Discovering the Lodi area means tasting wine and exploring one of the Central Valley’s most charming downtowns.
And it means much more.
In Lodi, you’ll find a bucolic regional park, Lodi Lake, where locals and visitors alike enjoy strolling, fishing and picnicking. You’ll find a history museum and a stylish gallery displaying some of the best art in West.
Walk downtown, and you’ll see the work of the so-called “wall dogs” a band of talented artists who invaded with paint and brush and left the central district uniquely decorated.
And you’ll find a September tradition, the Lodi Grape Festival, that might have leapt from a Norman Rockwell painting.
Discovering the Lodi area also means exploring nearby towns and attractions.
In Locke, you’ll find a Chinese museum and a place that serves some of the juiciest steaks around.
In Rio Vista, you’ll find a Delta hub with eateries, shops and a bucolic riverfront park. Plus a landmark restaurant and bar featuring a unique collection of hunting trophies, including a rhino and elephant.
In Thornton, you’ll find an annual festival that features bloodless bullfighting.
Not far from Lodi, Micke Grove Park features a zoo and an historical museum that includes amazing farm machines and vintage buildings. Also in the park is a Japanese garden, perfect for a moment of reflection or refreshment.
So thank you for coming to Lodi. We hope you find it the perfect place to experience food and drink, to explore a unique downtown — and much more.
Rich Hanner, Editor