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San Diego County Events for December 8 – 10, 2017

Another holiday weekend with plenty of events and activities in San Diego County, CA!

San Diego county events this weekendHoliday in the Village

The La Mesa Village Association’s new event, Holiday in the Village, follows a long history of Christmas in the Village events. They will have fire pits, caroling, lots of events for kids, and craft vendors to get everyone in the mood of the season! Walk the streets of La Mesa’s historic downtown and enjoy live music and dance, cozy fires, craft vendors, food, and a kids’ area with holiday movies and activities.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10am – 10pm | Sunday, Dec. 10, 10am – 6pm
Where: La Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
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Harbor Parade of Lights: Oceanside

Bring a blanket, some hot chocolate and pick a comfortable spot to watch this years Parade of Lights celebration in the quaint Oceanside Harbor. Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys will all be dressed-up in holiday swag and circling Oceanside Harbor enchanting onlookers along the harbor and at the neighboring restaurants. Many of the boats even feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd!

When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 7pm
Where: Oceanside Harbor | 1540 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside CA
Cost: Free
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Holiday Dance 2017

When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 5 – 8pm
Where: Junior Seau Beach Community Center | 300 North The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
Cost: $15
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Christmas in the Park

Christmas tree lighting at 5:15 PM, followed by the arrival of Santa at 5:30 PM. Horse-drawn hay and pony rides, petting zoo, and face painting. Speeder rides, model trains, and live entertainment. Holiday sweets and warm dinner foods.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 3:30 – 8pm
Where: Old Poway Park | 14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064
Cost: Free
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Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary presents another holiday season of outdoor ice skating with support from SENTRE Inc., NBC 7 San Diego, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station and many friends of Rady Children’s.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s.

When: Now – Jan. 7, 2018
Where: Liberty Station | 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, California 92106
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Dreidel Day with Literature Comes to Life

Join us for our second annual Dreidel Day! This year, Literature comes to Life will bring ‘The Runaway Latkes’ to life by letting the kids in the audience dress up and be part of the play! We will also play dreidel and eat snacks!

When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 1pm
Where: Poway Branch Library | 13137 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064
Cost: Free
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37th Annual PB Holiday Parade

This year marks the 37th Annual PB Holiday Parade! Please join us for this fun filled community event to celebrate the holidays together in Pacific Beach. There will be marching bands, local community groups, floats, businesses and dancing groups. To find out more info on how to get involved, please visit for an entry form! Anyone can participate! The parade route is on Garnet Ave from Haines to Bayard Streets.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 1pm
Where: Garnet Avenue, San Diego, California
Cost: Free
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Annual Winter Concert

The first part of our concert will feature the seasonal favorite, Handel’s Messiah. Enjoy the beautiful and intricate melodies as performed by the Chorus and local professional solists. The second half of the program will include a variety of seasonal music. Regular concert-goers will know that there is always a surprise or two along with familiar carols and songs.

When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 3pm
Where: College Avenue Baptist Church | 4747 College Ave., San Diego, CA
Cost: $17 – adults; $5 – children
More information: Annual Winter Concert

Liberty Station Hanukkah & Menorah Lighting

Celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with an early evening Menorah Lighting, music throughout the evening and much more. It’ll take place in Central Promenade between the ice rink and The Lot.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 12 | 5 – 7:30pm
Where: North Promenade, 2853 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for April 21 – 23

This weekend in San Diego holds quite the variety of activities; enjoy: gardens, fairs and parades, festivals, music, food, films, and more.

San Diego county events this weekendSculpture in the Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden is featuring local artists through the end of this month. ArtFest at the Garden features some of the finest regional artists displaying their talents with the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden as a back drop. You can take a self-guided tour of the sculptures.

When: Until the end of April 2017
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA 92024
Cost: Included with admission to the gardens | $14 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and active military and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Kids 2 and under get in free. On-site parking is $2.
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32nd Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair And Parade

The 2017 Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade’s theme in 2017 will be focused on Healthy Communities — emphasizing the health resources available to Linda Vista and San Diego. Numerous cultural exhibits, varied ethnic food offerings and artistic performances are will be offered.

When: Saturday, April 22 | 10am
Where: Linda Vista | 6900 Linda Vista Rd., San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
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NAKland: Children’s Carnival & Community Resource Fair

This free event includes a children’s carnival with a variety of games, inflatable jumpers, giveaways, prizes, a traditional baile folklorico performance, a lion dance show, bubble soccer, a petting zoo and free food!

