Whether you are here on business, visiting friends or family, or catching a recreational event, we encourage you to discover the true beauty of Stockton during your visit. Our city has rich cultural history, deep agricultural roots, thriving small businesses, and is stocked full of arts, sports, dining, and family activities.
With over 320,000 residents, Stockton is the 11th largest city in California and the most diverse city in the nation. We pride ourselves on the vast cultural offerings and experiences available throughout our city, including multi-ethnic dining, locally owned shopping, and familyfriendly activities. Our Arena hosts Stockton Kings Basketball along with incredible concerts, conventions, and youth entertainment. Banner Island Ballpark is home to the Stockton Ports, and our downtown waterfront provides a beautiful backdrop for our Weber Point Events Center.
It is an exciting time to be in Stockton. We hope you enjoy a boat ride on the Delta, a stroll down the Miracle Mile, a fun-filled adventure at Pixie Woods, or a visit to the historic Haggin Museum. With much to choose from, be sure to stop by the Visit Stockton office to get expert recommendations on dining, shopping, and other must-see local attractions during your stay. We value the impact of tourism on our local and regional economy and thank you for making Stockton your destination.
We look forward to providing you a wide variety of positive experiences during your trip and hope you visit again in the future.
ince the 1940s, Stockton has seen major commercial and residential developments. The farthest inland seaport on the West Coast has maintained strong trade relationships with 27 countries and exports over 2,000,000 tons of American products annually. Stockton also supports very active and world-renowned talent including a civic theatre, symphony, opera, and chorale groups. The Haggin museum is rich in collections and exhibits that tell the stories of local and California history, as well as works by late 19th and early 20th century artists.
This diverse community includes a large Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, and Filipino population, which is reflected by the 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.
Stockton named the 4th largest city in CA.
Captain Charles Weber founded Stockton.
Became a major transportation and commercial center.
City of Stockton officially incorporated on July 23, 1850. 300,000 people poured into CA for the California Gold Rush.
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce founded to promote city and attract new residents.
Benjamin Holt, owner of Holt Manufacturing Co., invented the Caterpillar.
College of the Pacific, California’s first chartered institution of higher education founded in 1851, moved to Stockton from San Jose.
Port of Stockton opened as the first inland seaport in California.
Duraflame fire log was invented in Stockton.
VisitStockton.org hosts the region’s largest community events calendar. Submit yours! Visitstockton.us/submit
T-shirts, mugs, postcards, books: we’re your one-stop shop for Stockton swag. Stop by the Visit Stockton office or shop online at stocktonsouvenirs.com
Experience the city’s unique offerings with Feast at the Fox, Stockton Flavor Fest, and Sport City Golf Tourney.
STOCKTON SAVINGS PASS
This mobile coupon book for locals and visitors offers discounts on food and fun throughout the city. Free for businesses to join and free for customers to access, this economic driver benefits the community and improves the quality of life in Stockton. stocktonsavingsPass.com
Your guide to the best of Stockton trails and passes! 100% free and a great way to support our local businesses and explore our city. experiencestockton.com
MEETING & EVENT SUPPORT
Looking to bring a meeting, sporting event, or conference to Stockton? Let us assist you in event & lodging coordination. We also provide dining discounts, visitor resources, incentives and more!
FREE VISITOR RESOURCES
Whether it’s a family reunion, wedding, or just a weekend with friends, we have everything you need to welcome and engage visitors: visitor guides, farm maps, dining options, and more.
This unique gem in California’s Central Valley is home to annual events, sports, eclectic dining, and a waterfront that is second to none. As the largest West Coast inland seaport, it is a hub for manufacturing and transportation. Downtown Stockton blends the heart of Central Valley agriculture, historical and modern architecture, and a gorgeous waterfront and Marina.
Delve into the diverse eats Downtown provides with spots like Misaki sushi & bar, Yasoo Yani, Papa urb’s Grill, and nena's Mexican Restaurant
The stockton Arena is your home for excitement and entertainment, where you’ll catch the stockton kings ballin’ on the court, as well as amazing musical and comedy acts—with a past lineup of stars like Jo Koy & Snoop Dogg. You can spend an evening of eating, drinking, and listening to live music at Cast Iron or the FeD. For those who enjoy the cinema experience, catch a classic film with the Friends of the Fox Classic Movie Series at the bob Hope (Fox) Theatre
You can take a stroll and enjoy the creative street murals located through Downtown, witness the stunning and beautiful mix of Asian cultures on Chung Wah lane, and then check out some local history at the Children’s Museum of stockton
Get yourself a coffee and goodies at Trail Coffee Roasters or legendary Coffee & books. Stop in at JnA Collectibles for some iconic comic and pop culture memorabilia, spruce up your look with a visit to lilou of the Valley Vintage, and grab some special gifts for loved ones at Makers Made
Catch a Stockton Ports baseball game and say hi to their mascot Splash!
Watch a Stockton Kings game or amazing musical and comedy acts!
BA ERISLAND BA PARK WEBERPOINTEVENTSCENTER
Home to the multicultural, international award-winning festival Stockton Flavor Fest and dozens of annual events.
Home to educational hands-on displays and the Destination: Space exhibit.
Come visit us! We have stickers, postcards, shirts, souvenirs, and visitor guides!
Walk with Weber Audio Tour!
Downtown Stockton has a rich and interesting past, and what better way to experience it than by foot! The Walk with Weber Audio Tour provides users with the historical background of Downtown Stockton’s oldest buildings, fascinating facts, and photos dating back to the mid-1800s!
Oak St. Miner St. El Dorado St.
Combining multiple Asian cultures in one location, this spot in Stockton was built to honor the demolition of Chinatown, Japan Town, and Little Manila.
CITY CENTRE CINEMAS
Located in “Janet Leigh Plaza,” named after Hollywood ﬁlm star and Stocktonian, Janet Leigh.
Weber Ave. Main St.
BOB HOPE “FOX” THEATRE CHUNG WAH LANE
The crown jewel of our city! Learn more about this spectacle on page 14.
Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre
After a presence in this city that has lasted 90 years, its Spanish mission-like appearance towers over Main Street. The bright lights of the FOX sign attached to the cupola and the marquee's big capital letters give you the nostalgic vibe of a classic movie house. The six-foot ticket booth is complete with windows and an opening at the bottom, leaving room for eager moviegoers to receive their tickets for the night's event.
A few steps through the main doors, you're standing in the middle of an exquisite rotunda complete with twelve carved, plaster columns. Each are detailed with carved faces encased in a lattice of gold-leaf plaster ribbons, rising up to a capital supporting the ceiling. The ceiling is adorned with scenes of conquistadores, heraldic shields, knights, and lions—and topped off with a gorgeous chandelier featuring over 100 lights. Lower your gaze and you'll see the beautifully red-patterned carpet and terrazzo floors. Stare long enough at this astounding display in architecture and you might assume you're inside a vintage Victorian castle.
Then comes the entrance to the theatre. Just before you walk through those doors, catch a glimpse of the beautiful, eight-foot-tall, gold-leafed, etchedmirrored panels. Then, pass through the doors and take in the magnitude of this legendary theatre's auditorium. Numerous rows of red cushioned seats on a slight decline lead to the main stage. A proscenium arch with a rose-colored ceiling featuring gold, copper, and silver stenciled stars. The center of the arch features a gilded carved face surrounded by a shell and a long red curtain draped down to the stage floor.
If the entrance and rotunda are just the geneses of transporting a visitor to a past golden era, this auditorium solidifies the experience. Beautifully carved wooden frames and brackets outline the lofts and ceiling, and a balcony half the length of the main floor provides an exceptional view of the stage from above. All this wonder and amazement in one setting.
Stockton’s Miracle Mile is a legendary spot in the city. This pedestrian-friendly historical spot has an abundance of specialty shops and boutiques, outdoor cafés, diverse dining, and a vibrant night life that you’ll want to experience immediately. Plus, live events, car shows, and sidewalk sales throughout the year are bound to grab your attention as you stroll down the Mile.
The abundance of quality cuisine is astounding here. Whether it’s Fat City brew & bbQ, Gian’s Italian Deli, la Palma Mexican Cuisine, Cocoro bistro, or Go Falafel Greek Food, you’re going to be deeply satisfied with your choice.
