via mail, or fax and our group services team will contact you immediately. An event facilities guide is available online at visitstockton.us/eventfacilities. For more information, contact us at: 877.778.6258 or visitorinfo@visitstockton.org


Meeting Incentive Program Ask us how you can receive up to $5,000 towards your new Stockton meeting or conference. Call for details and exclusions.

Planning Assistance • Distribution of your RFP to hotels and available meeting sites for a quick and easy response to your specific needs • Complete information given to you on Stockton facilities, including: meeting rooms, banquet space, and exhibit space • Arrangement of site inspections and tours - upon request • Pre-convention publicity assistance, including slides, photos, and printed materials • Information on local catering • Suggestions/assistance related to speakers, tours, spouse programs, children’s activities, and group dining • Media list and publicity assistance during your meeting • Referrals to Charter transportation services within the Stockton area • Creation of welcome letter and banners • Coupons for special deals at local businesses

Stockton Arena

contact us directly with your needs so we can find the right fit for your meeting or conference. STOCKTON ARENA The beautiful waterfront Stockton Arena opened in 2005 and has been a tremendous addition to Downtown Stockton. Besides hosting a variety of live entertainment events and being home to an ECHL hockey team, the Stockton Arena has meeting space available for meetings

of any size; 6,000-17,000 square foot spaces are available. STOCKTON CIVIC MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM Opened in 1925, this historic building is located 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.

Materials Available • Official Visit Stockton Guide and map • Bags, pens, and other giveaways available to eligible groups. Fees may apply

Meeting Spaces There are a variety of meeting spaces in Stockton to meet your needs! Two examples of meetings spaces are listed below – please

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Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium

During your meeting or conference attendees have access to the Visit Stockton team via text from 8am to 8pm each day. Team members are standing by to assist with questions relating to dining, shopping, and things to do in Stockton. Customer service is our top priority and that means you and your guests have our attention during each and every visit. 877.778.6258

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Weber Point Events Center @timewizardphotography Stockton Sunsets @spacemanphotos The Medico-Dental Building @jay_gap

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Downtown Stockton public art sculpture, “Anchored” at Dean DeCarli Plaza @naacpstockton


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an 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 play here, and you can feel it in the air! Named California’s #1 Minor League Sports city, Stockton boasts two professional teams who call the Downtown Waterfront Events Center home. With its central location and world-class 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 game, an evening at the ballpark, 18-holes on a lush golf course, or a white-knuckle mixed martial arts (MMA) match that raises your heart rate, there is something to entertain and excite every fan.

If you’re interested in bringing your next sporting event to Stockton, you can look forward to great service, fine facilities, and lots of great places to stay and play. Request our Stockton Sports Facilities Guide today. Go to stocktonsports.org or call 877.778.6258 for more information.

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2017 Sporting Events *New event to Stockton

WBTF 1ST INTERNATIONAL PAN PACIFIC CUP *January 13-15, Stockton Arena NCAA “PREVIEW” GOLF TOURNAMENT February 13-15, Brookside Golf & Country Club CIF SAC-JOAQUIN WRESTLING MASTERS MEET February 24-25, Stockton Arena 2017 NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STOCKTON REGIONAL *March 25 & 27, Stockton Arena CCAA SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS May 5-7, Arnaiz Softball Complex NCAA DII MEN’S WEST/ SOUTH CENTRAL GOLF REGIONALS *May 7-10, Brookside Golf & Country Club CCAA BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS May 10-14, Stockton (Banner Island) Ballpark WCC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS May 24-17, Stockton (Banner Island) Ballpark USA RACQUETBALL JUNIOR OLYMPICS June 21-25, In-Shape West Lane 76 // 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide


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OAK PARK ICE ARENA

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How often do California kids get to ice skate? Not nearly enough. To remedy that, head over to the Oak Park Ice Arena. And don’t forget to dress warm! 3545 Alvarado Ave., 209.937.7433, stocktonlive.com

Since 1954, this outdoor playland has attracted more than one million visitors from all 50 states to its fairytale wonderland of adventure. With an assembly of trains, boats and vintage carousels for the kids to ride—and multiple playgrounds—Pixie Woods keeps the children active and smiling throughout the day. Open May through October. 3121 Monte Diablo Ave., 209.937.8206, stockton.gov/pixiewoods

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF STOCKTON

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Fun and education don’t always go hand-in-hand, but they do at the Children’s Museum of Stockton, which offers exciting exhibitions covering everything from art, to farms, to fire stations. 402 W. Weber Ave., 209.465.4386, childrensmuseumstockton.org

