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Sounds, Savors and Shops

Want to learn of some great local shopping hot-spots, local favorite holiday foods and some great song suggestions for this holiday season? Look no further than our Volunteer Corner series which highlights California Welcome Center volunteer expertise, bringing you ideas and suggestions from those that know and love Oceanside! For any other questions you might have the best place to get them answered is always the California Welcome Center here in Oceanside. With 60+ volunteers that operate the center daily there is always a wealth of great information there to take advantage of.

Oceanside Brews & Bites

A spotlight on three great breweries in Oceanside serving up great beer, delicious food, and lots of fun! Oceanside boasts 10 microbreweries that make up a portion of the legendary San Diego North County Hop’s Highway, home to a third of the county’s 150+ breweries. In addition Oceanside has fostered a renowned and flourishing culinary scene, which when paired with the world class breweries makes for a great time!

Gluten Free Cooking Roddy Browning

Gluten Free!!!! But Not Fat Free……

If you practice gluten free eating you’ll know how challenging it can be at times. Whether buying food at a restaurant or picking out ingredients at the grocery store, great tasting gluten free food can be few and far between. For a refreshingly different perspective on cooking gluten free check out this delicious recipe by local chef Roddy Browning, complete with a wine pairing suggestion!

Haunted Oceanside Night Vision Camera

Haunted Oceanside: The Ghosts of Fire Station No. 1

“When we envision a fire station, we typically think of a safe place where our modern-day heroes wait to respond to emergency calls. These men and women are nothing short of brave. In their line of work, they witness things that most of us cannot even imagine. But at Fire Station No. 1 there are things happening that have our first responders feeling uneasy—paranormal activity.” As seen in the Osider Magazine, September/October 2017, Vol. 4 Issue 5. This article is available in a printed version until November, 2017. Words by Amber Lussier. Photos by Zach Cordner. Historical information courtesy of Kristi Hawthorne/Oceanside Historical Society.

Bunker House (1885) and Apotheque Lifestyle Spa (2017) Oceanside, CA

Downtown Oceanside Historical Landmarks

With its origins dating back to 1888, the City of Oceanside has survived through some of the roughest times in the United States history ultimately blossoming into the vibrant and authentic city we know and love today. Our history is not all lost however, Oceanside still has numerous landmarks dating back well over a century that continue to contribute to the magic that makes our downtown so great. Check out these four special and historically significant landmarks that help make Oceanside, Oceanside.

11 Great Events in October

While the rest of the United States is getting colder, Oceanside still boasts clear skies and sunshine in October! So avoid the cold weather, take in the warm beach ambiance, and check out our list of 11 awesome October events in Oceanside! With opportunities ranging from Oktoberfest celebrations, to Halloween events that let you get into the spooky spirit, to markets and art walks, to unique chances to take part in the Mexican cultural celebration of Dia de los Muertos, and everything in between! You are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy while basking in Oceanside’s warm October weather.