“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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