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Rainy day respites for kids and young adults in Stockton/San Joaquin County

Kids get a kick out of historical exhibits at the San Joaquin Historical Museum.

“Indoor fun in San Joaquin County”, in a wet winter! We’re six weeks into winter, with massive amounts of rain in Stockton while the Sierra has recorded epic snowfalls.  If you and kids or grandkids are getting cabin fever and desire to get out of the house and do something, consider a few outings right [...]

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Ghosts of downtown Stockton add Halloween spice to the city’s storied history!

Ghostbuster's tour group inside Hotel Stockton lobby listens as tour guide Howard shares ghostly stories about the hotel.

Ghosts of downtown Stockton add Halloween spice to the city’s storied history! Spooky… Music and the sound of party-goers from the old Hotel Stockton ballroom – but no one there. Footsteps and an apparition of a pioneer woman in the hallways of the old Philadelphia House, again no one around. Ghosts and swaying chandeliers in [...]

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Halloween Fun; downtown Ghost Tour precedes showing of Phantom of the Opera at the Bob Hope Theatre, Sunday, Oct. 30

Tour group hears stories of the ghost that haunts the old Fox California/Bob Hope Theatre on an earlier historic tour.

Halloween Fun starts with a downtown Ghost Tour preceding the showing of Phantom of the Opera at the Bob Hope Theatre, on Sunday, Oct. 30. The Ghost Tour, which is free, begins at Noon in front of the Hotel Stockton, on Weber Avenue. The tour will include ghost stories and also a talk  about Stockton’s ghosts that are said to inhabit some of Stockton’s [...]

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Stockton and San Joaquin County “must sees” for visitors and residents…

A Delta sunset dinner is just the way to end a day of touring Stockton; photo taken from Garlic Brothers Restaurant outdoor deck on the Delta.

Updating your local travel “bucket list”! A few weeks ago, I postulated on “must visits” in Stockton and San Joaquin County for kids out on summer break. Since that article appeared, a number of folks have asked what would be on an “adult bucket list” for our city and county? In other words, the places [...]

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Downtown Stockton; this Sunday, history comes to life in classy downtown walking tour!

Fox California/Bob Hope Theatre tour guide Kelly Howard offers an "insider's tour" of the 1930's Art Deco theatre to eager tourees.

This Sunday, valley residents have the opportunity to take a free downtown Stockton historic walking tour (details below), wrapped around the classic movie “The African Queen”, showing at the Fox California/Bob Hope Theatre. Following the movie, take an “insider tour” of the old movie house. The tour will start at the south/Weber Avenue entrance to [...]

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Downtown Stockton; history comes to life in classy downtown walking tour!

Downtown Alliance Guide Manuel Laguna shares Hotel Stockton insight with group from Stockton Beautiful.

Sometimes your most interesting travel destination can exist right in your backyard. This Sunday, valley residents have the opportunity to take a free downtown Stockton historic walking tour (details below), wrapped around the classic movie “The African Queen”, showing at the Fox California/Bob Hope Theatre. Following the movie, take an “insider tour” of the old [...]

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Travelicious: Favorite holiday happenings in Stockton/San Joaquin County, December, 2014

It's a Wonderful Life, with James Stewart and Donna Read, plays in big screen splendor at the Fox/Bob Hope Theater, December 14.

        For many, the Christmas holiday is a favorite time of the year.  Here are some of our favorite things to do, in and around Stockton, during the holiday season: Christmas lights on Meadow Avenue, between Pershing and Alexandria, Stockton No city street has more Christmas lights and fun for the family [...]

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Downtown Stockton; history comes to life on classy downtown walking tour!

Historic B&M Building, between the new Cineplex and Hotel Stockton, is one of downtown's oldest buildings and now home to the Downtown Stockton Alliance and the Visit Stockton organizations.

  Tour of Hotel Stockton Lobby is part of the route, with insight offered by Manuel Laguna, tour guide from the Downtown Stockton Alliance. Kelly Howard of Friends of the Fox gives tour group an in-depth tour of the historic Fox California/Bob Hope Theatre. Cort Tower was originally the Bank of Italy, then Bank of [...]

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Travel Notes; upcoming events worth your notice!

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park; photo courtesy of the State Park

‘Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein’, the classic film runs on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Fox CA/Bob Hope Theatre, brings Halloween fun early (with costume contest for the kids), organ concert included, and tours of the venerable theatre following the movie! Sometimes the best travel ideas are either “close to home”, or, somewhat esoteric.  Here are [...]

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