“Welcome to Oceanside!” is what you will hear when you enter our charming center…

The California Welcome Center - Oceanside can be found at:

928 North Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054
Call 1-800-350-7873

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The California Welcome Center in Oceanside receives more than 80,000 visitors each year and has a fantastic group of volunteers that are enthusiastic and eager to provide helpful information and tips to you and your group when exploring Oceanside and San Diego County.

Hours of Operation: Open daily from 9am-5pm*

*Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The California Welcome Center – Oceanside assists visitors from all over the country and from all around the world. With just one stop, visitors can find:

Information: State, regional and local

  • Maps – lots of complimentary maps and detailed street maps as well
  • Brochures – come, see, grab, and explore what you want to do
  • Visitor Guides – for Oceanside and many of San Diego’s communities
  • Events – events calendars for the local area.
  • Attractions – we have information, ideas, tips, and discounted tickets

Hotel Reservations

  • Get information on types of lodging
  • Get information on hotel and vacation rental availability
  • Need to book a reservation? We can do that, too!

Discount Attraction Tickets



  • Restrooms – clean and tidy
  • Computer for visitors’ use – gets answers to tough questions
  • Personalized visitor tips, directions, ideas
  • Souvenir Penny Machine – 4 beautiful Oceanside Scenes
  • Itinerary Planning tool – use and then print your plan


  • Local finds: unique hand-crafted items and local photography
  • Souvenir items
  • Toys: cute, cuddly friends to travel with or take home as gifts
  • Travel needs: sunscreen, lip protection, sunglasses, pain relievers, etc.
  • Hostess gifts

Local Residents

  • Send your visitors into the Welcome Center
  • Gather idea information before visitors arrive
  • Create a care package

Geocaching Location

  • Have you ever heard of geocaching?
  • A great way to get out, explore, and have fun!
  • Just one of many exciting Oceanside geocaches

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Become a Welcome Center Volunteer!

Would you like to become a California Welcome Center – Oceanside volunteer?

We are sure you will be pleased with the new friends you will make and the interesting people you will meet from all over the world.

Please complete the Volunteer Profile and return it to the Welcome Center.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Veronica Voorhees at [email protected]