SEASIDE/SAND CITY
Seaside, CA This 10-square-mile oceanside city is known for its strong base of diverse family-owned businesses. A growing multicultural community, Seaside is also home to a large auto center and California State University Monterey Bay. Views of the rugged coastline are plentiful from various points throughout the city, anchored by the 12-mile coastal recreation trail that extends from Marina to Pacific Grove. Seaside derived its multicultural character as a military town throughout the decades of the 20th century.

2010 population: 33,025
2010 median home price: $279,000

Top Seaside Attractions
1. Shopping
Seaside has become a favorite and fun shopping spot on the Monterey Peninsula, with its many variety and specialty stores. Lee Durley, musician

2. Family-Owned Businesses
The varied family-owned businesses such as Sarita s and Ferdi s restaurants, and so many other locally owned firms have helped build Seaside into a thriving community. Lee Durley, musician

3. Laguna Grande Park
The crowd-pleasing live-music concerts and celebrations in Seaside s Laguna Grande Park, attracting fans from all the surrounding cities and beyond.

4. La Villa Restaurant
Enjoying Rosa s delicious chiles rellenos at La Villa Restaurant. Ralph Rubio, Seaside Mayor 2007

5. New Foods
Trying new foods, like Vietnamese cuisine at Pho King and sushi at Ichi Riki. Ralph Rubio, Seaside Mayor 2007

6. View of the Bay
Looking out over the bay on a sunny day from Seaside and watching the fog creep over the hill covering the Peninsula. Ralph Rubio, Seaside Mayor 2007

 
Dining in Seaside

Noodles Bar
1944 Fremont Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955
831-392-0210

Rosa La Villa Restaurant
766 Broadway Ave
Seaside, CA 93955
831-899-7710

Baan Thai Restaurant
1760 Fremont Blvd # F1
Seaside, CA 93955
831-394-2996

Seaside
COURTESY OF DEBORAH RUSSELL
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Lodging in Seaside

Econo Lodge Bay Breeze
2049 Fremont Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955
1-800-780-5733
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Holiday Inn Express at Monterey Bay
1400 Del Monte Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955
1-800-780-5733
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Howard Johnson Express Inn
1893 Fremont Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955
1-800-780-5733
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