Stockton, California, is one of the largest cities in the state, and offers many events and festivals and sights for fans of art, theater, and sports. Hotels in Stockton range from cheap motels to high-quality rooms (either well-known hotel chains or locally owned hotels). The west of the city contains the majority of the more expensive accommodation (starting around 50 dollars) while the east end of Stockton holds the less expensive rooms.
The Stockton convention and visitor's bureau should be your first choice when it comes to a location for an event; it has a variety of rooms sized for different purposes, and facilities to allow for a range of activities. The location hosts events, from live music and comedy to dance shows.
Stockton has a multitude of options when it comes to eating out, with Italian, Japanese, and American choices on the table. Of particular interest is Cocoro, a Japanese bistro that has food suitable for vegetarians or just people interested in having a great Japanese meal.
Stockton has a great deal of local festivals and shows, including its yearly Asparagus Festival and events for most major cultural dates on the calendar (like Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick's day).
Stockton has several shopping areas to choose from; the Lincoln center sells great special occasion gifts, from watches to hand-made goods, and is located downtown, where most of the historic sites in the town can be found.
Stockton has a few minor league sports teams to choose from, including the Stockton Thunder hockey team, and the Stockton Cougars and Ports.