Stockton is a river port city in the central valley of California on the San Joaquin River. The city was founded in 1849 during the California Gold Rush. It is known by many other names- “Weberville”, “Fat city”, “Mudville” and “California’s Sunrise Seaport”. Access to the Southern gold mines for trade and transportation is provided very easily by Stockton’s seaport.
Places to visit-
- The University of the Pacific- It is the oldest university in California.
- Stockton Assembly Center- It was the war time temporary detention center for the Japanese Americans during the 1942 spring and summer.
- Haggin Museum- It is an art and history museum in Victory Park with the largest collection of paintings by J C Leyendecker.
- Oak Grove regional Park-the park has a lake for fishing and paddle boating for tourists, a playground and picnic space along with other activities like disc golf.
- Micke Grove Regional Park-The Park has a Japanese Garden where tourists can see Koi fish in the numerous fish ponds with stepping stones and a five-story pagoda lantern.
- Micke Grove Zoo-The zoo has a varied variety of non-releasable raptors, tortoises and lemurs and many endangered primates and birds like parrots.
- Children’s Museum of Stockton- An entertainment place for the kids of all age groups with more than 40 interactive activities.
- San Joaquin County Historical Museum
- Pixie Woods Amusement park
Places to stay-
- Best Western Plus Heritage Inn- It offers free breakfast and parking and tourists can enjoy the outdoor pool and restaurant.
- University Plaza Waterfront Hotel- It offers classic rooms and suites along with an open pool and bistro at the waterfront and a free local shuttle for sightseeing.
- La Quinta Inn Stockton- Tourists can have a comfortable stay as they have a parking space and offer an outdoor pool facility along with free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.