Visit Oceanside Unveils New, Interactive Visitor’s Guide

Visit Oceanside Unveils New, Interactive Visitor’s Guide

Video Vignettes of Local Personalities Showcase Oceanside From An Insider’s Perspective

Oceanside, Calif.- May 30, 2012– Just in time for summer, Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau has unveiled an all-new, interactive Visitor’s Guide, with a local’s insight through creative and insightful “My Oceanside” vignettes.

The redesigned, pocket-sized guide offers a lifestyle-oriented approach to visiting Oceanside with sections on family fun, recreation, arts and culture, dining and shopping. New for this year are QR codes throughout the guide that link to short video vignettes of local personalities such as pro surfer Julie Cox, director of the California Surf Museum, and Roddy Browning, Oceanside resident and owner of the hot spot The Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen. Through these “My Oceanside” vignettes, visitors get to know the city through the unique perspective of locals. Vignettes can also be viewed through the Visit Oceanside YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/visitoceanside

“We are excited about the QR codes because they allow us to provide visitors with a human, emotional connection to the Oceanside experience without adding bulk in pages,” said Leslee Gaul, CEO of Visit Oceanside. “And yet, despite these new mobile tools, many visitors continue to want something tangible that they can easily reference. The new design accommodates that by being smaller and more compact making it easy to travel with, pack or stick in a pocket.”

Each year, Visit Oceanside receives approximately 30,000 requests for guides from travelers planning to visit the area. The Visitor’s Guide provides a comprehensive list of accommodations and things to do, as well as a calendar of events and important city landmarks. The guide can be requested through at the Visit Oceanside website at www.mail-forward.org. A pdf version of the guide also will be available for download from the website by July 1.

About Visit Oceanside
To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway.  For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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Oceanside Tourism Council

The Oceanside Tourism Council (OTC) was created in partnership with tourism related business in order to unite the industry in impacting issues that directly affect tourism and visitor spending in Oceanside.  The OTC champions tourism issues related sales, public policy, education and marketing.

Through education and networking, we are promoting Oceanside and creating a tourist-friendly community.

The Mission of the Oceanside Tourism Council is to unite tourism related businesses together in order to generate visitor spending in the City of Oceanside.

Oceanside Celebrates Local Craft Brew at Beachside Beer Festival

Oceanside Celebrates Local Craft Brew at Beachside Beer Festival

Breakwater Brewing Company celebrates 4th anniversary by hosting a craft beer festival on July 21

Oceanside, Calif.- July 2, 2012–  Oceanside’s Breakwater Brewing Company is celebrating its 4th anniversary by bringing together the best craft beer in the county during a beer festival on July 21, 2012. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oceanside Junior Seau Amphitheater just steps from the beach. Guests will enjoy award-winning craft brew, music from hot local bands, delicious eats from local food vendors and, of course, spectacular ocean views.

“San Diego is a hotbed for some of the best craft beer in the country,” said Billy Sager, bar manager/event coordinator at Breakwater Brewery. “What better way to celebrate our anniversary than by bringing together our local talent and celebrating the success of our region.”

Tickets are $30 and include a commemorative glass and ten 4-ounce tasters from beer companies including Ballast Point, Coronado, Pizza Port, Green Flash, Manzanita, Stone, Karl Straus, Latitude 33, Lost Abbey, Iron Fist and Breakwater Brewery. Guests will also have access to local food booths provided by Main Street Oceanside’s Sunset Market.

A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold for $45 and include a VIP tasting session from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., festival T-shirt, commemorative glass, ten 4-ounce tasters and appetizers from Breakwater Brewery’s kitchen.

Radio station 94.9FM is sponsoring the festival entertainment, which will include performances by local bands including Oceanside’s The Barnwell Shift, Maren Parusel, Hills Like Elephants, The Beautiful View, Gone Baby Gone and Scott Mathiasen.

Tickets can be purchased at www.breakwaterbrewing.com or at www.ticketderby.com. Since the amphitheater is a short two blocks from the Oceanside transit center, guests are encouraged to ride the Coaster to the event.

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art. www.mail-forward.org.

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 Media Contacts:
Shae Geary or Lori Kennedy
JLK Communications
Shae.geary@sbcglobal.net

Lori_kennedy@hotmail.com

760-815-8617

Download Press Release as a PDF.

Pacific Coast Sail Charters

Pacific Coast Sail Charter is a full service company that currently offers day sails, sailing instruction, and overnight passage making. We offer the perfect setting for weddings, anniversaries, other special occasions, or just a leisurely day at sea. This 39 foot yacht can accommodate 6 passengers, is fully equipped with comfort and safety amenities, and is available by appointment only.

Oceanside Harbor
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 212-2963

Sunset Sails

Designed for your enjoyment, the Bueno is approximately 36 feet overall and she includes all the amenities one could ask for. Join us for a leisurely sail, Santa Catalina Tours or whale watching cruise. She is meticulously maintained and designed to ensure that you will enjoy your experience while aboard in comfort and confidence.

1950 Harbor Drive North
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 207-5572