Plus, a pastry and coffee from House of shaw espresso Café is always a nice bonus.
Get some new (or your first) ink at In 2 skin Tattoo, get a trim at Majestic barber shop, find some relaxation with True You Hot Yoga, and take in the beauty of the university of the Pacific
Spruce up your wardrobe with bellissima boutique and The little shop on the Mile, freshen up your home décor with a visit to Cena luna, and maybe take some art home from the stockton Art league elsie May Goodwin Gallery
And for the comic fans in your life, check out the goodies at Al’s Comics, where the legendary Stan Lee once set foot.
With more than 100 unique merchants in one prime location, Lincoln Center is a one-stop shop for all your different needs. Fashions for the entire family, gifts and collectibles, grocery and specialty foods, jewelry, shoes, spas, and delicious cuisine reside under the big “L” tower off Benjamin Holt Drive. Whether you’re starting your morning off with a coffee, on a shopping spree, or enjoying an evening of dinner and drinks, Lincoln Center has it all.
With a wide variety of dining options at Lincoln Center, you’re bound to find the right spot. You can grab a quick bite at spots like noah’s bagels or Podesto's Market & Deli
For your main course, your widely diverse set of dining picks include DoMo Japanese sushi & Grill, Dynasty seafood Restaurant, la Mesa, & Market Tavern
If you’re just looking for something sweet, you can pick up some pastries at 85° bakery or grab a smoothie from nekter Juice bar
Get your crew together for some beer and fun with limitless Axes & Ales, or solve a mystery with limitless escape Games
Treat yourself with a stop at elevate skincare & spa and Merle norman Cosmetics, update your wardrobe with FInA and Flair boutique, and maybe browse DeVons Jewelers for a very shiny accessory.
A community-cared for spot filled with vibrant shops and boutiques is what you find when you pay a visit to Yosemite Street Village. This historic area in Stockton provides an eclectic mix of cuisine, office décor, salons, and more. Plus, you can grab a coffee from Terra, and take a stroll down the famous Umbrella Alley. Stop in and check it out for yourself.
Terra Coffee Roasters is there to give you a tasty pick-me-up, while lovotti Pizza Pub & China Village serves up mouthwatering entrees to handle your appetite.
For a fresh look, spend some time at either Alfred’s salon of beauty, The Hair Place, or khodyna salon. Then, stop in for a special art-themed night over at The Catalyst Art & Wellness & studio, or take in the beautiful historic masterpieces at the Haggin Museum
Get the kids some unique treasures from Caterpillar Children’s boutique that they’ll absolutely love.
Fairs & Festivals
Communities 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!
FULL OF FAIRS & FESTIVALS
For a full and comprehensive list of events happening in Stockton, please visit visitstockton.org/events.
Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival
Three-concert classical music festival in Stockton celebrating the best talent in the area. 209.477.0259, zlcstockton.org
Pop-culture is abundant at this Comic-Con style event in Stockton! Experience popular culture in its various forms: comics, card games, video games, anime, manga, science fiction, toys, television, and movies. stocktoncon.com
Wine and Chocolate Weekend
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
Almond Blossom Festival
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
92nd Annual McKee Student Art Contest & Exhibition
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
Chinese New Year Celebration
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. stocktoncnyc.org
Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament
2,500lbs of Rainbow Trout are stocked for this annual tournament at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton. 209.953.8800, sjparks.com
Stockton Sikh Temple Parade
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
Lodi Wine Festival Lodi
Enjoy wine tasting from more than 40 wineries, great food, music, and much more! 209.369.2771, grapefestival.com
San Joaquin Asparagus Festival
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! 916.370.3647, sanjoaquinasparagusfestival.net
This annual free event features music, dancing, vendors selling delicious food, and the celebration of the Cambodian New Year in Stockton. visitstockton.org
Earth Day Festival
Celebrate the environment at Stockton’s Victory Park with live music, informational booths, food, and earthfriendly fun. earthdaystockton.com
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Lodi Street Fair
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
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
Feast At The Fox
The first Friday in May, Main Street is transformed into a dining experience like no other!
Under the marquee of the Bob Hope Theatre, enjoy a multicourse menu, live entertainment, cocktail hour, and celebrations of our local cuisine at Feast at the Fox. Tickets are limited, so act fast!
Stockton Flavor Fest
A three-day celebration (hosted the third weekend in May) of the culture, cuisine, and community of our great city! Come down to Weber Point Events Center for live music, global food vendors, art workshops, and tons of family fun!
Lodi Row x Row Lodi
Sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 200 handcrafted wines from over 40 Lodi wineries at this Lodi Lake event. 209.365.0621, lodirowxrow.com
Linden Cherry Festival
This sweet celebration of the local cherry harvest comes complete with a parade, food, live entertainment, vendors, a cherry pie eating contest and children’s activities 209.547.3046, lindenchamber.net
2,000lbs of catfish are stocked for this annual tournament at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton, with prizes awarded for the best catch! 209.953.8800, sjparks.com
Jewish Food Fair
Always the first Sunday in June, Temple Israel hosts this celebration of Jewish culture with brunch, a bake shop, great food, games, live music, dancing and tours.
In The Park
Wednesdays, Jun. thru Aug. 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
City of Stockton's Drive-In Movie Series
Pack your snacks, blankets and popcorn for a fun family event. Admission is free and parking is first-come, first-serve. visitstockton.us/drive-in-movie
San Joaquin County Fair
Featuring concert performances, carnival rides, agriculture, livestock, food, live entertainment, and exhibits, and more!
Downtown Stockton 4th of July Celebration
Come out for the 4th of July celebration in Downtown Stockton—a great familyfriendly event.
Lincoln Center Dueling Pianos
Be part of the show during this all-request, dueling pianos event on the Brickwalk at Lincoln Center. Drinks and food are plentiful and audience participation is a must!
Christmas in July at Pixie Woods
Santa is on his summer vacation from the North Pole, so be sure to pay him a visit at Pixie Woods for pictures, activities, and crafts!
Feast at the Fox
Filled with flavorful food and fun, Feast at the Fox (hosted the first Friday in May) is a special farm-to-table dining experience held under the lights of the bob Hope Fox Theatre. A beautiful (and delicious) annual tradition brings together our community for a great cause. Hosted by Visit Stockton in partnership with the City of Stockton, supports the san Joaquin Delta College Culinary Arts Program and celebrates the agriculture and local cuisine that defines Stockton and the Central Valley.
Stockton Buddhist Temple Japanese Food Festival & Bon Odori
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
Taste of the Delta
The “Taste” showcases fine restaurants and wineries of the California Delta region, making for a delicious afternoon on the Delta. 916.777.4041, tasteofthedelta.com
Stockton-Con Pop-culture is abundant at this Comic-Con style event in Stockton! Experience popular culture in its various forms:
comics, card games, video games, anime, manga, science fiction, toys, television, and movies. stocktoncon.com
Music on the Brickwalk
Every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day, enjoy live music on the Lincoln Center Brickwalk. Be sure to grab a bite to eat and check out the local shops while you're out!
Stockton Community Labor Day Pow Wow
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.
Black Family Day
This event features gospel music, job and health fairs, children’s activities, crafts, and food vendors.
Stockton Jazz festival
This day-long outdoor music festival at Weber Point in Downtown Stockton includes a long lineup of jazz musicians for you to dance to.
Saint Basil’s Greek Festival
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.
This vibrant and growing event celebrates the county’s LGBTQ+ community. Come out to enjoy the food, festival atmosphere, and free entertainment. 209.800.1500, stocktonpride.com
Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair
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!
Family Day at the Park
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
Dell’Osso Farms Annual Pumpkin Maze Lathrop
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
Sport City Golf Tourney
What better way to support youth, collegiate,
and professional sports development than by spending a day golfing with your friends at the Sport City Golf Tourney? Food, beer, prizes, and bragging rights are all to be had! 209.938.1555, visitstockton.us/ sportCityGolfTourney
Lodi Street Faire Lodi
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
Pacific Homecoming And Parent & Family Weekend
This annual 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. 866.575.7229, pacific.edu
Annual Main Street Day Faire Ripon
This annual faire features a car show, antique faire, health fair, fire department pancake breakfast, live music, arts, crafts, entertainment, and more. 209.599.7519, riponchamber.org
FAHM Fest Stockton
Celebrate Filipino American History Month at the annual FAHM Fest in Stockton, creating a space for all to share their stories, collaborate, celebrate, and preserve history. The day will be filled with performances, speakers, interactive art installations, music, food, and more!
