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Exploring Stockton and San Joaquin County with out-of-town guests!

  Giant wind-art adorns the Joan Darrah Promenade behind the Stockton Ports Ballpark on the Stockton Deepwater Channel. A tour group admires the Fox California/Bob Hope Theatre, circa 1930, in downtown Stockton. The Haggin Museum graces Victory Park and features huge art collection as well as Native American and pioneer Stockton history exhibits. Exploring Stockton […]

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Downtown Stockton shines for the holidays!

Plan a visit to downtown Stockton, aglow for the holidays and offering lots of family choices! The City’s huge Christmas tree, downtown and the waterfront bedecked with holiday lights, movies at the Cineplex, a classic movie at the Bob Hope Theatre, the Haggin Museum aglow  and a host of delectable and new restaurants bursting upon […]

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San Joaquin Historic Museum, Haggin Museum are cool summertime destinations!

Cool destinations to beat summer heat and learn about our past… San Joaquin Historic Museum, Haggin Museum With the balance of summer flying by, let’s go for a couple local “cool destinations”, which each offer cool temperature-controlled environments and places that most kids or grandkids rate as “cool”, once they get involved. Our family favorites […]

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

“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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Holiday kid’s activities in Stockton and San Joaquin County!

With holiday school break coming, you may wonder where to take the kids and/or grandkids on these first days of winter. Here are a handful of “activity-destinations”, kid-tested with our three grandchildren over the last year. You and the kids will find them interesting, relatively inexpensive (or free) and true memory-makers. The Stockton Children’s Museum […]

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Home for the holidays – take visiting guests on a tour de grace!

Guests in town for the holidays? Take them on an exploration of our city and county’s special places. Christmas lights: Take a driving or, better, a walking tour of Meadow Avenue, just west of Pershing, for the city’s most spectacular Christmas lights.  Take a thermos of hot chocolate and enjoy the holiday spirit! And, if […]

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

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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Discovering Native American history in San Joaquin County; Haggin Museum’s and San Joaquin Historical Society’s Native People’s galleries

In San Joaquin County, there are several places to learn of the history of our Native American people. One is Stockton’s Haggin Museum, another is the San Joaquin Historical Museum in Micke Grove Park, Lodi. With holiday breaks coming, time for touring our history! These haunting words are found in the Haggin Museum’s California Room: […]

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Be a tourist in your own town (new Stockton Summer Passport offers fun, prizes)!

  With summer now upon us, kids and grandkids out of school – gear up for some summer fun right in your hometown and county. The Stockton Summer Passport allows you to be a tourist in your own town – and earn some goodies along the way!  The local Visit Stockton organization notes, “There’s plenty […]

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Stockton/San Joaquin County’s “must see” list, Part I

Huge wind art is visible on Stockton’s Deepwater Channel, behind the Stockton Ports Ballpark. A small piece of the San Joaquin River Delta, with Mt. Diable in background, is visible from a sunset dinner at the Garlic Bros. deck in Stockton. Giant clamshell dredge bucket dwarfs kids at the San Joaquin Historical Museum!   Perhaps […]

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