Enter to Win an Oceanside Getaway

The summer is the perfect time to take the Metrolink and enjoy exploring Southern California by train! With no traffic to worry about, fantastic ocean views, comfy seats, and convenient routes heading to and from Oceanside through cities in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Ventura counties, Metrolink is a great way to play and explore. A Metrolink Weekend Day Pass is only $10 for unlimited travel either Saturday or Sunday! This summer travel by train to enjoy exclusive local deals and a chance to win an Oceanside weekend getaway.*

Share your trip photos on Instagram using #MetrolinkSummer for a chance to win weekly prizes through September 1, 2017.


The Oceanside grand prize getaway package includes two tickets aboard the Metrolink so hop on, sit back and relax as the train cruises along the tracks leading you straight to the Oceanside Transit Center located in the heart of downtown Oceanside. Here you will experience our vibrant downtown, host to a lively mix of beach culture, premiere dining, artistic influence, and historical charm that is pure O’side. Once the winner arrives they will get to enjoy fine dining at the acclaimed 333 Pacific restaurant, whale watching for two aboard the Oceanside Adventures catamaran, bike rentals for two from Wheel Fun Rentals, and a two night stay at the SpringHill Suites Oceanside hotel with complimentary valet parking. 

*Please note that there are three weekend getaway packages to three different destinations. Participants will be entered to win one of three weekend getaways. Winners will be selected randomly. Some restrictions may apply.

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Two night stay at SpringHill Suites Oceanside

$50 gift certificate to 333 Pacific

Two whale watching tickets with Oceanside Adventures

Two bike rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals

Two round-trip Metrolink tickets

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Don’t lose your ticket!!! The following Oceanside businesses are offering exclusive discounts and specials for customers that show a valid Metrolink ticket. Simply show your ticket and enjoy the savings!

  • 333 Pacific – $10 off of $40 purchase. 
  • Banana Dang Coffee – 10% off your entire order. 
  • California Surf Museum – $1 off qualifying admission price. 
  • California Welcome Center – 15% off any one item, plus receive a free postcard. 
  • Hello Betty Fish House – Free chips and salsa (minimum purchase required). 
  • Holme Estate Cellars – Receive a complimentary tasting of limited release library wine.
  • Little Louie’s Gift Shop & Souvenirs – Receive 10% off any item.
  • Mission Ave. Bar and Grill – Happy hour pricing on all edible items.
  • Oceanside Adventures – Receive $5 off any 2 hour whale watching tour.
  • Pacific Defense Supply – 10% off purchase.
  • Stone Company Store – $1 off 1L growler fills, $2 off 2L growler fills and/or $1 off a pint of beer (limit 2).
  • That Boy Good BBQ – Buy 1 get 1 free chicken and waffle entree or appetizer.
  • The Hair Parlour – 15% off any service. 

*some restrictions apply, see Metrolink Weekend Deals for complete details


Oceanside Grand Prize Itinerary

To help you get the most out of the grand prize check out this three day itinerary full of fun ideas on how to spend your time here in Oceanside!

Day 1:

  1. Arrive at the Oceanside Transit Station
  2. Enjoy a leisurely walk to SpringHill Suites Oceanside
  3. Grab lunch at a local favorite, such as Hello Betty Fish House and The Mission Avenue Bar & Grill
  4. Explore the shops and museums in downtown Oceanside
    • Some unique local attractions include:
      • Muramid Museum and Art Center (located within Artist Alley)
      • Oceanside Museum of Art
      • California Surf Museum
  5. Head to the beach and get your bikes at Wheel Fun Rentals to cruise along the strand and take in the awesome coastal views
  6. Take a romantic stroll along the Oceanside Pier and watch the sunset
  7. Enjoy amazing views and food at 333 Pacific

Day 2:

  1. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast at your hotel
  2. Explore Oceanside’s Cape-cod style harbor filled with restaurants, shops, and outdoor recreation
  3. Get on board the Oceanside Adventures luxury cruise to set sail towards open water and whale watching
  4. Eat a late lunch or early dinner harborside

Day 3:

  1. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast at your hotel
  2. Relax and chill with a warm cup of coffee in the cozy outdoor Succulent Cafe
  3. Walk back to the Oceanside Pier for one more view of the ocean before heading home
  4. Catch Metrolink back home

Artist Alley Itinerary:

Explore Artist Alley! Visit museums featuring fine art, savor inventive, new versions of classic American food and drink, and immerse yourself in artistic expressions of California beach culture.

  1. Begin your day with a short stroll up Cleveland Street to the Succulent Café. Enjoy an espresso and a tempting pastry on their peaceful outdoor patio.
  2. Explore the shops and museums located along Artist Alley, located one block south and a couple of short blocks inland. Visit the Oceanside Museum of Art and the Muramid Museum and Art Center
  3. Pause for lunch at the Mission Avenue Bar and Grill. This upscale restaurant offers new versions of American classics plus a large selection of California beers, whiskies, and bourbons.
  4. Experience the artistic side of Oceanside’s beach culture and learn about its history at the California Surf Museum.
  5. Pick up a cool treat at Red Cup Yogurt on your way back to the Metrolink Station

A Day at the Beach Itinerary

Sample Oceanside’s beach culture on two wheels. Cycle along The Strand, stop for lunch at a local hangout, take a stroll on Oceanside Pier, and soak up the sun while sinking your toes in the sand.

  1. Rent a bike or surrey from Wheel Fun Rentals and cruise along The Strand, taking in the awesome coastal views.
  2. Hungry? Stop for lunch at a local favorite, That Boy Good (TBG), for delicious southern barbeque.
  3. Stick your toes in the sand and soak up the sun on the beach, or take a stroll along Oceanside Pier.
  4. Pick up a cool treat at Red Cup Yogurt on your way back to the Metrolink Station.

To see more itineraries for the locations along the Metrolink route between Los Angeles and Oceanside, visit Metrolink Destination Itineraries.

Published: July 7, 2017

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