Fun

Main Street


Clay N’ Latte
Pottery painting, parties, classes
Glass fusing : Create your own glass masterpiece!
Impressions: hand and thumb print keepsakes
PAINTASTIC ART CAMP 2024
20 Main St.


Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas                 Facebook
Cinépolis has 4DX as well as regular theaters. A 4DX theater features moving seats, spraying mist (optional), and special glasses that provide the effect of three dimensional viewing. Pretty cool!

Click on a movie show time to purchase tickets and choose seats. Or purchase tickets at the kiosk in front of the theater.

The Junior auditorium has a play structure, two slides, and a playpen area. Kids get to play before the show starts and during the intermission.

The entrance hall is now a video arcade. Anyone can enter and play or buy snacks.

Half Price Tuesday

$5 Movies
Classic films, special concert events, documentaries, seasonal favorites, and more.

25 Main St.


Cold Stone Creamery                 Delivery
Ice Cream Made Fresh
shakes, fruit smoothies, ice cream cakes & pies
Signature CreationsTM…     Birthday Cake Remix
Our Strawberry Blonde, Banana Caramel Crunch
Cheesecake Fantasy, Apple Pie a la Cold Stone
Berry Berry Berry Good
Mud Pie Mojo, Delicious Dirt, Cookie Minster

Create Your Own Creations
with AlmondMilk frozen dessert option

Daily 11 am – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday to 11 pm
30 Main St.       across from Cinépolis Cinemas


Little Cakes Kitchen                 Delivery
Two Time Cupcake Wars Winners!!!
Cupcakes, custom cakes, desserts for special occasions
Red Velvet, Vanilla, German Brownies
Lemon Meringue, Holiday, Cheesecakes
Carrot Cake, Vegan & Gluten free options
Brownie 3-pack, future orders

Daily 11 am – 7 pm
Friday & Saturday to 8pm * Sunday to 5 pm
30 Main St.

4/23/2023
Recently they had a dozen of the cutest variety of little cupcakes all ready to go in sets for $19.99… which I picked up for a friend’s birthday. They say… baked from scratch. Too adorable.


Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream                 Menu
Local flavors       4 scoop sampler
Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Chip with Flakes
Salty Caramel Truffle, S’mores
Praline Pecan, Vanilla with Oreos
Cotton Candy, Monkey Business, Taro
Coconut Caramel Delight, Blue Monster
Strawberry Cheesecake Chunk
Ice Cream Sandwich, Hurricane
Handel pops, Vegan Mango Sorbet
Lime Sherbet, Watermelon Ice
Dogsters (for dogs)

Daily 11 am – 11 pm
207 Main St.


AVO Playhouse                 Facebook
Theater available for rent for community events. Moonlight Youth Theatre productions can be found here.
303 Main St.


Vista Village Gazebo
Free 24 hours
Main St. & Michigan Ave.

Vista Village


The Wave Waterpark
Water slide, lazy river, competition pool, simulated wave, little kids area. Surf Spot Grill offers snow cones, pizza & more. Hiring 16+ years old.

Waterpark Calendar shows the waterpark mostly open June through August 10… then weekends until September 8.     Friday Night Splash is 4-8pm on select dates (dark purple).

Swim Lesson Calendar shows swim lessons April through August.

Wanna have a swim party?         Birthday parties
Cabanas are available for rental.         Park Rentals

Tickets and Season Passes
Rentals, Swim Lessons, Surf Camps


101 Wave Dr.


Discover Vista Village
Main Street & Downtown Vista
events like Vista Rod Run, Winterfest, Christmas Parade,
Taste of Vista, Fright Night on Main St., Mariachi on Main,
Vista Night Out


Vista’s Broadway Theater
340 E. Broadway — parking lot across the street

Summer Drama Camps
All camps full in 2024.

Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, Finding Nemo
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 101 Dalmations!

