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Downtown Lodi offers attractions for old and young

Downtown Lodi has been called the “jewel” of the city, and it’s easy to see why. With shops and restaurants that cater to locals and visitors of all ages, everyone is sure to have a great time day and night any time of the week.

Lodi area provides an assortment of photographic adventures

For many travelers, a camera is never far out of reach. Visiting a new destination is a chance to create a lasting vacation memory or fine art for a gallery. Located between the Delta and foothills, Lodi has an assortment of photographic adventures to enjoy.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Lodi is a paddler’s paradise

Gliding through the water, there was a rustle on shore. I turned to my left in just enough time to see a great blue heron shoot out of the high grass, spreading its more than 3-foot wing span to flap off into the distance.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Children love visiting and playing in Lodi

Visiting the Lodi area with children? Here are some great spots where you can all get some fresh air, let them run wild or embrace their creative side.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Galt capitalizes on Old Town, weekly market

Twice a week, Northern California residents flock to the Galt Market to buy produce and new products, but just beyond the market grounds is the city’s rehabilitated downtown, known as Old Town. The area boasts new restaurants, an ice cream parlor, cookie company and the soon-to-open first wine tasting room within city limits.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Lodi winemakers share their passion

In the Lodi wine region, it’s not uncommon for the grape grower to be the winemaker — and personally pour his or her treasure into your tasting glass. They are eager to share their insights into what makes Lodi a great place for wine and how you can enjoy your time tasting wine here.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Hutchins Street Square is a center of community life in Lodi

When James Garner took the stage at Hutchins Street Square, he looked out in the audience and saw his family, some co-workers and long-time friends as well as strangers.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Adventure awaits high above and well below

Just a short drive from Lodi are a number of opportunities for thrill-seeking locals. Weather you want to free-fall thousands of feet in the air, ride a raft over rough white waters, hike more than a hundred feet under the Earth’s surface and more, there are plenty of nearby places to push your limits.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Experience art, history, agriculture

One way to learn history and science is to immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind educational setting.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Lodi Grape Festival: It’s a blast!

The Lodi Grape Festival returns this year for an event that will show fair lovers that it’s all that and a bag of chips.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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From pies to truffles, Lodi celebrates sweetness

You’re out on the town and just had dinner. Maybe you just took in a movie and have a craving for something sweet. What to do?

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Work it: Get your sweat on

Whether it’s cycling or running, the Lodi area has some great races.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Exploring the Delta: Wet and a little wild

It’s easy to spend a day on the water without leaving San Joaquin County. The California Delta is a unique 1,100-square-mile area located west of Lodi. The inland river delta is rich in history and abundant in activities. Whether you want to get in the water or prefer to enjoy water views from dry land, the Delta has enough activities to fill your day — or your week.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Hook it: Drop a line into area waters

With clear Sierra streams flowing through the foothills, man-made reservoirs that stretch for miles and the meandering waters of the Delta nearby, Lodi is an angler’s dream.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Enjoy live music in and around Downtown Lodi

The tasting rooms are closed, and you’ve just finished a delightful dinner in Downtown Lodi.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Adult beverages: Relax and unwind

Lodi has a well-deserved reputation as a wine town, with many vineyards and tasting rooms located in and around the city.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Message from the editor

Greetings and welcome. We’re delighted you’re here. Lodi is known as a place that offers a personal touch. When you go wine tasting, don’t be surprised if the vintner himself is filling your glass. When you are out dining, the owner or manager is likely on premises and may very well stop by your table.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Eateries: Lodi area restaurants

When visiting Lodi there is no shortage of things to do. The wine connoisseur has a myriad of tasting rooms to visit. Those who enjoy the arts can experience museums, theatrical performances and music. For the outdoor enthusiast there is a conglomerate of exhilarating activities awaiting them. And if you are the traveler who lets food determine your destination, Lodi has you covered, too.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Cherries to asparagus: Festivals in the Lodi area

The Lodi area is home to several festivals throughout the year. Here's a list:

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Insider’s Guide: Jacqueline Davis, owner, Perfect Balance Day Spa

Favorite place to eat: Alebrijes, because the food is always good. It’s very consistent and fresh.

Posted: May 28, 2014
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Breakfast: Village Coffee Shop — a country diner feel to start the morning

Wake up early and travel down Lodi Avenue to a small unassuming restaurant called Village Coffee Shop and Restaurant. Bring a notepad and pen to get some great character ideas for the next great American novel while you munch on breakfast foods and sip some black diner coffee.

Posted in Discover on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Brunch: Start with fresh, local ingredients and end with homemade pie at The Dancing Fox

Given the chance to review my favorite local brunch spot, I quickly chose the Dancing Fox Winery and Bakery — which is odd for me, since I’d never been there for brunch. 

Posted in Discover on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Lunch: Feast on comfort food at Tin Roof BBQ

The Tin Roof BBQ is in the industrial section of town, tucked away in a nondescript set of steel buildings.

Posted in Discover on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Dinner: Pietro’s carries on a tradition of fresh, locally produced fare

When you step out of your car and approach Pietro’s front doors, you’d think you were approaching an Italian villa with a garden full of fresh vegetables such as arugula, eggplant, basil and zucchini.

Posted in Discover on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Vote on the biggest local story in 2014: See poll below

It has been an eventful year in Lodi, from the antics of a wild turkey named Tom Kettleman to the announced closure of the General Mills plant. What do you see as the biggest story of the year?

Total Votes: 286

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