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Stockton is situated along the San Joaquin Delta waterway, connecting to San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. Local attractions and activities include water skiing, music venues, an opera house, professional sports teams and museums—experience it all!

Stockton: California's Sunrise Seaport

A transportation hub and watersports destination with a mild climate, Stockton is close to hiking and camping destinations for outdoor explorers. Make the most of California’s dramatic coastline and forests.


The Discovery Trail and University Park World Peace Rose Garden

Experience a one-mile walk through the Stockton campus of California State University Stanislaus. The trail highlights art, architecture, nature, a lake and more.


Magnolia Historic Neighborhood

The Magnolia Historic District in Midtown Stockton is full of tree-lined streets and impressive architectural styles from California’s most formative period.

Other Popular Things to Do


Head to Sakura for bento boxes, Japanese snacks and candy and a wide variety of other Asian imports. This quaint shop doubles as a grocery store and sushi bar, so don’t forget to try some of your favorites before picking up your groceries.

The Stockton Community Pow Wow Festival

A three-day event celebrating indigenous Americans and their traditions, the festival features several intertribal dance exhibitions. Take some time to browse the intricate handmade arts and crafts, showcasing heritage and color.

Park West Place

Live, shop or dine! Catch up with friends under the outdoor blooming shade arbors, and eat at one of the many restaurants after a day of shopping.

The San Joaquin Delta

Take an exhilarating mountain bike ride along this gorgeous river.

The Delta Speedway in Stockton

This dirt track is 1/7 mile, hosting exciting micro sprints in the Junior and Super 600 classes, guaranteeing a night of thrilling entertainment.

Getting Around

Whether you want to know about getting to class or a camping adventure in one of the many nearby state parks, traveling around campus, the city, and throughout California is easy.