WELCOME TO
OCEANSIDE

Oceanside is a true SoCal beach town with a tangible laid-back vibe. The city boasts spectacular year-round weather, gorgeous beaches, an historic wooden pier, quaint New England-style harbor, and charming bungalow neighborhoods.

O’side (as locals affectionately call it) is a destination of discovery where you can explore everything from awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures, California history at the “King of Missions,” and surf culture at the California Surf Museum. As a playful and diverse destination, we value personal expression and originality, inviting you to play in a real SoCal beach town and Respect the O’riginals.

Centrally located in the heart of Southern California, Oceanside is perfectly situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, making it easy to visit family-favorite attractions such as LEGOLAND California Resort, Disneyland California Resort, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Request an
OCEANSIDE
Visitor Guide
oceanside-vistors-guide
Order a FREE guide today and start
planning your next O’side getaway.
THINGS TO DO IN OCEANSIDE

FIND YOUR O'SIDE

Harbor Sunset
BEST SUNSET LOCATIONS
Holiday Tree Lighting Christmas Santa Mainstreet
HOLIDAY EVENTS
Things to Do in Oceanside
THINGS TO DO
UNEXPECTED ADVENTURES
Oceanside Beaches
OCEANSIDE BEACHES
MURALS & STREET ART

OCEANSIDE EVENTS

Look no further to find arts and cultural celebrations, family-friendly events, live entertainment, and more! You are invited to join in on the fun and experience a taste of Oceanside’s local personality.

OCEANSIDE EVENTS

Look no further to find arts and cultural celebrations, family-friendly events, live entertainment, and more! You are invited to join in on the fun and experience a taste of Oceanside’s local personality.

O'RIGINAL O'SIDERS

The people of Oceanside keep the local spirit alive by being innovative and creative. Meet some of these local personalities and discover what they love about their city and how being in Oceanside has sparked their creativity and inspiration.

O'RIGINAL O'SIDERS

The people of Oceanside keep the local spirit alive by being innovative and creative. Meet some of these local personalities and discover what they love about their city and how being in Oceanside has sparked their creativity and inspiration.

Unique and Unexpected Things to do in Oceanside

Looking for something fun, unique, and maybe even a little quirky to do in Oceanside? Well look no further, we've got a list of awesome unexpected activities you can enjoy in Oceanside that will leave you with incredible pictures and plenty of stories to tell! Whether it be taking an 'ultimate selfie' helicopter flight for pictures that will leave your followers speechless, or riding the waves in Sumo Surf Tubes, catching fish with your bare hands, or embarking on a self-guided mural tour. What ever your style, we've got you covered for all things fun and unique!
Read More

Unique Craft Coffee Shops Found in Oceanside

Coffee junkies unite! If you're searching for a caffeine fix look no further than the eclectic and vibrant local coffee scene in Oceanside, California. Come and enjoy great brew to go along with delicious pastries, comic books, old school records and more!
Read More
Oceanside-Craft-Beer-Mulitigenerational-Vacation-Hello-Betty-Fish-House-282

Oceanside Breweries

Oceanside is home to 8 craft breweries all with their own personality and style.

Bike-in-Oceanside-Oceanside-Pier-Bike-the-Coast-282

Bike Trails

Explore by bike! From coastal cruises to endurance challenges we have a bike route for you.

California Welcome Center Oceanside Exterior

Discount Attraction Tickets

Save while you play. The Oceanside Visitor Center sells discounted tickets to LEGOLAND, San Diego Zoo and more.

Oceanside-Group-Travel-282

Weddings & Special Events

Plan a picture-perfect wedding or special event in Oceanside. The Group Travel Department is here to help.

LET’S STAY IN TOUCH!
Sign up to receive Oceanside events,
deals, and local information.
Order a FREE
OCEANSIDE
Visitor Guide