Welcome to Oceanside, CA

San Diego is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities out of the 30+ I’ve been to! North County San Diego to be specific is my favourite. It’s so breathtakingly beautiful that it simply can’t be explained; so I’m going to show you.

The Sunrise

I was born and raised in New York City, so experiencing this sunrise at about 6 in the morning sparked something in me.

The moment my heart no longer belonged to the Concrete Jungle.

The realisation had hit me like a ton of bricks! I didn’t want to be surrounded by skyscrapers, amongst the noisy ambulance sirens 24/7 or taking the dirty subway. I wanted to run in the sand, go to local farmers markets and just take in this beautiful view because I’ve never seen anything like it!

Swami’s Cafe

Pitaya Bowl topped with Bananas, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Mango, Shredded Coconut & Bee Pollen!

Being an Island Girl, it’s only logical that I’m obsessed with Pitaya and Açai bowls. I came across Swami’s Cafe after spending the morning meditating and watching the sunrise so I opted for their Swami’s Style Pitaya Bowl and 2 smoothies; Nirvana Nectar & Tropical Storm!

Welcome Center

California Welcome Center of Oceanside – Tourist Information Center!


Since Oceanside is still developing, if you want to experience a bigger city or the nightlife, definitely head to San Diego with the Coaster!

Ride the Coaster @ Oceanside Transit Center to Downtown San Diego!
You can ride the Coaster from Oceanside to Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Sorrento Valley or San Diego | Single Trips vary on the zone you’re travelling to and from, but the Region Plus Day Pass is $12 and totally worth it!

The Famous Top Gun House

If you know me, you know I’m in love with Tom Cruise! Like we’re getting married and planning to have our wedding in Santorini and Honeymoon in Bali… he just doesn’t know it yet.

So I was very excited to visit the house Tom Cruise aka Maverick lived in!

Top Gun House


I kid you not, I can eat Pizza everyday! Seriously. ZIGZAG’s Pizza isn’t your average pizza – The crust is thin and the topping choices and sauce options are endless.

Yummy Yummy
Build Your Own — Mozzarella Cheese, Artichoke hearts, Pineapple, Mushroom, Roasted Zucchini & Basil Pesto Sauce
Build Your Own — Mozzarella Cheese, Red Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Black Olives, Basil & Regular Tomato Sauce
#1 HIT — Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Garlic, Basil & Regular Tomato Sauce

The Sunset Market

My absolute favourite part about Oceanside! Every Thursday from 5-9pm the Sunset Market happens. An evening filled with yummy foods and live entertainment.

Saw the coolest St. Bernard and had to let his owner take a pic!
These Belgian Fries were SO BOMB!

The Sunset

I will never get tired of looking up at this view.

No matter where it is I go, I always find myself coming back because it’s home. I left my heart here and I’m okay with that!

Have you been to San Diego?

until next time, Sarah Princess


16 thoughts on “Welcome to Oceanside, CA

  1. I can’t believe the Top Gun house!! Amazing! And I love that puppy you ran into!

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    1. Ahhh, I know Lindsay!! I was so excited! ☺️ One of my favourite breeds.


  2. Swami’s Cafe is so good. I found it by accident the last time I was down there and I was so very happy that I did.

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    1. They have numerous locations but this location takes the cake! The menu here has a bigger selection and the chefs prepare the food with love and care. Haha


  3. looks like it’s time to visit cali again…so beautiful and warm-especially as the snow falls here!

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    1. It’s the perfect weather here! Not too hot and not too cold. 🙂


  4. Looks so beautiful and warm! Wish I could be there right now!

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    1. It is warm!! 😌 One of the many reasons why I can no longer live in New York City.


  5. You are so adorable! I love your hair! I live in Los Angeles and have never been to Oceanside, but now I want to go!



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    1. Awe, thanks Elizabeth! 😘 Yes, you have to visit!! You can take the Metrolink from Union Station to Oceanside.


  6. This post pulses with live, you make us want to go and experience everything there. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed! 🙂 You have to visit before it becomes a completely developed city!

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  7. I live in San Diego but closer to La Mesa area. All of these photos are making me want to venture out to Oceanside more often! That acai bowl looks delicious!!

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    1. You definitely should!! North County is so beautiful! 😌 It was a Pitaya Bowl and just as yummy as it looks!


  8. What a cute city! I’m headed to LA and Cali in April and may have to swing by Oceanside for a visit!

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    1. Yes Esther! You have to visit!! ☺️ I do have a Travel Guide for Los Angeles coming soon on places to see, things to do and where to eat so make sure you follow my blog.


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