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    California Surfing Museums

    Inside the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum California has several museums dedicated to the sport of surfing. It seems like surfing has been huge here forever. Some Southern California cities claim […]

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    California Sandcastle Contests and Festivals

    Kids aren’t the only ones who love building sandcastles at the beach. Many professional sandcastle artists compete at annual events that allow them to show off their skills and creative […]

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    Grunion Run Schedule

    So you want to go on a grunion run. There are a few things you must know before you go. First, do you know what grunion are? For those not familiar, […]

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    The Missions of California

    California has 21 historic Spanish missions from San Diego to Sonoma in the northern San Francisco Bay Area. Most were built during the late 1700’s, with the two northernmost being […]

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    Dog Friendly Beaches in San Diego

    San Diego County has many dog friendly beaches along it’s sunny coastline. There are four excellent off-leash dog beaches to choose from and they are spaced out nicely. The city […]

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    The Historic Fishing Piers in California

    Fishing has always been a big coastal activity in California, long before surfing became popular in the 1960’s. During the second half of the 1800’s and in the early 1900’s […]

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  • Oceanside Pier

    Oceanside Pier

    Historic Oceanside Pier is one of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast, spanning 1,942 feet in length. Opened in 1987 as the city’s sixth pier to be built […]

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  • California Surf Museum

    California Surf Museum

    The California Surf Museum is located near the famous Oceanside Pier, offering visitors and local residents a glimpse at a culture that looms large in this region. Surfing is a […]

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  • Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

    Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

    Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is the 18th in a chain of 21 California missions. It was established in 1798 by Father Fermin Lausen who was president of […]

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