One of the biggest advantages of being in Oceanside, CA for a vacation is that a number of vacation destination towns and cities are only a few miles away. These cities can easily be reached by car, train, or Coaster.
From Oceanside, one of the most popular stops is the Old Town in San Diego. The commute between these two cities is covered via the Coaster, a railway line that is taken by thousands of tourists and locals every year. Before buying the tickets for the Coaster, you should check the schedule of its arrivals and departures.
Jump on the Coaster
The official website for Oceanside transit details the schedules and maps for day trips to Old Town in San Diego. It helps to understand where and when the Coster stops and how much a single and round trip would cost. Once you check the schedule and have figured out when you want to leave, you can purchase tickets either online or via a ticket vending machine at the station. For more information on Coaster fares and passes, click here.
Enjoy the View
One of the delights in taking the Coaster to Old Town is the beautiful scenic trip down the coast. You can enjoy a leisurely trip down the coast and breathtaking views while on a short trip headed for San Diego.
Old Town Events
Upon arriving in Old Town San Diego, we suggest you spend the day exploring this historic location and visiting the many attractions in the region. Events like Taste of Old Town are a must visit if your travel dates coincide with the event days – this year, the event will be held on September 10, 2015.
Every Saturday from 9am – 4pm you can visit the Old Town Artisans Market, San Diego’s largest weekly artisan market featuring handmade works from local artisans. This is a free event with live music, unique art and jewelry to peruse, and lots of fun.
Old Town Attractions
Since you are only visiting for the day, you can purchase tickets for the Old Town Trolley that will take you around its major attractions. Visit the Old Town Theater, art galleries and museums to learn about the “Birthplace of California”, where the first European settlers put camp.
If you are visiting with children, stop by the Old Town Historic Park, where you can stroll, relax under the sun and indulge in many fun activities for people of all ages.
Old Town Food
Although most of Old Town’s restaurants are rooted in Mexican cuisine, such as El Agave, Casa de Reyes, and the famous Old Town Mexican Cafe, they make it a point not to leave out other tastes and interests.
You can enjoy fresh sushi at Harney Sushi (you may know it well because they also have an Oceanside location), or you can grab a slice of homemade pie at Pizza Bella. Delicious dishes surrounded by a unique, old-fashioned and historical ambiance can make for quite a nice lunch or dinner date!