Approximately 290,000 people call Stockton in San Joaquin Valley home.
Sacramento, the state capital, is situated about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Stockton, while San Jose - Silicon Valley is 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest.
If you are looking to give your credit card a workout while you are in this area, visit some of the bustling malls and markets. Some of the best destinations are West Valley Mall, Tracy Outlets and also Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
Stockton is a treasure trove of fascinating facts and stories; there’s plenty waiting to be discovered at within the halls of its three favorite museums. Some of the best indoor attractions are the Haggin Museum, the Children's Museum of Stockton and the highly-recommended Hill House Museum.
Speed freaks and motor heads will love the high-octane thrills and high-energy crowds at the Stockton 99 Speedway, a number one racing circuit in Stockton. Time your visit with a race day and cheer along as the local heroes of motorsport race to be first past the chequered flag.
Escape the rat race for a while and soak up some sunshine at local green spaces that are sure to delight such as Kofu Park and Chabolla Park. Spending a few hours enjoying these parks will ensure your visit to Stockton leaves a lasting and leafy impression.
The conservation havens surrounding Stockton show you the animals and plants that flourish in the region. To hike around one of the most visited local nature reserves, visit Lodi Lake Park.
To truly experience the tastes, flavors and textures of the Stockton region, treat yourself to a visit to Delicato Vineyards, one of the area’s most acclaimed wineries and vineyards. Visiting and local wine enthusiasts can enjoy the sights and smells of of the vineyards and wine presses, before sampling the wines, but, don’t forget to ask if there’s “something special” you can try - every winemaker has something really interesting tucked away!
There’s absolutely no excuse to neglect your swing when in Stockton; visit Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club, home to the most challenging fairways in the area. Grab your golf bag and cap and challenge the course average, then finish the day in the clubhouse by enjoying a light meal with golf-obsessed locals.