Harney Sushi in Oceanside

New and Notable in Oceanside, San Diego’s North Shore- San Diego 2012
High profile Ironman race returns and popular sushi restaurant goes green

Oceanside, Calif.- February 2012– Oceanside, San Diego’s North Shore, is welcoming spring with new restaurants, attractions and events that capture its fun, coastal essence. Here’s a look at what’s new and notable for spring 2012:

Harney Sushi Goes Green Using Only Sustainable Seafood

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In an effort to be more environmentally responsible and minimize the restaurant’s impact on our oceans, Oceanside’s Harney Sushi recently became the first sushi restaurant in San Diego to feature 100% sustainable seafood on its menu. The sustainable seafood transition of the menu includes eliminating certain types of traditional sushi ingredients that are unable to establish systems of sustainability due to over fishing. Harney Sushi is part of a growing population of consumers who strive to eat in a way that not only nourishes the body, but the planet as well. www.harneysushi.com

Elite Athletes Descend on Oceanside for Ironman 70.3

Oceanside’s natural coastal playground is the site of the Ironman 70.3 California on March 31, 2012. The race course includes a 1.2 mile swim in Oceanside Harbor, a one-loop 56 mile bike course that includes the challenging hills of Camp Pendleton and a 13.1 mile run through the costal neighborhoods of Oceanside. www.ironman.com

Artists@Work- New Program at Oceanside Museum of Modern Art

In addition to offering free admission every Tuesday and a host of new exhibits in 2012, Oceanside Museum of Art has introduced a new program called Artists@Work. Offered on the second Thursday of each month from 6-9 p.m., the program allows guests to get a first-hand look at the creative process as they watch an artist produce an original artwork. The creative happy hour features a different artist each month and includes complimentary appetizers and no-host beer and wine bar. www.oma-online.org.

Beach Break Café Opens Second Location

This spring, Oceanside’s favorite, locally owned breakfast place, Beach Break Café, will open a second location at the Oceanside Harbor. Famous for funky, surf décor and specialties like Banana Crunch French toast, the café will be located on Harbor Drive South next to the Harbor Gift Shop and offer a fun, fresh new reason to “hang” at the harbor. www.beachbreakcafeoceanside.com

Water Housings and Vintage Surf Swap Meet at The California Surf Museum

California Surf Museum’s exciting lineup of spring events includes a historic look at camera water housings with renowned surf photographer Aaron Chang on March 31 and the 2nd annual Vintage Surf swap meet on Saturday, April 28 featuring surfboards, surf memorabilia and vintage collectibles. www.surfmuseum.org

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside

To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway.  For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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