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Sounds, Savors and Shops

Want to learn of some great local shopping hot-spots, local favorite holiday foods and some great song suggestions for this holiday season? Look no further than our Volunteer Corner series which highlights California Welcome Center volunteer expertise, bringing you ideas and suggestions from those that know and love Oceanside! For any other questions you might have the best place to get them answered is always the California Welcome Center here in Oceanside. With 60+ volunteers that operate the center daily there is always a wealth of great information there to take advantage of.

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Oceanside Brews & Bites

A spotlight on three great breweries in Oceanside serving up great beer, delicious food, and lots of fun! Oceanside boasts 10 microbreweries that make up a portion of the legendary San Diego North County Hop’s Highway, home to a third of the county’s 150+ breweries. In addition Oceanside has fostered a renowned and flourishing culinary scene, which when paired with the world class breweries makes for a great time!

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Midnight Jack- Greetings from Oceanside - Fall 2017 Issue

A Collectors Brew- Greetings from Oceanside

Visit Oceanside has partnered with Midnight Jack Brewing Company for an inaugural Oceanside brewery collaboration project. This special campaign includes a custom beer recipe highlighting the distinctive flavors of the region and a colorful custom label, capturing the unique personality of the city. Greetings from Oceanside is a limited release brew available in a collector’s can and on draft at select Oceanside restaurants, tap rooms, and hotels.

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Gluten Free Cooking Roddy Browning

Gluten Free!!!! But Not Fat Free……

If you practice gluten free eating you’ll know how challenging it can be at times. Whether buying food at a restaurant or picking out ingredients at the grocery store, great tasting gluten free food can be few and far between. For a refreshingly different perspective on cooking gluten free check out this delicious recipe by local chef Roddy Browning, complete with a wine pairing suggestion!

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Oceanside Turkey Trot Fun Run Racecation

What to do this November in Oceanside

The holidays are nearly upon us! With Halloween over some are already itching to get their seasonal decorations out from storage, but wait! There is still so much to enjoy before the holidays take over! With beautiful warm beach weather and plenty to do, Oceanside in November is the hub for a great time. Whether you enjoy athletic events like Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast or the O’side Turkey Trot, family friendly shows like the Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Hairspray the Musical, or want to start the festivities early with the Rancho Christmas celebration, Oceanside is where you want to be this November!

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Haunted Oceanside Night Vision Camera

Haunted Oceanside: The Ghosts of Fire Station No. 1

“When we envision a fire station, we typically think of a safe place where our modern-day heroes wait to respond to emergency calls. These men and women are nothing short of brave. In their line of work, they witness things that most of us cannot even imagine. But at Fire Station No. 1 there are things happening that have our first responders feeling uneasy—paranormal activity.” As seen in the Osider Magazine, September/October 2017, Vol. 4 Issue 5. This article is available in a printed version until November, 2017. Words by Amber Lussier. Photos by Zach Cordner. Historical information courtesy of Kristi Hawthorne/Oceanside Historical Society.

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Oceanside Pumpkins Halloween

What to do in Oceanside in the Fall

Nine travel tips on the places to eat and what to do in Oceanside in the fall. All of the suggestions are provided by the wonderful and knowledgeable volunteers at the California Welcome Center in Oceanside. The visitor center is located in downtown Oceanside and is an information resource for all things North San Diego County. To highlight their expertise, we have created a blog series entitled Volunteer Corner to bring you ideas and suggestions on things to do while visiting Oceanside.

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Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

Christmas is only weeks away and the celebrations are underway. Mark your calendar to attend the annual Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights. At this fun event, you will see boats of all shapes and sizes decorated in their finest holiday attire, including lights, ornaments, and lots of holiday trimmings. Not only are the boats decorated, but you might just find some captains dressed in their holiday best as well.

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Sunset Market Downtown Oceanside

What to Eat at the Oceanside Sunset Market

The decade-old Sunset Market in Oceanside is the center point where thousands of locals and tourists alike to come to downtown and experience four blocks worth of vendors, live music, arts & crafts, gourmet goods, kid’s activities and unbelievably good international cuisine. With so much going on some gems can be easy to miss, so be sure to check out these 6 delicious finds next time you visit the Sunset Market!

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