What’s Happening Overview
Holidays in Downtown
Events and promotions celebrating special holidays throughout the year
Love You Baby Lunch
Win a free lunch in one of the participating restaurants
Historic Preservation Month:
tours, perfromances, workshops, and
May - September
Waterfront Fridays and
Chalck Art Festival
Beerfest on the Waterfront
Local music & contests
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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GIRL-FRIENDS' 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 hop across the street for a little shopping inside The Corthouse Plaza. The Glam Dollz Boutique has a great selection of high-heels and pumps, and Bella's Fashions sell a variety of fun accessories. Right next door, grab a healthy lunch at Daisy and Juice Subs and head over to the Janet Leigh Plaza just a couple blocks away.
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.
Before the weekend, don't forget to pick up a pound or so of freshly roasted coffee beans at the Jesus Mountain Coffee Co. at
224 E. Miner Avenue (behind Huddle, cooperative work space).
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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.
|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 OUT
Kick off the day with fresh fruit or a fresh squeezed juice at Edible Arrangements on Hunter Street on at the Juice It Up! on Weber Avenue. 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 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 or a hydro-bike from a dock at the Marina (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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