Learn the unique story behind Oceanside’s unofficial mascot Charlie, a Brown Pelican that has made the Oceanside Pier his regular hang out spot for years alluring visitors and locals alike!
Love is in the air and in the kitchen at Oceanside restaurants run by husband-and-wife teams. Learn about these dynamic duos that share a passion for all things gourmet, and the secrets to their success as some of the top powerhouse food-couples in Oceanside!
With Southern California being a mecca for outdoor weddings, sometimes the simplicity of having an indoor ballroom reception is overlooked. Here are some top reasons to consider an indoor ballroom reception at one of our Oceanside hotels.
Oceanside is the home of numerous fantastic local bars, tasting rooms and restaurants where you can experience great food and our vibrant wine culture. We are lucky to have no shortage of amazing options so that everyone from novice to oenophile is sure to find their perfect pairing! Check out our list of three standout coastal wine tasting options located right here in Oceanside that are must try’s!
There’s so much that keeps us from taking our days off—some imagined, some unavoidable—but don’t let failure to plan be the reason you don’t take time off. January 30th is National Plan for Vacation Day, and now is the time to make your 2018 vacation a priority! Need a little help? We are here every step of the way to make your vacation planning process a little easier with handy tips and expert advice about all things O’side.
Couples planning weddings generally have a pretty clear picture on the type of wedding that they’re looking for. If your vision includes privacy, garden setting, twinkle lights, and fountains, consider looking into a private wedding estate. Check out our 7 reasons to have an estate wedding.
Downtown Oceanside is the home to dozens of beautiful and striking murals which engage the community, and help to make our city more inviting and walk-able. Check out our rundown of a few of these murals, their artist’s backstories and our mural map which highlights each mural’s location!
The official brand announcement has been released for the impending beach resorts coming to downtown Oceanside! The official press release included details the beach resort brand as well as additional information about the two new-build projects set to break ground in mid-2018.
Happy Children = Happy Parents! Save a little time and make sure you check out our list of fun things to do with your family during your next trip to Oceanside. Our list of hands-on activities will give you plenty of time to talk with and reconnect with your children.
Now that the holiday season has come to an end, January is the perfect time to not only refocus your energy, but also take advantage of our extremely mild winter weather by enjoying these events and activities that would otherwise be impossible anywhere else in the country. From Tango dance lessons by the beach, to the South O Walkabout, San Diego’s Restaurant Week, American Crown Circus, and more, Oceanside is the place to be to start 2018 off right!
‘Tis the season to ditch the galoshes, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy some tantalizing seasonal treats during the most wonderful time of the year in Oceanside! Check out these 5 local culinary gems offering everything from seasonal cake pops to Christmas tamales that will make your holidays that much sweeter!
Want to learn of some great local shopping hot-spots, local favorite holiday foods and some great song suggestions for this holiday season? Look no further than our Volunteer Corner series which highlights California Welcome Center volunteer expertise, bringing you 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.
50 years ago, a group of brave young Marines were sent into Vietnam for covert missions as the eyes and ears for both land and air operations. These acts of service and valor forged a bond like no other: but returning to civilian life in their various hometowns had made it difficult to keep in touch over the years.
The Veterans Memorial Garden on Camp Pendleton is a peaceful space overlooking the Pacific Ocean, paying tribute to veterans and active-duty service members. That garden is the home to various military monuments including Staff Sergeant Reckless, Prisoners of War, and Chosin Few.
A spotlight on three great breweries in Oceanside serving up great beer, delicious food, and lots of fun! Oceanside boasts 10 microbreweries that make up a portion of the legendary San Diego North County Hop’s Highway, home to a third of the county’s 150+ breweries. In addition Oceanside has fostered a renowned and flourishing culinary scene, which when paired with the world class breweries makes for a great time!