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The 9 Best Places to Take Pictures in Lodi

Photos are an important part of today’s world. Whether we want to take a selfie in an interesting location, showcase the beauty of nature, or prove that we can spotlight a familiar area in a new and intriguing way – photos are being taken at a rate unlike any other time. Choose one of these 9 best places to take pictures in Lodi, according to Yelp users when you #visitlodi!

1. Japanese Tea Garden in Micke Grove Park


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The Japanese Tea Garden in Micke Grove Park is a must-see for anybody visiting the city. Its looks lend itself quite nicely to photographers, as can be seen on nearly every social media channel that exists. Whether it is the wildlife that you will see swimming in the ponds, the beautiful bridge, or the nature that you would like to capture – mark this as a destination when you #visitlodi!

2. West 12 Ranch Studio


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West 12 Ranch Studio combines props and Lodi’s beautiful scenery to make excellent photos for visitors to the area. Take a look at their Instagram page to see exactly what they are capable of doing for you and your loved ones when you #visitlodi! Please note that this is a working ranch, and therefore all photo shoots must be pre-arranged with West 12 Ranch Studio staff members.

3. Wine & Roses


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Wine & Roses is a popular venue for weddings, meetings – anything that you would like to look stunning, really. Take a look at what Wine & Roses has to offer for when you #visitlodi! You’ll be glad that you did!

4. Oak Farm Vineyards


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Oak Farm Vineyards is a favorite among visitors to Lodi. And, taking a look at the scenery that the owners so carefully crafted for visitors, it is easy to see why!

5. Jessie’s Grove Winery


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With the tasting room housed in an 1870’s building whose exterior was carefully preserved while necessary structural changes were made inside, Jessie’s Grove is a clear choice for one of the more beautiful locations for phot taking in Lodi. This groom-to-be was clearly impressed enough to pop the question to his future bride!

6. Micke Grove Park


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Micke Grove Park is home to many popular destinations, such as the Micke Grove Zoo, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. However, the park is large enough that you ca enjoy quite a bit without entering into any of those destinations! Swing by and see why visitors love the park, as a whole when they #visitlodi!

7. Harmony Wynelands


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Harmony Wynelands is an 18 acre, family owned boutique winery nestled among lush wine grapes, surrounded by picturesque gardens and grounds. The venue is the perfect place for any special occasion, whether it is a wedding, anniversary, or corporate event. The tasting room features the famous historic San Francisco Castro Theatre pipe organ, played by winery owner Bob Hartzell.

8. Oak Grove Regional Park

With over 1,500 oak trees tower around this 180-acre park, it is clear that Oak Grove Regional Park is a great place for those photgropher visitors who want to capture nature at its finest!

9. Harney Lane Winery


In 1907, long before it was fashionable to go wine tasting, the ancestors of Harney Lane Winery planted their first vineyard just east of Lodi, along rural Harney Lane. In time the family home was built, which would bear witness to the lives of five generations of grape growers intent on perfecting their farming skills. Still resounding from the rooftop of that original homestead is their family philosophy: Whatever you choose to do in life, do it to the best of your ability. For generations, that’s how they have treated farming, and now, that’s how they develop their wines.


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