Just outside some of California’s biggest cities, escape the seaside fray to experience the “Golden State” like a local—soaking up the sun and basking in a warm welcome. Stroll down promenades and breeze into waterfront restaurants in sunny Stockton, tucked away from the fast pace and golden gates of San Francisco. Like a Californian, you’ll fall into step with the rhythm of the San Joaquin River as you explore the region’s glimmering history and embrace the easygoing West Coast way of life one crab roll at a time. Before you follow your dreams to California, book your Stockton hotels. At the very least, you’re bound to mine some golden memories.
Slide behind the wheel of one of our Stockton rental cars and roll down the windows as you pass riverside revelry and lakefront leisure in the middle of downtown. You could spend most of the day floating on McLeod Lake, ambling along the Joan Darrah Promenade at the marina, and noshing on new favorites in nearby cafes. With a belly full of local seafood stew or international fusion fare, sit back and take in the sounds of laughter from nearby paddlers on the lake and the sight of seagulls on the lookout for fallen ice cream cones.
If this sounds like the perfect recipe for an afternoon nap, rest up in one of our top hotels in Stockton, CA. For a thoroughly local end to your day, book one of the best Sacramento hotels and drive just 50 miles north to downtown Sacramento to sip cocktails near the capitol. May we suggest the Mai Tai? One sip may transport you to a tropical island, but this vibrant rum punch was created right in the Bay Area. You’ll taste the sunshine and citrus that infuses the “Golden State.”
The easygoing vibes and gorgeous sights of California are best experienced as a low key local, venturing off the beaten path. With Travelocity, you can stay in each quiet hideaway and big city, starting with cheap hotels in Stockton, CA. Your California dream starts now.