Motorcoach Tour and Travel- bus - CA Welcome Center

Motorcoach Tour and Travel

Oceanside is a friendly Southern California beach community located along the iconic Coast Highway 101. As the most northern coastal city in San Diego County, Oceanside is the perfect stop along your SoCal exploration, within close proximity to downtown San Diego, Orange County, Temecula, and Los Angeles.

Along with its spectacular scenic views, Oceanside is a welcome stop for any bus or tour group due to the variety of activities and attractions available. A delicious dining scene, bustling art community, and outdoor adventures aplenty- Oceanside is the perfect addition to your scheduled route and itinerary. 

The California Welcome Center – Oceanside has special driver incentive programs available, see below.

Outlined below is a sampling of activities perfect for a group outing.  If you are looking for additional suggestions on things to do with your group, please contact one of our Group Travel team members for assistance. 

Bus-Friendly Things to Do in Oceanside:

  • Oceanside Harbor Village (Free bus parking available)
  • Oceanside Pier and Beaches
  • Historic Mission San Luis Rey
  • Bike Rentals
  • Beer and Wine Tastings
  • California Surf Museum
  • Oceanside Museum of Art 
  • Weekly Farmers Market and Sunset Market, held every Thursday
  • Ocean’s 11 Casino
  • Shopping at nearby premium outlet centers
Motorcoach Driver Incentive ADV- 2017-18

Motorcoach Driver Incentive Program

Visit Oceanside operates the ONLY California Welcome Center in San Diego County.  Bus drivers and riders are invited to stop by to grab travel brochures, purchase discounted attraction tickets, shop for gifts and souvenirs, and freshen up in our clean restrooms. 

The Welcome Center is open daily and is conveniently located off of Interstate 5 and Highway 76, conveniently located next to In & Out Burger.

Bus Driver Incentive. Motorcoach drivers that bring 10 or more riders into the Welcome Center will receive a $20 gift card to a local Oceanside restaurant. Some restrictions may apply. 

Featured Motorcoach Friendly Hotels

The following hotels are participating in our Motorcoach Incentive Program (See Below).

Best Western Plus

  • # of Rooms: 134
  • Free Breakfast: w/ Minimum # Rooms Book
  • Onsite Bus Parking: Yes
Courtyard by Marriott Oceanside Camp Pendleton

Courtyard by Marriott

  • # of Rooms: 142
  • Free Breakfast: w/ Minimum # Rooms Book
  • Onsite Bus Parking: Yes
Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton

Holiday Inn

  • # of Rooms: 110
  • Free Breakfast: w/ Minimum # Rooms Book
  • Onsite Bus Parking: Based on availability or in nearby lot

Motorcoach and Bus Groups Incentive Program

When you book your accommodations in Oceanside you qualify for our Motorcoach Incentive Program! New groups with 10 or more rooms booked, arriving before July 1, 2018, will be able to take advantage of these great offers!

(Excludes July 1 – September 30; holiday and special event weekends)

Book 10+ Rooms

$200 Sponsorship

towards dining, activity
or tour with Oceanside businesses

Book 25+ Rooms

$500 Sponsorship

towards dining, activity
or tour with Oceanside businesses

Bonuses for weekday stays – Add $150
Who is eligible to apply?

Application may be made by any travel agent, tour operator, tour broker, or group leader who plans and promotes group tours provided that the guests being transported spend at least one (1) night per trip in an Oceanside lodging establishment and visit at least one (1) Oceanside excursion.

Rules and Restrictions:
  • Only valid for tours which reside at Oceanside properties.
  • Group travel must be actualized before July 1, 2018; excludes July 1 – September 30; and holiday or special event weekends.
  • Sponsorship to be used for group experience during the travel dates; no credit given and not redeemable after check-out.
  • Bonus qualifier is for room blocks with a minimum of 2 nights occurring Sunday – Thursday.
  • The Motorcoach Incentive Program promotion expires on July 1, 2018 or once all funds are allocated.
  • Incentive Program must be mentioned during the negotiation process with the hotel or incentive may not be valid.
  • May not be combined with any other promotion being held at the property.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
Contact the Visit Oceanside CVB for Event Planning

Complimentary Services for Tour Groups in Oceanside

The Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau provides the following assistance to group tour planners:

  • Assistance in securing competitive bids for overnight housing in area hotels
  • Customized itineraries for each tour suited to your group’s needs
  • Maps, escort notes, and information on accommodations, restaurants and attractions
  • Information and assistance from travel industry members

For additional information on planning a group tour in the area please complete our Group Travel RFP.