8 Reasons to have a Destination Wedding in Oceanside
Love is in the ocean air! If you’re looking for a romantic location for your wedding or your vow renewal, consider Oceanside as your Southern California wedding destination. Our Group Travel Sales Team with Visit Oceanside can assist you with finding the perfect venue and accommodations. View our Visit Oceanside Wedding Page for more information.
1. The Weather
With its year round sunny climate, and average temperature of 70 degrees, Oceanside’s weather has been rated by USA Today as the second most ideal climate in the United States, and the fifth most ideal weather in the world. Sunny and 70 is predicted for your Oceanside wedding.
2. The Beaches
Visitors can revel and relax at over 3.5 miles of sandy beaches in Oceanside. Popular beaches include Harbor Beach, Breakwater Way, Pier View North and South, Tyson Street Beach, Wisconsin Street Beach, Oceanside Boulevard and Buccaneer Beach. The most stunning feature of our beaches is the Oceanside Pier, which is the longest over-water wooden pier in California (1,942 feet). If you have dreamed of your Oceanside wedding in the sand, the City of Oceanside welcomes beach weddings between Labor Day and Memorial Day with a permit.
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3. The Location
Oceanside, San Diego’s North Shore, is a classic California beach community centrally located in the heart of Southern California.
• 38 miles north of San Diego, 60 miles south of Anaheim and 100 miles south of Los Angeles
• 4 major airports: San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Ontario
• Rail travel with multiple lines for easy commute to San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara
4. The Activities
Your wedding weekend wouldn’t be complete without activities for the guys, the gals, and everyone together. There is a wide variety of Things to Do in Oceanside including golf, museums, historical landmarks, spas, water sports, biking, whale watching, and shopping. Get the entire group together and rent boats, kayaks or stand up paddle boards at the Harbor, take a surf lesson, or for the really adventurous, skydive! Oceanside features Southern California’s most scenic and closest skydiving center to the Pacific Ocean. The couple that jumps together, stays together!
5. The Hotspots
Oceanside is quickly becoming known for its local restaurateurs, craft breweries, and our weekly Sunset Market. Our Event Calendar is packed with fun things happening about town. Our Group Travel Sales Team can help you find the perfect spot to celebrate your rehearsal dinner in Oceanside.
6. The Sunsets
Oceanside sunsets are some of the best that you’ll find year-round. Stroll along our wooden pier hand in hand and enjoy the sensation of being in the middle of the ocean while you watch the sun sink into the Pacific. Keep watch for the elusive green flash and remember to seal the sunset with a kiss. Our Visit Oceanside Facebook and Instagram friends love to share their sunset photos with us! #oceanside #oceansidepier #oceansideharbor
7. The Honeymoon
Let the ocean lull to sleep in one of our beachfront hotels or vacation rentals which are mere steps to the sand. Enjoy your morning coffee on the patio as you take in the saltiness of the sea mist, and then take a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean before heading out to your coastal bi-plane tour for two.
8. The Venues
Many of our wedding venues take advantage of the outdoor San Diegan lifestyle. They include golf courses and country clubs, private garden estates, oceanfront lawns, historic parks, charter cruises, vacation rentals and ceremonies in the sand. Our indoor venues include hotel ballrooms, museums, and modern conference and community centers.