Dia de los Muertos Street Festival
This annual festival held outside the Mexican Heritage Center in Downtown Stockton is full of vibrant sights, sounds, and tastes. Various performances along with local vendors make this growing event a must-see. 209.969.9306, mexicanheritagecenter.org
Stockton Flavor Fest
The international award-winning Stockton Flavor Fest (hosted the third weekend in May) is a celebration of our city's culture, community, and cuisine!
Downtown’s biggest party, residing at the Weber Point Events Center, features local food & merchant villages showcasing Stockton's diverse offerings, cultural programming including dance and music, family fun, Valley-centered libations, a drag brunch benefiting the San Joaquin Pride Center, celebrity chef kitchens, and so much more!WINNER, "besT neW FesTIVAl" by the International Festivals & events Association
Halloween on the Miracle Mile Goblins and ghouls flood the Mile as businesses open their doors to trick-or-treaters 209.623.1144, stocktonmiraclemile.com
Monster Mash Halloween Bash
Celebrate with the ghosts, goblins, prince and princesses at Pixie Wood's for their annual Monster Mash Halloween Bash! Treat bags, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family! 209.937.8119, stocktonmiraclemile.com
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
An annual South Asian arts and culture festival, featuring a Bazaar with local vendors, cultural and traditional performances, live music, crafts and food. iasjc.org
Sandhill Crane Festival Lodi
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
Stockton Hmong New Year Celebration
Celebrating Stockton’s Hmong culture with sporting events, merchant booths, delicious traditional food, cultural performances, live bands, and music. 209.466.0721, lfcempowerment.org
Youth and adult anglers compete to catch the largest trout in Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton. 209.953.8800, sjparks.com
Hospice of San Joaquin Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
A community lighting ceremony full of live singing and holiday entertainment. All are welcomed to buy and dedicate a light to memorialize a loved one no longer with us and to support the Hospice of San Joaquin’s programs. 209.957.3888, hospicesj.org
Thanksgiving Run and Walk Against Hunger
Join 4,000 runners and walkers, burn calories, have a great time on the scenic Stockton Waterfront, and help raise money for holiday nutrition programs for the Emergency Food Bank. 209.464.7369, runagainsthunger.org
Miracle Mile Holiday Sip & Shop
This wine-stroll and shopping event kicks off the holiday season at the Miracle Mile. Meet Santa, get some great deals, drink local wine, and watch the tree lighting. 209.623.1144, stocktonmiraclemile.com
San Joaquin Kennel Club Dog Show
Featuring over 3,000 of the top dogs from all over the country judged on confirmation, obedience, and a rally event, all completely free to the public. sanjoaquinkc.org
City Of Stockton Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Annual Lighted Boat Parade
Downtown Stockton Always the first Saturday of December, spectators are treated to the Stockton Holiday Parade on Weber Ave., an official tree lighting in Downtown Stockton’s Weber Point followed by the famous Lighted Boat Parade. 209.938.1555, visitstockton.org
Festival Of Trees
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
Your guide to the best holiday family fun in Stockton!Festive things to do in Stockton during December. visitstockton.us/dec Annual Holiday Tree lighting Ceremony
Delta Chambers & 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
Downtown Stockton Marina & Promenade stocktondtmarina.com
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 (Banner Island) Ballpark, the downtown cinemaplex, Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre, and more! 445 W. Weber Ave., 209.462.4200.
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. 8539
Bullfrog Landing Marina
Featuring a general store, snack bar, picnic facilities, bait, and tackle. 17251 Bacon Island Rd., 209.465.9610
Captain Ray's River Tours deltaboatcharters.com
Want to experience the Delta in style? Check-out Captain Ray's River Tours and book an intimate, chartered, private tour (up to 6 people) on a beautiful Sabre Yacht! Take in the sights and sounds of the Delta and don't worry about the responsibility of steering. 445 Weber Ave. 209.462.4200
Five Star Marina 5starmarina.net
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., 209.471.0534
King Island Resort kingislandresort.com
Featuring 296 in-water open and covered slips to 55’, 24hour boat launch 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., 209.477.5364
Ladd’s Stockton Marina
Featuring a convenience store, electricity on dock, fishing
The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta stretches its way through Stockton, providing locals and visitors alike an assortment of recreational water activities to enjoy. This 1,000+ miles of waterways also provides a home to the Port of Stockton—the gateway to California where freighters from all over the world dock. Marinas, recreational parks, and numerous restaurants find their home on Stockton’s magnificent Delta. Take
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
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 paradisemarina.com
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. Call ahead for rental details and availability. 8095 Rio Blanco Rd., 209.952.1000
Riverpoint Landing Marina & Resort riverpointlanding.com
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
Tiki Lagoon Resort & Marina tikilagoon.com
Tiki Lagoon is a full service resort that offers pump out, laundry facilities, clean restrooms, hot showers, general store, restuarant, 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., 209.941.8975
Turner Cut Resort turnercutresort.com
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
Village West Marina villagewestmarina.com
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 Stop & Shop Convenience Store! 6649 Embarcadero Dr. 209.951.1551
Windmill Cove Resort & Marina windmillcove.com
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., 209.938.9192
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Tower Park towerparkresort.com
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 Tower Park Grille for 2 full bars and delicious meals. In 2018 Jellystone added an 18-hole mini golf course. Go online for details on special events and holiday celebrations. 14900 W. Highway 12, Lodi 209.369.1041
STOCKED FULL OF
Drinks, dancing, and live music are just a few things one can find on a night out in Stockton. Whether it is drinks with friends, date night, or a desire to hear some of the best bands around, the following venues are some of the best places to check out. Call ahead for information on drink specials and performances.
PLACES TO CHECK OUT
IBIZA is a chic, upscale tapas bar with a a great ambiance, full cocktail menu, and rotating live music and entertainment! Nestled along the Miracle Mile, be sure to make a stop in when you're out on the town. 209.362.8218, 2333 Pacific Ave
2. THe blACk RAbbIT
The Black Rabbit is a hip cocktail lounge serving up unique small dishes to enjoy and one of the best beer selections in the city! There are various special events held monthly from art shows to live entertainment, so be sure to check their calendar, or just stop by anytime. 209.323.5141, 2352 Pacific Ave. theblackrabbit209.com
Paradise Nightclub is Stockton's only gay bar and dance club. Many nights feature drink specials and DJs spinning tunes. Special events are scheduled throughout the year, including the official Stockton Pride Festival after-party! 209.477.4724, 10114 Lower Sacramento Rd.
A beautifully restored bar, rotating cocktail menu, live music, comedy shows, and delicious eats... what more could you want in a night out in Downtown Stockton? The FED is one of the newest spots in the city to meet friends and enjoy an evening together. 209.594.0339, 116 N. Hunter St., fedstockton.com
Stockton’s diverse cultural influences and locally grown fresh produce has a tremendous impact on our local culinary scene - you’ll find something to satisfy your every craving!
Stockton takes food seriously, and we can't wait to share some of the area's top dining spots with you! The following pages feature restaurants that have The best of san Joaquin Magazine 2022 designation, as well as top Trip Advisor and Yelp ratings.
And see the red SSP icon ? These locations are participants in our mobile coupon book, the stockton savings Pass which is FRee to register for and offers thousands of dollars in discounts across the city! Get yours at stocktonsavingspass.com and start exploring!
