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Lodging Lodi California (209) 369-1360

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Along the Wine Trail Offers Plenty To Do and See

Location

The Cottages are located between Lodi and Stockton along the Wine Trail. We have 60+ wineries in our community, with tasting rooms and events and music featured at individual wineries. Quaint and charming, Downtown Lodi provides Friday Night Art Walks, Wine Strolls, Street Faires and music and theatrical entertainment at the Hutchins Street Theater. We are in walking/biking distance to the historic Micke Grove Regional Park and Historical Museum, with the local Zoo and public Golf Course.

The Lodi is centrally located and has easy freeway access to many of attractions of our Central Valley. North of Stockton about 10 miles, we are near the University of the Pacific, San Joaquin Delta College, and the Stockton Sports Arena and Bob Hope Theater in Downtown Stockton. The Delta waterways with boating, fishing and hunting are just 10-30 miles West . The Gold Country, with historic landmarks and antique shopping , recreation, snowskiing and waterskiing are 40 to 60 miles East. Located 40 miles South of downtown Sacramento and 40 minutes North of the new Gallo Theater in Modesto, we are centrally located to arts, recreation, and entertainment in the Central Valley. Napa and Sonoma Valleys are an hour West of us, along with UC Davis and the Bay Area. Tahoe and Yosemite are a few hours drive away, close enough for a day trip.

History of the area
Originally set in midst of vineyards and orchards, the Cottages originate in the early farming years of our region. The Central Valley is home to pioneers in farming, ranching and water distribution. Originally settled by Gold Rushers in the 1850’s, people from all over the world discovered that the real gold of California is it’s rich soil and climate. The Central Valley is a food production capital of the world, and San Joaquin County has been home to agricultural progress, leadership and innovation. Lodi has long been known as a grape growing region. At first, table grapes were grown. Following Prohibition and the development of rail transport, grapes were shipped from Lodi all over the country for wine makers. Enjoying the warmth of the Central Valley and the cool evening Delta breezes, the climate and soils of Lodi are ideal for grape growing, along with many other agricultural products.

Micke Grove Zoo
11793 N. Micke Grove Rd. Lodi, CA 95240
209-331-7270
San Joaquin County Historical Museum 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd. Lodi, CA 95240 209-331-2055

Golf
Micke Grove Golf Links
11401 N. Micke Grove Rd Lodi, CA
209-369-4410
Public Course, very close to the Cottages on Armstrong.

Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
809 Crystal Way Galt, CA
209-745-2330
Forest Lake Golf Course 2450 E. Woodson Rd. Acampo, CA
209-369-5451

Lockeford Springs Golf Course
16360 N. Highway 88 Lodi, CA 209-333-6275
Info on local sporting locations and tournaments

Lodi Parks and Recreation
125 N Stockton St Lodi, CA 209-333-6742

Reserve at Spanos Park
6301 W Eight Mile Rd, Stockton, CA 95219
209.477.4653
Semi-private, 18 hole, 7000 yds, Par 72
http://www.americangolf.com

Movie Theater located downtown
Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas
109 N School St Lodi, CA
209-339-1900

Wildlife Areas
Consumnes River Preserve
13501 Franklin Blvd. Galt, CA 95123
916-684-2816
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
2548 Grizzly Island Rd.
Suisun City, CA 94585
707-425-3828

Isenberg Crane Reserve
W. Woodbridge Rd.
Lodi, CA
916-358-2353
Lodi Lake Park
1101 W. Turner Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
209-333-6742
Lodi Lake is home to the Annual Zinfest, and Fourth of July celebrations
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Oak Grove Park
4520 W. Eight Mile Road Stockton, CA 95209
209-331-7400

Stone Lakes Natl Wildlife Refuge
1624 Hood-Franklin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757
916-775-4420

Things to do

Lodi is the Zinfandel capital of the world, yet we offer a wide variety of award winning wines from our 60 local wineries. Enjoy the events of our wineries, featuring musical performances, and art shows.

Just across the nearby vineyard is Micke Grove Regional Park and Zoo, and the San Joaquin Historical Society. The park features a lake for fishing, water fountains for children and centuries old oak groves amid the picnic grounds and Japanese Tea Gardens. The nearby golf courses are within five miles and the Delta is conveniently located a short drive outside of Lodi for boating, skiing, fishing, camping and wildlife viewing.
We are just a few miles from the downtown shops and restaurants of Lodi. Located within fifteen miles South are the Stockton Sports Arena, University of the Pacific, Haggin Museum, Pixie Wood Amusement Park and Bob Hope Theater. Historic Old Town and Downtown Sacramento is a half hour drive North. The historic Mother Lode region and the Sierras are within 90 minutes.

Very popular in the fall and winter months is wildlife viewing. The Lodi/ Delta /San Joaquin area is along the Pacific Flyway, and migrating birds winter here. Schedule a time to view the magnificent Sand Hill Cranes, migrating snow geese and ducks. Combine a visit while viewing wildlife on a tour at a local winery with river access to the Mokelumne River.

Click here for the LodiView Calendar of Events

• Local Area Wine Tours
• Skydiving/Parachuting
• Boating/waterskiing/houseboating
• Semi Pro Sports Teams
• Local Aspargus & Grape Festivals
• Train ride from Lodi to Sacramento’s Old Town and    Jazz Festival
• Wine and Chocolate Weekend February
• Street Faires in May and October
• Annual Zinfest
• Friday Night Wine Strolls monthly
• Weekly Farmer’s Market in summer months
• Grape Festival in September
• First Sip Wine Tasting in November
• Light Parade in December
• Sandhill Crane Festival
• Golf
• Wildlife Tours/Birdwatching

Wineries and Wine Tours
Click here for our Winery Recommendations

Wine tasting and the events that have become traditions in our area are among several wonderful choices of living in Lodi. To visit or contact our local wineries, see a list of our events, and a map of the locations, spend some time reviewing this web site.

Sports
Stockton Ports
Stockton Ballpark

404 W. Fremont Street, Stockton, CA 95203
Professional Baseball.
Minor League affiliate of the Oakland A's
http://www.stocktonports.com

Stockton Lightning
Stockton Arena
248 W. Fremont Street, Stockton, CA 95203
Arena Football 2 League
http://www.stocktonlightning.com

Stockton Thunder
Stockton Arena

248 W. Fremont Street, Stockton, CA 95203
Professional Hockey, part of the East Coast Hockey League
http://www.stocktonthunder.com

California Cougars - Stockton, CA
Stockton Arena

248 W. Fremont Street, Stockton, CA 95203
Professional Indoor Soccer
http://www.californiacougars.net

UOP Pacific Tigers
The University of the Pacific is home to many Men and Women's NCAA Division I teams. From Basketball to Volleyball to Golf, the Pacific Tigers have something for everyone.
http://pacifictigers.collegesports.com

San Joaquin Delta College
Mustang Pride is strong at San Joaquin Delta College home to many Bay Valley Conference Championship teams. Sports from all seasons can be enjoyed by the entire family.
http://www.deltacollege.edu

Skydiving
Parachute Center
23597 N. Hwy 99
Acampo, CA 95220
209-369-1128
Located at the Lodi Airport, skydiving is available.

Great Valley Serpentarium
2379 Maggio Cir., Unit C
Lodi, CA 95240 209-369-7737

Hill House Museum
826 S Church St. Lodi, CA 95240
209-369-6073

 

 

Wildlife Tours, Bird Watching

Sandhill Crane Festival
http://www.cranefestival.com/contact.html

Department of Fish and Game Tours
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/regions/3/cranetour/

San Joaquin Audubon Society and Events
http://www.sanjoaquinaudubon.org/