Tag Archives: San Joaquin County

Give thanks for those lovely destinations, so close to home!

This Thanksgiving, explore those lovely destinations, so close to home! With the relative explosion of recent COVID19 cases, 41 of 58 California counties are back into the “purple, widespread outbreak” category, and the state and our counties are asking for residents to cut all unnecessary travel. With that in mind, and with rising cases in […]

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Exploring in your own back yard…

In this brave new world we live in, it’s the perfect time to explore, literally, in your own backyard. Admire the plants and fauna that you find in your yard, from native plants, plants you’ve selected/planted, and native populations of bees, birds, butterflies and more. Take your morning coffee outdoors, and admire the excitement of […]

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Staycations: exploring Stockton and San Joaquin County from a tourist’s viewpoint

Exploring Stockton and SJ County from a tourist’s perspective; enjoy a staycation! Stockton’s Ava Simpson runs her own graphics/marketing business; between work, family, volunteering for organizations like the Peace and Justice Network, she does not have time for a traditional vacation this summer. But, in a recent chat, I realized she is planning several “staycations”, […]

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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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Seeking your favorite vacation places! Or, would you like a travel speaker?

Seeking your favorite vacation places! Or, would you like a travel speaker? For a future travel feature, we’re seeking your favorite destinations within an hour or two of STOCKTON for close-to-home long-weekends or vacations. Send me your destination, why you like it, and if you have a favorite picture, attach that as well. We will […]

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Classic car buff? Visit the Vintage Reserve Garage in Lodi, CA!

If you are a car buff, or have kids/grandkids moving in that direction, stop in and tour the Vintage Reserve Garage, 121 S. Cherokee Ln. in Lodi. Owner Mark Lange welcomes visitors to drool over his vehicles, for sale or on consignment. The building was built in 1947 as a Studebaker/Packard dealership. Currently in stock, […]

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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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Stockton, San Joaquin summer-time destinations for the kids

Get the kids out of the house and into summer adventure! OK, your kids are just weeks into summer vacation, and, they are B-O-R-E-D! What to do…? Let them scan this list of kid’s favorites, polish their own list and get them out of the house and into the community’s wonderful attractions! Here’s a running […]

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What makes your Stockton/San Joaquin County Bucket List?

I’m working on a “Stockton/San Joaquin County Bucket List”, for a future article in the Record newspaper and my travel blog. Here’s your assignment:  Assume you have special guests in town: 1. What are the two most special places or activities you would show off to guests, in Stockton or San Joaquin County? 2. For your favorite, please share […]

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Bicycling Stockton and San Joaquin County; favorite rides and Stockton Bike Festival, September 26

  A grand bicycling event is just a month out: the San Joaquin Bike Festival, Saturday, September 26 at University of Pacific. With bicycling fun for all ages, the free event aims to provide a safe and educational environment to help residents discover great places to ride in Stockton. Veteran bicyclists realize that Stockton and San […]

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