Stockton, California

Copyright: David Collier

Stockton, California

Stockton, California was founded in 1849 during the California Gold Rush. Though Stockton is 75 miles from the ocean, it is a port city, with ocean going vessels visiting the port daily. The waterways that connect to the port are known as the California Delta and provide access to over 1,000 miles of waterways open for fishing and recreation. Stockton is located in the Central Valley, about 90 minutes from San Francisco and 2 1/2 hours from Yosemite National Park. Stockton is surrounded by rich agricultural land with many farms and wineries available to visit.

About Stockton

Welcome to Stockton, California! Stockton is located in San Joaquin County in California’s great Central Valley. We have grown from a community of rich agricultural and educational roots to an urban destination blooming with arts, culture, fine dining, shopping, sports, recreation, fine agricultural products, and family activities. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, visiting friends or family, or just passing through, we encourage you to discover the many wonders of Stockton. Be sure to visit our Downtown Stockton Waterfront where you’ll find the Stockton Marina, Stockton Arena, Stockton (Banner Island) Ballpark, Regal City Centre Cinema, Weber Point Events Center, and the Visit Stockton office. Not far from there you can bask in the splendor of a historic Fox California Theatre, the Bob Hope Theatre. Great shopping and rich dining experiences await you throughout the city. During your stay in one of our many fine hotels, you may also wish to taste the exquisite wines from the neighboring Lodi Wine Appellation or tour the historic towns of the Gold Rush in the foothills to our east. We continue to move forward with great changes on the horizon, more family events, and greater shopping and dining experiences citywide. Travel safely and enjoy your stay!


Communities in and around Stockton have rich histories and culturally diverse populations that have flourished throughout the years. As a result, our annual fairs and festivals are never lacking—you’re bound to find something that you’ll enjoy!


Stockton offers a variety of lodging options from economy to full service.

Wine Tasting

Art, History, & Culture

Farms & Farmer's Markets

Do & See

Explore some of Stockton's best attractions and things to do during your visit.


Stockton offers a diverse selection of cuisines from around the world.

Bars & Nightlife

Check out Stockton's craft beer scene as well as place to go for live music and dancing.


Stockton offers a variety of shopping options from the typical shopping malls to more higher end boutique shopping.