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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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8th annual Stockton Restaurant Week kicks off January 20th through 29th; eat out!

Stockton Rest. Week logo, 2017

Travel and dine locally; that’s my suggestion as the 8th annual Stockton Restaurant Week kicks off January 20th and runs through January 29. Restaurants across Stockton will come together for what has become one of Stockton’s most anticipated annual culinary events, Stockton Restaurant Week, January 20-29, 2017. Stockton Restaurant Week gives local foodies and families [...]

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

Kids experiment with a vertical windtunnel at the WOW Science Museum in Lodi.

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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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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What makes your Stockton/San Joaquin County Bucket List?

Grandson Jack Taylor poses outside Stockton's Children's Museum.

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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Festival of Trees makes December perfect time to visit San Joaquin County Historical Museum near Lodi, CA

Fest of Trees, festival goers

Anytime is a good time to visit our county’s historical museum in Micke Grove Park south of Lodi, but December is the “put it on your calendar” time! In December, the museum complex comes alive with both Christmas cheer and the stunning Festival of Trees!  With more than 70 beautifully decorated unique Christmas trees, the [...]

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    Viall is a local travel writer who retired in late 2012 after 10 years as executive director of Stockton, CA's, Emergency Food Bank and six years with the Downtown Stockton Alliance. Previously, a 21-year career in daily newspapers helped shape his ... Read Full
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