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Visit Oceanside Unveils New, Interactive Visitor’s Guide

Video Vignettes of Local Personalities Showcase Oceanside From An Insider’s Perspective

Oceanside, Calif.- May 30, 2012– Just in time for summer, Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau has unveiled an all-new, interactive Visitor’s Guide, with a local’s insight through creative and insightful “My Oceanside” vignettes.

The redesigned, pocket-sized guide offers a lifestyle-oriented approach to visiting Oceanside with sections on family fun, recreation, arts and culture, dining and shopping. New for this year are QR codes throughout the guide that link to short video vignettes of local personalities such as pro surfer Julie Cox, director of the California Surf Museum, and Roddy Browning, Oceanside resident and owner of the hot spot The Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen. Through these “My Oceanside” vignettes, visitors get to know the city through the unique perspective of locals. Vignettes can also be viewed through the Visit Oceanside YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/visitoceanside

“We are excited about the QR codes because they allow us to provide visitors with a human, emotional connection to the Oceanside experience without adding bulk in pages,” said Leslee Gaul, CEO of Visit Oceanside. “And yet, despite these new mobile tools, many visitors continue to want something tangible that they can easily reference. The new design accommodates that by being smaller and more compact making it easy to travel with, pack or stick in a pocket.”

Each year, Visit Oceanside receives approximately 30,000 requests for guides from travelers planning to visit the area. The Visitor’s Guide provides a comprehensive list of accommodations and things to do, as well as a calendar of events and important city landmarks. The guide can be requested through at the Visit Oceanside website at www.mail-forward.org. A pdf version of the guide also will be available for download from the website by July 1.

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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