This year at Vista’s Broadway Theater…

Upcoming Events

Mass Appeal
by Bill C. Davis
5/31 – 6/16
Comedy / Drama
A Hot Night
at the
Blue Hotel
9/6 – 22
Musical
The Belle of Amherst
10/4 – 20
Historical Drama
Over the River
and
Through the Woods
11/8 – 24
Comedy
Dottie and Digger’s
Country Christmas
12/6 – 22
Musical

Tickets / Seating Chart
Tickets: (760) 728-1002 or (760) 505-6839

Walking Distance to Main Street


City of Vista

Summer Day Camp 2024
through August 9, 2024
Monday – Friday, 7 am–6 pm
Preschool through Grade 8
Jim Porter Recreation Center
Brengle Terrace Park


Activities for various ages may include…
Science Adventures, a BMX Bike Show, Magicians, a Bubble Show, Love on a Leash therapy dogs, Animal Ambassadors, and a dance party with a live DJ. Includes breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, weekly guest entertainers. Songs, crafts, creating masterpieces, learning new games, basketball, soccer, tennis, water games, kickball, golf, obstacle course, baseball, hiking, volleyball, field hockey.

Counselor in Training – Grades 9 – 11

Splash Camps
Wave WaterPark
June 10 – August 9

Counselor in Training – Ages 12 to 15

i9 Sports Camps in City of Vista parks this summer


Skateparks
400 N. Santa Fe at Orange Ave.
510 N. Santa Fe at Connecticut Ave.


Civic Center Park
This park has some California Natives and other low water plants, trees, & bushes. One of the reviews describes a fun game to play there.

Up the hill next to the
Vista Library and Vista Civic Center.


Vista Library                       Events               Hours
700 Eucalyptus Ave.

Downtown Vista


Downtown Vista Events Calendar
DowntownVista.org

Vista


The Vista Press – Calendar


Activities for Kids
City of Vista


5/27/2024
The Grapevine
Summer camp in Vista keeps the kids busy
North County Pipeline

Boys & Girls Club of Vista
Summer Camp 2024
Send a Kid to Summer Camp!


Moonlight Theater         video
Awesome musical theater with outdoor seating
Most shows are on summer evenings.

A few weeks before Christmastime, there was a free
event there for a few weeks… Jingle Terrace. It was too fun.

All year round they usually have something coming up… including July 4th fireworks show (get tickets early because they sell out).

The menu at Moonlight’s Bread & Cheese Eatery features a veggie grilled cheese – delicioso!

Right in the center of Brengle Terrace Park
1250 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista         directions

This year at the Moonlight Theater…

2024 Season
…not Mondays/Tuesdays
Jun: Escape to Margaritaville (PG-13) 6/5-22
Jul: School of Rock (PG-13) 7/10-27
Aug: Beautiful – Carol King Musical 8/14-31
Sep: Tootsie 9/11-28
Oct: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! 10/11-19   (Moonlight Youth Theater)

June: Midtown Men with stars from Jersey Boys
August: Jose Feliciano & Tito Puente Jr., 90’s House Party
October: Disco featuring former members of the Village People

Tribute bands
June: ABBA, Chicago
August: Beatles
October: Taylor Swift, Oingo Boingo/Elfman

Summer Camp for ages 7-17
hosted by Moonlight Youth Theatre
$300 per week
7/8-12 7/15-19 7/22-26 7/29-8/2
weekdays 8:40 or 9am – 3pm
student musical numbers for friends/family
alternating theme each week —
Jukebox Musicals or Disney Heroes & Villains

Shows & tickets
It’s possible to buy tickets in person at VisTix noon to 5 pm weekdays. VisTix Ticket Office is at 200 Civic Center Drive… located in Vista Civic Center. Tickets are also sold at the entrance to the Moonlight before the show.

Rent the theater


Alta Vista Botanical Gardens                 Facebook
8-5 weekdays   |   10-5 weekends
$5 adults $3 kids   |   Parking nearby

Grow Getters
10am – Noon   |   First Sunday of each Month
Join in with our horticulturist Lois Walag and learn more about propagation and potting plants.

Healing Garden Oasis is our newest garden based on the theme of Wellness & Happiness.

