3 Things We’re Grateful For In Oceanside
Oceanside is often referred to as a coastal paradise for a reason! For decades our beach escape has served as the perfect year-round backdrop for long-lasting memories both visitors and locals alike can enjoy. As exciting businesses and experiences continue to flock to Oceanside, the city’s history, heart and character has only grown. We are reminded of everything there is to be thankful for in Oceanside, both past and present. Here are three things we are feeling especially grateful for!
O’Mazing O’riginal O’siders
For years, Oceanside has built an incredible community based upon creativity, ingenuity and originality. Local entrepreneurs, hoteliers, artistic institutions and restaurateurs have worked tirelessly together to create unique experiences and offerings that provide more and more reasons to stay in Oceanside (as if you needed any more)!
This year, the entire world was faced with challenges and unforeseen circumstances that made little things like planning a family vacation or enjoying happy hour after work more complicated than ever before. In response our O’mazing O’riginal O’siders held true to their grit and grind, working hard to pivot business and operating practices to keep our locals and visitors safe while still offering so much to the Oceanside experience. We love, appreciate and thank all of the O’riginal O’siders that help make Oceanside the amazing destination it is!
Learn more about how our museums, restaurants and local businesses pivoted and collaborated this year in our O’mazing O’riginal O’siders feature!
Oceanside’s Natural Beauty
With 3.5 miles of stunning beaches, as well as beautiful inland parks and fantastic year-round weather providing the perfect conditions for any outdoor activity, O’side has always been a treasure in San Diego County. At any time of year, the city’s outdoor landscape is full of people from around the world catching epic waves, taking beautiful walks along the historic pier and harbor village, biking down palm-tree lined streets, fishing for a local catch and so much more. As those “normal” activities quieted down for a period of time, we would be remiss to not recognize that even in stillness, Oceanside was still sparkling with its inherent beauty and breathtaking sights. The coastal breeze never stopped offering a constant supply of fresh air, sunsets were still a nightly spectacle of wonder and awe, migrating whales, pods of dolphins and pelagic birds still found solace along our coastline, and the ongoing sound of waves crashing still provided its peaceful ambiance to all close enough to hear it! We are grateful for the natural beauty that remains in the City of Oceanside and the commitment to maintain it for future generations!
Get a glimpse of the incredible natural wonders found throughout Oceanside by reliving our Virtual Vacation we took you on in the spring of this year.
All Our Visitors
What makes Oceanside such a thrill to reside and live in, is the joy of getting to share it with all of YOU – our treasured visitors and travelers. You’ve had beautiful beach weddings, hosted epic family vacations, traveled from far and near for your annual company retreats, participated in incredible athletic events, chased killer surf breaks and kept your yearly vacation rental tradition up for decades in Oceanside. Although many of those events changed or looked different this year, as a destination that strives to serve the local and visiting community with integrity and quality service, we are so grateful for your continued partnership and participation in our evolving safety protocols. Keeping up with our Oceanside Travel Updates was an important part of your stay with us this year, thank you for taking our Safe Traveler’s Pledge prior to your visit and for greeting our hoteliers and businesses with patience and understanding as they worked to keep you safe and entertained during your visit. Continue to share your memories with us by tagging @VisitOceanside and using #VisitOceanside so that we can celebrate all your unforgettable times in Oceanside with you, no matter the occasion – be it big or small!