Accent Bar & Grill @ the Reserve 6301 Eight Mile Rd., 209.477.4653
Cast Iron Trading Co. 114 N. San Joaquin St., 209.227.8585
The Downtowner thedowntowner.net 440 N Sutter St., 209.910.9714 Elkhorn Grill elkhornbanquet.com 1050 Elkhorn Dr., 209.477.2200
Garlic Brothers garlicbrothersonline.com 6629 Embarcadero Dr. 209.474.6585
Heritage Dining & Provisions
heritagediningandprovisions.com 4343 N. Ashley Ln., 209.931.0323
The Kitchen at Stonebrier thekitchenatsb.com 4780 West Ln., 209.932.9322
Market Tavern markettavernstk.com 236 Lincoln Center, 209.932.8001
Midgley’s Public House midgleyspublichouse.com 296 Lincoln Center, 209.474.7700
Whirlows Tossed & Grilled Whirlows.com 1924 Pacific Ave., 209.466.3683
Yum Yum House at Pixie Woods Amusement Park pixiewoods.org 3121 Monte Diablo Ave. 209.937.7354
BAKERY & SWEETS
Dream Ice Cream 5052 West Ln., Ste. 4H 209.888.5450
El Frutal Taqueria y Paleteria
elfrutaltaqueriaypaleteria.com 1101 E March Ln. 209.476.1285
House of Ice Cream houseoficecream.net 947 N. El Dorado St. 209.490.6871
M & W Dutch American Bakery
4343 Pacific Ave., Ste. A6 209.473.3828
nothingbundtcakes.com 128 Lincoln Center, 209.957.2253
Tigers Yogurt 4343 Pacific Ave., Ste. A2 209.952.6042
Valley Brewing Company valleybrew.com 157 W. Adams St., 209.464.2739
Finnegan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant finnpub.com 6002 Pacific Ave., 209.951.4782
Taps Barrel House Whirlows.com 1924 Pacific Ave., 209.466.3683
Fat City Brew & BBQ fatcitybrewbbq.com 1740 Pacific Ave., 209.323.4920
The Waterloo thewaterloo.com 10447 E. Waterloo Rd. 209.931.4019
Fat City brew & bbQ
American Waffle Diner 1540 E. March Ln., Ste. B5 209.951.1175
Omelet House 3455 Cherokee Rd. 209.941.2750
Chuck’s Hamburgers chuckshamburgers.com 5939 Pacific Ave., 209.473.9977
The Creamery 5756 Pacific Ave., 209.952.1111
Flip’s Burgers 2503 Waterloo Rd., 209.943.5477
Manny’s California Fresh 1612 Pacific Ave., 209.463.6415
Squeeze Burger squeezeburger.com 856 W. Benjamin Holt Dr., 209.473.2222
Bayon Restaurant 2233 Grand Canal Blvd. #119 209.956.5686
Cambodian Restaurant 8046 N. West Ln., Ste. 103 209.952.8030
Dave Wong’s Restaurant davewongsrestaurant.com 2828 W. March Ln., 209.951.4152
Dynasty dynastyfamilyca.com 848 W. Benjamin Holt Dr. 209.478.1818
Peking Restaurant pekingstockton.com 7555 Pacific Ave., Ste. 115 209.957.0617
Yen Du Restaurant yendurestaurant.com 702 Porter Ave., 209.951.3748
Empresso Coffeehouse empressocoffeehouse.com 1231 W. March Ln., 209.851.3903
22 N. San Joaquin St., 209.851.8285 222 N. El Dorado St., 209.451.0788
In Season Market & Nursery inseason.store 215 E. Alpine Ave., 209.949.2499
Terra Coffee terracoffee.com 111 S. Sutter St., 209.643.2326
Genova Bakery genovabakery.com 749 N. Sierra Nevada St. 209.466.6145
Gian’s Deli giansdeli.com 2112 Pacific Ave., 209.469.0108
Podesto’s Market & Deli podestosmarket.com 104 Lincoln Center, 209.951.0234
Best Lumpia bestlumpiastockton.com 9305 Thornton Rd., Ste. J 209.952.8300
Papa Urb’s Grill papaurbsgrill.com 331 E. Weber Ave., 209.227.8144
Chimulita Halal Urban Mexican Cuisine 1766 Monte Diablo Ave. 209.560.0333
Halal New Africa Cuisine 730 Channel St. 209.482.8553
Halal Pizza halalpizzastockton.com 1540 E March Ln. 209.477.9777
Kabob & Gyro House 225 E Channel St. 209.463.3236
Majarajah Indian Cuisine majarajahstockton.com 678 N Wilson Way 209.242.2184
Swagat Indian Cuisine swagatindianstockton.com 2233 Grand Canal Blvd., Ste. 205 209.478.4724
Tandoori Nites thetandoorinites.com 8102 Kelley Dr., Ste. B 209.952.2200
Angelina’s Spaghetti House angelinas.com 1563 E. Fremont St. 209.948.6609
De Vega Brothers
5757 Pacific Ave., Ste. A140 209.323.4339
Devinci’s devincisdeli.com (two Locations) 4555 N. Pershing Ave. Ste. 21, 209.957.2750 7925 Thornton Rd., 209.474.1156
Mezzo mezzostockton.com 3499 Brookside Rd. 209.473.7300
Cocoro Japanese Bistro Cocorobistro.com 2105 Pacific Ave., 209.941.6053
Misaki Sushi & Bar misakisushibar.com 222 N. El Dorado St., Ste. M 209.547.1288
Toyo Sushi 4011 E Morada Ln., 209.473.1688
Seoul Soon Dubu 2041 Pacific Ave., 209.462.8989
Go Falafel go-falafel.business.site 236 W Alpine Ave., 209.546.7555
Papapavlo’s Bistro & Bar Papapavlos.com 501 Lincoln Center, 209.477.6133
Sugar Mediterranean Bistro sugarbistro.net 10628 Trinity Pkwy, 209.910.0212
Casa Flores Brookside 3499 Brookside Rd. #C 209.474.2272
La Mesa Mexican Kitchen lamesastockton.com 329 Lincoln Center, 209.395.3818
La Palma Mexican Cuisine lapalmaonthemile.com 2301 Pacific Ave., 209.941.4179
Nena’s Mexican Restaurant nenasmexicanRestaurant.com 445 W Weber Ave. #120 209.547.0217
Octavio’s octaviosrestaurant.com 3201 W. Benjamin Holt Dr., Ste. 155 209.451.1116
Taqueria El Grullense 2205 Waterloo Rd., 209.943.1375
Tio Pepe’s II 135 E Lindsay St., 209.462.1116
David’s Pizza - Lincoln Center davidspizzalincolncenter.com 900 W. Benjamin Holt Dr. 209.957.2850
Michael’s New York Style Pizza michaelspizzacafe.com 2300 W. Alpine Ave. 209.462.6668
Poke Salad pokesaladus.com 1213 W. March Ln., 209.323.4027
Tokyo Ramen 5620 N. Pershing Ave. 209.955.1988
Blazin' Cajun blazincajunstockton.com 125 Bridge Pl., 209.594.0581
Bud’s Seafood Grille budsseafood.com 314 Lincoln Center, 209.956.0270
El Rancho Inn - Steak And Lobster House 1457 E. Mariposa Rd., 209.467.1529
Prime Table primetablestk.com 357 Lincoln Center, 209.808.5999
Green Papaya Restaurant 7840 N West Ln., 209.981.8733
Siamese Street Restaurant siamese-stk.com 3236 Pacific Ave., 209.466.0130
Thai Me Up 2125 Pacific Ave., 209.981.9040
Mama’s Pho & Sandwiches 8014 Lower Sacramento Rd., Ste. E, 209.473.7154
Pho Saigon Bay 5756 Pacific Ave., Ste. 14 209.477.5972
Pho Lucky 8032 N. El Dorado St. 209.472.9301
Hilton Stockton - Canal Street Grill And Sports Bar stockton.hilton.com 2323 Grand Canal Blvd. 209.957.9090
Is the thought of ‘too many options’ overwhelming to you? Or maybe you just like quizzes. Either way, have fun! We’ve made the tough decisions for you and selected ﬁve out of the many restaurants we love in Stockton for you to choose from. Take this quiz and pick your perfect meal!
IS IT TIME FOR BREAKFAST?
IS IT TIME FOR BREAKFAST?
WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET?
WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET?
FARM TO TABLE?
FARM TO TABLE?
NOPE! LOVE IT!
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME TABLESIDE ENTERTAINMENT?
YEP! WANT MEAT?
