The city of Stockton in northern California has a colorful history and a lively charm that make it a great place to live and work. Close to San Francisco, coastal beaches and Yosemite National Park, Stockton also offers a wealth of history, culture and recreation opportunities. The San Joaquin and Sacramento River delta offers boating, fishing, water-skiing, and sailing.
For families, the Children’s Museum of Stockton has plenty of “hands on” exhibits and cool activities that even grown-ups will enjoy. History buffs will enjoy the collections at the Haggin Museum and the historic Delta waterfront area.
One of Stockton’s many claims to fame is that the city is the birthplace of the Caterpillar tractor, first manufactured by the Holt Manufacturing Company in 1904. Another claim to fame is the town’s annual Asparagus Festival, a fun-filled celebration that has made Stockton “the asparagus capital of the world.”
Beginning in the late 1990s, Stockton embarked on an ambitious project to revitalize its downtown with new construction and renovated buildings that include the Bob Hope Theater, Regal City Centre Cinemas, a transit center, the Stockton Arena, Stockton Ballpark, and several hotels.