Skip the crowds and head for the coast. Spend just a few hours in Oceanside and you’ll immediately pick up on the laid-back vibe and calming atmosphere provided by the serene coastal landscape. Although there is fun to be had for any imploring thrill seeker, there is a range of experiences and escapes available for those who are looking for a customized wellness itinerary during their vacation. Get inspired while planning your next trip back home with a renewed sense of inspiration, a good dose of Vitamin Sea and an appreciation for what a trip to O’side can really offer when it comes to rejuvenating your mind, body and spirit.


If you’re looking for a place where relaxation is an art form, then look no further than Sunny’s Spa & Beauty Lounge. Located inside The Seabird Resort, this full-service spa offers everything you could dream of! Deep-tissue massages, Reiki treatments, gorgeous sauna facilities and a luxurious full-service beauty lounge… the list goes on! Pro Tip: spend a little extra time in The Cove, an active relaxation room combining a dry warming space, cooling mist and an aromatherapy sanarium. With a space overlooking our iconic Oceanside Pier, you’ll leave this stunning spa venue feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to enjoy a glorious day in O’side as your best self.

Stay Active

Looking to get your sweat on while on vacation? Oceanside is the place to do it. With stunning weather and spectacular views, just a walk around the Harbor or a bike ride along the ~3-mile-round trip long Strand will provide a great route to get active during your stay. But if you’re looking to reset your physical health or maintain your fitness goals, check out our variety of boutique drop-in fitness experiences.

Get to the top of The Brick Hotel for Delve Together‘s weekly rooftop yoga sessions. Make it a soulful stay as sessions are complimentary for hotel guests. Watch as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean with their “slow flow” class featuring sun salutations, soothing breathwork, and a cozy AF* Savasana (*as flannel). Need a bit more motivation? Sunday’s class wraps up just before Cococabana opens for brunch, so yogis get first seating! Expand your flexibility at Black Sheep Yoga Studio, offering daily class options like restorative yoga with Reiki, sound healing and summer SUPYoga.

Looking for a sculpting sweat session? Check out Lagree Fit Oceanside located in South Oceanside, this studio offers 45-minute classes based on a reformer that marries the principles of pilates with strength training and cardio. You can also experience their 30-minute Versa Fit class challenging you with a vertical climbing machine that will leave you with a full body burn to get your heart rate up and blood pumping. Head to Therapy Social Fitness for a range of classes including dance, barre, TRX, yoga and pilates. This popular studio offers an intimate training opportunity while still maintaining the fun atmosphere of a group fitness setting. 

Climb your way to a unique, full-body activity at VITAL Climbing Gym. Conveniently located along South Coast Hwy, Oceanside’s premiere climbing gym offers day passes for bouldering where no rope, harness or belayer are required. With padded floors inside, the gym offers climbing shoes for rent to prepare you for a comfortable and fun experience reaching new heights.

If spinning is more your style, VERVE Studios is the answer to all your spinning needs and is located in a fun co-op space, The Tremont Collective – home to coffee, brews, food and shopping experiences too! VERVE offers a unique outdoor spin experience combining rhythm-based choreography, high-intensity intervals and even upper-body strength training guaranteeing a super fun and sweaty workout for any level rider.

Embrace Your Inner Zen

For the wandering spirit looking for peace and stillness during their trip to Oceanside, head to Mission San Luis Rey for quiet meditation and prayer.

“The King of the Missions” is a stunning sight to behold with striking architecture and beautifully kept gardens that will serve as the perfect escape from your day-to-day routine. Take a relaxing walk around the mission grounds and learn of the native San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Indians. Their self-guided tour makes stops at the elaborate ​​lavanderia, a view of the oldest pepper tree in California and a museum store to pick up momentos and religious items. 

If you’re seeking a source of inspiration and artistry, look no further than a visit to the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA). With rotating exhibitions from a variety of cutting-edge artists, OMA offers day passes available for any art lover – may they be new to the visual arts medium, a longtime museum-goer, an artist themself, student or intrigued visitor. Expect a variety of curated shows during your visit spanning throughout the museum’s multi-leveled showrooms. 

Put Good In, Get Good Out

We all have our own wellness journey and the evolving O’side dining scene can help you get back on track with food and drink that is good for your body and soul.

The Plot is a plant-based, zero-waste restaurant bringing wellness to your table. They’re redefining what it means to eat ethically and how we interact with our environment. Food is a form of medicine and creating healing foods with whole ingredients that nourish both your body and the planet is what The Plot is all about. With their own garden out back, you’ll truly get the farm *at your table* experience.

Hear us out, wine tastes better when you’re overlooking our coastline. At Beach House Winery, their mission is to provide a relaxing space to grow wine off the vine and represent our local agricultural region. They’ve created a healing environment that makes you feel at home -and it shows in every glass of wine they serve. 

Treat yourself to the ultimate wellness retreat in Oceanside! The sea, sun, fresh air and gorgeous views will no doubt leave you wanting to come back for more. We can’t wait to host you along our stretch of the SoCal coastline for a trip to remember!

Published: January 11, 2024

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