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Oceanside Set to Become San Diego’s Breakout Beach Destination

The historic “Top Gun” house is slated to relaunch as a curated food outlet as part of new pier-side resort development, which is the latest in a citywide renaissance resulting in exciting new visitor offerings in Oceanside. The long-awaited development of two beachfront resorts marks a significant milestone for Oceanside’s tourism industry, which continues to flourish. The project is expected to be the largest beachfront development on the San Diego coastline in more than 20 years and continues to raise Oceanside’s profile as one of the hottest up-and-coming beach destinations for visitors to San Diego County. Slated to open in 2020, the project includes two resorts offerings, with both properties offering street-level retail and dining, as well as indoor-outdoor meeting space that takes full advantage of the ocean front location. “Nearly two decades in planning, this pier-side resort development will complement the existing offerings in Oceanside by providing visitors with an upscale, resort experience that currently doesn’t exist in the city,” said Leslee Gaul, CEO of Visit Oceanside. “We look forward to being able to attract and service visitors who are seeking a full-service resort getaway that is just steps away from Oceanside’s legendary beach breaks and other attractions.” The Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan will reimagine the City’s historic highway and transform it into a pedestrian-friendly destination. The Pier Plaza Project envisions a more beautiful and dynamic pier and beach amphitheater area. And, planned expansion of the Coastal Rail Trail via the Loma Alta Creek Bridge Project will increase coastal access for pedestrians and cyclists as well as improve wetland habitat.