When Huell Howser moved to Los Angeles in 1981 to become a reporter for KCBS-TV, he had no idea he’d fall in love with California. His enthusiasm for his new home later inspired the idea for the television series “California’s Gold.” Huell had a simple idea: If he traveled the state with an open heart and an open mind, a microphone, and a camera, he would uncover a treasure trove of California stories. Huell passed away in 2013.
Huell Howser Visited Stockton, California in June of 2007. His one hour "Road Trip" to Stockton aired in July of that year, and continues to air throughout California on public television.
Each place Huell stopped in highlighted below. View the videos online!
Celebrate the “ROAD TRIP”
Fans of California Public Television have come to know and love Huell Howser, California’s resident travel expert.
We invite you to follow in Huell’s footsteps from his recent “Road Trip to Stockton” episode. To do this start your day off at Chuck’s Hamburgers on Pacific Avenue for manhole size pancakes and hash browns the size of speed bumps. From there to a drive south on Pacific Avenue to the University of the Pacific and admire the Ivy League architecture of this beautiful private university. Make your way to Pershing Avenue and head south to the Haggin Museum , located in Victory Park. Be sure to check out the beautiful rose garden on the north side! Now it’s time to head downtown for a stop by the Bob Hope Theatre . Time for lunch? Enjoy a fresh turkey sandwich at Bunny’s Hole in the Wall (now a gyro shop). Take a short walk over to the Hotel Stockton and peek inside this splendid hotel (now private residences) of yesteryear. Hop on Interstate 5 for our next stop at Pixie Woods Children’s Fairyland, a magical place for children enjoyed by generations of Northern Californians. Finish your day with a tour of the statues at the Cambodian Buddhist Temple . These statues which tell the story of the Cambodian Buddha were all hand carved and painted by the local Cambodian community. The colorful and jewel encrusted beauties range from a few feet tall to nearly 20 feet, including a reclining Buddha nearly 50 feet long!