ZAP ZONE

Zap Zone is the place to be for older, higher-energy crowds. The laser-tag mecca boasts a state-of-the-art, two-story arena covering more than 6,200 square feet of playing area. 1578 Hammertown Dr., 209.478.9277, zapszone.com

STOCKTON INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX

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Offering a variety of activities for most age groups, the Stockton Indoor Sports Complex is a great choice for the active and athletic to enjoy lots of energy within the structure of a safe sports setting. 3251 Ad Art Rd., 209.931.8300, siscsports.com 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide // 77


AVE on the Mile is Stockton’s Premier Bar & Bistro located at the Heart of the Miracle Mile. AVE is a chic, upscale lounge, setting the new tradition in nightlife and evening entertainment. With something unique to offer every night of the week, AVE is proud to serve guests from all over the Central Valley. Enjoy our specialty cocktails and our delicious Bistro style plates in our comfortable lounge setting.

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ur central location and diversity of attractions has made Stockton a prime place to bring your group via bus tours. Groups have long found that Stockton offers great single or multiple day options to meet the need of any planner or operator. Many use Stockton as a home base and stay in one of our many fine hotels while exploring Northern California during the day. We offer many group-friendly properties, which have exceptional access and rates!   The team at Visit Stockton is happy to assist in customizing your itinerary to meet the needs of your group. Step-on guides are available and many Stockton attractions are of little or no cost to you! For more information, contact us at: 877.778.6258 or visitorinfo@visitstockton.org RECENT GROUPS THAT VISITED STOCKTON HAVE ENJOYED: • Special docent-led tours of the Haggin Museum • 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 • Wine tasting at local wineries • Shopping for fresh produce at farmers’ markets …And so much more! 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide // 79


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FULL OF TRANSPORTATION Nearby Airports STOCKTON METROPOLITAN AIRPORT Serviced by Allegiant Airlines— flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa, and San Diego. 5000 S. Airport Way, 209.468.4700, flystockton.com OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Approximately 65 miles west of Stockton.

AURORA LIMOUSINE 800.847.1601, auroralimousine.net DELTA CHARTER BUS 888.241.8543 deltacharterbus.com LYFT: lyft.com/cities/stockton STORER COACHWAYS 800.621.3383, storercoachways.com UBER: uber.com/sacramento

SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Approximately 50 miles north of Stockton on I-5.

YELLOW CAB: 209.465.5721 stocktontaxicabs.com

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Approximately 80 miles west of Stockton.

SAN JOAQUIN RTD The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) provides affordable public transit services in the Stockton Metropolitan Area. 209.943.1111 or 1.800.469.8674, sanjoaquinrtd.com

SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Approximately 75 miles southwest of Stockton.

Buses/Limos/Taxis AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 209.931.5772

Public Transportation

GREYHOUND Greyhound provides service to Stockton. The bus station is located in the heart of Downtown at Center Street and the Crosstown Freeway. 121 S. Center St., 209.466.3568, greyhound.com

Railways ALTAMONT CORRIDOR EXPRESS (ACE) ACE serves the San Joaquin, Tri-Valley, Santa Clara, and surrounding areas with passenger rail service to work, attractions and much more! 949 E. Channel St. 1.800.411.RAIL (7245), acerail.com AMTRAK SAN JOAQUINS Amtrak’s Stockton Station is located in Downtown Stockton and serves the San Joaquins line including Bakersfield, Sacramento and Oakland. 735 S. San Joaquin St. 949 E. Channel St. 1.800.USA.RAIL, amtrak.com

Rental Cars AVIS: 211 E. March Ln. 209.478.4747, avis.com ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR 320 N. Hunter St. 3003 Auto Center Circle 5000 S. Airport Way 855.266.9289, enterprise.com HERTZ: 3646 Telstar Pl. 3003 Auto Center Circle 209.478.9800, hertz.com

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Mark Twain's cabin - where he wrote 'Jumping Frog of Calaveras'. Highway 49

How far from Stockton? Manteca 14 miles Lodi 15 miles Jackson 46 miles Sacramento 48 miles San Francisco 83 miles Yosemite 122 miles Monterey 146 miles Lake Tahoe 147 miles Redding 209 miles Bakersfield 234 miles Los Angeles 337 miles

Neighboring Regions AMADOR COUNTY 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. touramador.com CALAVERAS COUNTY Home of the California Gold Rush and Celebrated Jumping Frog! Mark Twain made Northern California’s Calaveras County 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. gocalaveras.com

