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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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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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Flying Pig Pub and Kitchen- Fried Chicken

Pairing Chardonnay with Fried Chicken?

A twist on a southern classic. If you are looking to mix things up around the dinner table, we have a suggestion for you! Forget the sweet tea and toast to chardonnay with your fried chicken. This unique combination has been a hit during a local chef dinner, says foodie blog contributor Roddy Browning. Another southern treat. Check out a simple recipe for delicious fried green tomatoes.

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Scarred for Life Exhibit and Workshop OMA Ted Meyer

Military Exhibits and Celebrations

With Oceanside’s close proximity to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, our community has a unique connection to the United States Military as well as a profound respect for the service-members and their families. This summer, the California Surf Museum and Oceanside Museum of Art are housing new exhibits that highlight distinct perspectives of military personnel and the different processes of healing they go through to overcome their physical and emotional wounds from combat.

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Bowl of Frazier Farms Market Heirloom Tomato Salad

Summer Salads in Oceanside

Oceanside is home to an excellent culinary scene that produces edible masterpieces day after day. As the temperatures get warmer this summer, be sure to check out these refreshing locally made fresh summer salads produced by our fantastic local Oceanside businesses!

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metrolink

Enter to Win an Oceanside Getaway

Summer is an excellent time to take the train with Metrolink’s Summer offers, which include $10 unlimited train fair on the weekends, deals and specials at local businesses in Oceanside, and a grand prize giveaway that will include 2 free round-trip train tickets, a 2 night stay at SpringHill Suites Oceanside, a $50 gift certificate to 333 Pacific, 2 whale watching tickets with Oceanside Adventures, and 2 bike rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals!

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Roddy Browning

Summertime Wine and At-Home Pickling

Roddy Browning, owner of Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and the author of our new culinary series “86 the Hot Tea,” offers insight from his experience owning a popular restaurant and farm, with over 20 years of combined experience in wine studies to give an inside look into seasonal food and wine. This month Roddy gives his choice of two great affordable summertime wines, as well as information about pickling left over produce to get the most out of your personal garden.

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Oceanside Art Events

With talented local artists putting out fantastic work, Oceanside businesses happy to show the art off, passionate locals pushing art as a priority, and a strong foundation of established art institutes and museums, Oceanside has developed a diverse and welcoming art community that is here to stay! So grab a friend, your significant other, or even your kids and check out these amazing Oceanside art events!

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California Welcome Center, Oceanside, Visitor Center, Information Center

Volunteer Corner: Summer Tips From the California Welcome Center

We are often asked for recommendations on a number of things from those visiting wonderful North San Diego County; with such a diverse and thriving area there is certainly no shortage of things to do! The best place to get those questions answered is always the California Welcome Center here in Oceanside, with 60+ volunteers that operate the center and encounter these questions daily there is a wealth of great information there. To highlight this we are launching Volunteer Corner, bringing you ideas and suggestions from our wonderful knowledgeable volunteers.

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