Visit Oceanside unveiled its 2017 branding campaign “O’riginal O’siders” at the 7th Annual Oceanside Tourism Summit held on April 18th at the city’s historic Star Theatre. Using words such as authentic, real, inventive, free-spirited and unorthodox, the campaign will focus on the unique people, places and events that give Oceanside its one-of-a-kind personality. Awards were also shared with industry partners that stood out and supported local tourism efforts over the past year.
After the hustle and bustle of a busy holiday season, January is the perfect time to refocus your energy and your attention on the family. Take advantage of our mild Southern California winter weather and explore all of the fun events and activities that are planned throughout the city.
New Year’s Eve is almost here! Are you still looking for inspiration on the best ways to ring in 2017? Here is a snapshot of where you can enjoy a nice NYE dinner, grab a drink, and celebrate the New Year in Oceanside.
SoCal Bike the original bicycle service center in Coastal North San Diego County offering customized services for all cyclists and bike tourists. SoCal offers bike rentals, guided tours, custom wheel builds, and bike boxing and shipping.
Mid-December to mid-March is officially the winter birding season in San Diego County. Whether you’re seeking to see specific birds or just want to enjoy the unpredictability as species show up, leave the winter parkas, gloves, balaclavas and boots behind and enjoy some warm-weather winter birding!
2016 was a BLAST!!! We can’t ring in the New Year without reminiscing about all of the awesome moments that we had in Oceanside last year. What were some of your favorite memories while in Oceanside?
Give the gift of an experience. Now more than ever, “time” has become such a precious and cherished commodity. We all live such crazy and busy lives, that when we have the opportunity to relax and unwind, spending time with those that we love the most and creating once-in-a-lifetime memories with them, has become our most prized possessions. As we embark on the holiday season, take a moment to truly think about your loved ones and consider what it would be like to give a “gift of experience” this holiday season. Remind your friends and family what it is like to use their phone to take adventure-filled photos instead of checking endless work emails. The Oceanside Experiential Gift Guide is a sampling of bucket list worthy experiences that are all within easy reach and sure to be favorite gifts for years to come.
A themed Holiday Shopping Gift Guide featuring a sampling of local Oceanside retailers providing the perfect gift ideas for everyone on your list. Need a little help figuring out what to get? Don’t worry! All of the gift ideas are in a fun itinerary format, giving you suggestions based on interests.
Oceanside Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving The holidays aren’t easy! Not everyone has the time or inclination to cook a five-course meal on Turkey Day – it’s a lot of work…and some of us are already busy getting ready for Black Friday! Luckily, there are a few restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day that will provide a taste
Veterans Memorial Garden When you first arrive at the Veterans Memorial Garden you are greeted by Staff Sergeant Reckless, one of the newest monuments to Camp Pendleton. The life-like statue was unveiled on October 26th, 2016 in honor of the Korean War pack horse whose numerous awards include two purple hearts, a Marine Corps Good
Rare Sighting on Whale Watching Tour What began as a beautiful Southern California day for a whale watching trip, suddenly became a once in a lifetime experience for all those aboard the Oceanside Adventure’s catamaran on Friday, November 4th. 1st Mate, Joe Tripiciano, recalls the events that happened during this extraordinary cruise: Our 12pm trip
Spend the Holidays in Oceanside! Escape the chilly weather and relax on our warm beaches this holiday season. The fun Oceanside vibe is infused into all that we do here in Oceanside, CA- even when planning our events! From traditional celebrations, to historic reenactments, and seasonal-themed light shows and decorations – we have a variety
Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina: Whale Watching Package Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina is located just steps from Oceanside’s picturesque harbor. Oceanside Adventure’s Luxury Cruises offers two hour whale and dolphin wildlife cruises that depart daily from the Oceanside Harbor. The two hour tour explores the coastal Pacific Ocean. Daily, year round departures are aboard the newly
Are you planning a family reunion, meeting, wedding, or even a team building excursion? See if your group qualifies for the NEW Oceanside group travel client rewards program. With the “Pick a Perk” program, your group has a chance to receive special incentives or sponsorships for booking your upcoming trip in Oceanside, CA. Let our local, group travel experts help you create a unique itinerary for your special occasion.
Oceanside is home to several fitness challenges a year, but did you know that there are an additional seven endurance events held annually on neighboring Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton? Many people are familiar with the World Famous Mud Run, but in addition to that, the Hard Corp Race Series (HCRS) has six other events that are compiled of running, cycling, and water challenges that take the traditional fitness challenge to the next level. We sat down with Becky Mintz, an athlete and HCRS participant, to ask her why she chooses to include the HCRS events in her annual training schedule.
Happy Children = Happy Parents! Save a little time and make sure you check out our list of fun things to do with your family during your next trip to Oceanside. Our list of hands-on activities will give you plenty of time to talk with and reconnect with your children.