Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Stockton

Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple

With elaborate grounds, brightly painted statues and a 50ft reclining Buddha, this is a vibrant home to the area's Cambodian population. The celebration of the Cambodian New Year in mid-April draws thousands of peop…
Historic Site in Kern River Area

Weedpatch Camp

Weedpatch Camp is a Farm Security Administration camp, one of about 16 in the US during the Depression, to aid migrant workers. Today, it's the only one with any original buildings left. It was built in 1935 to hous…
Historic Site in Bakersfield

Cesar E Chavez National Monument

This newly designated national monument, Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, is the national headquarters of the United Farmworkers of America and was the home of civil rights leader César Chávez from 1971 until his dea…
Gardens in Fresno

Forestiere Underground Gardens

If you see only one thing in Fresno, make it this intriguing historic landmark, two blocks east of Hwy 99. The gardens were built by Sicilian immigrant Baldassare Forestiere, who dug out some 70 acres beneath the ha…
Landmark in Stockton

Weber Point Events Center

Downtown on the McLeod Lake waterfront, the modern white edifice standing in the middle of a grassy park looking rather like a pile of sailboats is the Weber Point Events Center and marks the center of the action. T…
Museum in Bakersfield

Kern County Museum

This museum brings local history to life with a pioneer village of more than 50 restored and replicated buildings (including Merle Haggard's childhood home) and courtyard with beautifully restored vintage neon signs…
Winery in Lodi

Michael David

These brothers have built an enthusiastic following with their oaky, fruity wines. Their renowned Zinfandel, '7 Deadly Zins,' is a standout. The cafe and farmstand make this tasting room a perfect lunch stop. Tastin…
Winery in Lodi

Jessie's Grove at Olde Ice House Cellars

Several wineries have opened tasting rooms within a few blocks of one another downtown, including Jessie's Grove, which pours Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Merlot and more inside a historical ice house by the railroad trac…
Park in Lodi

Japanese Garden

The brainchild of gardener 'Duke' Yoshimura, born in Sacramento and educated in Japan, he later served in the US armed forces during WWII, and wanted the garden to be a symbol of American solidarity.
Winery in Lodi

Jessie’s Grove

With its summer concert series and very long history, this is an anchor of Lodi wine producers. There's a new tasting room downtown on E Locust St.