Stroll barefoot along the beach at Lodi Lake, picnic in a vineyard, pass an afternoon sipping wine with a local winemaker or shop for that perfect antique or gift in our historic downtown. Lodi has it all!
With a population of almost 65,000, Lodi is located just 35 miles south of Sacramento and 90 miles east of San Francisco. The Mediterranean climate is evident nearly year-round. Spring and summer bring warm sunny days and cool refreshing evenings — perfect weather for creating excellent wines. Known as a rising star in the world of California wine, Lodi's landscape is dotted with over 70 wineries. Whether you prefer to tour a winery large or small, you will find it in Lodi.
A visit to our historic downtown will delight and surprise. In the 1990s, the City of Lodi, committed to the economic vitality of the downtown core, invested $25 million to revitalize its downtown. Brick cobbled streets now pave the way for colorful shops and enticing restaurants. Whether you are looking for antiques, boutiques or a special gift, you can find everything you desire in the heart of downtown. You can dine in casual or upscale surroundings, take in the arts at the elegant Hutchins Street Square Performing Arts Theatre, or savor Lodi's agricultural bounty at our weekly downtown Farmers' Market.
If you are a nature lover, you'll adore Lodi! Nearby, the wonders of nature abound. Each fall, Sandhill Cranes descend on the Mokelumne River Wetlands by the thousands and are celebrated at the Lodi Chamber of Commerce Sandhill Crane Festival the first weekend of November. The river and delta offer nature viewing, rafting, boating, swimming and fishing. The meandering Mokelumne River provides the perfect day trip with the family. Rent a couple kayaks from the local outdoor adventure shop, pack a lunch and head out for a beautiful afternoon of paddling the picturesque curves of the river. There is plenty more for the children to enjoy as well. Lush Micke Grove Park, a 258-acre park with 150-foot oak trees, is home to an exotic zoo, authentic Japanese garden, an amusement park and a historical museum.
The city of Lodi abounds with unique activities for young and old alike, so come discover why tourists and visitors refer to our community as "livable, loveable, Lodi."