Yoga in the Gardens

Rent the garden   |   Weddings
Volunteers wanted

Dogs allowed but not in the ponds.
Only on non-festival days?

Top of the hill
Brengle Terrace Park
1270 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista


Second Saturdays at Alta Vista Gardens……
Kids in the Garden Classes 10am – Noon

May 11 – none
June 8 – Bugs and Butterflies
July 13 – Nature Drawing and Watercolors
August 10 – Water All Around Us
September 14 – Veggie Critters

October 12 – Fall Fun Festival
FREE EVENT 10 am – 3 pm
children’s nature activities, a scarecrow contest, music and dance, vendors, plant sale, BBQ lunch for sale

November 9 – Cooking and Nutrition – Beans
December 14 – Scavenger Hunt for Nature’s Treasures


Brengle Terrace Park
Ball fields, basketball court, pickleball court, tennis court, horse shoe pits, bocce ball court, volleyball court, rest rooms, play area, Jim Porter Recreational Center, Alta Vista Gardens, Moonlight Amphitheatre.
1250 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista

Pickleball
the Fastest Growing Sport in America

“Anyone from 5 to 95 can play and have fun.”
Brandon Mackie, co-founder of Pickleheads

The Vista Press



Fun Things to Do
Jim Porter Center, Senior Center, Culture Caravan
Softball, Zumba, Jazz Hip Hop, Karate
Line Dancing, Ballet, Parent’s Night Out
Learning for Kids, Pickleball, Pizza
Tea, Tennis, Yoga
City of Vista


Gloria McClellan Senior Center
Open weekdays 8 am – 3:30 pm

Newsletter features lunch calendar, events calendar
Fun activities include bingo, mahjong, bridge, knitting, painting, craft club, movies, puzzles, music, walking
Culture Caravan Travel Program

Next to Brengle Terrace Park
1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

First Friday of each month…

Vista Garden Club
back building at the Senior Center
visitors welcome


Parks
Hiking Trails
City of Vista


Summer Movies in the Park
Free movie under the stars on Saturday nights

2024 Season

Disney’s Wish
July 15 at Brengle Terrace Park

Barbie
August 10 at Brengle Terrace Park

City of Vista and
the County of San Diego


Rancho Buena Vista Adobe

This captivating wedding video shows off the Adobe. And, in this video of an Adobe wedding, the photographer talks about photography technique.

Info at Hidden San Diego
Dog-Friendly: No         Kid-Friendly: Yes
Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
10am to 3pm

Info at City of Vista.com
Weddings & Private Parties
Adobe Days School Field Trips

640 Alta Vista Dr. — across from Vista Civic Center


Vista Historical Society & Museum
at Rancho Minerva
760-630-0444
Wed-Thu-Fri 10 am – 2:30 pm
2317 Old Foothill Dr., Vista


BOOMERS Vista
miniature golf, bumper boats, laser tag, batting cages
Johnny Rockets – on-site restaurant
birthday parties, events
1525 W. Vista Way, Vista


Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
Open 10am–4pm. Closed Monday/Tuesday.
Exhibits calendar… model railroad, clocks, blacksmith, weaving/spinning
2040 N Santa Fe Ave., Vista


Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve         video
11.6-acre wildlife sanctuary and native plant garden
Binoculars available for birders of all ages to borrow.

Free Saturdays 9am – Noon

Closed July through October
Also closed during rain, extreme fire danger or heat, or other uncontrollable conditions.
See Anstine Facebook page for updates.

