Girlfriend Getaway and Biking in Oceanside | Tatiana M Photography

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.

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OIFF Oceanside International Film Festival 2017

7 Can’t Miss Moments at the Oceanside International Film Festival

The 8th annual cinematic celebration in Oceanside is back! With a schedule packed full of can’t miss film premiers, a women of the industry discussion panel, live music re-scores of “Night of the Living Dead” and “Mad Max”, and more! To help you plan out your festival experience check out our list of 7 can’t miss moments happening at this year’s Oceanside International Film Festival.

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South O Walkabout

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 Oceanside Film Festival, monthly Art Walk and South O Walkabout, as well as surfing competitions, beach festivals, live music, a free movie and more be sure to check out our list of 11 highlights that you won’t want to miss this August!

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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 11 events that give you an idea of what you can experience this July along the sunny coast.

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Beach Wedding 101 Ceremony

Beach Wedding 101

When you’re wedding planning in Southern California at some point you may have considered having your wedding at the beach. You’ve dreamed of the sun setting in the background, cool breezes in your hair, the smell of the salted sea, and your toes in the sand. Your dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re not prepared. Here is a list of potential issues that you may run into and how to plan accordingly.

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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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California Welcome Center Outside

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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Oceanside Beaches

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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