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.
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!
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!
With the Pacific Ocean at our back door, when you are in Oceanside being out in the water is a must! But what if surfing doesn’t come as natural to you as it does others? Here are five easy tips on how to improve your surfing skills so that you are ready for the next epic swell.
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.
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!
With great surf comes great hunger, and here in Oceanside we’ve got you covered for both! Oceanside has a variety of excellent surfing locations for all skill levels, and some excellent eateries that offer great post-surf food. So check out these local favorite surf and breakfast burrito spots here in Oceanside and enjoy all that they have to offer!
If you’re looking for a great cup of coffee check out our roundup of five unique craft coffeehouses located here in Oceanside that offer top quality craft brew, fun and quirky decor, and delicious food and snacks!
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.
This Mother’s Day treat that special someone to a wonderful morning brunch on the coast, and take her to one of these fantastic spots located here in Oceanside!
Visit Oceanside unveiled its 2017 branding campaign “O’riginal O’siders” at the 7th Annual Oceanside Tourism Summit held on April 18th at the city’s historic Star Theatre. Using words such as authentic, real, inventive, free-spirited and unorthodox, the campaign will focus on the unique people, places and events that give Oceanside its one-of-a-kind personality. Awards were also shared with industry partners that stood out and supported local tourism efforts over the past year.
Calling Foodies and food lovers alike! Carla and Linda’s Walking Food Tours bring you up close with Oceanside’s unique and diverse dining scene, and all of the delicious food that goes with it! Each tour Carla and Linda host visit several carefully selected restaurants that have been handpicked to showcase a variety of exciting local cuisine for you to experience and enjoy.
Oceanside is becoming the hub for retreats and team building with its beautiful weather, miles of sandy beaches, and numerous options to eat, play, shop, and stay. Our recent group was Texas Roadhouse who gathered 45 team members to enjoy an awesome team building retreat in Oceanside! Outside of the meeting room, the group bonded through their team-oriented beach boot camp, themed dinners, and exploration of all of the local food and brew spots.
From top grade ground chuck to secret sauces to buttery buns, here’s our roundup of the top 5 not-to-miss restaurants blending quality ingredients with originality in their mouthwatering, inspired burger creations.
Looking for a post-holiday healthy pick-me-up? Consider a smoothie packed with immune-boosting antioxidants, fiber and nutrients. For optimal benefits, choose drinks that derive their sweetness factor from raw whole fruits and vegetables versus sugar-laden ice cream. Fortunately, from kale to kiwis, there’s no shortage of nourishing flavor combinations to choose from including a fantastic selection at local Oceanside eateries….
Team Building Programs in Oceanside Whether for your corporate retreat or your family reunion in Oceanside, team building activities are a fun way to bring people closer together to create better communication and solidify relationships. Our team at Visit Oceanside has developed Hero for a Day team building packages to highlight both our rich military background and the variety of activities that Oceanside has