Our Port Side City stands strong as an ever-evolving metropolis amid an agricultural wonderland. Bringing in residents both old and new by car, boat, and plane, Stockton offers diverse experiences that honor both its urban and agricultural roots that spread across downtown and throughout the Delta.
Stockton’s historic buildings and city gems are celebrated by passionate and proud residents who work to offer a glimpse into the future of San Joaquin’s central hub—and let us tell you, the future is bright.
Gold fever helped to define Stockton’s youthful years, where miners could gather resources before heading for the hills in the late 1840s. After the Rush, Stockton’s many winding river channels and rich soil helped to cultivate an agricultural hub. Stockton became home to the first inland seaport in California in 1933, and continued to industrialize and expand into the metropolis we know today.
If you have a few hours:
There’s no time like the present to experience all that Stockton has to offer. First up, head to Papa Urb’s for some lumpia, hot and delicious Filipino-style fried spring rolls stuffed with your choice of beef, veggie, or Shanghai-style filling. Looking for some nightlife? Channel Brewing is where it’s at, with live music throughout the week, as well as trivia night – and of course, some of the finest local craft beer on tap. If you’re seeking out more of a quiet vibe, hit up Deliberation Room, a speakeasy-style bar with stiff cocktails and classy ambiance.
Stockton Natives know where to go for a good time. And when you’ve got that time, catching a game with the Stockton Ports is where the action is. Looking for something a little more hands-on? Slip on your rental skates and hit the ice at Oak Park Ice Arena for one heck of a workout. And nostalgia meets modern tastes along the Miracle Mile, where curated shops abound with unique apparel, trinkets, and household wares.