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goods stores. If adventure is more what you are looking for, stop by the Big League Dreams Sports Park or try your skills at the BMX Track. While in Manteca, be sure to check out our many special events: Kiwanis Pumpkin Festival, Crossroads Street Faire, and many more. visitmanteca.net

Amador County

CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY “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 south of Bakersfield. visitcentralvalley.com GOLD COUNTRY 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. calgold.org LODI With over 80 wineries, Lodi is California’s hottest new wine country; located just 12 miles north of Stockton on Highway 99 or Interstate 5. In addition to its Wine Trail, Lodi showcases

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a variety of attractions from the scientific (World of Wonders Science Museum) to the historic (San Joaquin County Historical Museum and the Hill House Museum) to the artistic (Hutchins Street Square Performing Arts Center) to the recreational (Lodi Lake Park) to the wild (Lodi Parachute Center) to the just plain fun (a year-round schedule of festivals and events). Visitors can also head downtown where boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, and wineries abound. There’s more magic to Lodi than what is in your glass! visitlodi. com MANTECA Just one hour from San Francisco, Sacramento, and Napa Valley, and 1.5 hours from Yosemite National Park, Manteca is the perfect location for your Northern California holiday. Enjoy a glass of wine at Delicato Vineyards, the fourth largest family-run winery in the world, or take a tour to see the 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

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Tuolumne County has 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. visittuolumne.com Lower Yosemite Falls

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Yosemite National Park, which is 120 miles southeast of Stockton, is one of the natural wonders of the world and one of the oldest national parks in the United States. Its stunning mountain peaks and amazing waterfalls are a treasure for all to see. The park features 700 miles of hiking and bridle trails. Guided tours

Travel spending in California directly supported 1,064,000 jobs in 2015. Go online to VisitCalifornia.com to learn more about the Golden State and the impact of tourism on our economy.

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are available for both groups and individual travelers. yosemitethisyear. com

Regional Fun! BASS PRO SHOPS More than just a store, this is an experience! With tons of departments from outdoor supplies and apparel to NASCAR, a Tracker Marine Boat Center, general store and fudge shop, archery range, aquarium, and arcade and shooting gallery, you’re bound to find something to please the whole family! 1356 Bass Pro Dr., Manteca (18 Miles south of Stockton) 209.825.8400, basspro.com/Manteca Caswell Memorial State Park

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along with their popular ice cream sundaes, right here in the Central Valley! 11980 S. Harlan Rd., Lathrop (11 miles south of Stockton), 209.982.9304, ghirardelli.com

CASWELL MEMORIAL STATE PARK This small state park, located along the Stanislaus River near the town of Ripon, protects one of the last remaining oak-riparian woodlands that once flourished throughout the Central Valley. Activities include camping, fishing, swimming in the river, trail hiking, and wildlife viewing. 2800 S. Austin Rd, Ripon (17.5 miles south of Stockton), 209.599.3810 GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE OUTLET & ICE CREAM SHOP The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Enjoy a vast variety of their goodies, 90 // 2017 Official Stockton Visitor’s Guide

HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM AT DELL’OSSO FARMS Come see Santa Claus and visit our snow mountain, ice skating, holiday train, and more! Open thru the beginning of January. 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop (9 Miles south of Stockton), 209.982.0833, holidaysonthefarm.com PUMPKIN MAZE AT DELL’OSSO FARMS The area’s largest pumpkin maze and family farm! Kiddie land, pony rides, petting zoo, tractor train, hay rides, picnic area, and food court. Open September thru October. 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop (9 Miles south of Stockton), 209.982.0833, pumpkinmaze.com

SKYDIVE CALIFORNIA Skydive California is home to some of the top talent in the skydiving world and is a premier member of the United States Parachutist Association. You are part of the community the minute you step in the door, whether it be as an experienced world record holder, a first time tandem student, or a spectator who just wants to check out the action! 25001 Kasson Rd., Tracy, (18 Miles south of Stockton), 209.830.7474 skydivecal.com PARACHUTE CENTER The 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 parachutecenter.com


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TEXT. CALL. VISIT. EXPLORE. 2017 guide to flavor & fun

Our mobile-friendly website is your online guide to all things Stockton, including the largest events calendar in the region!

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Call or text us at 877.778.6258

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2017 Visit Stockton Guide  

Stockton California's Guide to Flavor + Fun. Things to do, dining, shopping, annual events, farms, regional fun and much more!

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