Local Tap House Executive Chef Daniel Pundik

Daniel Pundik: The Locals’ Chef

Catch up with one of Oceanside’s superstar chefs, Daniel Pundik of Local Tap House. Learn all about his inspirations as a chef, his culinary style, the locally sourced ingredients he uses, food trends, what he loves about the Oceanside culinary community and dining scene, and more! There’s even some sneak peak information about his newest venture, Exhale, and how it will differ from already popular LTH!

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The Questions You’ve Been Asking at the California Welcome Center

Oceanside’s California Welcome Center is a powerful resource for visitors and locals alike. Leading the way on TripAdvisor as the #1 thing to do in the city, the Welcome Center sees more than 60,000 visitors every year and the knowledgeable volunteers and staff hear every traveler question under the sun. For the times you can’t make the drive over to the California Welcome Center in Oceanside, check out these answers to some of the most common questions being asked right now, including discount ticket information, where to get a cup of great coffee and where you can eat while enjoying a great view!

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Star Theatre - Tourism Summit 2018 Location

Tourism Brings a Record $351 Million to Oceanside in 2017

Tourism continues on an upward trend in Oceanside, mirroring recent trends reported by Visit California. There has been a consistent increase in visitors, travel spending and travel industry employment over the last seven years with 2017 reaching record highs in Oceanside. According to the most recent study by Dean Runyan Associates, visitor spending in Oceanside in 2017 was $351 million, representing a 10.1 percent increase from 2016. The visitor spending directly supported more than 3,300 jobs in Oceanside with tourism industry employment in the city increasing at an average annual rate of 5.1 percent since 2010.

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Grunion Run

Don’t Miss the Grunion Run on Oceanside Beaches!

Oceanside is the perfect place to witness the fascinating natural phenomenon known as the Grunion Run, a spectacle that takes place during the spring and summer seasons. Learn what days and times you are most likely to witness the thousands of grunion’s swimming up our shores to spawn on the beach, as well as some fun facts about these fascinating fish and what you need to know before you go to see the Grunion Run.

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May Margarita Madness

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and why not celebrate with the quintessential Mexican cocktail — the majestic margarita! Whether you prefer this delicious libation on the rocks, blended or frozen, local Oceanside eateries Jalisco Cantina, Anita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina and Hello Betty Fish House have you covered.

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Beach Soccer Championship

Events to Plan For in The Month of May

May is here, one of the most beautiful months of the year in Oceanside and a perfect time to visit and experience everything this beach city has to offer. Whether you enjoy live music and gourmet food, are interested in a unique and bustling art scene, want to soak in a classic at the theatre, rock out to music and get covered in vibrant colors, or just enjoy a day in the sand watching the Beach Soccer Championships, Oceanside has got you covered! Check out our list of wonderful events like these that you can experience during May in Oceanside.

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Spring Birding in San Diego County

Spring time is here, the perfect time to go birding in San Diego County! Beautiful migrating species are arriving, males are out vying for attention with their beautiful songs, females are hard at work building nests, and new parents can be seen feeding and tending to their noisy youngsters. No matter what you’re looking for you are sure to have a good time birding here in San Diego County.

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11 Awesome Oceanside Events This April

April is here and Oceanside welcomes you with open arms! As the weather heats up and the flowers begin to cover the landscape come enjoy a variety of events that are sure to make your trip a memorable one! With activities and spectacles such as the famous IRONMAN traithlon, the ever popular First Friday: Art Walk, the two day juried Oceanside fine art festival & much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy here in Oceanside!

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Visit Oceanside Advertising Campaign Receives Top Industry Award

Visit Oceanside (VO) took home top honors for its latest branding campaign at the recent ADDY Awards, the San Diego advertising community’s top creative recognition event. Featuring the unique people, places and events that give Oceanside its one-of-a-kind personality, VO’s “Respect the O’riginals” print and cross platform campaigns both received Gold, the event’s highest award, while the “O’riginal O’siders” video series earned a Bronze in the category of Film, Video and Sounds.

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Quick Hikes In & Around Oceanside

Are you looking for some quick hikes in and around Oceanside? If so, check out our handy-dandy overview of some easily accessible local trails and hikes that offer a chance to enjoy the great weather and natural beauty of Southern California without requiring a grueling and difficult trek! From the beautiful and smooth trails around Guajome Lake, to the 7.2 mile bike friendly San Luis Rey River Trail, to the nature reserve at Batiquitos Lagoon, there’s plenty of beautiful options to choose from!

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Live Music in Oceanside

Oceanside is home to tremendous musical talent and an abundance of venues hosting live events. With a variety of genres and performance styles being performed across the city on any given night of the week, Oceanside’s live music scene has something for everyone. So check out our list of a few of the many great venues in Oceanside that offer free live entertainment on a regular basis!

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Easter in Oceanside

Easter Weekend is almost here, and what better place to celebrate than Oceanside? Enjoy everything this beautiful beach city has to offer, including great weather, a bustling dining scene, and family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy! We hope you have a fantastic Easter and we look forward to seeing everyone out enjoying themselves this weekend!

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