Spring Break in Oceanside

To all you Spring Breakers looking to catch a little fun in sun- this one’s for you! With phenomenal weather year-round, you could say locals adopt a Spring Break mentality throughout all four seasons, but now more than ever our hoteliers, brewers, businesses, chefs, shop owners and California Welcome Center locals want to see you! Reset and refuel along our coastal city’s 3.5 miles of stunning beaches. Whether you’re looking to eat your heart out with some delicious dining or get outside in O’side, there’s an adventure waiting for you this Spring Break. Fly solo, take a partner or bring the fam. All are welcome to make this much needed vacation reprieve a Spring Break to remember and treasure!

Spice Up Your Beach Day

Everyone loves a classic beach day, complete with the perfect beach towel, a good read and great company…something you can do at any of Oceanside’s gorgeous beaches! BUT…might we interest you in spicing up your beach day the next time you resort to classic sandy activities?
Idea #1: Schedule that surf lesson! For anyone thinking they can’t surf, aren’t coordinated or are worried they’ve missed the boat on living that quintessential moment of standing up on a surfboard, think AGAIN! Oceanside surf schools are instructed by local pros, and they’re ready to custom tailor a surf lesson perfect to you, regardless of your age or skill level. You can finally live out your California dream of shredding out on the Pacific Ocean!
Idea #2: Head to the Oceanside Harbor on a stand up paddleboard! Rent equipment from Oceanside Boats Rentals conveniently located in Harbor Village. The staff there will equip you with a life vest and a suggested route of where to enjoy your time out on the water. Make new friends as they cruise by on their own paddleboards, sailboats and kayaks alongside you.
Idea #3: Stick around for a stellar sunset! Many local restaurants around town are offering phenomenal takeout items for you to enjoy on the go. Send someone out for a nice walk around downtown to pick up food so you can enjoy those final golden hour moments from the sand while chowing down on some delish O’side takeout. Follow @DineOside on Instagram for all the dining inspo you need.
*PS – don’t forget to pack out what you pack in to leave our beaches looking pristine!*

Start Sippin’

Coastal taprooms, tasting rooms and wineries are our forte in Oceanside. Explore one of Oceanside’s fabulous craft breweries, like Booze Brothers Brewing Co, located right down Mission Ave, Craft Coast Beer and Tacos, putting you a block away from the beach, or even Black Plague Brewing Co, located in inland valley Oceanside, complete with a full tasting room and taproom with an edgier vibe!
Looking to sip a refreshing glass of vino? Look no further than one of Oceanside’s premier wine tasting rooms, pouring the best of SoCal’s wine country. Coomber Craft Winery & Tasting Room offers a fun outdoor patio environment, complete with live music and weekly events. Overlook the city’s panoramic views from Beach House Winery, a full vineyard and winery located in the agricultural community of South Morro Hills in O’side. Orfila Vineyards & Winery, located in the heart of Downtown O’side, is pouring a wide selection of their signature wines accompanied by a full menu of delicious flatbreads, small plates and entrees; all curated by Executive Check Luke Morganstern. *Click Here to preview one of their signature menu items on an episode of The Oceanside Cooking Show.*
In the mood for something beyond a beer and wine pour? Check out Pacific Coast Spirits, serving small-batch spirits in their signature cocktails, or Frankie’s Oceanside, a swanky cocktail lounge perfect for laughs and a good drink…or two…okay, maybe even more than two. Hey, you’re on vacation. 
Click Here for a complete list of the craft coffee shops, tea rooms, breweries, wineries and cocktail lounges throughout the city to find out all the cool ways you can sip your way through O’side!

Check Something Off Your Bucket List

Now or never! Let Oceanside be the perfect playground for you to FINALLY take the leap of faith on some of your bucket list items. You can check off BIG bucket list items during just a short stay in our epic beach town. 
Take to the sky for a day spent overlooking the coastline on an epic Waverider Helicopter Tour! Departing out of the Oceanside Municipal Airport are daily sightseeing adventures, perfect for small group tours with customizable itineraries based on your interests. If you’re in the mood for a true free fall, hit up GoJump Oceanside for the jump of a lifetime. With panoramic views at every lookout point of the city, trust us when we say there’s NO BETTER VIEW than one from the sky.
Ever wondered how it would feel to go on an epic bike tour along the Pacific Ocean? Rent bikes from one of Oceanside’s many bike rental locations, such as Mostly e-Bikes, SoCal Bikes, Wheel Fun Rentals or Ride O’side! Whether you’re ready to go pedal to the metal on a classic beach cruiser or prefer an assisted ride on an e-bike, there’s a bike for everyone to get in the groove. 
You can even embark on a historic bike ride from the Oceanside Pier to Mission San Luis Rey, a historical gem in Oceanside. Take the San Luis Rey Bike Trail, a Class 1 bicycle trail completely isolated from motorized traffic, to take in natural landscapes and get a good workout in. Reward yourself when you reach your final destination: Mission San Luis Rey, an architectural spectacle and peaceful part of O’side history that is absolutely worth a visit. *Click Here to preview Mission San Luis Rey with Executive Director Gwyn Grimes.*

More info: Oceanside Bike Map

Cleanse & Recover

Ready to actually take Spring Break as an opportunity to simply relax and take a more tranquil approach to vacation? Oceanside’s coastline is the perfect environment for you to create a cleansing and refueling itinerary that will fuel you up before you head back to your “regularly scheduled programming.”
Detox your body! Oceanside is full of delicious plant-based food options and vegan alternatives for you to savor. Explore restaurants like The Plot, The Green House Oceanside, Banana Dang, The Whet Noodle and Rim Talay for local spots that serve vegan menu item variations and options, without compromising flavor! Longing for a juice or some refreshing alkaline water? Head to Roots Craft Juice for a delicious selection of juices, smoothies, nut mylks, açaí bowls and toasts. You can even fill up on some Alkaline Water from Urban Water Co. to stay hydrated as you spend time out in the sun and saltwater. 
Finally, connect with nature! There are so many peaceful outdoor activities to embark on in O’side. See majestic whales and dolphins swimming alongside our shores when you go whale watching. Or, stretch your legs on a leisurely hike or long walk. Oceanside has many beautiful parklands you can explore, or you can even head out on a walk around the city and be artistically inspired by the city’s growing collection of public murals. While you’re staying in Oceanside, journey to the neighboring City of Carlsbad to visit The Flower Fields‘ 50-acres of blooming ranunculus flowers. 

Find Your Perfect Stay

Stay and play in the perfect accommodation for your party. Oceanside provides travelers a host of lodging experiences to choose from. Our hotels and vacation rentals offer affordable, family-friendly options that allow you to stay steps away from our gorgeous beaches with close proximity to our vibrant downtown. Some accommodations will even allow your pet travelers to join you as well.

If you are traveling in a group and are looking for room blocks or special accommodations, please contact the Visit Oceanside Group Travel Department.

Published: March 18, 2022

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