Take a Virtual Vacation to Oceanside

Hello Friends Near and Far,


We imagine you’ve been day dreaming from your living rooms, getting lost going through old vacation photos or maybe even attempting to make your backyards feel like a tropical escape…all the while thinking about the many places you would rather be than home. Or, maybe it’s been years since you’ve been spontaneous, requested some time off and planned an adventure somewhere new.


However this message may find you, we want to help. So although you might not be able to visit in person just yet, we took the liberty of booking you a virtual trip to a true SoCal beach town full of vibrant culture, gorgeous views and an O’riginal spirit of authenticity and fun! Spend the day with us as we provide a digital escape and sneak peek of what a vacation day in Oceanside looks like from sunrise to sunset. Think of these videos as views to look forward to until it’s time to travel again.


Vacations are always more enjoyable with family and friends, so be sure to chat with us on social media! We look forward to virtually scratching your vacation itch and can hardly wait until we can welcome you in person to the beautiful and sunny dream destination that is Oceanside, CA.


In the meantime, happy virtual escaping!




Good Morning from O’side

To all you dreamers and vacation enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Join us for a virtual escape to our favorite destination: Oceanside, CA, of course! Follow along as we share what a day in O’side looks like from sunrise to sunset. We’ll kick it off with a beautiful look at a morning sunrise over the iconic Oceanside sign located at our harbor. Click here to watch

Guajome Park

Duck…Duck…Duck…GOOSE! Hang out at Guajome Regional Park located 8 miles inland of the Pacific Ocean. This beautiful Oceanside landmark hosts 394 acres of campgrounds, picnic spots, hiking trails, bike trails and nature views.

Harbor Sea Lions

You’ve heard the expression “fun in the sun,” right? Well, these O’riginal O’siders take their sun bathing very seriously… Enjoy the view of Oceanside’s Harbor sea lions hanging out at their favorite dock. Located right on Oceanside Harbor Dr., the sea lions are an absolute must-see!

Buena Vista Lagoon

Relax at Buena Vista Lagoon, a freshwater oasis adjacent to the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. This spot is home to the Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center and has more than 300 acres of wetlands and trails that are perfect for birding and nature walks in Oceanside. 

Museum Moments

Stay inspired and creative! Enjoy a glimpse of Oceanside’s world class museums including the Oceanside Museum of Art and The California Surf Museum. Preview the Sidewalk Activism exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art with renowned curator Dr. James Daichendt and check out some of the iconic surfboards on display at the California Surf Museum with the museum president himself, Jim Kempton. 

Oceanside Museum of Art

California Surf Museum

Good Night from O’side

Nothing says “Sweet Dreams” like an O’side sunset. The waves crashing at Oceanside’s 1,954-foot-long, historical pier is the perfect way to unwind from a long day! Until we can chill with you in person, we hope you enjoy the digital sunshine and can almost feel the sand beneath your toes from wherever you may find yourself enjoying this view.

The Oceanside Cooking Show Series

Who’s hungry? Check out the Oceanside Cooking Show for a look at Oceanside’s O’mazing local chefs creating some of their most signature dishes from home, as well as what is being offered for takeout.

Episode 1: The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza, The Privateer Marketplace

Episode 2: Wrench and the Rodent, The Whet Noodle & The Plot

Episode 3: Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

Episode 4: Petite Madeline Bakery

Episode 5: Orfila Vineyards Tasting Room & Kitchen

Episode 6: Captain’s Grounds Coffee

Episode 7: Mission Avenue Bar & Grill

Keep in touch on the Visit Oceanside Facebook Page and Instagram Account to see where we’re going next!

Published: March 30, 2020

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