Offering a great location, unique history, notable events and entertainment options, this fascinating city in California is one of America’s most popular tourist destinations. As the 13th biggest city in California, Stockton offers a diverse cultural and ethnic mix for visitors to enjoy. You’ll find it on the San Joaguin Delta which connects to San Francisco Bay, making this a city along the water with a wonderful green belt. The city offers plenty of recreation and sightseeing opportunities such as an Olympic size ice rink. The Delta offers plenty of water-based activities like water skiing and sailing. Theatre, music, dance and literary events are also regularly offered which makes this a good travel destination for culture lovers.
This immaculately maintained city is a great place for families with children to visit. More than 60 parks, including a dog park, day camps, places to picnic and summertime concerts make this a relaxing and enjoyable city to tour, even with babies and toddlers. Good transport facilities and infrastructure mean you won’t have to worry about travelling by rail and bus. Farms and wineries are another great choice for a day trips in the area. Visitors can buy farm produce, enjoy local wines, tours, pumpkin mazes and join a wine tour.
The city has a Mediterranean climate making the summers hot and dry and the winters mild and wet. Most rain falls from October to April making this the rainy season. Peak season is summer (June to August), when temperatures are high and the rains have passed. Festivals and events are plentiful and occur throughout the year, so take the initiative and plan your trip to make the most of these colourful events – from the international film festival, to the Wine and Chocolate Weekend, to Chinese New Year or the Stockton Horse Races.
Off season rates are likely to give visitors the best deals available. These are the winter months from October to April. The weather is also cooler during these months. Most tourists wait until the rain has passed before visiting California, so this is a good time to take advantage of off-peak deals when you can enjoy warm fires and cosy hotel rooms on a wine farm. Some hotels may offer special school holiday packages for families. December rates are likely to be higher than the rest of the year.