Home & Garden in Camp Pendleton South

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Ace Hardware's well-stocked aisles abound with home goods, tools, and furnishings for nearly any home-improvement project. Pick up a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set ($8.49), a Stanley rip hammer ($9.49), and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Home improvers can illuminate their newfound décor with a 6-pack of Ace bent tip light bulbs ($17.94), the better to see by while making use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). For those who need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, most stores offer a paint-matching service free of charge. Keys can be copied, and barnacle-encrusted carpet cleaned with the help of a rented carpet-cleaning machine (inquire about pricing at your preferred location).

3766 Mission Ave
Oceanside,
CA
US

Photographs. Sculptures. Music. Film. Oceanside Museum of Art's visitors will encounter many different forms of artistic inspiration as they sample the museum's wealth of local and global artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. Like the art world itself, the museum and its galleries evolve constantly—at least 15 different exhibitions open there each year.

  • Size: 4,500 square feet encompass four rotating galleries, which host more than 15 exhibitions annually
  • The Buildings: The museum's side-by-side structures were designed by acclaimed architects Irving Gill in the early 20th century and Frederick Fisher in the early 21st century.
  • Don't Miss: The Museum Store, which sells jewelry, glass, clothes, and other original works of art
  • Special Programs: Art classes, the 333's Music at the Museum series, and Art After Dark—evenings of wine, beer, and themed creative entertainment
  • Pro Tip: The museum closes its doors and puts a pillow under every statue's head on Mondays and major holidays.
  • Beyond the Museum: OMA's travel programs take people on art-themed trips to foreign countries.
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside,
CA
US

Whether by kayak or stand-up paddle-board, by wind-steered sailboats or motorized boats, Oceanside Boat Rentals gets its clients off the land and into the Pacific. The quaint harbor area features plenty of scenery to chew on and attractions to visit. Couples can steer a double kayak out into the lagoon and lunch while gazing at Camp Pendleton's beachfront, or opt for an electric boat and cruise further into the Pacific waters. Oceanside also offers SeaDoo rentals for speed and sport, six-passenger powerboat rentals, and pedal boat rentals for vacationing cyclists.

256 Harbor Dr S
Oceanside,
CA
US

A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.

1793 Oceanside Blvd
Oceanside,
CA
US

The instructors at Waterworks Aquatics believe anyone can learn to swim, no matter their age. This belief drives each instructor-led session, accommodating everyone from babies as young as 3 months old who are just getting acquainted with the water, to older children learning more advanced strokes and adults learning to swim for the first time. The instructors focus on teaching stroke techniques that utilize muscle memory and rhythms that are easy to grasp, while cultivating a fun, relaxed environment to help reduce students' anxiety. They lead private, semiprivate, group, and Parent and Me lessons, all of which move at the pace of the swimmers' abilities. Beyond bestowing swimmers with efficient form, the lessons also help them stay safe in the water by teaching them how to control their breathing, reduce unnecessary movement, and stay completely still in the presence of pool krakens to avoid begin seen.

2704 Gateway Rd
Carlsbad,
CA
US

Working with local artists, the home decor experts at Skylar's Home & Patio have assembled hundreds of unique furniture pieces and accessories made in the U.S. to fit many interior and exterior home-decor styles. The showroom displays sectionals and a variety of styles that include vintage-like and shabby-chic pieces for the dining room, living room, or bedroom, as well as ultrasleek stands for plasma TVs. Resin-wicker and cast-aluminum patio furniture dominate the outdoor-furniture selection, which includes fire pits that warm up backyard gatherings or make a fine replacement for temperamental office shredders.

2840 State St
Carlsbad,
CA
US