When: Saturday, April 22 | 10am
Where: Teralta Park | Orange Ave. & 40th St. , San Diego, CA 92105
Cost: Free
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San Diego Guitar Festival

Back for its second year, the San Diego Guitar Festival is proud to present award-winning guitarists, including Grammy-winners David Russell and Paul O’Dette. The San Diego Guitar Festival has once again partnered with Museum of Making Music Carlsbad for the unique “Classic Strings & Modern Brew.” The very best of the classical guitar world meets the very best San Diego brewers –Stone Brewing Company, Karl Strauss Brewing Company and Bagby Beer Company– in a unique concert, beer-tasting experience not to be missed.

Masterclasses, lecture and workshop are free and open to the public. The schedule is available here.

When: Various dates from April 21 – 30
Where: San Diego State University | 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA
Cost: $10 – $200
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7th San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase

With 21 films, the 7th annual SDAFF Spring Showcase is the biggest yet.

When: Multiple dates from Apr 20 – Apr 27
Where: Ultrastar Mission Valley Cinemas | 7510 Hazard Center Dr #100, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $9 – $15
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27th annual Multicultural Earth Day

A free festival with music and dance and food and libations and performers. The “World’s Largest Seed Exchange,” heirloom plant sale, activities designed for kids, and some 50 various vendors will be at the event in Balboa Park.

When: Sunday, April 23 | 12 – 7pm
Where: WorldBeat Cultural Center, Balboa Park | 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
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Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Celebrating its 31st year, the event draws up to 100,000 visitors and features all things avocado — from sweet and savory foods to avocado-related products. Special events include a guacamole contest, a “Little Miss” or “Little Mister” Avocado contest (ages 6-10), a Best Decorated Avocado contest and the Avo 500 children’s car race. There will be live music, a beer and margarita garden, children’s activities and the Artisan Walk on Alvarado Street, featuring more than 30 local artists.

When: Sunday, April 23 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Main Avenue, Downtown Fallbrook, CA
Cost: Free
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25th Annual Oceanside Days of Art

TheOceanside Days of Art is a juried fine art festival featuring up to and sometimes over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, and photography — with live stage performances, children’s and adult’s hands on art activities, street chalk artist, painting and sculpture demonstrations, and a delicious variety of food.

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Route 101 (Pacific Coast Highway) and Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
Cost: Free
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Home Show USA

Check out the latest trends in remodeling, landscaping, decorating and design on the expo floor.

When: Friday – Sunday, April 21 – 23 | Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free admission; parking is $13
More information: Home Show USA

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San Diego County Events for August 12 – 14

Festivals featuring food, music, performances, and more are going on this San Diego weekend!

San Diego county events this weekend¡Latin Food Fest!

The four-day ¡Latin Food Fest! events include a kick-off party, two-day ultimate tasting experience, and private chef’s dinner – so that each guest will have endless opportunities to indulge!

Celebrate the Campanile Foundation’s Latin culinary celebration at Embarcadero Marina Park North, in Downtown San Diego.

When: Friday – Monday, August 12 – 15, 2016
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North | 400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $45+
More information: Latin Food Fest!

Oceanside International Film Festival 2016

North County San Diego’s largest film festival will show films from the U.S., Spain, Greece, Singapore, Ireland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland, and Australia. The lineup is divided into family-friendly and mature audiences days, and consists of special screening blocks to suit everybody’s tastes.

When: Friday – Sunday, August 12 – 14, 2016
Where: Star Theatre & Sunshine Brooks Theatre, Oceanside, CA
Cost: $10 – $50
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Bravo International Music Academy Competition Final

After a two-week intensive classical music program where 90 of the world’s most promising musicians have come together to work with world-renowned artists here in San Diego, you are invited to attend the Competition Final for free.

When: Friday, August 12 | 7pm
Where: Smith Recital Hall: SDSU | 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego
Cost: Free
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San Diego International Youth Arts Festival

A celebration in which youth arts organizations and schools showcase their talents and share their rich cultural heritage with the San Diego community.

When: Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 4pm
Where: Crivello Hall at Francis Parker School | 6501 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111
Cost: Free
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Summer Food Truck Festival and Campout

Spend an evening on the farm with family and friends at the annual Summer Food Truck Festival & Campout. 9 of San Diego’s favorite food trucks will be here. Enjoy live music from Calico Ridge on the Bates Stage from 5:00 – 9:00. Snow’s Pony rides, petting corral, face painting and a scavenger hunt make this a fun event for the entire family. Reservations are required (for a fee) if you want to campout.

