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!
Visit Oceanside has partnered with Midnight Jack Brewing Company for an inaugural Oceanside brewery collaboration project. This special campaign includes a custom beer recipe highlighting the distinctive flavors of the region and a colorful custom label, capturing the unique personality of the city. Greetings from Oceanside is a limited release brew available in a collector’s can and on draft at select Oceanside restaurants, tap rooms, and hotels.
If you practice gluten free eating you’ll know how challenging it can be at times. Whether buying food at a restaurant or picking out ingredients at the grocery store, great tasting gluten free food can be few and far between. For a refreshingly different perspective on cooking gluten free check out this delicious recipe by local chef Roddy Browning, complete with a wine pairing suggestion!
Nine travel tips on the places to eat and what to do in Oceanside in the fall. All of the suggestions are provided by the wonderful and knowledgeable volunteers at the California Welcome Center in Oceanside. The visitor center is located in downtown Oceanside and is an information resource for all things North San Diego County. To highlight their expertise, we have created a blog series entitled Volunteer Corner to bring you ideas and suggestions on things to do while visiting Oceanside.
Stressed out just thinking about the upcoming holidays? This year, why not use up your remaining vacation days and consider Oceanside for a beach holiday getaway for a fun and festive family reunion, and leave the planning to us.
The summer season is over but that doesn’t mean the grilling has to stop, especially in Southern California where the weather is nice year round! So go out outside, fire up the ol’ Patio Dragon and try out this delicious BBQ tri-tip coffee crust recipe and wine pairing.
The decade-old Sunset Market in Oceanside is the center point where thousands of locals and tourists alike to come to downtown and experience four blocks worth of vendors, live music, arts & crafts, gourmet goods, kid’s activities and unbelievably good international cuisine. With so much going on some gems can be easy to miss, so be sure to check out these 6 delicious finds next time you visit the Sunset Market!
A twist on a southern classic. If you are looking to mix things up around the dinner table, we have a suggestion for you! Forget the sweet tea and toast to chardonnay with your fried chicken. This unique combination has been a hit during a local chef dinner, says foodie blog contributor Roddy Browning. Another southern treat. Check out a simple recipe for delicious fried green tomatoes.
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.
Surf culture is born and bred in Oceanside. It is no surprise that the hand-crafted artisan spirit has spilled over into the surfboard shaping industry. Discover the dozens of talented surfboard shapers that make up Oceanside’s very own “Shaper’s Alley.”
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.