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Lincoln Highway makes for historic travels in San Joaquin County!

The International Order of Odd Fellows Hall in Woodbridge, now home to Cactus Restaurant, anchored the Lincoln Highway's route through Woodbridge.

History comes alive on Lincoln Highway; exciting and gourmet travels in SJ County! I recently noticed red, white and blue Lincoln Highway signs popping up in Stockton, so I tracked down local Lincoln Highway historian Kevin Shawver to learn more about the historic highway and to plot a tour of its route through San Joaquin County. [...]

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Northern California summer travel destinations – leave the crowds behind!

Bixby Bridge, circa 1932, is typical of Big Sur scenery on Highway 1.

  Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Appellation map. Main Street in Sutter Creek, a Gold Rush gem, taken from Hotel Sutter balcony. Bixby Bridge, circa 1932, is typical of Big Sur scenery on Highway 1. Hearst Castle’s outdoor pool looks out over the Santa Lucia Mountains! In my last post, I noted five summer travel destinations (three California [...]

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San Joaquin County is a bicycling mecca…dust off those bikes!

Cycling group depating UOP area

  Family members gather for the “second Saturday Family Ride”, staged monthly by the San Joaquin Bike Coalition. Some of you realize that Stockton and San Joaquin County are a bicyclists dream! Our cities and county offer many cycling benefits; lovely weather almost year-round, few hills, a variety of safe and scenic routes to flex [...]

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Stockton/San Joaquin County, CA “hidden gems” list, Part II

The Stockton Empire Theatre anchors the southern end of the Miracle Mile in Stockton, and is home to a long stretch of quaint shops and gourmet restaurants.

  Richmaid is a vintage diner on Cherokee in Lodi, the perfect place for breakfast or a lunch stop on your tour of the Lodi/Woodbridge Wine Grape Appellation! This demonstration/teaching vineyard is part of the Lodi Wine and Visitor’s Center in Lodi! UOP’s campus is a great place for quiet cycling, and, the location of [...]

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