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

Sunset, with Mt. Diablo in distance, graces the outdoor dining deck at Garlic Brothers Restaurant in north Stockton.

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

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.

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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Frugal travel…close to home!

Enjoy the San Joaquin Delta, its waterways, boats and a great sunset, with good food, off the Garlic Bros. Restaurant deck!

  Stockton’s waterfront and new Stockton Marina, viewed from behind the Stockton Ports Ballpark. University of Pacific’s DeRosa University Center is the place to finish a walking or biking tour of this lovely campus! Enjoy the San Joaquin Delta, its waterways, boats and a great sunset, with good food, off the Garlic Bros. Restaurant deck! [...]

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