Spring Break, Family Vacation style?! Look no further than Oceanside, California! Oceanside is nothing but beautiful all year round, but particularly in the spring, which is what makes it the perfect Spring Break destination for you and your family this year. Between the amazing weather, stunning beaches, and a variety of fun outings to partake in, your family will have an unforgettable Oceanside vacation! We’ve synthesized a sampling of 7 fun ideas to fill your days with, while here in Oceanside, for Spring Break!
Family Beach Day
Here in Oceanside, one of the most affordable and enjoyable ways to spend Spring Break is simply at the beach. Enjoy the laidback lifestyle that Southern California emanates; be a beach bum all day or all week if you want! There’s several beaches in Oceanside to please every beach goer, including Buccaneer Beach, Cassidy Beach, Oceanside Harbor Beach, Oceanside Beach, and more! Take your favorite book, beverage, people-watch or try and snatch a dolphin sighting… However you like to spend your time on the beach, we guarantee Oceanside’s Beaches will be beyond satisfactory!
Spring Break at Legoland
Come play your part at LEGOLAND® California Resort! With more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, it’s an interactive, hands-on experience for families with children ages 2-12! For discounted tickets visit the California Welcome Center! The resort is home to the world’s first LEGOLAND® Water Park with slides and a lazy river, where you can build your own LEGO® themed raft! If you’ve had enough Lego fun, SEA LIFE™ Aquarium at LEGOLAND California Resort offers over 200 species, totaling over 5,000 individual aquatic animals. Whether you and your kids want to peruse through all the neat undersea creatures or play in the interactive discovery zones, LEGOLAND is filled with fun and entertainment for the whole family!
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located southeast of Oceanside, in beautiful Escondido. The Safari Park is open every day from 9am – 5pm, and is set up as a large animal reservation. Housing African Rhinos, Antelope, a Bald Eagle, Giraffes, Camels, Cheetahs, Elephants, California Condors, Lions, Meerkats, Tigers, and several more species, new baby animals are said to be born every day! So, maybe luck will be in your favor, and you will be able to see a little baby giraffe, guerrilla or cheetah! With over 1,800 acres to cover and several Safari Tour options such as the Africa Tram, Balloon Safari, and Roar N’ Snore, you and your family may opt to spend a couple days here!
Surf or Paddle-board During Spring Break
This spring break, why not hit the beach in true Southern California style with some surfing or paddle boarding lessons? Whether you’ve tried either or both, surfing and paddle-boarding are loads of fun, and are also fantastic workouts! The best part is that you have such a blast doing both, you won’t realize you are actually working up a sweat. Aside from the obvious stunning beauty, Oceanside exudes, we are also lucky to have some of California’s greatest surfing! Oceanside is like our very own surfer’s paradise and it could be your’s for the week! Some people paddle-board in the ocean, or if you want a calmer experience, Oceanside Harbor is nearby!
Whale Watching This Spring Break
It is that time of the year again, where an incredible migration is moving past Oceanside! Although we can enjoy Whale Watching all year long, each season, beginning in December and running through April, upwards of 20,000 gray whales make a 10,000 mile round-trip journey from Alaska to the warm lagoons of Baja California, where the females give birth to their calves! It is the longest known distance any mammal migrates on an annual basis and is truly an extraordinary spectacle to see. With our coastline directly in the gray whale migration path, Oceanside is an ideal destination to see this spectacle of gentle giants! For a wonderful whale watching experience and a special $5 off Spring Break discount, visit Oceanside Adventures Luxury Cruises!
While visiting beautiful Oceanside, try your hand at staying in the gorgeous outdoors, choose to camp outside! It’s not like you have to worry about the weather being disagreeable… We actually are fortunate enough to have some campsites that overlook the beach! What a nice, natural, rugged way to vacation in beauty! We’ve gathered a list of some of Oceanside’s most popular campsites for you to enjoy, while you are marinating on the idea of staying out in the great outdoors!