Bleisure Travel

Extend your business trip in Southern California and spend a few days in Oceanside

Me: I want to travel more.

Bank Account: You should probably just extend that work trip.

Bleisure is when you intentionally mix a business trip with a leisure or pleasure trip. Your company has paid for your flights and brought you to a destination for business purposes. Why not take some time pre or post-meetings to explore the region further?

Have the family join in! Oceanside is a quintessential California coastal escape that includes wide sandy beaches, a quaint New England-style harbor, historic wooden pier and charming bungalow neighborhoods. It’s a destination of discovery where you can explore everything from California history at the “King of Missions” to surf culture at the California Surf Museum and awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures.  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.

Convention Center Attendees

Traveling to San Diego or Anaheim to attend an annual conference or convention? Consider spending a few days before or after in Oceanside – San Diego’s “North Shore”. Here are a quick five reasons why you’ll want to make the trip to soak up the sun in this beach town.  

Convenient Transportation

Oceanside is easily accessed by car from Interstate 5 and can also be reached by rail with daily stops at the Oceanside Transit Center from Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, San Diego’s Coaster and Sprinter, and Orange County’s Metrolink. Once you’re at the Transit Center you’re in walking distance to many hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, and shopping. In fact, your trip to Oceanside may not even require a car.



Beautiful Beaches

With 3 miles of coastline, the beaches in Oceanside are a hub of activity, serving up the fun from mild to wild experiences. Perfect for the casual family beach days with the perfect mix of radical for adrenaline pumping adventures.  There is nothing better than spending a day at the beach, walking along the Pier, building sand castles, and roasting s’mores over a bonfire.  Seekers of family-fun are invited to play in this seaside getaway.


Dine O’side

Over the last several years, Oceanside has quickly gained a reputation as being one of the leading foodie destinations in San Diego County. Local chefs are making headlines by pushing the limits, creating new and unique menu items and experimenting with classics to bring exquisite and mouth-watering flavors to every plate. Locally coined “flip-flop fine dining,” Oceanside prides itself on providing a high-quality dining experience in a casual atmosphere. Our burgeoning dining scene is all about fresh, locally sourced ingredients, independent style and a collaborative community spirit.


Craft Brew Scene 

San Diego County is well known for its variety of local breweries and Oceanside is a key player within the craft beverage movement. Located along the western edge of San Diego’s “Hops Highway,” Oceanside is a craft beer powerhouse with nine craft breweries, and more on the horizon. Taprooms are also a big part of the local brew scene, featuring rotating regional beers and hosting tap take over events inviting customers to experience the different regional beer flavors.


California Cultural District 

Oceanside has been named one of 14 California Cultural Districts by the California Arts Council. Cultural districts foster increased opportunities for artists, craftspeople and other small businesses to contribute to local economy, and promote preservation and reuse of historic buildings and other structures. They also provide a focal point for celebrating and strengthening the unique cultural identity of the community and promote opportunity without generating displacement or expanding inequality.


Published: January 26, 2020

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