HEIRLOOM KITCHEN 61 Lincoln Center 209.477.9513 oomkitchen209 com
MIMOSAS GOURMET mimosasgourmet.com 30 El Dorado St. 209.910.0156
BRING ON THE MEAT!
BOB’S AT THE MARINA 6639 Embarcadero Dr. 209.957.3279 bobsatthemarina.com
BOB’S AT THE MARINA bobsatthemarina.com 6639 Embarcadero Dr. 209.957.3279
MARKET TAVERN 236 Lincoln Center 209.932.8001 markettavernstk.com
HOW ABOUT SOME ETHNIC CUISINE?
HOW ABOUT SOME ETHNIC QUISINE?
$$ NOT NECESSARILY...
ACTUALLY I’M THINKIN’ AMERICAN
HECK YEAH, DINNER AND A SHOW?!
HECK YEAH, DINNER AND A SHOW?!
ARROYO’S 2381 W March Ln. 209.472.1661 arroyoscafe.com
ARROYO’S arroyoscafe.com 2381 W March Ln. 209.472.1661
MARKET TAVERN markettavernstk.com 236 Lincoln Center 209.932.8001 WOULD YOU LIKE SOME TABLESIDE ENTERTAINMENT?
SHI RA SONI 3249 W Hammer Ln. 209.473.2525 shirasonirestaurant.com/ stockton/
SHI RA SONI 3249 W Hammer Ln. 209.473.2525
Although we’ve selected ﬁve restaurants here, there are TONS more to love in Stockton. There is a world of ﬂavors for you to choose from at every turn. For an in-depth list of restaurants, check out our website. VISITSTOCKTON.ORG/DINING
STOCKED FULL OF WINE TASTING
Being 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 how to experience the best of wine in Stockton.
While you are in town, be sure to head north and visit the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center, where you will enjoy exhibits on wines and vines, sample from a selection of over 200 wines, and pick up a hard copy of the Lodi Wine Country map and guide. Cheers!
The Kitchen @ Stonebrier
Right in the center of town, The Kitchen @ Stonebrier is a culinary gem offering fresh and seasonal local flavors. In addition to their rotating menus and extensive wine list, they offer monthly tasting and wine pairing menus highlighting varietals from across the globe. Be sure to check their website and register for a night you're sure to remember!
4780 West Lane, 209.932.9322
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
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
lodi Wine & Visitor Center
Open daily 10am-5pm | 2545 W. Turner Road, Lodi | 209.365.0621
For a full list of wineries: lodiwine.com
Market & nursery for some coffee & some plants, pick some cherries yourself at burge Road Farms, and enjoy the delicious wine and olive oil produced by Calivirgin
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Whether 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 pedestrianfriendly 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, Stockton’s premier shopping and dining destination, is home to more than 80 unique merchants. Choose from twenty-eight 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, professional services, and an escape room all in one convenient location. Visit their website to find out about current special events, concerts,
sales, and more! Benjamin Holt Dr. & Pacific Ave., 209.477.4868
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 cafés, 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. 209.623.1144
Park West Place
visitstockton.us/parkwest Stockton’s newest shopping area is conveniently located just off Interstate 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; Old Navy; Ashley Home Furniture; Famous Footwear; Lane Bryant; and much more! I-5 and Eight Mile Rd. at Trinity Pkwy., 209.938.1555
Sherwood Place sherwoodmall.com
With dozens of stores and restaurants, Sherwood Place invites you to dine with friends at one of their many eateries (including the California favorite, In-n-Out Burger), 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 one-stop shop, along with many more! Southeast corner of Pacific Ave. at Robinhood Dr., 209.952.6277
StoneCreek Village shopstonecreekvillage.com 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: J.Jill, Blackbird Boutique, Lane Bryant, and Regal Bello. Dining: Boudin SF, BJ’s Brewhouse, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Rubio’s, Peet’s Coffee, and DeVega Brothers. Go online for current special events such as concerts, sales, and more! Pacific Ave. and Robinhood Dr., 209.915.0191
Weberstown Mall weberstownmall.com
Over 70 stores, shops, and restaurants, including: Sears, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Barnes & Noble, Chipotle, and many more! Pacific Ave. and March Ln., 209.477.0245
Including Hobby Lobby, Office Depot, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Empresso Coffee House, Poke Salad, Tepa Taqueria and more. Northeast corner of Pershing Ave. and March Ln.
(Top rated on Yelp)
Buckeye Appliance & Antiques
714 W. Fremont St., 209.464.9643
512 E. Miner Ave., Lilou of the Valley Vintage 32 E. Acacia St., 209.851.0434
2018 Pacific Ave., 209.565.5231
Puffy's Thrift Mercantile 2210 Pacific Ave., 209.451.4820
Superior Thrift 1135 N. Wilson Way, 209.451.4820
Shopping local and supporting brands that call our city home increases the quality of life for our community. We are proud of the amazing locally made products created, and below are a handful of ones to check out while you are in town!
Stockton is filled to the brim with big personalities, bold characters, and overall interesting people. Whether small business owners, community figures, or nonprofit leaders, these are the people who help our city grow and thrive. The “This is stockton” series of podcasts and videos is an homage to the people, places, and happenings of the town that make this place special. One question we ask all our guests on the podcast is, “Where is your favorite place to take an out-of-town guests when they are here visiting you in Stockton?” Check out their answers below, and be sure to catch more of their interviews at thisisstockton.com!Serna, Owner The Catalyst Art & Wellness Studio Yosemite Street Village
"We’re members of sorelle Winery, I love that place. And if we’re headed out dinner I love the kitchen @ stonebrier, I love it there too, that place is really good. It’s an amazing restaurant and they never disappoint"
“There’s so many good choices, it’s hard to choose just one, so I am going with the place I visited last with a guest. which is the House of shaw down on the Miracle Mile, it’s terrific! I love their ingenuity and they always have fun specials.”Tarullo, Owner
“Fresh off the plane, it’s got to be Trail Coffee in Downtown Stockton. It’s such a cool building, the coffee is delicious, and Gianna (owner) has built something very special for the community. And for dinner, Cast Iron Trading Co. Best beer selection in the city!”
No matter the obstacle on his path, José Hernández's "out-of-this-world" dream turned him into an inspiration for his San Joaquin County community and the nation.
The Children's Museum of Stockton provides an educational and entertaining experience once you step through the main doors. It features hands-on, play-based exhibits that will enhance a child's understanding of how the world works. One of those exhibits is the Destination: space exhibit, which integrates STEM education and the inspiring story of a young Stockton boy who dreamed of becoming an astronaut. A central figure in San Joaquin County's connection to space. That figure is one of Stockton's own: astronaut José Hernández.
José Hernández was born in French Camp, but would grow to call Stockton his home. An immigrant son, José would spend half of the year in the US and half in La Piedad, Michoacán, Mexico. As a young child, he worked alongside his parents and other immigrant farmworkers throughout the fields of California. Unable to speak English until he reached the age of 12, José’s first memory of space was adjusting the family television as they prepared to watch the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Unbeknownst to him at the time, that moment was a sign of what his future would hold.
José participated in the Upward Bound college preparatory program in school and graduated from Franklin High School. In college, he was in the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program, designed to support educationally-disadvantaged students in attaining 4-year degrees in STEM fields. José would
eventually earn a degree in Electrical Engineering from University of the Pacific in 1984, followed by a Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara.
In 2001, José joined the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas and after 3 years, was selected for the NASA astronaut training program. After years of training, which included flight training, water & wilderness survival, shuttle launch & landing preparations, and spending days in an underwater laboratory, José was finally selected as a mission specialist on the sTs128 mission—a 14-day journey in orbit studying the physics & chemistry of microgravity. During this mission, José became the first person to use the spanish language in space, which he did while tweeting.
After sailing among the stars, José ran for Congress, became an advocate for immigration reform, and joined the Board of Directors for Space United, a nonprofit humanitarian space agency. He now owns a 20-acre vineyard near Lodi, and in 2021 began bottling wine under the name Tierra Luna Cellars, which is Spanish for Earth Moon Cellars.
