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What to do in Oceanside in the Fall

Nine travel tips on the places to eat and what to do in Oceanside in the fall. All of the suggestions are provided by the wonderful and knowledgeable volunteers at the California Welcome Center in Oceanside. The visitor center is located in downtown Oceanside and is an information resource for all things North San Diego County. To highlight their expertise, we have created a blog series entitled Volunteer Corner to bring you ideas and suggestions on things to do while visiting Oceanside.

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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.

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Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

Christmas is only weeks away and the celebrations are underway. Mark your calendar to attend the annual Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights. At this fun event, you will see boats of all shapes and sizes decorated in their finest holiday attire, including lights, ornaments, and lots of holiday trimmings. Not only are the boats decorated, but you might just find some captains dressed in their holiday best as well.

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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.

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Kids Free October San Diego Oceanside

Kids Play and Explore for Free this October

City and tourism officials in San Diego have brought back the Kids Free October Celebration! This month long promotion allows San Diego resident and visitor families alike to experience some of San Diego County’s best attractions, tours, museums and more at discounted rates. With more than 100 promotions located across the county there is sure to be something for everyone! To help you plan your own family celebration check out our list of a few of the attractions, museums, tours and more that are participating in this year’s Kids Free October.

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Sunset Market Downtown Oceanside

What to Eat at the Oceanside Sunset Market

The decade-old Sunset Market in Oceanside is the center point where thousands of locals and tourists alike to come to downtown and experience four blocks worth of vendors, live music, arts & crafts, gourmet goods, kid’s activities and unbelievably good international cuisine. With so much going on some gems can be easy to miss, so be sure to check out these 6 delicious finds next time you visit the Sunset Market!

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Harbor Days PC: Lauren Milner

10 Can’t Miss September Events

September is here, school is back in session and summer is nearing its end, but don’t let that bring you down! Oceanside is offering a wide array of fun and exciting events ranging from live concerts, to the annual Tikiswim and Pier Swim, to the Semper Tri & Devil Dog Duathlon and more to help send summer off with a bang! Check out these 10 highlights for this September in Oceanside.

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Bike the Coast Rich Cruse Photography Family Bike Cycling Challenge

Fall Endurance Events

We know it is hard to believe, but fall is almost here! With the changing of seasons comes a whole slew of athletic events you can take part in right here in Oceanside. Whether you are looking for swimming events, cycling events, running events or a combination of all three, Oceanside has plenty of activities on the calendar to meet any fitness goal you might have.

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