When: Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 4 – 9pm
Where: Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center | 15954 Woods Valley Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082
Cost: Free
More information: Summer Food Truck Festival and Campout



San Diego County Events for August 5 – 7

San Diego County has several events and activities happening this weekend! Check out Chula Vista’s lemon festival, Oceanside’s Art Walk, a burger battle, and more.

San Diego county events this weekendSing Along With Broadway!

If you love Broadway, then you’ll want to come to this semi-sing-along event Friday evening along the San Diego bay! This is one concert in San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights Concert series.

When: Friday & Saturday, August 5 & 6 | Starting at 7:30pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South | 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $20+
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First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk

Downtown Oceanside is coming alive with vibrant arts, performances, music, poetry, activities, food, and fun for all ages, all free.

When: Friday, August 5 | 5 – 8pm
Where: Downtown Oceanside
Cost: Free
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4th Annual San Diego Burger Battle

Bull BBQ is on a nationwide hunt to find the country’s best burgers. On Saturday, August 6th, the competition comes to San Diego. Over 20 competitors will throw down for bragging rights to the title of “Best Burger in San Diego”.

When: Saturday, August 6 | 11am – 4pm
Where: Carddine Home Resort Products | 1144 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069
Cost: Free to first 200 online registrars
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Visit the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center

Visit the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center; on Saturday, one-hour guided tours are available to the public, ansd visitors can also take self-guided tours through the facility. The OTC is dedicated to developing America’s Olympic athletes, and features numerous sport venues and support facilities for archery, beach volleyball, BMX, canoe/kayak, cycling, field hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, triathlon, and cross-training abilities for various winter sports.

When: Saturday, August 6 | 9am – 4pm
Where: Chula Vista Olympic Training Center (OTC) | 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA
Cost: Free
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Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Pucker up for the sweetest sour event of the year, the Third Avenue Village Association’s Lemon Festival presented by Wal Mart. Returning for its 20th year, the Lemon Festival brings crates full of summer fun to Chula Vista’s Original Neighborhood, spanning Third Avenue from E to G Street. Celebrate Chula Vista’s reign as the Lemon Capital of the World with live bands, hundreds of vendor booths, Festival Fun Zone, craft beer garden and everything lemon.

When: Sunday, August 7 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Third Avenue, from E to G streets, Chula Vista, CA
Cost: Free
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San Diego county activities and events this weekend

San Diego County Events for April 15 – 17

San Diego County again has a myriad of family activity options, for the weekend of April 15 – 17! The festivals and events going on cover: jazz, avocados (a staple of Fallbrook!), antiques, home improvements, art, florals, and more! Want something else to do this weekend? Check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

10th Annual Oceanside Jazz Festival

The Oceanside Jazz Festival consists of educational and performance opportunities for school and community jazz bands and choirs, and featured concerts by internationally recognized performing artists. Come celebrate 10 years with them!

When: Thursday – Saturday, April 14 – 16
Where: MiraCosta College | 1 Barnard Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056
Cost: Free – $12
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Del Mar Antique Show & Sale

The Del Mar Antique Show & Sale is celebrating its 56th great year at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds. Dealers come to sell their quality vintage goods and collectibles.

When: Friday – Sunday, April 15 – 17 | 11am – 7pm Friday & Saturday, 11am – 5pm Sunday
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: General admission is $8 per adult and kids are free with a paid adult entry | coupon on their website!
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Home Shows USA

The Home Shows USA is a three-day home improvement show that has been bringing buyers and sellers together in a neutral setting by producing a “shopping center” of home and commercial improvements.

When: Friday – Sunday, April 15 – 17 | 10am
Where: O’Brien Hall at Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free
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24th Annual Oceanside Days of Art

At the Annual Oceanside Days of Art, around 100 artists will feature and sell a variety of unique artwork, including: paintings, fine jewelry, ceramics, photography and more. The festival will also include live performances, art activities, food choices and more! Oceanside Days of Art is held at the corner of Coast Hwy 101 and Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside.

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Coast Hwy 101 and Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside
Cost: Free
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San Diego Made in Bloom Spring Market

This shopping and culture event will feature handmade goods by more than 40 local makers, delicious food, craft cocktails, a local draft beer bar, and large-scale floral installations.

When: Saturday, April 16 | 11am – 7pm
Where: Barrio Arts District at Union – Barrio Logan | 2191 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113
Cost: $3; kids under 12 are free
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30th Annual Avocado Festival

The Avocado Festival, now in its 30th year, features more than 450 vendors from across the region showcasing avocados. If you love avocados, this is the event to go to!

