Welcome to Lodi California and all the best that we have to offer! In this guide you will discover why Lodi has become known as California's hottest new wine country destination. Affectionately known to its citizens as "Livable, Loveable, Lodi," our City's hospitality and warm friendly people are only second to the fun, exciting adventures you'll find here!
Located just 35 miles south of Sacramento and 90 miles east of the Bay Area, Lodi is the largest grape growing region in the state, with approximately 90,000 acres of wine grapes. The climate — hot, sunny summer days and cool evenings — make the perfect growing conditions for premium wines.
Visitors can tour a large winery or visit a boutique winery decades old where you might be greeted by a 4th or 5th generation Lodi grape grower and winemaker. You will be treated to a personal experience as you spend the afternoon sipping wine in one of our 70 boutique wineries.
If something more adventurous is what you desire, the greater Lodi area boasts some of the best recreation facilities in the state. Lodi Lake Park offers boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking and nature viewing. Just minutes away is the California Delta, giving visitors access to over 1,000 miles of waterways. And if golf is your game, the Lodi area boasts 16 public and eight private courses within 25 miles: providing a challenge for every ability level!
In addition, we have a thriving art community with two art galleries, eight public murals and a state-of-the-art performing arts theatre. We are family friendly as well with a zoo, historical museum, serpentarium and a new Science Museum coming in 2008!
Centrally located with the Sierra Mountains to the east, and the Bay Area and Coast to the west, Lodi is the perfect spot for a longer vacation, with skiing, surfing, mountain climbing, casino gaming, major league sporting events, rich California history and more within a two-hour drive! So whether you are seeking a family getaway, romantic weekend, or a fun vacation spot with friends, Lodi has enough to see and do to keep you entertained.
We hope that you not only enjoy the Lodi Califonrnia Community and Visitor Guide Book, but that you will visit soon to find out why we are known as "livable, loveable, Lodi."
Nancy Beckman — Pat Patrick
Executive Director — CEO
Lodi Conference & Visitors Bureau — Lodi Califonrnia Chamber of Commerce