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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.

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.

The Culture of Surfing at the California Surf Museum

Culture of Surfing Showcased at the California Surf Museum The California Surf Museum chronicles the rich history of surfing through fascinating exhibits, programs and memorabilia. Former board member, Boyd Scofield, shares his insights on how the museum started and the direction that it’s taking with Visit Oceanside’s Guest Blogger, Jolee Pink. About Boyd Scofield: Local Business

Pokémon Go in Oceanside

Pokémon Go is the newest and most popular augmented reality game taking over the universe. Come find Pokéstops, gyms, and Pokémon while exploring Oceanside. Explore with two trainers as they take you along on four wild adventures near downtown Oceanside and Oceanside Harbor. Let us know some of your favorite Oceanside Pokéstops and we will add them to the interactive map!

Summer Art Classes for Kids

Looking for fun and imaginative activities to entertain your kids this summer? Make Oceanside’s very own Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, Missus Potts, Oceanside Museum of Art and the First Friday Oceanside Art Walk your family-friendly go-to destinations for your children to channel their inner artists!

4th Grade Field Trip to the Mission

Every year thousands of 4th graders make their way to one of the 21 missions laced throughout California to learn about the state’s early history, settlement, indigenous people and more. Oceanside is home to the “King of the Missions” Old Mission San Luis Rey, the largest of the 21 California Missions which offers the following full featured 4th grade field trip experience complete with presentations, tours, a scavenger hunt and more!