California Welcome Center – Oceanside

“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

The California Welcome Center in Oceanside receives more than 80,000 visitors each year and has a fantastic group of volunteers that are friendly 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 the entire country and from all around the world. With just one stop, visitors can find:

Information: State, regional and local

  • Maps – complimentary regional maps and detailed street maps available.
  • Brochures – come, see, grab and explore what you want to do.
  • Visitor Guides – for Oceanside and many of San Diego’s communities.
  • Events – event calendars for the local area.
  • Attractions – we have information, ideas, tips, and discounted tickets.
  • Information about all of the official California Welcome Centers throughout the State.

Hotel Recommendations

  • Get information on types of lodging.
  • Get information on hotel and vacation rental availability.
  • Need to book a reservation? We will help facilitate that.

Discount Attraction Tickets

  • California Welcome Center is a redemption location for the Go San Diego cards and we sell them here, too!
  • Individual attraction tickets for sale, too. Avoid ticket lines and save money!
  • LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, Old Town Trolley Tours, USS Midway Museum, Oceanside Adventures Luxury Cruises and more.
  • Click to view current discount attraction ticket pricing.


  • Restrooms – clean and tidy.
  • Computer for visitors’ use – get answers to tough questions and pay toll roads here.
  • Personalized visitor tips, directions, ideas and recommendations.
  • Souvenir Penny Machine – 4 beautiful Oceanside Scenes.
  • Bike Repair Station (outside, available 24/7)


  • Oceanside branded merchandise.
  • Beach inspired gifts and jewelry.
  • Locally made: pottery, art, photography, cards and apparel.
  • Souvenir items.
  • Toys: cute, cuddly friends to travel with or take home as gifts.
  • Travel needs: sunscreen, sunglasses, beach towels, hats and travel candles.
  • Hostess gifts and local honey.

Local Residents

  • Show your visitors the Welcome Center.
  • Gather idea information before visitors arrive.
  • Create a care package or welcome bag for your out of town guests.
  • Planning a family or class reunion? Get ideas, brochures, visitors guides and maps.
  • Buy your area attraction tickets in advance to avoid long lines.
  • Pickup free periodicals and magazines.

Stay In Touch

  • We love to hear how your Oceanside experience is going!
  • Post your comments on Trip Advisor.
  • Drive, bike, or walk to North Coast Hwy to visit us.

Become a Welcome Center Volunteer!

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

You will meet interesting people from all over the world and become friends with other volunteers. To learn more about volunteering at the Welcome Center, please contact: Veronica Voorhees at or call 1-800-350-7873.