plan your o’side vacation

Did you hear that January 30th is National Plan for Vacation Day?  Now is the time to make it happen. Let Oceanside, turn your 2024 vacation dreams into reality. Whether it’s the sun, surf, or the vibrant culture that draws you in, O’side awaits with open arms and endless possibilities. Happy planning! 🌊☀️🌴

Request A Guide

To help plan your trip, request a FREE Oceanside Visitor Guide. This comprehensive guide includes information on attractions, dining, accommodations, and more. It’s an essential tool for any traveler looking to make the most of their Oceanside vacation.

snag a deal

Planning a vacation to Oceanside doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out our Deals Page for special offers on accommodations and activities. From discounted hotel stays to savings on local attractions, you’ll find plenty of ways to save on your trip to O’side.

Attend An Event

Can’t decide on a date to visit? View the Oceanside Event Calendar to see what events are scheduled. Want to see a World Class surf contest? Attend an art gallery exhibit opening? Check back and view the calendar regularly to see what new events have been added. 

Local Tips & Information

The California Welcome Center- Oceanside is an awesome resource to discover local tips, grab a map or two, and pick up the perfect souvenir. Local ambassadors are there to share their favorite things to see and experience in the area. They also offer Discount Attraction Tickets to the major Southern California theme parks and attractions!

Check-Off A Unique Adventure

Interested in doing something a little more off the beaten path, a little quirky, and most certainly unique? From skydiving with coastal views, to sunset helicopter rides, year-round whale and dolphin cruises, sidecar tours and more… There are plenty of adventures to be had in Oceanside!

Invite Your Besties

Invite all of your friends and family to join you as you enjoy the sweet Southern California beach lifestyle that we have here in O’side. From family bike rides to brewery tours, there are plenty of activities to entertain your entire group. Explore these tips on how to plan and prepare for traveling with a group.

find foodspiration 

Oceanside’s exciting culinary scene has earned the city a reputation as a food-forward destination in recent years. Along with an explosion of new dining venues and O’side Sips spots, the city has witnessed the emergence of neighborhood food districts, each offering its own spin on the town’s flip-flop fine dining character. Follow @DineOside for more dining options to bring to the table! 


Whether you’re here for a weekend or a week, Oceanside has plenty to keep you busy. Our city offers a diverse range of activities and sights, catering to different interests and vacation lengths. Check out tailored Itinerary suggestions to help you make the most of your trip. 

bring the fam

Bucket-list thrills meets bond-building downtime. Every veteran parent knows that variety is the secret to a successful family vacation. You need up time, down time, nap time, and plenty of options for tasty eats, No fear, parents! Here are options for things to do that cover all the Family Fun bases.

attractions & activities

We’ve got a treasure trove of Things To Do. The Oceanside Pier, the longest wooden pier on the West Coast, is perfect for a stroll or a bit of Fishing. For Surf Enthusiasts, our Beaches offer some of the best surfing spots in the state. Don’t miss the California Surf Museum, which captures the spirit of the culture. For history buffs, the Mission San Luis Rey offers a glimpse into California’s mission history.

Snap A Photo

Stay updated on all things Oceanside by following us @VisitOceanside on social media. Don’t forget to use our hashtag #VisitOceanside for a chance to be featured!

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Published: January 30, 2024

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