About the City of Stockton

From the roots of a rich agricultural history, Stockton continues to grow and welcome all. From the miners that made Stockton one of the most colorful cities in California's gold rush area, to today's vibrant economic and cultural renaissance, the city provides a unique experience.

Located where the San Joaquin / Sacramento Delta meets the Central Valley, Stockton offers exceptional recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities.

With a population of 280,000, Stockton is the 13th largest city in California. Within recent years, Stockton has twice been designated as an All-American City and boasts a bustling port that welcomes freighters from around the world. The new Stockton Arena, Stockton Ballpark, Weber Point Events Center and the Stockton Marina are conveniently located in downtown on the waterfront, and provide new venues for events and recreational use.

The historical landmark Stockton Hotel has been restored to its former glory when governors and dignitaries from throughout California came to enjoy its splendor and beautiful waterfront views.

Stockton boasts ideal weather, excellent facilities and an accessible central location. These make Stockton a superb site for conventions, conferences, and sporting events.

Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County, the fifth richest agricultural county in the country. The Asparagus Festival, held the last weekend in April each year, celebrates this strong agricultural base by featuring gourmet asparagus dishes as well as one of the nation's top ranked arts and crafts sections and non-stop entertainment for the whole family.

Home of the University on the Pacific, San Joaquin Delta College, Humphreys College, and California State University Stanislaus Multi-Campus Regional Center, Stockton offers a myriad of educational facilities and opportunities. Over 75 languages are spoken by residents of this diverse community. A wonderful symphony, great local theater, dozens of cultural festivals and a wide selection of ethnic restaurants are all woven into the rich tapestry of this truly 21st Century city.

Location: Stockton is 80 miles northeast of San Francisco and 45 miles south of Sacramento (California's State Capital).
Population: Approximately 280,000 within the Stockton city limits.
Transportation Access
(to Stockton):
Convenient access from Interstate 5, Highway 99 and Highway 4 (Crosstown 4). Stockton is also serviced by Ace and the Altamont Express train services and Greyhound bus service.
Climate: Hot with low humidity and cool night Delta winds in the summer. Cool, breezy and sunny fall and spring. Rainfall and misty fog from December through April.

Nearby Activities

The Stockton Marina, located in beautiful downtown Stockton, is surrounded by many activities nearby and throughout the city.

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