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Virtual Vacation Day

To all you dreamers and vacation enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Celebrate National Virtual Vacation Day while embarking on a digital escape to our favorite destination: Oceanside, CA. Join us as we share what a day in O’side looks like from sunrise in the Harbor to sunset as the waves crash into Oceanside’s 1,954-foot-long historical pier. Along the way, tour through natural preserves at the Buena Vista Lagoon, enjoy some fresh air at Guajome Park and wave “Hello” to our resident O’siders – the Harbor Sea Lions!

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Guajome Park

Quick Hikes In & Around Oceanside

Are you looking for some quick hikes in and around Oceanside? If so, check out our handy-dandy overview of some easily accessible local trails and hikes that offer a chance to enjoy the great weather and natural beauty of Southern California without requiring a grueling and difficult trek! From the beautiful and smooth trails around Guajome Lake, to the 7.2 mile bike friendly San Luis Rey River Trail, to the nature reserve at Batiquitos Lagoon, there’s plenty of beautiful options to choose from!

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The Questions You’ve Been Asking at the California Welcome Center

Oceanside’s California Welcome Center is a powerful resource for visitors and locals alike. Leading the way on TripAdvisor as the #1 thing to do in the city, the Welcome Center sees more than 60,000 visitors every year and the knowledgeable volunteers and staff hear every traveler question under the sun. For the times you can’t make the drive over to the California Welcome Center in Oceanside, check out these answers to some of the most common questions being asked right now, including discount ticket information, where to get a cup of great coffee and where you can eat while enjoying a great view!

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4th Grade Field Trip to the Mission

Every year thousands of 4th graders make their way to one of the 21 missions laced throughout California to learn about the state’s early history, settlement, indigenous people and more. Oceanside is home to the “King of the Missions” Old Mission San Luis Rey, the largest of the 21 California Missions which offers the following full featured 4th grade field trip experience complete with presentations, tours, a scavenger hunt and more!

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Ultimate Selfie Waverider Helicopter Tours

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!

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Mission San Luis Rey

February Oceanside Events

February is here which means it’s time to escape the cold and snow and take advantage of everything Oceanside has to offer, including warmer beach weather and great events taking place throughout the month! If you’re looking to walk about our maker area of South O, experience a beer festival for a cause or catch a performance at our local theatre – Oceanside has you covered!

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Harbor Village Kayak Oceanside

January Oceanside Events

Now that the holiday season has come to an end, January is the perfect time to not only refocus your energy, but also take advantage of our extremely mild winter weather by enjoying these events and activities that would otherwise be impossible anywhere else in the country. From practicing yoga with wine on the side, learning about Mission art conservation, embarking on a birding walk and more, Oceanside is the place to be to start 2020 off right!

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