Main Street

Clay N’ Latte
Pottery painting
Glass fusing : Create your own glass masterpiece!
Impressions: hand and thumb print keepsakes
20 Main St.

Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas
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

25 Main St.

Cold Stone Creamery                Delivery
Ice Cream Made Fresh
shakes, fruit smoothies, ice cream cakes & pies
Signature CreationsTM…     Birthday Cake Remix
Stuck on Caramel Apples, Frosted Pumpkin Bread
Apple Pie a la Cold Stone, Banana Caramel Crunch
Our Strawberry Blonde, Mud Pie Mojo
Cookie Minster, Berry Berry Berry Good
30 Main St.       across from Cinépolis Cinemas

Little Cakes Kitchen                 future orders
Two Time Cupcake Wars Winners!!!
Cupcakes, custom cakes, desserts for special occasions
Red Velvet, Lemon Berry, Chocolate Salted Caramel
Vanilla, Holiday, Brownie Bites, Vegan, Gluten free
30 Main St.

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.

All Star Summer Camp
Arts & Crafts, Weekly Themes
100’s of Activities, Fun & Fitnesss
Vista Full Day Summer Camp
35 Main St.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream                 Menu
Local flavors       4 scoop sampler
Handel pops, ices, sherbets, vegan sorbet
Frosty paw (for dogs)
Daily 11 am – 11 pm
207 Main St.

AVO Playhouse
Theater available for rent
for community events.
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 10.     Friday Night Splash is 4-8pm on select dates.

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

This year at Vista’s Broadway Theater…

Broadway Theater Shows

Charley’s Aunt
Comedic Period Farce                 9/8-9/23/2023

Room Service?                                10/13-10/29/2023
A New One Man Tribute Show with Music

Made in USA                                    11/17-12/3/2023
Non-stop Song and Dance Review

Christmas with the Carps!       12/8-12/17/2023

Walking Distance to Main Street

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 Calendar
700 Eucalyptus Ave.

Downtown Vista

Downtown Vista Events Calendar


The Vista Press – Calendar

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…

2023 Season
not Monday/Tuesday
9/13 – 9/30: Saturday Night Fever (PG-13) 7:30 pm

Moonlight Youth Theater
10/13-15   10/19-21:   Seussical The Musical

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

on your way to Moonlight Theater…

Picnics to Go
BBQ or Mexican
Wildwood Crossing

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
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.

Kids in the Garden Classes
10am – Noon   |   Second Saturday of Each Month
featuring hands-on activities, Incredible Edibles, conservation lessons, and tours of the Gardens

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

Rent the garden   |   Volunteers wanted

Top of the hill in Brengle Terrace Park
1250 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista

Free on Saturday October 14th at Alta Vista Gardens…

10am – 3pm

“Kids’ activities will include Painting Pumpkins, Origami Bats, painting Kindness Rocks, Nature Weaving, Eggshell Mosaics, and Worms Discovery. Music by Vic Moraga and Dance by Moreton Bay Fig Morris Dancers will entertain our busy visitors. Our Family Discovery Walk will lead to a hike through our lower gardens.”

The Vista Press

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

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

Hiking Trails
City of Vista

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
Weddings & Private Parties
Adobe Days School Field Trips

640 Alta Vista Dr. — across from Vista Civic Center

Vista Historical Society & Museum
at Rancho Minerva
2317 Old Foothill Dr., 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


Palomar College
Palomar Performing Arts
Howard Brubeck Theatre or Studio Theater
2023 Season Brochure

The closest parking lot to the theaters is parking lot 15 on West Mission Road. If it’s Thursday 1pm concert hour, parking is free in parking lots 1 & 15. If not concert hour, then you will need a $5 parking pass. A parking pass dispenser is located on Comet Circle near parking lot 12.

Or take the bus. The theaters are close to the (2nd?) Palomar College bus stop.

1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos         Map

Coming Soon at Palomar College…

Ed Kornhauser 1pm Thurs. 9/28
Concert Hour is FREE.
Parking is Free in parking lots 1 & 15
during Concert Hour.

Noche Havana 5pm 10/20 & 10/21
Salsa Class, Salsa Band and Open Dance Floor
Performances, Cuban food and appetizers
Cuban Salsa, Merengue, Bachata

Purchase Tickets Via Phone
(760) 214 – 9109

Upcoming Events are shown about halfway down the Performing Arts page.

Events in future months:
Click on the dates under the Upcoming Events heading. A calendar will pop up. Click on a future date in the calendar.

Palomar College offers Dance, Music, and Theater classes.

Cuisine, Culture and Cool Beach Vibes in Oceanside

Oceanside, SANDAG, and Visit Oceanside
Bring Back ‘gO’side’
Electric Shuttle Service

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

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

San Diego Audubon Society

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

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.


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

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

This year at The Welk…

Shows… Spamalot, Elf The Musical, Venice

Tribute bands… Neil Diamond, Queen, Eagles, Elvis

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

Safari Park         video

“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

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido


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

Halloween Festivities Return to Legoland this Weekend

Brick-Or-Treat Monster Party To Return To Legoland California
The Carlsbad-based theme park will transform into a family-friendly Halloween escape with candy, new shows and more.

Legoland California unveiled a
LEGO model of San Diego
to Miniland U.S.A.

The Flower Fields
Mar 1 – May 14 9am-6pm with paid admission
5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad

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

Encinitas Cruise Night
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Third Thursday of month thru September
Classic cars, hot rods, live music

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

‘Women in the Wild’
County Parks, Rec Using Fair to Foster
Journeys Outdoors

A Weekend in Julian
and Points Beyond
Part 1
North County Daily Star

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

San Diego Zoo
Special Events
2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego

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

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

Christmas Light Displays


Colorful Photos Capture
California’s Dazzling Superbloom.

8 Less-Crowded Places to See Wildflowers

Ignore the weird name
This Calif. lake may have the Sierra’s best swimming

One of Calif.’s biggest water parks is hidden on a farm road near Sacramento