2016 was a BLAST!!! We can’t ring in the New Year without reminiscing about all of the awesome moments that we had in Oceanside last year. What were some of your favorite memories while in Oceanside?
A themed Holiday Shopping Gift Guide featuring a sampling of local Oceanside retailers providing the perfect gift ideas for everyone on your list. Need a little help figuring out what to get? Don’t worry! All of the gift ideas are in a fun itinerary format, giving you suggestions based on interests.
Rare Sighting on Whale Watching Tour What began as a beautiful Southern California day for a whale watching trip, suddenly became a once in a lifetime experience for all those aboard the Oceanside Adventure’s catamaran on Friday, November 4th. 1st Mate, Joe Tripiciano, recalls the events that happened during this extraordinary cruise: Our 12pm trip
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
“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.
Things to do in Oceanside Every Week Why do we spend all week long looking forward to going out Friday and Saturday night? Especially when there’s something to do every night of the week in Oceanside. Your work week grind doesn’t have to feel endless! Take a night off, or two, to decompress and add
In early 2016, Military Mondays: Special Edition had the privilege of hosting six military elopement ceremonies during Oceanside Valentines Week. Meet the couples and see photos from this special event.
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.
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.
Photos Sourced By: USMC Media Gallery 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Camp Pendleton Oceanside shares its northern border with Camp Pendleton, the largest military base in California. Established as a Marine Corps base, today Camp Pendleton is a training ground for various tactical forces across all the armed forces, with a particular focus on infantry
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.
As the upcoming school year quickly approaches, the students of Oceanside won’t be the only ones graded on the quality of their work. Each year, TripAdvisor studies the accommodations, attractions and restaurants that are consistently earning great reviews from travelers and presents them with a Certificate of Excellence.
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.
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
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
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!