Bowl of Frazier Farms Market Heirloom Tomato Salad

Summer Salads in Oceanside

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!

metrolink

Enter to Win an Oceanside Getaway

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!

Roddy Browning

Summertime Wine and At-Home Pickling

Roddy Browning, owner of Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and the author of our new culinary series “86 the Hot Tea,” offers insight from his experience owning a popular restaurant and farm, with over 20 years of combined experience in wine studies to give an inside look into seasonal food and wine. This month Roddy gives his choice of two great affordable summertime wines, as well as information about pickling left over produce to get the most out of your personal garden.

Oceanside Art Events

With talented local artists putting out fantastic work, Oceanside businesses happy to show the art off, passionate locals pushing art as a priority, and a strong foundation of established art institutes and museums, Oceanside has developed a diverse and welcoming art community that is here to stay! So grab a friend, your significant other, or even your kids and check out these amazing Oceanside art events!

California Welcome Center, Oceanside, Visitor Center, Information Center

Volunteer Corner: Summer Tips From the California Welcome Center

We are often asked for recommendations on a number of things from those visiting wonderful North San Diego County; with such a diverse and thriving area there is certainly no shortage of things to do! The best place to get those questions answered is always the California Welcome Center here in Oceanside, with 60+ volunteers that operate the center and encounter these questions daily there is a wealth of great information there. To highlight this we are launching Volunteer Corner, bringing you ideas and suggestions from our wonderful knowledgeable volunteers.

2017 Oceanside Tourism Summit - Star Theatre

2017 Oceanside Tourism Summit

Visit Oceanside unveiled its 2017 branding campaign “O’riginal O’siders” at the 7th Annual Oceanside Tourism Summit held on April 18th at the city’s historic Star Theatre. Using words such as authentic, real, inventive, free-spirited and unorthodox, the campaign will focus on the unique people, places and events that give Oceanside its one-of-a-kind personality. Awards were also shared with industry partners that stood out and supported local tourism efforts over the past year.

Carla and Linda of Carla and Linda's Walking Food Tours

Walk This Way – An Oceanside Walking Food Tour

Calling Foodies and food lovers alike! Carla and Linda’s Walking Food Tours bring you up close with Oceanside’s unique and diverse dining scene, and all of the delicious food that goes with it! Each tour Carla and Linda host visit several carefully selected restaurants that have been handpicked to showcase a variety of exciting local cuisine for you to experience and enjoy.

Team Building Exercise

Team Building Retreats at the Beach

Oceanside is becoming the hub for retreats and team building with its beautiful weather, miles of sandy beaches, and numerous options to eat, play, shop, and stay. Our recent group was Texas Roadhouse who gathered 45 team members to enjoy an awesome team building retreat in Oceanside! Outside of the meeting room, the group bonded through their team-oriented beach boot camp, themed dinners, and exploration of all of the local food and brew spots.

Oceanside’s Ocean Side Weddings

It’s no wonder that “beach wedding in Oceanside” is high on Google’s search list since Oceanside is indeed located ocean side. Our ocean side venues offer weddings from intimate gatherings of up to 40 guests to grand soirees of up to 150. No matter what you’re looking for, Oceanside can make your dream seaside wedding a reality.

Smashing Smoothies

Looking for a post-holiday healthy pick-me-up? Consider a smoothie packed with immune-boosting antioxidants, fiber and nutrients. For optimal benefits, choose drinks that derive their sweetness factor from raw whole fruits and vegetables versus sugar-laden ice cream. Fortunately, from kale to kiwis, there’s no shortage of nourishing flavor combinations to choose from including a fantastic selection at local Oceanside eateries….