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.
Easter Weekend is almost here, and what better place to celebrate than Oceanside? Enjoy everything this beautiful beach city has to offer, including great weather, a bustling dining scene, and family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy! We hope you have a fantastic Easter and we look forward to seeing everyone out enjoying themselves this weekend!
Coffee junkies unite! If you’re searching for a caffeine fix look no further than the eclectic and vibrant local coffee scene in Oceanside, California. Come and enjoy great brew to go along with delicious pastries, comic books, old school records and more!
April is here and Oceanside welcomes you with open arms! As the weather heats up and the flowers begin to cover the landscape come enjoy a variety of events that are sure to make your trip a memorable one! With activities and spectacles such as the famous IRONMAN traithlon, the ever popular First Friday: Art Walk, Harbor Wine Cruise & much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy here in Oceanside!
Spring time is here, the perfect time to go birding in San Diego County! Beautiful migrating species are arriving, males are out vying for attention with their beautiful songs, females are hard at work building nests, and new parents can be seen feeding and tending to their noisy youngsters. No matter what you’re looking for you are sure to have a good time birding here in San Diego County.
Oceanside is the perfect place to witness the fascinating natural phenomenon known as the Grunion Run, a spectacle that takes place during the spring and summer seasons. Learn what days and times you are most likely to witness the thousands of grunion’s swimming up our shores to spawn on the beach, as well as some fun facts about these fascinating fish and what you need to know before you go to see the Grunion Run.
Oceanside is a very pet-friendly community. Check out the latest information on things to do with your dog or places that you can eat where pets are welcome.
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 the monthly First Friday: Art Walk, to Harbor Wine Cruises, 333’s Music at the Museum & more, now is the time to come visit Oceanside!
Looking for that special collectible, reclaimed furniture, or anything in between? Save money and time by checking out these local resale stores in Oceanside, located inland off Mission Avenue or along the coast on Coast Highway! As an added bonus several benefit charities so you’ll also be helping others in our community in the process.
January 29th is National Plan for Vacation Day! Now is the perfect time to plan for your next vacation – a coastal getaway is just what you need! Check out these 10 reasons why you must visit Oceanside in 2019.
February is here which means it’s time to escape the cold & snow and take advantage of everything Oceanside has to offer in the winter, including warm beach weather and great events taking place throughout the month! Don’t forget about Valentine’s Week either, Oceanside has you covered with several valentine’s themed events for you and that special someone.
Mid-December to mid-March is officially the winter birding season in San Diego County. Whether you’re seeking to see specific bird species that are common this time of year, or just want to enjoy the unpredictability that can come from our warm winter weather, check out our quick guide on what you can expect this winter season!
New Year’s Eve is nearly here! If you are still looking for inspiration on the best ways to ring in the new year check out our list of places you can enjoy a nice dinner, grab a drink, and celebrate the coming of 2019 in Oceanside!
The Holidays are a time for family, togetherness, and joy. The holidays also bring about a long list of things to prepare for, whether it be gifts to buy, hotel reservations to make, or food to cook. With so much to do, sometimes having to make a Christmas meal can fall to the bottom of your list. If you are considering eating out these upcoming holidays take a look at this list of some Oceanside Restaurants open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.
Filled with much more than just valuable visitor information, shop local for the holidays and explore the California Welcome Center – Oceanside’s in-house boutique featuring local artisan creations, charming souvenirs and Oceanside branded merchandise!
Christmas is only weeks away and the celebrations are underway. Mark your calendar to attend the annual Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights. At this fun event, you will see boats of all shapes and sizes decorated in their finest holiday attire, including lights, ornaments, and lots of holiday trimmings. Not only are the boats decorated, but you might just find some captains dressed in their holiday best as well.