The poem "Casey at the Bat," about the losing baseball team, "the Mudville Nine" may be a reference to Stockton, which was referred to as Mudville in its earlier years.
By carStockton is in central California between Interstate 5 and State Highway 99. Stockton is just north of Interstate 205. State Routes 26, 4 and 88 also intersect with Stockton.
- From the San Francisco Bay Area, take Interstate 580 to 205 east then merge north onto Interstate 5.
- From Reno and North Lake Tahoe, take Interstate 80 west to Sacramento and South on Interstate 5.
- From South Lake Tahoe, take US Route 50 west to Sacramento and then south on Interstate 5.
- From Redding and the Pacific Northwest, take Interstate 5 south.
- From the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, take Interstate 5 or State Route 99 north.
Stockton Metropolitan Airportis a small airport that is served only by Allegiant Air with flights from Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa (not the main Phoenix airport), and San Diego. Larger airports with more connections are located in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Unfortunately, the Sacramento airport is on the far northwest side (about 60 miles), rather than between the two cities. Allow plenty of time during the morning and evening commute. Oakland is about 10 miles further.
Stockton is relatively well served by rail, by both commuter and intercity trains. The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) makes four round trips between Stockton and San Jose on weekdays, with a schedule mainly geared towards commuters. Additionally, Amtrak runs its San Joaqin train between Bakersfield and Oakland/Sacramento via Stockton.
It's important to notice that there are two railway stations. ACE and Amtrak trains to and from Sacramento use the , located at 949 East Channel Street. The second station is at 735 S San Joaquin St and is used by Amtrak trains to and from Oakland.
By busGreyhound has a station here
Port of StocktonCalifornia's largest inland seaport just south of the crosstown highway. Be careful around the port area as the police are known to accost anyone looking around or taking photos.
phone: +1 209 644-1900address: 404 West Fremont StMinor League Baseball team that is the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, playing at .
phone: +1 209 373-1500address: 248 W. Fremont St
phone: +1 209 946-2474address: Long Theatre, 1042 Dave Brubeck Way (box office)University of the Pacific sports, competing in seven men's and 12 women's NCAA Division I sports, mostly as members of the West Coast Conference. Since the Tigers haven't had a football team for nearly 25 years, the most popular sports are men's basketball and baseball.
If travelling to Stockton with children, be sure to visit:
phone: +1 209 465-4386address: 402 W. Weber
phone: +1 209 937-8206address: in Louis ParkStockton's own fairyland for the "young in age and the young at heart". In the movie This is Spinal Tap, Pixie Woods was the venue for a performance whose billboard proclaimed "Puppet Show and Spinal Tap."
phone: +1 209-949-2104address: 110 N El Dorado StUpscale Italian restaurant located next to the historic Stockton Hotel, the third floor terrace offers great views.
Manny's California Freshphone: +1 (209) 463-6415address: 1612 Pacific Ave
phone: +1 (209) 474-1156address: 7925 Thornton Rd.
Shirasoni Japanese Sushiphone: +1 (209) 473-2525address: 3249 W Hammer Ln
El Senor Frog's
Cocoro Japanese Bistro & Sushi
Bob's At The Marina
Taste of Brittany
Bud's Dok Shoon's
Chuck's Hamburgersphone: +1 209 473-9977address: 6034 Pacific AveThe absolute BEST breakfast(and even better prices)
Podesto's Market & Deli
Joe Pomodoro Pizza Cafe
Pekingphone: +1 209 957-0617address: 7555 Pacific Ave # 115
Yen Duphone: +1 209 951-3748address: 702 Porter Ave # E
New Yen Chingphone: +1 209 957-0913address: 6511 Pacific Ave
Matsuyamaphone: +1 209 952-0688address: 4755 Quail Lakes Dr #CBest Japanese/sushi around.
address: 151 West Alder St
phone: +1 209 931-3131address: 4219 E Waterloo Rd
phone: +1 209 472-9700address: 3252 West March Ln
phone: +1 209 946-1234address: 5045 Kingsley RdWhirlpool tubs, refrigerators and microwaves in rooms.
Motel 6 Stockton - Charter Way Westphone: +1 209 946-0923address: 817 Navy Dr
Motel 6 Stockton - I-5 Southeastphone: +1 209 467-3600address: 1625 French Camp Turnpike Rd
phone: +1 209 951-8120address: 6717 Plymouth Rd
phone: +1 209 474-3301address: 111 East March Ln
phone: +1 209 472-9800address: 3240 March Ln
University Plaza Waterfront Hotelphone: +1 209-944-1140address: 110 W Fremont StCentrally located with nice views over the waterfront.
- Yosemite National Park - take Route 99 to Exit #242 and turn left. Take Route 120 all the way to Yosemite.
- San Francisco - take Interstate 5 South to Interstate 205 & 580 all the way to San Francisco.
- Sacramento - take Interstate 5 or Route 99 north.
- Fresno - take Route 99 south.