Unique Local Shopping Opportunities

Shop Local at the California Welcome Center – Oceanside What local vendors are within the Welcome Center boutique? More than just visitor information, did you know that the California Welcome Center – Oceanside features an in-house boutique that features local artisans and Oceanside branded merchandise? Here are just a few of the local artists and entrepreneurs

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Oceanside Sandwiches Reign Supreme

Oceanside Sandwiches Reign Supreme What makes a simple sandwich speak to you? When all the ingredients —bread, meats, cheeses, veggies and spreads— combine to create the perfect balance of textures and flavors in a handheld meal. Think moisture versus crunch and good bread to filling ratio. Bread choice is critical. For example, rye bread is

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Haunted Oceanside: Hill Street Café

“Sarah was the only spirit we made contact with that night, but it was unlike any encounter we’ve experienced as a team.” The two-story Victorian style home on the 101 has been a staple of Oceanside for nearly 130 years, but before it was the home to Hill Street Café, it was home to a woman who still resides there in spirit. As seen in the Osider Magazine, September/October 2016, Vol. 3 Issue 5. This article is available in a printed version until November, 2016. Words by Amber Lussier. Photos by Zach Cordner. Historical Research and Images by Krosti Hawthorne/Oceanside Historical Society.

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Oktober Beer Guide

Oceanside is fast becoming a craft beer destination. Nearly a dozen microbreweries will be open by the end of the year. In the overall hoppy forward San Diego beer scene, it’s nice to find some approachable alternatives here in town that emphasize enticing flavor profiles such as brews on tap at Bagby Beer Company, Barrel Republic and Belching Beaver Brewery.

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Asian and Ramen Restaurants in Oceanside

Oceanside has long been known for its beautiful beaches but now that the food scene has evolved, both locals and tourists alike enjoy a huge variety of options including a plethora of Asian restaurants. From Japanese to Vietnamese to Thai, eateries abound will satisfy noodle, sushi and/or curry cravings. Author Jolee Pink discusses three popular Oceanside Asian restaurants.

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Savory Summer BBQ

Nothing says “Summertime” like savory barbecue! Fortunately for Oceanside, there are three local eateries that offer a good mix of traditional recipes, and a few unique twists! Come for the food, and stay for the Southern Hospitality at Enzo’s BBQ & Ale House, Felix’s BBQ with Soul, and That Boy Good Southern BBQ Joint.

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Elevated American Cuisine

Oceanside’s ever-evolving culinary scene is truly special because all of the chefs are friends and work together to help each other out and the community as a whole. This type of camaraderie cultivates the success of city’s exploding restaurant business. Three establishments are leading the way by specializing in elevated American cuisine or as locals refer to it, “flip-flop fine dining”: 608, Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and Local Tap House & Kitchen.

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The Culture of Surfing at the California Surf Museum

Culture of Surfing Showcased at the California Surf Museum The California Surf Museum chronicles the rich history of surfing through fascinating exhibits, programs and memorabilia. Former board member, Boyd Scofield, shares his insights on how the museum started and the direction that it’s taking with Visit Oceanside’s Guest Blogger, Jolee Pink. About Boyd Scofield: Local Business

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Oceanside International Film Festival 2016

Oceanside International Film Festival Get that popcorn popping! Oceanside is hosting its annual International Film Festival on August 7th – 14th. It is the Oceanside festival that officially kicks off a season of various film festivals to be held throughout San Diego County. The Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) was originally established in 2009, and offers

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Pokémon Go in Oceanside

Pokémon Go is the newest and most popular augmented reality game taking over the universe. Come find Pokéstops, gyms, and Pokémon while exploring Oceanside. Explore with two trainers as they take you along on four wild adventures near downtown Oceanside and Oceanside Harbor. Let us know some of your favorite Oceanside Pokéstops and we will add them to the interactive map!

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Summer Art Classes for Kids

Looking for fun and imaginative activities to entertain your kids this summer? Make Oceanside’s very own Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, Missus Potts, Oceanside Museum of Art and the First Friday Oceanside Art Walk your family-friendly go-to destinations for your children to channel their inner artists!

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