From the son of immigrant workers to a navigator through space, José has remained true to the hometown that helped him carve his path. José Hernández is one incredible example of what it means to be StocktonTrue
Arts Entertainment &
The arts have played a prominent role in providing a wide variety of artistic and cultural activities in Stockton.
Stockton Symphony is the third oldest continuously performing orchestra in California, while the Stockton Civic Theatre has entertained audiences for well over half a century. The beautiful Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre, dubbed the “Crown Jewel of Stockton,” is home to worldclass concerts, a classic film series, hilarious comedy shows, and so much more.
The Haggin Museum houses a unique collection of historical paintings, artifacts and traveling exhibits, while local artwork—providing an insight to the heart of the community—can be seen at the Mexican Heritage Center, Goodwin Gallery, University of the Pacific’s Reynolds Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College’s LH Horton Jr. Gallery, and the numerous street murals located throughout the city.
LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College gallery.deltacollege.edu 5151 Pacific Ave., Shima 144 209.954.5507
Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific pacific.edu Open during the academic year. 1071 Mendocino Ave., 209.946.2241
Stockton Art League/ Goodwin Gallery stocktonartleague.org 1902 Pacific Ave., 209.466.6604
MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS
Filipino American National Historical Society fanhsmuseum.com
The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Museum reflects the many contributions that Filipino Americans have made towards the history of our country. Open by appointment only. 337 E Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95202, 209.932.9037.
The Haggin Museum
The Haggin Museum is an art and history museum that has been referred to by Sunset Magazine as, “One of the undersung gems of California.” Its art collection features works
by such noted 19th-century painters as Albert Bierstadt, Rosa Bonheur, and WilliamAdolphe 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. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 1201 N. Pershing Ave., 209.940.6300
Temple (Wat Dharmararam) visitstockton.org
Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum sanjoaquinhistory.org
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 10am-4pm. Winter: 11am-4pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi, 209.953.3460
Visitors are welcome daily during daylight hours. Over 90 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
Take a sneak peek of the Haggin Museum! visitstockton.us/haggintour
Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre
Built in 1930, this Theatre in Downtown Stockton was one of the first California Fox theaters in the Central Valley. Today it hosts year-round live theatre, musicals, concerts, family events, classic cinema, and comedy. 242 E. Main St., 209.373.1400
Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific pacific.edu/music
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
Delta Center for the Arts deltacollege.edu
San Joaquin Delta College presents a variety of performances in Warren Atherton Auditorium and Tillie Lewis Theatre. 5151 Pacific Ave., 209.954.5110
Friends of Chamber Music chambermusicfriends.org
Friends of Chamber Music produces five high-quality chamber music concerts each year at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music, performed by internationally recognized professional musicians. 209.956.2868
Kudos Children’s Theatre kudosct.com
Productions created for and by kids! Fun for the whole family. Featuring multiple performances a year. 1943 W. Lucille Ave., 209.507.6996
Stockton Chorale stocktonchorale.org
Stockton Chorale collaborates with Stockton Opera, Stockton Symphony, and the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music and produces four concerts each year. 209.951.6494
Stockton Symphony Association stocktonsymphony.org
Stockton Symphony is one of the preeminent performing arts organizations in San Joaquin County and the third oldest orchestra in California. Featuring a POPS and Classics series. 4629 Quail Lakes Dr., 209.951.0196
Stockton Arena stocktonlive.com
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. It is also home to Stockton’s very own professional Stockton Kings basketball team! 248 W. Fremont St., 209.373.1400
Stockton Civic Theatre sctlivetheatre.com
For more than 70 years, the Stockton Civic Theatre has entertained audiences with world-class performances of Broadway’s favorite musicals and plays. SCT offers a variety of shows each year, including family-friendly and children’s theatre productions. 2312 Rose Marie Ln., 209.473.2424
BEST PLACES FOR Live Music
Stockton’s music scene is thriving, and this list of live music alternatives to just “going out,” will help you be part of the excitement. With plenty of cool venues and a huge variety of music genres to choose from, we assure you that you’ll find a beat that fits.
WINDMILL COVE windmillcove.com
Whether arriving by water or roadway, Windmill Cove's live outdoor music and events on the Delta will create lasting memories. 209.938.9192 7600 Windmill Cove Rd.
CAST IRON TRADING CO. castirontradingco.com
Local singer/songwriters love the pub menu that often features unique vegan and vegetarian options. 209.227.8585, 114 N San Joaquin St.
BOB HOPE (FOX) THEATRE
From big-name musicians to ridiculously fun tribute bands, this venue hosts them all. 209.373.1400, 242 E Main St.
KOE'S WHISKEY & TAP HOUSE facebook.com/ThePlaceTobe209
One of the hottest dance floors in town! Head east and spend the evening with some of the area's best local musical talents. Check their Facebook for events! 209.931.1133 10200 N. Highway 99
Find information on these live music venues and more on our website!
VALLEY BREW valleybrew.com
From piano soloists to horn ensembles, there’s a great range of talent to choose from throughout the week. 209.464.2739, 157 W Adams St.
Colorful lights surround the stage at this waterfront restaurant that has epic sunset views. 209.474.6585, 6629 Embarcadero Dr.
TAPS BARREL HOUSE & WHIRLOWS whirlows.com
Grab a beer and stay for the music at this combo restaurant/tap house on the Miracle Mile! 209.466.3683, 1924 Pacific Ave.
STOCKED FULL OF
Stockton offers a variety of attractions that are sure to please the whole family. Whether you and the kids want to explore Micke Grove Zoo or you prefer the fast-paced action of the Stockton 99 Speedway,
Children’s Museum of Stockton childrensmuseumstockton.org
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 Sunday. 402 W. Weber Ave., 209.465.4386
Micke Grove Regional park And Zoo mgzoo.com
This 258-acre oak tree park features Micke Grove Zoo, the Japanese Garden (a favorite wedding spot), and Koi pond. Rental facilities with outdoor picnic shelters and indoor facilities are available. You will also find the San Joaquin County Historical Museum; softball fields, a disc golf course, and playgrounds. 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi, 209.331.7400
Oak Grove Regional Park And Nature Center sjparks.com
This 80-acre park is situated in a beautiful oak forest with a 10-acre stocked lake, picnic area, paddle boats in the summer, and a disc golf course. Nature Center is open on weekends and features displays on native peoples and local wildlife. 4520 W. Eight Mile Rd., 209.953.8800
Oak Park Ice Arena stocktonlive.com
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
Pacific Ave Bowl pacificbowl.com
Pacific Ave Bowl provides a fun, safe, and friendly bowling experience for people of all ages! 5939 Pacific Ave., 209.477.0267
Pixie Woods Amusement Park stocktongov.com/pixiewoods
Open May thru October. Head over to Stockton’s own fairyland for the “young in age and the young at heart.” Take a ride on the merry-go-round or board the Pixie Express Train traveling through Indian Territory, but be on the lookout for pirates! This beautiful park-like setting is sure to please visitors of all ages. 3121 Monte Diablo Ave., 209.937.7366
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park
At Tower Park towerparkresort.com
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 minigolf course, 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
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: sToCkTonbIkeRouTes.CoM
Watch this video to find out why you should visit the Children’s Museum of Stockton! visitstockton.us/childrensmuseumtour
Axes & Ales
Think darts, but with axes! Families with older kids are welcome to join the fun in Lincoln Center and test their skills in one of the many axe throwing bays, plus there's a whole arcade to enjoy. Adults, be sure to check-out the extensive beer list (it's in their name!) and remember to always axe responsibly. 277 Lincoln Center 209.594.0429
CQB City cqbcity.com
Looking for a unique experience? CQB City boasts “the world’s largest indoor airsoft arena” and is used as a law enforcement training center. Book them out for private parties or show up during public hours to engage with other adrenaline seeking players. 3200 E. Eight Mile Rd., 925.457.4832
Limitless Escape Games
Try something different with Limitless Escape Games. Choose a room theme and see if you can escape in less than an hour. Pull off million-dollar bank heists, solve unforgettable murder mysteries, or escape unworldly beasts. 280 Lincoln Center, 209.323.5429
The two-story museum in Lodi 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. 708 W Kettleman Ln, Lodi, 209.369.7737. A smaller collection resides in Stockton at 1117 W. March Ln., 209.477.5401
Sky Zone skyzone.com/stockton Jump into Sky Zone, an allwalled trampoline playing court! Sky Zone features an array of fun, fit, and low-impact activities ranging from Open Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, and SkyRobics fitness classes to birthday parties! 5358 Pacific Ave., 209.888.0900
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
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
Stockton Dirt Track stocktondirttrack.com
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
Stockton Indoor Sports Complex siscsports.com
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
University Park Discovery Trail & World Peace Rose Garden universityparkstockton.com
Located on the Stockton campus of California State University Stanislaus, University Park has a Discovery Trail which is comprised of a lovely onemile walk with several stops
Weber Point Events Center stocktongov.com
Enjoy this star Downtown attraction’s colorful children’s play area, robust water feature, or simply stroll the promenade and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Delta. It is home to the annual Stockton Flavor Fest and many other events, and located near DeCarli Waterfront Square, McLeod Lake Park, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza. Park Hours Vary. 221 N. Center St., 209.937.8119
West Lane Bowl westlanebowl.com
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
World Of Wonders Science Museum wowsciencemuseum.org
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 handson exhibits stimulate discovery for all ages. 2 N. Sacramento St., Lodi, 209.368.0969
Known as Stockton’s own fairyland, Pixie Woods has been a family favorite for the “young in age and young at heart” for nearly 70 years. From a vintage merry-go-round to their own Pine Express Train, this beautifully manicured park offers visitors a magical experience right here in the Central Valley. Kids can enjoy a playground with numerous slides as well as, a firetruck, pirate ship, and water play area. Plus, its festive party rooms are a fantastic spot to celebrate a young one’s birthday.
