Beaches, Bikes, and Besties: A Girlfriend Getaway to Oceanside

Life gets hectic with crazy work schedules and family obligations. To gain some sanity, sometimes you just need a couple of days away with your girlfriends to laugh and have a little fun. Jamie Wade, an aesthetician from New Hampshire, recently did such a thing, gathering her girlfriends from across the country to meet in Oceanside to celebrate her 40th birthday. Discover what these eight fabulous ladies did during their 3-day girls getaway in Oceanside, CA.

Longboard Beach Festival

11 Awesome Events in August

The August calendar is smokin’ hot with some really “cool” events happening right here in Oceanside. With so much going on including the annual Oceanside Film Festival, surfing competitions, live music, a free movie and more be sure to check out our list of 11 highlights that you won’t want to miss!

Scarred for Life Exhibit and Workshop OMA Ted Meyer

Military Exhibits and Celebrations

With Oceanside’s close proximity to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, our community has a unique connection to the United States Military as well as a profound respect for the service-members and their families. This summer, the California Surf Museum and Oceanside Museum of Art are housing new exhibits that highlight distinct perspectives of military personnel and the different processes of healing they go through to overcome their physical and emotional wounds from combat.

Bowl of Frazier Farms Market Heirloom Tomato Salad

Summer Salads in Oceanside

Oceanside is home to an excellent culinary scene that produces edible masterpieces day after day. As the temperatures get warmer this summer, be sure to check out these refreshing locally made fresh summer salads produced by our fantastic local Oceanside businesses!


Enter to Win an Oceanside Getaway

Summer is an excellent time to take the train with Metrolink’s Summer offers, which include $10 unlimited train fair on the weekends, deals and specials at local businesses in Oceanside, and a grand prize giveaway that will include 2 free round-trip train tickets, a 2 night stay at SpringHill Suites Oceanside, a $50 gift certificate to 333 Pacific, 2 whale watching tickets with Oceanside Adventures, and 2 bike rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals!

Supergirl Pro Lakey Peterson Oceanside Pier Surf Contest San Diego

July Events in Oceanside

Summer in Southern California is in full swing by July making Oceanside the perfect place to escape the heat while enjoying a spectacular beach getaway! Chalk full of fun activities and events that will keep you coming back for more this July, Oceanside offers a unique blend of family-friendly, artistic, musical, entertaining, and informative events that are pure O’side! To help you plan out your next visit check out our sample list of 10 events that give you an idea of what you can experience this July along the sunny coast.

Surf Lessons- Learn to Rip - Oceanside CA

5 Tips to Improve Surfing

With the Pacific Ocean at our back door, when you are in Oceanside being out in the water is a must! But what if surfing doesn’t come as natural to you as it does others? Here are five easy tips on how to improve your surfing skills so that you are ready for the next epic swell.

Roddy Browning

Summertime Wine and At-Home Pickling

Roddy Browning, owner of Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and the author of our new culinary series “86 the Hot Tea,” offers insight from his experience owning a popular restaurant and farm, with over 20 years of combined experience in wine studies to give an inside look into seasonal food and wine. This month Roddy gives his choice of two great affordable summertime wines, as well as information about pickling left over produce to get the most out of your personal garden.

Least Tern Batiquitos

San Diego County Summer Birding

The Summer Months in San Diego County bring about fantastic opportunities for birders to observe the local breeding grounds filled with new families of various species, including the endangered California Least Tern. As the Summer continues so does the excitement, with the post-breeding diffusion often resulting in unusual species sightings!


Oceanside Art Events

With talented local artists putting out fantastic work, Oceanside businesses happy to show the art off, passionate locals pushing art as a priority, and a strong foundation of established art institutes and museums, Oceanside has developed a diverse and welcoming art community that is here to stay! So grab a friend, your significant other, or even your kids and check out these amazing Oceanside art events!

San Diego County Fair Tripper

Take the Train to the Fairgrounds: San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair is back! As one of San Diego’s most popular summer time events you do not want to miss the fun and festivities! With exciting and thrilling rides, excellent food, live music and concerts, contests, exhibits, petting zoo’s, and more there is sure to be something for everyone. Check out our helpful tips on how to best experience the fair and get there from right here in Oceanside!


Have you seen the RAAM Vans?

Over the next several days you will begin to see vehicles covered in stickers and decals, some even with speakers attached to the roof of the vehicles. You may ask yourself what is going on?, but have no fear! These are the RAAM vans! They are the support vehicles for the participants of Race Across America (RAAM) and Race Across the West (RAW) and will be traveling with the riders as they make their way from Oceanside, CA to their final destinations of either Annapolis, MD or Durango, CO

Hard Corps Race Series-Becky Mintz (2012)

Hard Corps Race Series? Challenge Accepted!!!

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 Marine Corps Mud Run, but in addition to that, the Hard Corp Race Series (HCRS) has a variety of 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.