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A Day in Stockton

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You are sure to face difficulties and obstacles during your first visit in Stockton. And, if you have little time on your hands, then there are chances of you missing out on certain locations and things that deserve your attention and visit the most. But, fret not. You can still plan an unforgettable one-day trip for you. To ease you out of this problem, we have compiled an information-rich 24-hour itinerary. Read on further and chalk out your day beautifully.

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8:00 am: Ge fueled at Empresso Coffee House

How about sipping coffee at Empresso Coffee House and embracing the beautiful morning in Stockton when the sun is smiling at you. Two things in Stockton are deadly mesmerizing-one is its captivating morning views and the other is Empresso Coffee House's coffee. Only a cup of coffee at Empresso Coffee House can compliment your early morning hours making it first-of-its-kind experience. 

Address: 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California 95204, United States
Phone: 1 209.941.0072
Website: www.empressocoffeehouse.com
Operation Hours: Opens daily (6:00 am-12:00 am)

8:30 am: Nosh on breakfast at Mimi's Cafe
Breakfast is really an important meal of the day. Keeping the value of breakfast in mind, Mimi's Cafe always strive to please the taste buds of people with a rich-in-taste breakfast. However, it always keeps the healthy content of its meals intact without compromising with the taste and flavors.

Address: 5607 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California 95207, United States
Phone: 1 209.952.1150
Website: www.mimiscafe.com/
Operation Hours: Sunday-Thursday (7:00 am-9:00 am); Friday and Saturday (7:00 am-10:00 pm)
Distance and time from Empresso Coffee House: 2.8 miles or 7 minutes drive

9:30 am: Step into fairy land
How about start your journey with fun rides and attractions at Pixie Woods. This fairy-tale themed park fills your heart with joy and keeps your sweet memories of childhood afresh. Pixie Express Train, Pixie Queen paddle-wheel boat, vintage carousel, and a lot of other rides are there in the park to deliver a few hours full of thrill and enjoyment. It opened its doors for the fun-seekers in 1954. Since then, it has been greatly welcoming people through its gargantuan rainbow gates. If it is birthday of your special ones, then Pixie Woods can fulfill your purpose. It offers spaces on rent to arrange and accomplish a successful and extravagant birthday parties. 

Address: 3121 Monte Diablo Avenue, Stockton, California 95203, United States
Phone: 1 209.937.8206
Website: www.stocktongov.com/
Distance and time from Mimi's Cafe: 5.2 miles or 10 minutes drive

11:30 am: Gel up with animals and birds
If you really find animals and birds the most adorable creation of Almighty and if you really love spending time with them, then its time to make a move to Micke Grove Zoo. Micke Grove Zoo is the enthralling result of the synergy of William and Julia Harrison Micke. Micke Grove Zoo is dotted with San Joaquin County Historical Museum, Japanese Garden, and Fun Town at Micke Grove Amusement Park. It also allows you to hit the place in groups of your favorite people and stop by for picnicking under its picnic shelters set up in mesmerizing settings. Sprawling across the land of five acres, Micke Grove Zoo is home to more than 130 animals including mammals, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. 

Address: 11793 North Micke Grove Road, Lodi, CA 95240, United States
Phone: 1 209.953.8840
Website: www.mgzoo.com/
Operation Hours: Opens daily (10:00 am-5:00 pm)
Distance and time from Pixie Woods: 14.8 miles or 17 minutes drive

1:00 pm: Cycling and boat riding at Oak Grove Regional Park
Looking for taking a break from the commotion of the city? You can spend a few hours in the lap of tranquility at Oak Grove Regional Park. Sprawling across 180-acre of land, Oak Grove Regional Park is marked with dozens of amenities, such as, a 10-acre Oak Grove Lake where you can see the stunts and activities of seasonal Catfish and Trout; you an stroll over the lake in rental paddleboats and aqua cycles;
Oak Grove Nature Center where you can get deep insights in flora and fauna of San Joaquin County and the San Joaquin Valley through its exhibits and educational programs; and nature trails. It also offers indoor Boat House and picnic shelters on rent. The park is also marked with a disc golf course, playgrounds for kids, campground for camping, and horseshoe pits.

Address: 4520 West Eight Mile Road, Stockton, CA 95209, United States
Phone: 1 209.953.8800
Website: www.sjparks.com/
Operation Hours: Opens daily at 8:00 am
Distance and time from Micke Grove Zoo: 6.7 miles or 10 minutes drive

2:00 pm: Food is calling you
Its time to get you belly filled with your favorite meals. Stop by Breadfruit Tree Restaurant (8095 North Rio Blanco Road, Stockton, CA 95219, United States) if Caribbean cuisines always excite your palate. You won't stop yourself from trying its various sumptuous dishes from Trinidad, Jamaica, St Vincent, Barbados, and Guadeloupe. You can also swing by Ono Hawaiian BBQ (10952 Trinity Parkway, Suite #g, Stockton, California 95219, United States) for lip-smacking Hawaiian delicacies which are made up of freshly made ingredients to impart nothing less than perfect flavor and aroma.

