Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Casa del Prado Theater is the historic reconstruction of a 1915 Panama California Exposition building at Balboa Park. The building is used by the San Diego Junior Theater, the country’s oldest junior theater program. It is a great place to continue our introduction to theater, especially when the production is SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical.

St. Michael’s By-the-Sea is the oldest church in Carlsbad, and one of the four oldest buildings in Carlsbad Village. The 1894 historic chapel now resides adjacent to a larger, newer chapel, both of which hold regular church services. Once a year St. Michael’s By-the-Sea hosts the Carlsbad Music Festival, an artist-led, grass-roots non-profit that features …

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Culp Valley Overlook Trail located inside Culp Valley Primitive Campground offers incredible views of Borrego Valley and perspective on the magnitude of the state’s largest state park, Anza Borrego. Anza Borrego State Park is 935 square miles, roughly one fifth the size of San Diego County. Anza Borrego State Park is bigger than 44 of …

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Every Thursday before Halloween Oceanside’s weekly Sunset Market is transformed into Haunted Market. People of all ages dress up and go trick-or-treating at vendor’s booths. It seems even more vendors participated this year than in years past. Haunted Market is the best way to kick off All Hallows’ Eve, our pre-tradition tradition.

My favorite winery, Rancho Guejito, is trying something new. This Friday they opened their vineyard to popcorn eating, wine drinking movie goers, showing Hocus Pocus on an inflatable big screen. Typically Rancho Guejito is only opened to the public on Saturday and Sunday, their winery being a small portion of their 23,000 acre rancho which …

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Mellano Farm Stand is a 300 acre organic flower farm along the San Luis Rey River located in a rural agricultural area of Oceanside, where Oceanside meets Bonsall. The small farm stand sells some vegetables and semi-local eggs along with tickets for the tractor ride and corn maze. The corn maze is super small, the …

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Temecula Valley has about fifty wineries to choose from, all of which vary in cost, comfort, amenities, popularity, flashiness, exclusivity, and wine quality. Today we wanted to go to wineries that we haven’t been to before. Even though we are from the area, we haven’t visited many of the local wineries since there are so …

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The Temecula Greek Festival attracts thousands of visitors every year (except the last two) who want to celebrate and learn about Greece culture. This tradition has been taking place for the past two decades, although this is our first time attending. Luckily for us, a huge part of culture is food and drink. Feta fries, …

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