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Thirteen Fun Things to Do When You Get Stuck in Lodi*

*Yes, this is the city that was the topic of the famous Credence Clearwater Revival song!


1. See the famed Lodi Arch and have your picture taken under it!

[youtube width=”325″ height=”235″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOULH96yiPk[/youtube]

2. Go wine tasting!

Lodi has over 60 wineries to intrigue and delight your palette!

3. Enjoy fine dining.

I recommend Sunday morning brunch at Wine and Roses. You need to be really hungry, though! I also Woodbridge Crossing in nearby Woodbridge.

4. Shop in quaint downtown Lodi.

5. Visit Hill House Museum or the Great Valley Serpentarium1.

6. Visit Micke Grove Zoo.

There is also a large park with a museum, picnic tables, kiddie rides, a Japanese tea garden, tennis courts, a public pool, and a golf course.

A seal at Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi

7. Visit the All Military Veterans’ Plaza.

8. Stay at Wine and Roses and be pampered in their spa.9. Attend the Lodi Grape Festival (September) or Spring Wine Festival (March).

10. Visit the Pumpkin Patch.

[youtube width=”325″ height=”235″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIAd1lnYE1M[/youtube]

11. Visit Tom’s Used Books.

It’s a real, old-fashioned book store complete with a hardwood floor that creaks as you walk, and a couple of big, fluffy cats lounging on the over-sized counter at the front of the store. The sign says “Browsers Welcome” and you can spend hours exploring the treasures here.

12. Enjoy some great music performed by the Lodi Community Band, especially at Celebrate America, our annual, old-fashioned July Fourth celebration at Hutchins Street Square!2

[youtube width=”325″ height=”235″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3zg4CWcJTM[/youtube]

13. Stop by our house and say hello! Sophie is a fabulous hostess!


  1. I’ll wait for you outside . . . there’s no way I’m going in there! []
  2. That’s me playing in the flute section! []


  1. HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia

    Lodi sounds like a lovely town. Thanks for stopping by! All the best from Canada, eh?

  2. Well, howdy neighbor!
    Hope you are set for the forecasted freeze.
    My tt is up.

  3. I’ve never been to the west coast. However, your town looks very cute. I’m going to have to stop by when I’m in that area of the country.

    Happy TT!

  4. Is that the Lodi from the song? I’d love to visit the book store! Thanks for dropping by!

  5. would love to see #8 and 11. Lodi seems to be a great place to visit. And thanks for the invite.

  6. Kim Priestap

    What a cool list. It looks like a great place to visit.

  7. That loos wonderful. Your presentation of Lodi was fantastic! Great links and vids. The pigs were cute.
    Have a wonderful Thursday
    My TT is posted

  8. Sounds like an awesomely good time! 🙂

    Love all the images you’ve linked here.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and Happy Thursday.

  9. Thanks for the quick tour! Looks like a fun place to visit, and I could use some more books.

  10. Great list! Sounds like a fun place to visit. 🙂

    Happy T13. 🙂

  11. Great list, you’ve really put some work into that!

  12. Thomma Lyn

    Wow, sounds like a great town. Thanks for an interesting post, and Happy TT! 🙂

  13. Lexa Roséan

    pumpkin patch and tom’s books sounds like fun:)

  14. desert rat

    I really need to travel more. Lodi sounds like a fun place to visit.


  15. I just sent your blog link to Bridget! Happy TT. 🙂 Great list.

  16. What a great idea for a TT! I’d love the snakes and the used bookstore – that would probably be all I managed to find time to do! LOL

  17. A very cool list. I love that song and always wondered about the town. It sounds like a very nice town.

    My 13 are up.

  18. Never been to California, but a zoo and books! Sounds like a great town to visit. And my dogs would love to make some new friends too! 🙂
    My TT is up.

  19. I’ve been to Micke Grove – years ago. It is a very cool place. I grew up in the central valley.

  20. So if I go to your town, I’ll be drunk for all the wine I drank, get my drunken self photograph under your arch. I’ll could get myself pamper and relax at the book store the day after!!
    Seems like a great place!!
    my tt is up!

  21. I like how everything looks so open and full of nature and architecture! Thanks for sharing!

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