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Explore the Bounty of Northern California

Stockton wouldn’t be Stockton without the great communities that surround our city in San Joaquin and beyond. From farm fresh produce, to historic Main Streets, to hometown fairs and festivals, our neighbors offer a wide variety of arts, culture, shopping and dining experiences. Enjoy locally grown wines and fresh baked goods year-round throughout San Joaquin County.

Stockton’s central location within northern California allows visitors to venture out beyond our boundaries and explore rich history and beautiful vistas that beckon visitors from around the world. From California’s Gold Country and Yosemite to the great San Joaquin Delta and Central Valley, we encourage you to use Stockton as your home base for your Northern California stay.

LODI WWW.VISITLODI.COM

Lodi Wine Country - 80 Wineries, One Incredible Experience! Located just 12 miles north of Stockton on Hwy 99 or Interstate 5, Lodi is California’s hottest new wine country! With over 70 wineries to choose from, visitors can pass the afternoon sipping wine with a local winemaker. Whether you are new to the grape or a wine connoisseur, Lodi’s premium wines will surprise and delight.

You won’t want to miss our historic downtown shopping district, where brick cobbled streets welcome visitors year round. Shop for that perfect gift or antique, or dine in one of our many savory restaurants. Tour a turn-of-the-century Victorian, catch a concert of play at our performing arts theatre or visit our downtown art gallery. New this year is the World of Wonders Science Museum where hands-on, interactive science exhibits educate and entertain.

If nature is your game, then a visit to Lodi would not be complete without a stop at Lodi Lake. Swim at the beach, walk along our 1.5 mile hiking trail or tour the Mokelumne River by boat or kayak. Mid-October through January, visitors can view the Sandhill Cranes that flock to the Lodi area by the thousands to roost for the winter. And if you have the children, you won’t want to miss the zoo, historical museum and serpentarium.

MANTECA WWW.VISITMANTECA.ORG

Manteca, "Hook Wine & Sneakers" - Just one hour from San Francisco, Sacramento, Napa Valley and 90 minutes from Yosemite National Park, Manteca is the perfect location for your Northern California holiday. You will love the small town feel of Manteca with all of our larger city amenities. Enjoy a glass of wine at our own Delicato Vineyards, the fourth largest family run winery in the world, or maybe take a tour to see our beautiful downtown murals.

No trip to Manteca would be complete without a stop at our new Bass Pro Shops. This 120,000 square -foot store is a marvel and one of America's most unique outdoor sporting goods stores. Where else can you see over 125 native fish in a 24,000 gallon aquarium alongside a replica of El Capitan, trout pounds and over 3,500 artifacts & mounts of the area? This store is a must see for the outdoor lover in all of us.

If adventure is more what you are looking for stop by our new Big League Dreams Sports Park or try your skills at our new BMX Track. While in Manteca be sure to check out our many special events: Kiwanis Pumpkin Festival, Crossroads Street Faire, Manteca's Culinary and Home Show, The Best of Manteca, our Ag Tours and many more.

HOW FAR IS IT FROM DOWNTOWN STOCKTON TO

Manteca……………………..14 Miles
Lodi…………………………..15 Miles
Jackson……………………..46Miles
Sacramento…………………48 Miles
San Francisco………………83 Miles
Yosemite…………………….122 Miles
Monterey…………………….146 Miles
Lake Tahoe………………….147 Miles
Redding………………..……209 Miles
Bakersfield………………….234 Miles
Los Angeles…………….…..337 Miles

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CALIFORNIA'S CENTRAL VALLEY

The Greatest Garden in the World...Food and wine is abundant in this region filled with orchards, vineyards and farms. Home to many of California’s finest museums and galleries, the valley offers a wide variety of live entertainment, events and attractions welcoming visitors year-round. Enjoy the fresh produce and unique cities of the valley. This 400 mile long region stretches from North of Sacramento to past Bakersfield.

Central Valley Visitors Info

www.visitcentralvalley.com

GOLD COUNTRY

Enjoy the Gold Rush communities of Jackson, Sutter Creek, Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Angels Camp, and more. Historic Old West towns offer unique shopping experiences and family fun. Unique caverns and friendly casinos may also be of interest. Many foothill communities are less than an hour away.

Calaveras County
www.gocalaveras.com

Amador County
www.touramador.com

Tuolumne County.
www.thegreatunfenced.com

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

One of the oldest national parks in the United States, 120 miles southeast of Stockton, Yosemite is one of the natural wonders of the world. Its stunning mountain peaks and amazing waterfalls are a treasure for all to see. The park features 700 miles of hiking trails and bridle trails. Guided tours are available for both groups and individual travelers.

Yosemite Visitors Bureau
www.yosemitethisyear.com