A Tiny Sliver of Stockton California, the Magnolia District

Stockton is located in San Joaquin County, known for the San Joaquin Delta waterways. Tourists to Stockton can enjoy the ambience of the delta waterways with dining, boating and fishing a few of the attractions to enjoy.  While farms surround the region, Stockton offers the amenities of a big city with a small town feel. There are several sports teams, theater and arts, wine tasting, lots of festivals, musical concerts, fairgrounds that are home to the annual San Joaquin County fair and much more. Performing Arts venues include Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton Chorale, Stockton Civic Theatre, Stockton Opera and Stockton Symphony.

If symphony doesn't strike a note, you can also attend sports games or go to Stockton during annual events such as the Asparagus Festival in April, San Joaquin County Fair in June, Waterfest and 4th of July Celebrations and the Delta Boat Parade in December.

Stockton is a family-oriented city that offers kiddy activities and attractions such as Pixie Woods Amusement Park in Louis Park, Haggin Museum in Victory Park and San Joaquin Delta College Clever Planetarium. The Clever Planetarium features a Spitz 512 prime sky instrument nicknamed Herman, which projects the stars on a 33 foot aluminum dome. This instrument can show the sky of any date past, present or future from any location on Earth. All the motions of the planet Earth can be simulated and accelerated so that days, years, centuries or a millennia can be made to pass before the viewers’ eyes in a matter of minutes.

For those who grew up enjoying Bob Hope, the Bob Hope Theatre provides an interesting and unique look into Stockton's opulent beginnings. This theatre is on the National Register of Historical Places and today is one of only two movie remaining palaces in the Central Valley. The Bob Hope Theatre is located in Downtown Stockton where you can hop on a trolley for a quarter and ride around the downtown area.  www.bobhopetheatre.com

Many of the beautiful homes located in Stockton's Magnolia District and the 19th and early 20th Century buildings located in the Downtown area, are of great historic interest. In fact, of the 46 notable listings in Stockton, 15 are also on the National Register of Historic Places. The Magnolia Historic Neighborhood takes in the north-western portion of the Midtown. Primarily composed of single and multi-family homes, most of the neighborhood was designated the Magnolia Historic District by the State of California. The tree-lined streets contain samples of virtually all the architectural styles of California's most formative period.  One of the landmarks in the Magnolia Historic District is the Philomathean Clubhouse. This former residence is owned by the City of Stockton and hosts regular meetings of the Youth Advisory Commission other groups. The building is available for rent. Find out more information here.  The Magnolia Historic District area in Midtown Stockton is located within the borders of Harding Way on the North, Park Street on the South, California Street on the East, and El Dorado Street on the West.

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