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!
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.
‘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.
Business Travel – Hotel Highlights Oceanside is an ideal location for Business Travel and Team Building not only because of how close it is to San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles, but also because of the beautiful weather year-round and the relaxed beach vibe. There are plenty of great hotels in Oceanside that cater
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.
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.
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.