Registration recommended.
angona@sandiegoaudubon.org (858) 273-7800 anstine@sandiegoaudubon.org

2437 Hutchison Street — near Rancho Guajome Adobe

Local


The Star Theatre
402 North Coast Highway, Oceanside

Coming soon at The Star Theatre…

Musical Theatre Camp
7/8 – 7/19 Weekdays 9am – Noon
Willy Wonka Kids
Ages 7-12 $395


A Chorus Line
7/12 – 7/21


Sunshine Brooks Theater     •     Events Calendar
217 North Coast Highway, Oceanside

Coming soon at Sunshine Brooks Theater…

Theatre Tech Camp
7/1 – 7/12 (except 7/4)
Weekdays 9am – Noon $230

Footloose the Musical
presented by…
Oceanside Youth Theatre Academy
7/12-7/14 and 7/19-7/21


Oceanside Museum of Art                       Events
704 Pier View Way

This year at the Oceanside Museum…

Summer Art Camp
6/24 – 6/28 weekdays $380
8:30 or 9am – 3pm



Free First Sunday of each month
Noon – 2pm

OMA welcomes friends and neighbors on Free First Sundays to join in Art For All, our fun hands-on art-making experience led by artists and cultural partners from our community.

These informal drop-in workshops are open to all ages. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided free of charge, while supplies last.


7/13/2019
Cuisine, Culture and Cool Beach Vibes in Oceanside
HEY SOCAL


6/23/2023
Oceanside, SANDAG, and Visit Oceanside
Bring Back ‘gO’side’
Electric Shuttle Service
TIMES of SAN DIEGO


Oceanside Sunset Market
5pm – 9pm Thursday evenings all year round
(weather permitting)
food and music street fair with street vendors
featuring Dorothy’s KidZone with children’s activities
Pier View Way near the beach


Museum of Making Music                 Events
5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad


Batiquitos Lagoon
Speaker Series Second Saturday each month
10:00 am at the Nature Center
7380 Gabbiano Ln., Carlsbad

More info at Hidden San Diego
Dog-friendly, kid-friendly, free
Mon-Fri, 9:00-12:00 Noon // Sat & Sun, 9:00-3:00
Hike:3.2 mile out and back trail


South Lake Park

The park includes a mile-long hiking trail around the lake, idyllic spots for fishing, and a small parking lot.

975 Sunstone Drive, San Marcos

Related:
San Marcos Parks & Facilities Directory


Take a Hike
San Marcos’ New South Lake Park
Tecolote Canyon’s Battle Trail

“There is a small parking lot at the entrance to the lake. But take note that there are only two benches for sitting and no restroom facilities. Dogs are allowed on leashes.

Fishing is allowed at the lake with a valid license. Local wildlife include freshwater fish in the lake, including bass and bluegill, along with Western Pond Turtles and various species of ducks. The area is also visited by deer, rabbits, racoons, bobcats and coyotes.”

Luis Monteagudo Jr.

TIMES of SAN DIEGO


5/10/2023
How to Stay Safe on San Diego Trails
Expert tips on avoiding outdoor dangers like mountain lions, poisonous plants, and other hazards
San Diego Magazine

Related:
A wolf sighting in Del Mar?



3/7/2024
Mountain lion spotted on camera
prowling streets of downtown Oceanside

Police

Avoid the mountain lion and
report the sighting to the Oceanside police immediately
by calling 760-435-4911

7 San Diego


Parks and Recreation             facebook
County of San Diego

trails
camping
fitness & recreation
weddings & special events
corporate events


The Welk             tickets
Musical theater and concerts at this family friendly resort
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido

This year at The Welk…

Shows… Anthony the Magic! in August

Tribute bands… Huey Lewis & The News, The Beatles, Eagles, Abba, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor


California Center for the Arts                 calendar
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido


Safari Park         video         facebook
February 2024 Seniors Free!

“The San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park are open every day of the year, rain or shine, including ALL holidays!” — FAQ

Roar & Snore Safaris
a sleepover adventure at the Safari Park

For a report on current Safari Park weather, click here.

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido


Legoland

60+ rides, shows and attractions for ages 2-12
LEGOLAND Hotel is in the Resort
Legends of Chima 4D™ Movie Xperience

Water Park with slides and a lazy river where you can build your own LEGO themed raft.

Next-door is SEA LIFE® Aquarium with undersea creatures, and interactive discovery zones.

