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Downtown Oceanside Historical Landmarks

With its origins dating back to 1888, the City of Oceanside has survived through some of the roughest times in the United States history ultimately blossoming into the vibrant and authentic city we know and love today. Our history is not all lost however, Oceanside still has numerous landmarks dating back well over a century that continue to contribute to the magic that makes our downtown so great. Check out these five special and historically significant landmarks that help make Oceanside, Oceanside.

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Take an Oceanside Virtual Vacation

To all you dreamers and vacation enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Embark on a digital escape to our favorite destination: Oceanside, CA. Join us as we share what a day in O’side looks like from sunrise in the Harbor to sunset as the waves crash into Oceanside’s 1,954-foot-long historical pier. Along the way, tour through natural preserves at the Buena Vista Lagoon, enjoy some fresh air at Guajome Park and wave “Hello” to our resident O’siders – the Harbor Sea Lions!

The Questions You’ve Been Asking at the California Welcome Center

Oceanside’s California Welcome Center is a powerful resource for visitors and locals alike. Leading the way on TripAdvisor as the #1 thing to do in the city, the Welcome Center sees more than 60,000 visitors every year and the knowledgeable volunteers and staff hear every traveler question under the sun. For the times you can’t make the drive over to the California Welcome Center in Oceanside, check out these answers to some of the most common questions being asked right now, including discount ticket information, where to get a cup of great coffee and where you can eat while enjoying a great view!

10 Events to Not Miss this March

Spring time is already here, can you believe it? Oceanside is not only bursting with life, but also with a plethora of great events and activities taking place throughout the city this March. From “Sweet Charity” at the Brooks Theatre, to Harbor Wine Cruises, 333’s Music at the Museum & more, now is the time to come visit Oceanside!

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Discount Tickets Sold at the California Welcome Center

Discount Attraction Tickets Sold at the California Welcome Center A trip to Southern California wouldn’t be complete without visiting one of the many famous attractions located within Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego. Whether you are coming from out of town or are a local resident and have family and friends visiting, the California Welcome Center

4th Grade Field Trip to the Mission

Every year thousands of 4th graders make their way to one of the 21 missions laced throughout California to learn about the state’s early history, settlement, indigenous people and more. Oceanside is home to the “King of the Missions” Old Mission San Luis Rey, the largest of the 21 California Missions which offers the following full featured 4th grade field trip experience complete with presentations, tours, a scavenger hunt and more!

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Unique and Unexpected Things to do in Oceanside

Looking for something fun, unique, and maybe even a little quirky to do in Oceanside? Well look no further, we’ve got a list of awesome unexpected activities you can enjoy in Oceanside that will leave you with incredible pictures and plenty of stories to tell! Whether it be taking an ‘ultimate selfie’ helicopter flight for pictures that will leave your followers speechless, or riding the waves in Sumo Surf Tubes, catching fish with your bare hands, or embarking on a self-guided mural tour. What ever your style, we’ve got you covered for all things fun and unique!

Mission San Luis Rey

February Oceanside Events

February is here which means it’s time to escape the cold and snow and take advantage of everything Oceanside has to offer, including warmer beach weather and great events taking place throughout the month! If you’re looking to walk about our maker area of South O, experience a beer festival for a cause or catch a performance at our local theatre – Oceanside has you covered!

Harbor Village Kayak Oceanside

January Oceanside Events

Now that the holiday season has come to an end, January is the perfect time to not only refocus your energy, but also take advantage of our extremely mild winter weather by enjoying these events and activities that would otherwise be impossible anywhere else in the country. From practicing yoga with wine on the side, learning about Mission art conservation, embarking on a birding walk and more, Oceanside is the place to be to start 2020 off right!

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Wine Tasting Experiences in Oceanside

While San Diego may be well-known for its craft beer, Oceanside, the county’s northern most city, has been making waves recently by expanding into the wine scene. From sea and sky wine adventures to stylish new tasting rooms, there are plenty of reasons to sip and savor in this Southern California beach town.