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Finding Stockton's Delta Charms

Finding Stockton's Delta Charms
525 N Center St
Stockton, CA 95202-1903
Phone: (209) 938-1555
http://www.visitstockton.org
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Peaceful settings, appealing waterfront, lively sports, and a Miracle Mile make this town worth a detour.

A major jumping-off point during the Gold Rush, Stockton once boomed with ironworks, mills, and manor homes. Recently, a massive effort to revitalize the waterfront has brought an expansive park and outdoor performance space, a pretty promenade and pleasure-boat marina, and a riverfront baseball stadium and sports arena, all with plenty of public art. Add this to Stockton’s neighborhoody Miracle Mile shopping district, international art at the Haggin Museum , and top music performances at University of the Pacific , and you’ve got the makings of an excellent getaway.

Take me to the river
1. Stroll along the riverfront promenade.
2. Duck into the beautifully restored 1910 Hotel Stockton, sitting like a grand dame at the mouth of the waterfront. The building’s main lobby—carefully renovated to turn-of-the-last-century splendor—is open to visitors.
3. Cool off with local kids in the water fountains in the waterfront’s Weber Point park complex.
4. Grab barbecue or burritos in the renovated Waterfront Warehouse , once part of a massive riverfront flour mill and now home to restaurants and shops.
5. Catch a summertime baseball game at Banner Island Ballpark, home to the minor league Stockton Ports . In winter, adjacent Stockton Arena hosts wildly popular Stockton Thunder ice hockey games.

Sleepover Dine on small plates at sexy AVE on the Mile , then retire to University Plaza Waterfront Hotel ; the edge-of-the-river pool and inviting outdoor cabanas are irresistible on a sultry summer night.

For more information, go to visitstockton.org .
 

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