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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Calaveras River
Calaveras River

(209) 937-8212

Stockton, CA

Even though you're on the West Coast, there's nothing like the natural spectacle of watching a river run. You can enjoy that beauty thanks to the Calaveras River. This river is situated in the Central Valley and flows roughly southwest for 80 miles from its headwaters in northeast Calaveras County into the San Joaquin River just west of the city of Stockton. The calming sound of the river and the perfect spot for an outdoor picnic awaits just a short drive away.

Micke Grove Zoo
Micke Grove Zoo

(209) 953-8840

11793 N Micke Grove Rd
Lodi, CA 95240   Directions Website

If you feel like you want to explore as much of nature and wildlife as you can but are limited by time, then make a trip to the Micke Grove Zoo. This impressive facility houses creatures from all over the globe that include such popular residents as monkeys, iguanas and a stunning collection of exotic birds and equally interesting amphibians. In addition to offering a great environment to walk around and view the animals in their natural habitats, the zoo also features various seasonal events as well as a variety of educational programs.

Oak Grove Nature Center and Oak Grove Regional Park
Oak Grove Nature Center and Oak Grove Regional Park

(209) 953-8814

4520 W 8 Mile Rd
Stockton, CA 95209   Directions Website

Learn about all of the outdoor beauty you'll find at Stockton's Oak Grove Nature Center and Oak Grove Regional Park. The park offers plenty of great activities throughout the spring and summer that are designed to educate visitors about the plants, animals and ecosystem that all contribute to the area's obvious natural beauty. The trails remain open in the fall and winter but the Center's activities are limited to the constraints of the weather.

Pixie Woods Amusement Park
Pixie Woods Amusement Park

(209) 937-7366

3121 Monte Diablo Ave
Stockton, CA 95203   Directions Website

Whether you're young in age or young at heart, a great day of family fun is in store when you visit the Pixie Woods Amusement Park. This is a truly classic experience, as this much-loved park has been a fixture of Stockton since it opened more than 55 years ago. Enjoy such attractions as a merry-go-round, the Pixie Express Train, and much more. The kids will also enjoy the slides and playgrounds, and the firetruck and pirate ship that are on site, too. Plus, the water play area is quite popular during the warmer months of the year.

Tiki Lagun Resort and Marina
Tiki Lagun Resort and Marina

(877) 444-8454

12988 W McDonald Rd
Stockton, CA 95206   Directions Website

Enjoy nature while still retaining access to all of the modern comforts when you make plans to spend some quality time at the Tiki Lagun Resort and Marina. This facility features state-of-the-art covered boat slips from 36 to 50 feet, so no matter what size your watercraft is, you will be able to light out from this location. The resort also features an RV and camping area, so whether you choose to stay outdoors on land or navigate your vessel seaward, you can equally enjoy both at the Tiki Lagun Resort and Marina.

Village West Marina
Village West Marina

(209) 951-1551

6649 Embarcadero Dr
Stockton, CA 95219   Directions Website

Aquatic bliss awaits you at the Village West Marina. Located by land just two miles west of Interstate 5 on Benjamin Holt Drive, this highly appealing combination of nature and commerce offers plenty to do in Stockton. Located on Fourteenmile Slough, experience everything from fine dining to great shopping the very high-end Village West Yacht Club. Boat owners will appreciate the gas and guest docks as well as the boat detailing facility. And, to be sure, everyone looks forward to days spent outdoors and the panoramic sunsets every evening.

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