1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad


3/23/2023
WATCH
Legoland California unveiled a
LEGO model of San Diego
to Miniland U.S.A.
abc 10 NEWS SAN DIEGO



The Flower Fields
at Carlsbad Ranch®

Mar 1 – May 12
9 am – 6 pm
Tickets

5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad

Related video at TIMES of SAN DIEGO
plus Mondays ticket special

This year at The Flower Fields…

Tractor Wagon Ride
Orchid Photo Opportunity
Sweet Pea Maze, Santa’s Playground
Carlsbad Mining Company
Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse
The Artist Gardens & Bird Aviaries
Illusion Garden, Butterfly Garden
Sea of Sunflowers, Pothead Garden
Historic Poinsettia Display
American Flag of Flowers
Demonstration Garden
Fields Map

2024 Activity Calendar
Meditation, Yoga, Picnics
Pressed Flower Workshop
Mosaic Frame Workshop
The Cool Rush Band, Painting
Bohemian Floral Hoop, Flower Crown
Floral Mosaic Suncatcher Workshop
Bayou Brothers Band, Grazing
Drawing Sunflowers, Girl Scout Day
Swingergy Band, Kids Day
The Derringers Band
Michele Lundeen Band
Charcuterie Workshop

Pizza, Ice Cream, Strawberry Shake, Kettle Corn, Lemonade. Tacos, Cotton Candy, Coffee


5/10/2023
North County is Alive With The Sound of Music
From emo to punk to folk,
musicians in North County are turning up the volume
San Diego Magazine


Encinitas Arts & Culture Events


Del Mar Fairgrounds
(858) 755-1161
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar


Things to do in Del Mar
SanDiego.com


6/12/2023
‘Women in the Wild’
County Parks, Rec Using Fair to Foster
Journeys Outdoors
TIMES of SAN DIEGO


6/19/2023
A Weekend in Julian
and Points Beyond
Part 1
North County Daily Star

Related:
More pies than people
Julian, Calif., is a Gold Rush town saved by apples

A California town, known for pie
also hides an underground day trip


Ocean Beach Dog Beach
“dogs can roam off-leash”
SanDiego.com


OB Beach Cam
OB Calendar
Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association


San Diego Zoo
Special Events
For a report on current Zoo weather, click here.
2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego


The Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This Weekend
THERE SANDIEGO


7/31/2023
How to Babymoon in San Diego This Summer
Our list of the best places around the city for an unforgettable and relaxing escape before baby arrives
San Diego Magazine


2/17/2023
Considering getting into bird watching?
San Diego experts share top local spots and tips.
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Related…
I stopped for coffee. Instead I learned all the
local birding hotspots and events in San Diego


San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado, San Diego       directions


Fleet Science Center
Science Museum and Planetarium in Balboa Park
10 am – 5 pm

Documentary in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater
Space Gallery, Studio X, Kid City and many more exhibits
Color In A New Light
Deep Sky IMAX Documentary

Corporate Events, High School Dances
Birthday Parties, Sleepovers

1875 El Prado, San Diego


Cross Border Express                 facebook
Your Convenient Gateway Between Mexico and the US

An enclosed pedestrian skybridge that spans the U.S./Mexico border, connecting directly to the Tijuana Airport

2745 Otay Pacific Drive, San Diego

California


12/5/2023
Pixar Fest with Daytime Parade Headline
Disneyland Resort’s 2024 Slate of Special Events
TIMES of SAN DIEGO


4/18/2023
Colorful Photos Capture
California’s Dazzling Superbloom.
BuzzFeed.News

Related:
8 Less-Crowded Places to See Wildflowers


1/25/2024
Park View
Beginner Hikes in 2024
The Conejo Guardian

Related:
Cycling for Beginners
Getting Started in 2024


9/1/2023
One of Calif.’s biggest water parks is hidden on a farm road near Sacramento
SFGATE


8/30/2023
Ignore the weird name
This Calif. lake may have the Sierra’s best swimming
SFGATE


6/1/2024
Monaco billionaire strikes deal to grant public access to
Big Sur property with breathtaking views
Los Angeles Times

International


12/26/2023
Nayarit
a tiny gem with stunning views
in western Mexico
The Coast News


Crossword Puzzle


Sudoku Puzzle