What started as a dream in 1954 continues to bring joy to the hearts of residents and visitors alike through the generosity of local businesses, organizations, and giving individuals.
University the Pacific of
Commonly referred to as “Pacific,” this private university became California’s first chartered institution of higher education. Nearly 7,000 students enroll yearly in the same institution where acting legends Janet Leigh and her daughter Jamie Lee Curtis are among its famous alumni. Its tree-lined walkways, classic brick-faced buildings, and stunning Robert E. Burns Tower have provided beautiful locations for such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark & Flubber, as well as a beautiful spot for a wedding.
University of the Pacific Athletics pacifictigers.com, 209.946.2472
Home of the Pacific Tigers! Featuring NCAA Division I baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and water polo.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections ibrary, 3601 Pacific
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 is among the most notable. Pacific welcomes the general public to use its unique
Conservatory of Music pacific.edu/music Concert Hall, 3511 Pacific Ave., 209.946.2415
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.
This on-campus movie theatre features weekly films during the school year as well as special talks and screenings.
Reynolds Gallery 1071 Mendocino Ave., 209.946.2241 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. Follow Pacific on social media, and tag them in your photos! Pacific | @PacificTigers @universityofThePacific
Take a tour of the campus! visitstockton.us/uopvirtualtour
STOCKED FULL OF
You want sports? Stockton’s got you. The stockton Ports, the team tied to “Casey at the Bat,” is slamming homers out of banner Island ballpark every Spring & Summer. Also, Stockton now has an NBA connection with the stockton kings of the NBA G-League. Catch these future all-stars sinking 3s at the stockton Arena during the fall/winter season. Plus, you can catch all the collegiate action hosted by university of the Pacific Athletics and san Joaquin Delta College Athletics
404 W. Fremont St., 209.644.1900 stocktonports.com April through September watch the Stockton Ports, a minor league, Advanced A baseball team and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, at the Stockton (Banner Island) Ballpark. 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 inside the ballpark—it’s a great place to bring a blanket and watch the game. You might even catch at home run ball!
248 W. Fremont St., 888.KNGS.209 stocktonkings.com
November through March there are plenty of edge-ofyour-seat basketball thrills to be had at the Stockton Arena thanks to the Stockton Kings. As the newest professional
sports team in Stockton, and the G-League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, the team brings excitement, community engagement, and a high-level of play to the city.
Delta College Mustangs
5151 Pacific Ave., 209.954.5176 deltacollegeathletics.com From basketball and soccer to water polo and baseball, the Delta College Mustang’s games and matches held throughout the year are sure to please any sports fan. If football is your favorite, they have that too!
3601 Pacific Ave., 209.946.2472 pacifictigers.com
Join the Prowl and cheer on all your favorite Pacific Tigers! Featuring NCAA Division I baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and water polo.
2502 Beverly Pl. windjammers.club
Stockton’s local disc golf club, the Delta Windjammers bring professional play to the city. Local disc golf courses include Oak Grove Regional Park, Micke Grove Regional Park, and Swenson Golf Course. Check out local tournaments and get some pointers from these experts.
oak Grove Regional Park 4520 W Eight Mile Rd.
You actually have two courses to choose from at Oak Grove Regional Park. The Purple and Gold courses rest among manicured grass flanked by massive oaks. While this is the most popular course in Stockton and home to a lot of tournaments, it’s also a great place to learn the sport.
Micke Grove Regional Park 11793 Micke Grove Rd., Lodi
The course at this regional park, also known for its zoo and Japanese Garden among other features, offers a bit more of a challenge. You’ll have to work your way around numerous trees while also avoiding the large water feature that lurks at three of the holes. The challenge is worth it, however, as the course is beautifully maintained and makes for a great day outdoors.
swenson Park 6803 Alexandria Pl.
Located at Swenson Park Golf Course, this disc golf course was created by the Delta Windjammers, our local disc golf advocates, and hosts of some pretty big national tournaments. If you find that disc golf is something you’d like to spend more time doing, look into the leagues and other events here and join a supportive, fun community. Swenson is also home to the Disc Golf Pro Tour OTB Open offering up a challenging course layout specially designed for the pro event.
looking to join a disc golf club?
Check out our local Delta Windjammers for weekly events and activities year-round. For more area courses, visit our complete Disc Golf Course listings.
Sport City Golf Tourney
Hit the links for a good cause! The Sport City Golf Tourney—hosted by the stockton sports Foundation & Visit stockton—is a 36-foursome, 144 players scramble hosted on a spacious, beautiful green local golf course. This competitive tournament features a putt-putt contest, a shotgun round of 18, and a fun post-event awards party that is not to be missed. Moreover, not only does this event benefit the Stockton Sports Foundation’s goal of hosting regional tournaments and promoting local sports, but also benefits the competitors with a perfectly curated experience throughout the tourney.
BRING YOUR Meetings & ConferencesTO STOCKTON
Our 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. Planners can submit an RFP online, via mail, or email and our development team will contact you immediately. An event facilities guide is available online at visitstockton.us/eventfacilities
MEETING INCENTIVE PROGRAM
• 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
• Official Visit Stockton Guide and map
• Bags, pens, and other giveaways available to eligible groups.
There are a variety of meeting spaces in Stockton to meet your needs, from space at our partner hotels to city-run facilities! Two examples of meetings spaces are listed below—please contact us directly with your needs so we can find the right fit for your meeting or conference.
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 The Stockton Kings, an NBA G-League affiliate with the Sacramento Kings, the Stockton Arena has meeting space available for meetings of any size; 6,000-33,000 square foot spaces are available.
STOCKTON CIVIC MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
Ask us how you can receive up to $5,000 towards your new Stockton meeting or conference. Please call for details. For
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.
Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK) flystockton.com
Serviced by Allegiant Airlines: Las Vegas, and PhoenixMesa. 5000 S. Airport Way, 209.468.4700
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Approximately 65 miles west of Stockton.
Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
Approximately 50 miles north of Stockton on I-5.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Approximately 80 miles west of Stockton.
San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Approximately 75 miles southwest of Stockton.
San Joaquin RTD sanjoaquinrtd.com
The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) provides affordable public transit services in the Stockton Metropolitan Area. New in 2019—Van GO! is an on-demand service available throughout the county. 209.943.1111 or 1.800.469.8674
Greyhound provides service to Stockton, connecting us to the rest of the country!
Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) acerail.com
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)
Amtrak San Joaquin amtrak.com
Amtrak’s Stockton Station is located in Downtown Stockton and serves the San Joaquin line including Bakersfield, Sacramento and Oakland. 735 S. San Joaquin St., 949 E. Channel St. 1.800.USA.RAIL
Avis avis.com 211 E. March Ln., 209.478.4747
Enterprise Rent A Car enterprise.com 320 N. Hunter St. 3003 Auto Center Circle 855.266.9289
Residence Inn by Marriott marriott.com/hotels/travel/sckri 3240 W. March Ln. | 209.472.9800 104 1k
Studio 6 Suites motel6.com/en/home/motels.7325.html 33 N. Center St. | 209.549.3996 103
Hampton Inn, Stockton opening spring 2023 3651 Arch Rd. | 209.659.6596 98
Extended Stay America extendedstayamerica.com 2844 West March Ln. | 209.472.7588 92
Courtyard by Marriott marriott.com/hotels/travel/sckst 3252 W. March Ln. | 209.472.9700 89 884
Motel 6 - Stockton North motel6.com 6717 Plymouth Rd. | 209.951.8120 76
American Inn (formally Days Inn) 550 W. Charter Way | 209.948.0321 75
Motel 6 - Charter Way West motel6.com 817 Navy Dr. | 209.946.0923 75
Holiday Inn Express holidayinnexpress.com/sestockton 5045 Kingsley Rd. | 209.946.1234 73 728
Red Roof Inn redroof.com 1707 W. Fremont St. | 209.466.7777 62
Alhambra Motel 1565 S. El Dorado Street 209.466.5481
Budget Inn 1075 N. Wilson Way 209.466.6856
Budget Motel 1501 S. El Dorado Street 209.942.2191
Capri Motel 1140 N. Wilson Way 209.462.2663
Cosmos Hotel 343 S. San Joaquin Street 209.948.5003
Crest Motel 639 N. Wilson Way 209.466.2431
Executive Lodge Inn 339 S. Wilson Way 209.466.2951
Ivy Motel 9172 Thornton Road 209.475.0730
Paradise Motel 1558 S. El Dorado Street 209.464.9595
Stockton City Motel 1022 S. Wilson Way 209.946.9149
Stockton Motor Inn 1333 E. Charter Way 209.464.9881
Stockton Travelers Motel 631 N. Center Street 209.466.8554
Sunset Motel 1305 S. Wilson Way 209.941.4952
Located just 12 miles north of Stockton on Highway 99 or Interstate 5, Lodi is California’s hottest new wine country with over 80 wineries. In addition to its Wine Trail, Lodi showcases 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!
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, theatre, shopping, and entertainment.
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 Bass Pro Shops; this 120,000 squarefoot store is a marvel and one of America’s most unique outdoor sporting 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. And for an extra dose of thrill, be sure to check out the Great Wolf Lodge for year-round indoor waterpark fun!
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 are available for both groups and individual travelers.
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.
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.
You cannot come to Stockton without visiting Chuck’s Hamburgers, located inside Pacific Avenue bowl. This old-fashioned diner has been a Stockton institution since 1960, and was featured on California’s Gold with Huell Houser! The portion sizes are crazy huge, big enough to share, so bring a hearty appetite to enjoy the giant pancakes and crispy French toast platters.
THE BEST ITINERARY FOR YOUR NEXT STOCKTON GETAWAY
We have created the ideal itinerary for food lovers—and who doesn’t love food? There is plenty to choose from so please understand this is just a sampling. Everything from comfort food to fine dining, burgers to Asian cuisine are offered here in Stockton. As you walk through this city you sense the local appreciation for diverse dining. Each trip to Stockton is inevitably a foodie trip, so enjoy our guide and make the most of your stay.
Following breakfast, hit the lanes for some bowling fun. Bowling makes for a perfect indoor activity when the weather is unpleasant, and you will burn off those delicious breakfast calories!
Head over to the Haggin Museum—to see as well as an extensive local history section. A recent $2.5 million renovation allows guests to see the phenomenal collection of 19th and 20th Century American and European art collections in a new light. The museum is home to the largest public display of JC Leyendecker work in the world. You would know him best from his Saturday Evening Post covers. Other notable pieces from Bierstadt, Bouguereau, and Renoir are also on display.
» Pro Move: First Saturday of each month the museum offers free admission. They also have events the 1st and 3rd Thursdays for families.
Well digested and ready for more, move up the street and enjoy dinner at Market Tavern, for a truly unique “farm-to-fork” dining experience. This restaurant, situated in Lincoln Center, is stocked full of farm-fresh ingredients and boasts wood-fired pizzas, all natural steaks, and signature craft cocktails.
» Pro Move: This restaurant is bursting at the seams with hungry people, so be prepared to wait, or book a table online.
Whether you prefer exotic ingredients, fresh fruits, vegetables, or seafood, the Golden Villa Farmers' Market is where you can find it all. Opened in 1979, this popular market draws thousands of people (and foodies alike) from around the region, and is considered one of California’s oldest and most successful markets today. Straight from the farms to your table—that is how we do things here in Stockton, California!
» Pro Move: Visiting early is highly recommended. Items can sell out quick!
To continue your appreciation of authentic Asian flavors, a visit to Green Papaya Restaurant should be on your list. Green Papaya Food Truck opened a Thai restaurant in an unassuming strip mall. The food truck
was featured on Food Network’s "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives!" and is popular among locals.
» Pro Move: Take your food to go and enjoy a picnic at the University Park World Peace Rose Garden.
Take a moment to digest your wonderful meal by immersing yourself in a sea of blooming beauty at the university Park World Peace Rose Garden. This rose garden is a showstopper from May through September, and you may see the bees at work with their cross-pollination. The garden is situated inside University Park and it truly is a fragrant site. Trust us when we say you will need the walk before your next stop—on to dessert!
There are plenty of parlors to find greattasting ice cream across the city. Best of all, ice cream can taste good anytime of the year. Between University Park and your next destination, the closest stops include Gleason’s Ice Cream and House of Ice Cream. Both will fulfill your craving for quality and flavor.
» Pro Move: Tag your Insta-worthy ice cream photos with #visitstockton for a chance to be featured.
If you are visiting in the summer, rent a kayak or water bike from the Downtown stockton Marina, located inside the historic Waterfront Warehouse, and then explore the beautiful Stockton deepwater channel and Delta. The office opens daily at 9am, so you should start to feel hungry after an hour session.
Walk off your brunch with a stroll around the Miracle Mile. It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of the many specialty shops and boutiques. Make a day of it and see all the locally owned and operated restaurants, galleries, and vibrant nightlife.
» Pro Move: Enjoy some delicious coffee from House of shaw while you explore The Mile.
Take a quick detour and check out the up-andcoming Yosemite Street Village neighborhood. Delicious food, a great coffee shop, and a colorful umbrella art installation make this place Instagram worthy.
» Pro Move: Make it a morning on the water, and don’t forget the sunscreen! Now that you’ve worked up an ample appetite it’s time to chow down at one of Stockton's dining institutions, sam's Cafe Dubbed the "Cheers of the Miracle Mile," the diner has been a staple since 1995, serving regulars and visitors alike.
» Pro Move: Try an item from the paper insert on the menu, the house specials (our personal favorite is George's Omelet).
This itinerary is just a sample, there are other attractions and activities that can be substituted based on your preferences and time of the year. You can always call or message us seven days a week for additional recommendations on shopping, dining, and things to do in Stockton.
WHO WE ARE
Visit Stockton (formally known as stockton Convention & Visitors bureau) is charged with the promotion and marketing of the city of Stockton as a meetings, events, and travel destination. Our promotional efforts are focused on driving additional tax revenue to our community to directly benefit our local residents' quality of life. Visit Stockton believes its residents come first, and we continually strive to grow resident pride and enhance the image of our city. We believe that a city that residents believe in, will be a city that will drive future business investment and convert visitors into future residents to further grow a diverse and talented workforce.
Visit Stockton is a 501c6 non-profit trade organization funded by the collection of an assessment paid by guests to Stockton lodging establishments.
Stockton is widely respected as a diverse and welcoming community, providing unique and authentic experiences and opportunities for all.
Visit Stockton is dedicated to enhancing the region’s Quality of Life by collaboratively leading the promotion of our richly diverse community and advocating for initiatives that will enhance the city’s Quality of Place.
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