Years ago, the tule elk roamed the lands surrounding Stockton, bellowing "Fore!" during the rutting season and carving golf holes into the untamed earth with its antlers. Named in honor of that majestic creature, the Elkhorn Golf Club maintains 18 holes on immaculately manicured, generally level grounds. Golfers conquer Tyee 007 bentgrass greens?the same used by US Open site The Olympic Club?which can be mowed low and quick, and roll true and smooth. After a round or two, parties can pile into the Elkhorn Grill for pub fare paired with a frosty craft beer.
The smell of new rubber tires is hard to miss in Robby's Bicycles, the walls lined with hundreds of new bikes just waiting to zip around the streets. In addition to selling new two-wheelers, Robby's tunes, repairs, and safety checks faithful bikes.
Ooh La La's creatively imagined Pacific Avenue façade invites customers to pass through the boutique's intricate glass double doors, which are flanked by retired yellow railroad boxcars. Owner Annette Hoag stocks her unmistakable fashion oasis with a diversity of stylish wares poised to sate both rebellious and more reserved tastes. Ooh La La's friendly staffers provide a personal shopping experience by cheerfully recommending their favorite items. The store’s style roster ranges from casual fashion jewelry to upscale vintage apparel, which in the past has included a couture dress by Chanel and the neon-green scrunchie famously discarded by the Bride of Frankenstein.
Flair Boutique adorns its store with carefully curated items from domestic and European designers, crafting a diverse inventory of classic and contemporary fashions for a wide range of occasions, from casual strutting to meeting the ghost members of Queen. Use today's Groupon toward high-end items such as jewelry ($100–$300,) shoes ($100–$300,) and handbags ($150–$300), or pamper epidermal layers underneath classy clothes with deluxe Niven Morgan beauty products, many of which fall under $50. Aglow jeweled candles accentuate atmospheres, and OKA b. sandals ($30–$40) support and set off bejeweled feet. Perusing patrons can be comforted in the knowledge that Flair's attentive, astute staff will be on hand to meet any request, except for those beginning with "I dare you to…".
Stage Two wraps bodies in formfitting splendor with a selection of dance apparel and swimsuits designed to minimize the pernicious effects of air and water drag. Dancers can accouter themselves in brands such as Capezio, Bloch, Motionwear, and Basic Moves, choosing from such dance essentials as leotards ($18.95–$42.95), tights ($6.95–$14.95), and jazz shoes ($28.95–$52.95). Those who prefer to leave rhythmic motion to the sea can garb their bodies in water-friendly pieces by Speedo, Tyr, Nike, and Arena, choosing suits according to their predilection for a leisurely backstroke or a rapidly competitive doggy paddle. Human torpedoes are sleekened to seal-like slickness with competition suits ($9.95–$77.95), and bodies toned by wintertime workout regimens are displayed to greatest effect with casual beachwear. Swim caps ($2.95–$19.95) aerodynamize heads and give socially anxious hair a safe, private place to collect itself.
Black Dragon Vapor's selection of vaporizers and electronic cigarettes curb nicotine cravings without ever emitting a puff of smoke, satiating desires in a much less carcinogenic manner. The staff stocks e-cigs and vaporizers of all shapes and sizes, along with an abundance of accessories. In addition to traditional tobacco and menthol e-liquid flavors, the shop carries a variety of nicotine-tinged e-juice flavors, such as watermelon, vanilla, toasted marshmallow, and banana split.