There are many ways to experience the beauty, diversity, and fun of Stockton, California from your own home. From museum tours to online experiments, virtual workouts to peeking in on baby owls. There is fun at every click of the mouse.
Whether you are working from home, at home by circumstance, or have your children roaming the house with nothing to do, these fun things are just for you (and yours). Local organizations, businesses, and individuals are keeping everyone connected in the community by creating virtual activities that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home.
FYI: We are working on a Virtual Events Calendar - More online events coming soon!
This is just a sample and we would love to keep adding to it so please tag us on social when you see something (@visitstockton) or send us an email with a link we need to add (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A perfect balance of knowledge and creativity for all ages can be found in and around Stockton. Local organizations and businesses like Shades of Color Paint, the WOW Science Museum, the Stockton - San Joaquin Public Library, San Joaquin County of Education, and the Child Abuse Prevention Council SJC are supplying great live feeds and videos for special instructional events. Click the links in this paragraph to learn more.
Stockton is rich with culture. Our city is proud to be the home of wonderful museums, the two featured here provide access to some content online. The Haggin Museum has some great videos on their YouTube Page, a virtual tour, and educational coloring pages for children.on the Visit Stockton website. The Children’s Museum of Stockton has been keeping up on Facebook videos and also has a virtual tour on the Visit Stockton website. You can also see video tours of these locations on the Visit Stockton YouTube page. Click the links in this paragraph to learn more.
Physical distancing and self-quarantine do not mean you have to sit at home and do nothing. It is important to stay active and healthy. Here are some local area organizations providing live video exercises and fitness routines to help you release some energy and calm your nerves. Click the links below to learn more.
Visit Stockton has created dozens of rich, detailed, 360-degree virtual torus of numerous locations throughout the city. Stand at the pitcher’s mound of Banner Island Ballpark. Take a stroll down Miracle Mile. Post under a tree at Oak Grove Regional Park. Gaze at the interior of the Stockton Arena and the Bob Hope Theatre. All this and many more beautiful spots within the city, right here for you to experience. Click the links below for these specific tours and check out all our virtual tours homepage!
Downtown Stockton Audio Tour: Take a "walk with Weber" using the Downtown Stockton Alliance's online Walking Tour.
Stockton may be a big city, but that doesn’t mean there isn't some natural beauty here as well. One thing that makes our city special is the fact we are located along the California Delta. Over 1,000 miles of waterways make for beautiful sunsets, and even more beautiful wildlife. Thanks to our friends over at the The Port of Stockton, we can check in on some feathery Stockton residents to see how they’re handling their self-quarantining. Click the link above to take a look at The Owl Project!
Our wonderful restaurants are busy keeping folks fed by offering take-out and delivery options throughout the city. Check out over 100 up-to-date options at DineStockton.com. We hope to provide some cooking demonstrations here in the future. Until then, we offer you a recipe you can make at home that is full of Stockton pride. Enjoy!
Asparagus Festival Favorite - Asparagus Pasta:
1/3 cup olive oil· 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms· 1/2 cup chopped green onions· 4 cloves garlic, minced· 1/2 cup olive wedges· 1 cup diced tomatoes(fresh or canned, drained)· 2 cups cooked asparagus,tips and center cuts only· 1-1/2 cups chicken stock· 1/2 cup marsala wine· cornstarch wash(equal amounts constarch and water)· 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning· 1 Tbsp salt· 1 tsp pepper· 16 oz. pasta fusilli· grated Romano cheese
In a large skillet, over high heat, sauté the mushrooms, green onion, and garlic in the olive oil until tender. Add the olives and tomatoes. Heat thoroughly. Add cooked asparagus and dry spices, stirring constantly. Add marsala wine to flash point, then add chicken stock. Add cornstarch wash to thicken. Pour over cooked pasta, mix, sprinkle with grated Romano cheese and serve hot. Serves 6.
Find the fresh ingredients above, and more, at local San Joaquin County farm stands and farmers markets (opening soon and considered essential services). For a full list and detailed map go online to: SanJoaquinFarms.com
Looking for more local content you can enjoy from home? You can message us 7 days a week for assistance, and check out our pages on shopping, dining, and things to do in Stockton so you can plan for the future.