Visitors

 
 
 
 
 
 


Welcome to the beautiful city of Lodi!


This historic Northern California city is centrally located just 30 minutes south of Sacramento, 90 minutes east of San Francisco, close to the sunny shores of
Santa Cruz and the snowy slopes of Lake Tahoe. We are in the middle of it all!

The warm Mediterranean climate of Lodi creates the perfect growing environment for many wine grape varietals and the Lodi Wine Region is quickly becoming a popular destination for wine lovers from California and beyond. With over 75 wineries, 40 tasting rooms, 60 varietals, Lodi’s award-winning wines do not disappoint. A trip through Lodi provides the opportunity to sample award winning wines in an intimate setting where you can often sit and chat with the winemaker learning the history of the winery and region. From well-known labels that are shipped around the world, to boutique wineries that are causing a buzz for their first class quality and small town origins, Lodi has everything one might look for in a one-of-a-kind wine country experience.

Not into wine? Lodi has something to offer visitors of all interests. Below are links that will take you to an abundant list of activities available in Lodi. Whether shopping is your bag or you prefer an outdoor excursion on the serene Mokelumne River, Lodi has an unforgettable experience waiting for you!



Hotels

 
 

Lodi has many wonderful options to choose from when planning your lodging while in town. Whether you prefer the familiarity and comfort of a well-known hotel chain, or something uniquely Lodi,
we can accommodate your needs.

Here on business? There are numerous individually owned and operated motels as well as several economy franchise hotels that offer high-speed internet and continental breakfast,
that will keep your expense report on budget.

If you are looking for a weekend among the vines, the Lodi area has several lovely Bed & Breakfasts – from historic country inns to a luxury, boutique-style hotel that includes a renowned spa and restaurant, Lodi has the perfect place for you to relax.


Restaurants

 
 

Visiting Lodi will satisfy more than just your appetite for great wine. Whether you have a taste for classic Americana cuisine or international fare, 1950s style home cooking, or avant garde creations,
Lodi has something for every palate.

The restaurants in Lodi carry on the unique identity of the city itself, presenting many locally owned and operated restaurants, coffee shops, bars and breweries as well as regional eateries already familiar to your taste buds. Elegant dining, casual family diners and authentic ethnic restaurants mingle with a gourmet chocolate factory, unique local cafes and almost
anything else your palate may crave while in town.

It is not unusual to see the chefs of Lodi restaurants shopping for fresh, locally grown produce at the weekly Farmers Market for their evening menu, or to spot them sampling local vintages to add to their wine list already full of Lodi labels. Lodi offers visitors a unique dining experience; from a 5-star meal before taking in a concert or play to a decadent dessert and glass of award-winning Zinfandel after catching a movie at the downtown theater, there is a restaurant to satisfy every taste...


Attractions

 
 

There are many attractions to entertain you during your visit to this stylish and creative community! From museums, to art galleries, concerts and local theatre;
Lodi has a big city art scene in a small town atmosphere!

The Charlene Powers-Lange Theater for the Arts at Hutchins Street Square is the Jewel of the Valley. Located in Lodi’s Historic Homes District this breath taking space draws performers and theater-goers from throughout the Central Valley and beyond.

If fine art interests you, join Lodi art-lovers for the First Friday Art Hop, a free monthly event to experience the visual arts. Paintings, sculptures and photography produced by local and regional artists are on displayed in several permanent and temporary galleries throughout downtown. This fun event is an opportunity to talk with artists, enjoy live music, and view the talent of the Central Valley. Many locations even have appetizers and wine tasting.

Lodi hosts many entertaining seasonal events. Twice a year, wine lovers can enjoy the School Street Wine Stroll. In April and October local wineries are paired with Downtown merchants who provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres and offer special discounts, for an evening of wine tasting and shopping in the elegant boutiques and locally owned businesses of our Historic Downtown District. Or you can be one of the 40,000 visitors who flock to Lodi the first Sunday in May and October for the popularLodi Street Faire where you can browse the wares of over 700 antique, arts and crafts, commercial and food vendors. Be careful – once you visit this amazing faire you won’t be able to resist coming back again and again! You can find many more events on our Community Calendar-check back often,
no two days are alike!

Looking for something on the wild side? The visiting adventure seeker can try their hand at Texas Hold Em’ at a nearby casino, experience a heart-pumping game of paintball or an afternoon of skydiving over the vineyards. No matter what you are looking for in your trip to Lodi,
we have something to make your visit unforgettable!

Looking for a way to entertain the kids this weekend? How about a tour of a chocolate factory, a exciting game of paintball or a paddle boat ride around the Lake?
Lodi offers great activities for children of all ages.

Be sure to visit Micke Grove Zoo – which sits on five acres of land. Visitors of the park can take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Japanese gardens, visit the San Joaquin Historical Museum and sit in a 1900s schoolhouse, or get wild at the Funtown Micke Grove. When you get hungry from all of the non-stop action, take a break and sit at one of the many picnic tables for lunch. After visiting the local Zoo and Amusement Park, exploring the bike and nature trails at Lodi Lake, fishing in the
Mokelumne River or catching a flick at the multi-screen movie theater in Downtown Lodi,
your kids will be begging not to leave!


Downtown

 
 

Looking for a shopping excursion? Be sure to visit Lodi’s Historic Downtown. Lodi’s selection of creative retailers includes one-of-a-kind boutiques, fashionable furniture stores and independently owned and operated delicious restaurants. From antiques to the region’s best Zinfandels
and from hot salsas to cool jazz, Downtown Lodi has it all.


For more visitors information check out: Visitlodi.com