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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Seasonal Holiday Treats

Ditch the galoshes and dig your toes in the sand during the most wonderful time of the year in Oceanside. Tis the season to enjoy tantalizing treats with your family and friends. We’ve discovered some local culinary gems to make your coastal visit more merry and memorable.

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Veterans Memorial Garden

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…

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Unique Local Shopping Opportunities

Shop Local at the California Welcome Center – Oceanside What local vendors are within the Welcome Center boutique? More than just visitor information, did you know that the California Welcome Center – Oceanside features an in-house boutique that features local artisans and Oceanside branded merchandise? Here are just a few of the local artists and entrepreneurs…

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Oceanside Sandwiches Reign Supreme

Oceanside Sandwiches Reign Supreme What makes a simple sandwich speak to you? When all the ingredients —bread, meats, cheeses, veggies and spreads— combine to create the perfect balance of textures and flavors in a handheld meal. Think moisture versus crunch and good bread to filling ratio. Bread choice is critical. For example, rye bread is…

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November Oceanside Events

Halloween has come and gone, and the December holiday supplies have already been stocked up on store shelves for weeks. We all know that person who is just itching to get all their decor out from storage. But wait! These awesome Oceanside events will have you holding off decorating until the last minute, because you’ll be so busy during the month of November! Check out all of the events that are happening this November in Oceanside, CA!

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Haunted Oceanside: Hill Street Café

“Sarah was the only spirit we made contact with that night, but it was unlike any encounter we’ve experienced as a team.” The two-story Victorian style home on the 101 has been a staple of Oceanside for nearly 130 years, but before it was the home to Hill Street Café, it was home to a woman who still resides there in spirit. As seen in the Osider Magazine, September/October 2016, Vol. 3 Issue 5. This article is available in a printed version until November, 2016. Words by Amber Lussier. Photos by Zach Cordner. Historical Research and Images by Krosti Hawthorne/Oceanside Historical Society.

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Oceanside Mural Artists

Oceanside Mural Artists Draw Inspiration From Skateboarding: Murals beautify and make a city more welcoming and walkable. Murals are a way to engage the community. Walk the streets of Oceanside and you will find many murals that transform ordinary buildings into public works of art. Interestingly, several local mural artists share the common thread of ties to the skateboarding industry.

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Oktober Beer Guide

Oceanside is fast becoming a craft beer destination. Nearly a dozen microbreweries will be open by the end of the year. In the overall hoppy forward San Diego beer scene, it’s nice to find some approachable alternatives here in town that emphasize enticing flavor profiles such as brews on tap at Bagby Beer Company, Barrel Republic and Belching Beaver Brewery.

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