It’s that time again…the San Diego County Fair is back in town! Slated to bring in over 1.5 million visitors with over 4,000 attractions and 1,879 concerts, these 26 days of fun cannot be missed! To make sure you get the most out of your trip we’ve compiled everything you need to know to make for an unforgettable experience.
Summer unofficially kicks-off on Memorial Day weekend down in Southern California, and we are excited for all of the fun events scheduled for June! As the weather starts to heat up everywhere else, think of Oceanside as your cool Southern California beach escape. Whether you enjoy live music and games, are interested in a unique and bustling art scene, want to soak in some diverse cultural celebrations, enjoy a free movie at the Pier, cheer on the Independence Parade, or just enjoy a day in the sand watching the waves go by, Oceanside has got you covered! Check out our list of must see events taking place this month.
When you’re wedding planning in Southern California at some point you may have considered having your wedding at the beach. You’ve dreamed of the sun setting in the background, cool breezes in your hair, the smell of the salted sea, and your toes in the sand. Your dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re not prepared. Here is a list of potential issues that you may run into and how to plan accordingly.
Yes, you can plan the perfect wedding in Oceanside, California and include your dog! Oceanside is a dog-walking town with a scenic boardwalk, pet-friendly microbreweries and restaurants. Couples can choose from a variety of pet-welcoming hotels and other properties to host their wedding ceremony, reception and stay.
Catch up with one of Oceanside’s superstar chefs, Daniel Pundik of Local Tap House. Learn all about his inspirations as a chef, his culinary style, the locally sourced ingredients he uses, food trends, what he loves about the Oceanside culinary community and dining scene, and more! There’s even some sneak peak information about his newest venture, Exhale, and how it will differ from already popular LTH!
Oceanside’s California Welcome Center is a powerful resource for visitors and locals alike. Leading the way on TripAdvisor as the #1 thing to do in the city, the Welcome Center sees more than 60,000 visitors every year and the knowledgeable volunteers and staff hear every traveler question under the sun. For the times you can’t make the drive over to the California Welcome Center in Oceanside, check out these answers to some of the most common questions being asked right now, including discount ticket information, where to get a cup of great coffee and where you can eat while enjoying a great view!
Tourism continues on an upward trend in Oceanside, mirroring recent trends reported by Visit California. There has been a consistent increase in visitors, travel spending and travel industry employment over the last seven years with 2017 reaching record highs in Oceanside. According to the most recent study by Dean Runyan Associates, visitor spending in Oceanside in 2017 was $351 million, representing a 10.1 percent increase from 2016. The visitor spending directly supported more than 3,300 jobs in Oceanside with tourism industry employment in the city increasing at an average annual rate of 5.1 percent since 2010.
Fourth of July is coming up, and now is the time to start planning which patriotic events you will be attending! To help you decide we have compiled a list of fun, family friendly events happening all week in and around Oceanside for you to experience and enjoy this Independence Day!
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and why not celebrate with the quintessential Mexican cocktail — the majestic margarita! Whether you prefer this delicious libation on the rocks, blended or frozen, local Oceanside eateries Jalisco Cantina, Anita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina and Hello Betty Fish House have you covered.
May is here, one of the most beautiful months of the year in Oceanside and a perfect time to visit and experience everything this beach city has to offer. Whether you enjoy live music and gourmet food, are interested in a unique and bustling art scene, want to soak in a classic at the theatre, rock out to music and get covered in vibrant colors, or just enjoy a day in the sand watching the Beach Soccer Championships, Oceanside has got you covered! Check out our list of wonderful events like these that you can experience during May in Oceanside.
Visit Oceanside (VO) took home top honors for its latest branding campaign at the recent ADDY Awards, the San Diego advertising community’s top creative recognition event. Featuring the unique people, places and events that give Oceanside its one-of-a-kind personality, VO’s “Respect the O’riginals” print and cross platform campaigns both received Gold, the event’s highest award, while the “O’riginal O’siders” video series earned a Bronze in the category of Film, Video and Sounds.
Oceanside is home to tremendous musical talent and an abundance of venues hosting live events. With a variety of genres and performance styles being performed across the city on any given night of the week, Oceanside’s live music scene has something for everyone. So check out our list of a few of the many great venues in Oceanside that offer free live entertainment on a regular basis!
Beach Handball is a growing sport that is about to have its first international competition held on United States soil take place right here in Oceanside from March 8-11, 2018. The Pan American Beach Handball Championships will feature teams from around the American continent, competing for the chance to play in the 2018 World Championships!
Congratulations on your engagement! Now what? For most couples, one of the first step in the planning process is to find a wedding venue. Check out these seven tips for turning your dream reception location into a reality.
Looking for some ideas on what to do and where to go this spring? We’ve got the inside scoop on not only great activities to do, but also the best spots for a picnic and great indoor/outdoor restaurants to try! So look no further than our Volunteer Corner series highlighting California Welcome Center volunteer expertise on ideas and suggestions from those that know and love Oceanside! For any other questions you might have the best place to get them answered is always the California Welcome Center here in Oceanside. With 60+ volunteers that operate the center daily there is always a wealth of great information there to take advantage of.