“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. Words by Amber Lussier. Photos by Zach Cordner. Historical information courtesy of Kristi Hawthorne/Oceanside Historical Society.
Oceanside’s unique coastal neighborhood known as ‘South O’ features a fantastic coffee culture that offers not only great brew but also unique and inviting vibes. The special atmosphere Captain’s Grounds Coffee, Kona Hut Coffee House & Revolution Roasters exude when coupled with the fun and eclectic shops located in the area make for a satisfying experience that is sure to make you feel like a local!
Southern California is home to sunny weather, great surf, and this October plenty of fun Halloween activities and events for every age to enjoy! Whether you fancy haunted tours, Halloween festivals, Dia de los Muertos celebrations or kid-friendly party nights, there is sure to be something in this list for everyone!
We challenge you to participate in at least 5 of the 10 suggested experiences on the Oceanside Activity Card for a chance to win a 2-night stay at SpringHill Suites Oceanside. All completed playing cards must be submitted to the California Welcome Center-Oceanside by December 31, 2018.
There is just sooo much to do!!! Check out this 3-day itinerary perfect for families and groups to have a fun-filled time during your next visit to Oceanside. To create a custom itinerary for your group, contact the Visit Oceanside Group Travel Department.
Dredging in Oceanside Harbor is scheduled to begin on October 15, 2018. Learn more about the dredging process and the benefits that this annual maintenance process has on the City of Oceanside.
While the rest of the United States is getting colder, Oceanside still boasts clear skies and sunshine in October! So avoid the cold weather, take in the warm beach ambiance, and check out our list of 11 awesome October events in Oceanside! With opportunities ranging from Oktoberfest celebrations, to Halloween events that let you get into the spooky spirit, to markets and art walks, the Mexican cultural celebration of Dia de los Muertos, and everything in between! You are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy while basking in Oceanside’s warm October weather.
Who’s ready for happy hour? Whether you’re looking for great beer, luxurious craft cocktails, delicious wine or anything in between, 333 Pacific, Masters Kitchen & Cocktail, Harney Sushi Oceanside, Mission Ave Bar & Grill and The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza have you covered with these excellent happy hour drink and food specials!
Kids Free October is back! This month long celebration invites you to experience some of Oceanside and San Diego County’s best attractions, tours, museums and more at discounted rates. With more than 100 special offers, there is sure to be something for everyone! To help you plan your own family celebration check out our list of attractions, museums, tours and more that are participating in this year’s Kids Free October.
Fall is here, the season many local birders consider the most exciting and frenetic time of the year! With birds migrating and juveniles dispersing check out our guide on what to know for fall birding in San Diego County, and then grab your binoculars and camera and get out there!
September is here, school is back in session and summer is nearing its end, but don’t let that bring you down! Oceanside is offering a wide array of fun and exciting events ranging from live concerts, to the annual Tikiswim and Pier Swim, to the Semper Tri & Devil Dog Duathlon and more to help send summer off with a bang! Check out these 11 highlights for this September in Oceanside.
Are you planning a family reunion, meeting, wedding, or even a team building excursion? See if your group qualifies for the NEW Oceanside group travel client rewards program. With the “Pick a Perk” program, your group has a chance to receive special incentives or sponsorships for booking your upcoming trip in Oceanside, CA. Let our local, group travel experts help you create a unique itinerary for your special occasion.
Save up to 25% off with these end-of-summer lodging specials at Oceanside hotels and vacation rentals. Don’t miss your chance to frolic and play, while enjoying a gorgeous fall sunset along the California coast.
We know it is hard to believe, but fall is almost here! With the changing of seasons comes a whole slew of athletic events you can take part in right here in Oceanside. Whether you are looking for swimming events, cycling events, running events or a combination of all three, Oceanside has plenty of activities on the calendar to meet any fitness goal you might have.
Are you planning a family getaway or family reunion and need help deciding when is the best time of year for your group to visit? Check out our list of seasonal events and activities perfect for entertaining the entire family.