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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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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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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Asian and Ramen Restaurants in Oceanside

Oceanside has long been known for its beautiful beaches but now that the food scene has evolved, both locals and tourists alike enjoy a huge variety of options including a plethora of Asian restaurants. From Japanese to Vietnamese to Thai, eateries abound will satisfy noodle, sushi and/or curry cravings. Author Jolee Pink discusses three popular Oceanside Asian restaurants.

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Larry's Beach Club Live Music

Live Music in Oceanside

Oceanside is home to tremendous musical talent and an abundance of venues hosting live events. A variety of genres and performance styles can be found across the city on any given night of the week. Oceanside’s live music scene has something for everyone, even those friends with the most eclectic taste. A complete listing of musical events happening within Oceanside can be found on the Visit Oceanside Event Calendar.

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Savory Summer BBQ

Nothing says “Summertime” like savory barbecue! Fortunately for Oceanside, there are three local eateries that offer a good mix of traditional recipes, and a few unique twists! Come for the food, and stay for the Southern Hospitality at Enzo’s BBQ & Ale House, Felix’s BBQ with Soul, and That Boy Good Southern BBQ Joint.

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Elevated American Cuisine

Oceanside’s ever-evolving culinary scene is truly special because all of the chefs are friends and work together to help each other out and the community as a whole. This type of camaraderie cultivates the success of city’s exploding restaurant business. Three establishments are leading the way by specializing in elevated American cuisine or as locals refer to it, “flip-flop fine dining”: 608, Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and Local Tap House & Kitchen.

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