3:00 pm: Picnicking at Victory Park
If you want to give rest to your tiring feet, then you can head to Victory Park where you can sit for hours and relax your mind and body while picnicking with your friends in a relaxing mode and setting. Victory Park is marked with a lot of picnic sites, namely, Lagoon picnic site, Totem picnic site, and Acorn picnic site alongwith picnic tables and BBQ pits. If you are not in the mood of indulging any kind of activity, the you can also participate merely as a spectator of the colorful events going on in the park. There is also a pool located inside the park for a relaxing and rejuvenating bath.

Address: 1001 North Pershing Avenue, Stockton, CA 95203, United States
Phone: 1 209.937.8206

4:00 pm: Explore more with A Plus Tours
If you are looking for something really extraordinary in its way to explore the city as if it would be your last chance here, then A Plus Tours is worthwhile. Its rental buses are the safest and most affordable way to discover the beauty of the city. Its bus tours make you feel at your ease and make it possible for you to reach the distant tourist locations within the city in a spur of moment if you have one day in your hands.

Address: 4900 East Mariposa Road, Stockton, CA 95215, United States
Phone: 1 209.465.1058
Website: www.aplustours.com
Distance and time from Victory Park: 8 miles or 12 minutes drive

6:00 pm: Splurge for shopping
Don't miss the chance of shopping Stockton's stuff that are revered as a great symbol of trend and fashion. Keeping city's style quotient high, Weberstown Mall is striving to attract its denizens and travelers by showcasing its splendid collection of A-list designers, high-end dining options, upscale and thriving entertainment options, and plethora of other facilities and modern-age services. Aeropostale, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Cinnabon, Prestigio Jewelers, Sephora, Forever 21, Tilly's, Journeys, Work World, JCPenney portrait studio, Chipotle, Wetzel's Pretzles, Noma Sushi & Grill, and a lot of other stores and eateries are contributing a lot towards its distinctiveness.
Address: 4950 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California 95207, United States
Phone: 1 209.477.0245
Website: www.weberstown.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (10:00 am-9:00 pm); Sunday (10:00 am-6:00 pm)
Distance and time from A Plus Tours: 12.3 miles or 17 minutes drive

7:00 pm: Sit in solitude at Margaret K. Troke Branch Library
Spend a few hours amidst the writings of your favorite authors at Margaret K. Troke Branch Library. This public library is named after Margaret Klausner Troke, who fought to flourish the library services in California. She also stove for expanding branch libraries and mobile library services. This library is packed with the splendid collection of materials in English, Vietnamese, Hmong, Spanish, Cambodian, Chinese, Lao, and Khmer. It also facilitates its visitors with computer workstations in addition with access to WiFi, printing, and copy machine. It also incorporates specialized areas for children where computers have been designated. You can also avail public meeting space upon prior request.

Address: 502 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton, CA 95207, United States
Phone: 1 209.937.8221
Website: www.ssjcpl.org/locations/stockton/troke.html
Operation Hours: Tuesday (10:00 am-6:00 pm); Wednesday (1:00 pm-6:00 pm); Thursday (12:00 pm-8:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays and Mondays
Distance and time from Weberstown Mall: 1.2 miles or 3 minutes drive

8:00 pm: Gorge on Stockton's specialties
Satiate your hungry belly with mouth-drooling seafood and burgers at Bud's Seafood Grille (314 Lincoln Center, Stockton, California 95207, United States). Mushroom Steak, Bud’s Chicken Marsala, Fish and Chips, Rib Eye, Deep Fried California Combo, Fresh Pacific Salmon Fillet, Sandab Filets, Pacific Mahi Mahi, Pepper Steak, Scampi, Cioppino, Steam Clams Bordelaise, Seafood Saute, Bud’s Beef, Gulf Shrimp, and House Seafood Pasta are easy to find at almost every table due to their hard-to-find taste and aroma. If Chinese cuisines excite your taste buds the most, then drop by Dynasty Restaurant (848 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton, CA 95207, United States) where you can treat yourself with hard-to-resist Chinese delicacies at affordable prices. 

9:00 pm: 'Coz its all about party
Enjoy your thriving night-hours at Kings Card Club. Be it live music, sports watching, pool playing, thirst-quenching drinks, wagering, and other performances by local artists, Kings Card Club is worth your time and money. Here party goes on even after it gets black out outside. It is known to be an ideal place which satisfies all sorts of entertainment needs of a party animal. Hit the place with your favorite people and dance the night away.
Address: 6111 West Lane Suite 103, Stockton, California 95210, United States
Phone: 1 209.267.4567
Website: www.kingscardclub.com
Operation Hours: Opens daily (9:00 am-4:00 am)

10:30 pm: Enjoy buffalo wings at Buffalo Wild Wings
For your post-dark hunger, swing by Buffalo Wild Wings. This sports bar serves its visitors with mouth-drooling American delicacies. Enjoy your late-night munchies while watching your favorite sport on whopping flat HD TV screens. Its fresh and tantalizing beer and wine selection are ample to beat your weariness and keep you going and partying whole night. An outright entertainment spot to check out at least once while your vacation in the city.

Address: 4751 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California 95207, United States
Phone: 1 209.478.4351
Website: www.buffalowildwings.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday (11:00 am-1:00 am); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-2:00 am); Sunday (11:00 am-12:00 am)
Distance and time from Kings Card Club: 2.2 miles or 6 minutes drive

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