Planning a family reunion, group vacation, or multi-family gathering in Southern California? Come to Oceanside in sunny San Diego!
There are few places in the country where you can plan a family reunion or group family vacation year-round and Oceanside is one of them. With its usual sunny skies and average temperature of 70 degrees, Oceanside’s weather has been rated by USA Today as the second most ideal climate in the United States. Sunny and 70 is predicted for your family reunion or group family vacation.
Visitors enjoy a quintessential California coastal escape that includes wide sandy beaches, a quaint New England-style harbor, historic wooden pier, and charming bungalow neighborhoods. O’side (as locals affectionately call it) is a destination of discovery where visitors can explore everything from California history at the “King of Missions” to surf culture at the California Surf Museum and awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures. This playful and fun destination thrives on taking recreation to the next level and boasts world-class surfing, skateboarding, bike riding, boating and even skydiving. A flourishing food and craft beer scene reflects Oceanside’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit, as do exciting arts and culture programs that highlight the city’s history, diversity and friendly, laid-back attitude.
Perfectly situated between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is the ultimate launching point for your Southern California getaway. Oceanside is easily accessed by car from Interstate 5 and can also be reached by rail with daily stops at the Oceanside Transit Center from Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, San Diego’s Coaster and Sprinter, and Orange County’s Metrolink.
Where to Stay for your Family Reunion?
We find that most family reunions are looking for accommodations where they can casually hang out together, have group meals, and hold private celebrations. For ease of booking, many reunion planners automatically think a hotel block is the way to go. While that may be true, you may want to consider renting a vacation home on the beach. We have luxury beach front homes in Oceanside that can accommodate as many as 62 guests. While our destination experts can help you find the best lodging for your group, you can also start your research here. See Oceanside Accommodations➙
California Welcome Center
Oceanside is home to the only California Welcome Center in San Diego County! The center receives more than 80,000 visitors each year and has a fantastic group of volunteers that are enthusiastic and eager to provide helpful information and tips to you and your group when exploring Oceanside and San Diego County. Stop by for discounted attraction tickets, maps, and souvenirs. See what’s up at the CWC➙
Visit Oceanside’s list of area special event and banquet venues, vendor referrals, and local accommodations is one stop shop for event information. This guide includes Oceanside’s venues categorized by type and includes capacity details, contact information, and catering options. The guide also includes group dining locations along with activities and excursions for your entire group to enjoy together! Prefer to chat? Call Dana Higgins for personal planning assistance at 760-637-9953.
“The information you gave over the phone answered all my questions and the emailed information is excellent! I am so thankful for all I have learned about San Diego and Oceanside and will definitely put the info you gave to a very good use when we do travel there at a later date. You have been an amazing resource! Thank you so much!” – Judith