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Taste of San Joaquin

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Taste of San Joaquin

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Girls Night Out

9-5 and Then Some, Surviving the Daily Grind (Wi-Fi, Happy Hours, Meeting Places and Lunch Specials)

Family Day Out

Night Life and Entertainment

Food for Foodies

Active Day Out in Downtown

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DOWNTOWN DATESTaste of San Joaquin

Order a “Love Boat” to go from Misaki Sushi and an ice cream cone from Cold Stone and watch the boats sail in to the marina from the tip of Weber Point.

Grab a burger and fries from Moo Moo's and watch a movie.

Enjoy a margarita and a combo plate at Casa Flores or Cancun Restaurant and see a show at the Bob Hope Theater.

Stop at the University Plaza for a quick waterfront bite then see a Stockton Thunder Hockey or Stockton Ports Baseball game.

A unique way to spend a Sunday afternoon is to relax aboard the Opportunity Cruise's 80-passenger "California Sunset." The boat is perfect for private groups from 20-50 people for buffet dining, and for up to 40 people for formal dining. Sail into the sunset and anjoy a beautiful scenery of the San Joaquin Delta.

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GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Start mid-morning with a chocolate mocha or herbal tea from the world’s tiniest and tallest coffee shop – the Red's Café and pop around the corner for a little shopping at La Maison. If the door is closed, knock loudly because the ladies are doing alterations in the back. Right next door to the Red's you can get a mani-pedi at Final Touch Salon or a tri tip salad at Yvette's Bakery Cafe.

Stroll across the plaza and buy a candle or a last minute gift at Pier 159, where they have EVERYTHING and then catch a movie in 3-D or IMAX at the Cinema.

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Working 9-5 and then some, Surviving the daily grind

To get a pre-work boost and to catch up on emails, stop in at Starbucks Coffee or Freedom Coffee, both have Wi-Fi free. Click here to see a map of all downtown wireless hot spots. If you’re planning a last minute meeting and need a rental space, click here for a full directory. For a quick lunch, grab a slice cafeteria style at Alfalfa’s Pizza and Deli for less than $4. They make killer sandwiches too. Or, go for a $5 foot long right around the corner at Subway.

For an upscale waterfront business lunch, take your clients to the University Plaza's Delta Lounge. If you need to order in for your team, click here for a full restaurant directory. If you’re meeting friends after work and need a change of scenery, head over to Chitiva’s Waterfront Bar and Grill or to Nena's Mexican Restaurant for a margarita or hide out in a local watering hole at Davoli’s Avenue Inn or Weber Inn.

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FOOD FOR FOODIES

Downtown Stockton is chockfull of fabulous
ethnic eateries for the foodie to enjoy!

Thai: For excellent Pad Thai, try Royal Siam 2.

Greek: For great house made spanakopita and baklava, try Yasoo Yani or try a gyro plate at the Kabob and Gyro House.

Taste of San Joaquin
Asparagus beef wraps at Misaki
Sushi and Bar.

Mexican: Downtown has many excellent Mexican restaurants but our Facebook followers have voted Xochimilco Café their favorite. Xochimilco is open late, most weekends until at least 1 am.

Chinese: One of the oldest standing restaurants in Stockton, On Lock Sam has excellent duck!

Pizza by the Slice: Alfalfa’s Pizza and Deli or Fresh Sub & Pizza.

BBQ: Q's Korean BBQ is known for their mouth-watering short ribs.

Sushi: Try Misaki for fresh cuts of sashimi and sushi.

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ACTIVE DAY OUTTaste of San Joaquin

Kick off the day with fresh fruit or a fresh squeezed juice at Edible Arrangements on Hunter Street. If you biked down, the best place to lock your bike is on the Cinema Plaza across from the Cold Stone Creamery. Or, if you need a caffeine boost to start the day, bike racks are also located outside Freedom Coffee which also has juice, muffins, and free wi-fi.

Get your heart rate up at the newest location of In-Shape Health Club on their cardio equipment or resistance equipment, or stretch at a group yoga class. If you’d prefer to exercise outside, walk the new Joan Darrah Promenade to Downtown Stockton Marina, launch a pole with the fishermen who are pulling in bass, and end at Weber Point to play soccer, run through the fountains or monkey around in the kids play area.

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, launch a kayak from Morelli Boat Launch (ph. 209-462-4200) and see if you can spot the sea otters who live in the boat slips. Or, if you’d like to watch someone else do the work, take in a Stockton Ports Baseball Game at Banner Island Ballpark or a Stockton Thunder Hockey Game at the Stockton Arena.

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