When: Sunday, April 17 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Downtown Fallbrook
Cost: Free
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San Diego County Events for February 5 – 7

Tours, art, fishing, partying — there’s so many activities to choose from; spend this weekend down in San Diego county!

San Diego county events this weekendFirst Friday: Oceanside Art Walk

Held on the first Friday of each month, the Oceanside Art Walk returns to showcase the community’s thriving art district. This free, all ages event includes live performances, music, poetry, art education, culinary arts and pop-up galleries throughout local business and public spaces in downtown Oceanside. Food and activities also top off the family-friendly fun.

When: Friday, February 5 | 5 – 8pm

Where: Downtown Oceanside
Cost: Free
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Historic Gaslamp Quarter Tour

Opening a window to San Diego’s past, the Gaslamp Architectural Tour showcases the history of the Davis-Horton House built in 1850, as well as the history of the of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The tour includes architecturally significant structures of the period, along with fascinating stories of the people and characters that shaped the destiny of San Diego.

When: Every Thursday at 1pm and every Saturday at 11am
Where: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, 410 Island Ave, 92101
Cost: Free – $20
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21st Annual Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby

Grab the fishing poles and the kids and head to Lake Poway (14644 Lake Poway Rd.) for a morning of free, family-friendly fun. The lake has been freshly stocked with 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout and will be open only to youth age 15 and younger for this derby. The event includes entertainment, storytelling contests, a free BBQ lunch and prizes to be given out during a 1 p.m. awards ceremony. No registration is required.

When: Saturday, February 6 | 6am – 12pm
Where: Lake Poway
Cost: Free
More information: Call (858) 668-4772

Mardi Gras

Find a little slice of New Orleans in San Diego’s historic Downtown Quarter by attending this mega Marti Gras party in downtown San Diego. The event, which spans across 16 blocks, will feature DJs, multiple stages for live music, rooftop performances and a parade. Ticket prices start at $30 and only those 21 or older will be allowed into the event.

When: Saturday, February 6
Where: San Diego’s historic Downtown Quarter
Cost: $30+
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San Diego County Events for November 6 – 8

This weekend in San Diego county promises lots of festivals — for foodies, beer connoisseurs, and music lovers. Come down to beautiful San Diego to enjoy the sunny weekend!

San Diego county events this weekendSan Diego Beer Week

The week-long beer week highlights San Diego’s beer culture with a several events across the city:

When: Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 15. | Times vary
Where: Locations vary
Cost: Ticket prices vary
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16th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival

The SDAFF runs through Nov.14 across six venues: UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center; MCASD in La Jolla; UC San Diego’s Calit2; the Museum of Photographic Arts; the San Diego Marriott; and the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas. With more than 130 films and programs from 20 countries, organizers say it’s the largest showcase of Asian cinema on the West Coast.

When: Thursday, Nov. 5 through Saturday, Nov. 14
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free – $250
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San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Festival

The San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Festival at downtown’s Waterfront Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A $35 general admission ticket gets each attendee mac n’ cheese samples, plus 10 beer tastings. There will be a Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese competition, too – a head-to-head showdown between several local restaurants. Winners in two categories – Best Mac n’ Cheese in San Diego and People’s Choice Mac n’ Cheese – will be selected by a panel of expert judges and attendees, respectively. Proceeds from this food fest will benefit the nonprofit organization, World Wide Network of Learning.

When: Saturday, Nov. 7 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Waterfront Park (downtown San Diego)
Cost: $35
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Gourmet Food Truck Festival

The Fall Food Truck Festival is expected to bring 40 gourmet food trucks from across Southern California to the Seaside Concerts area at the Del Mar Racetrack. Most items will range between $6 and $8, and organizers say attendees can expect delicious dishes such as Cousins Maine Lobster, Rajin Cajun, The Grilled Cheese Truck and Devilicious. Admission into the food truck area is free with paid admission ($6) to the racetrack.

When: Saturday, Nov. 7 | 11am – 4:30pm
Where: Del Mar Racetrack | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free admission to the food truck area with $6 admission to the racetrack
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Oceanside Music Festival

The 14th annual Oceanside Music Festival, a free, family-friendly, all-day event in downtown Oceanside, will showcase both student and professional musicians from Oceanside and other Southern California communities. This year’s fest is dubbed “Colors of Music.”

When: Sunday, Nov. 8 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Pier View Way at Coast Hwy. 101, Oceanside
Cost: Free
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