Kids Free October Whale Watching Oceanside Adventures

Kids Play and Explore for Free this October

Kids Free October is back! This month long celebration invites you to experience some of Oceanside and San Diego County’s best attractions, tours, museums and more at discounted rates. With more than 100 special offers, there is sure to be something for everyone! To help you plan your own family celebration check out our list of attractions, museums, tours and more that are participating in this year’s Kids Free October.

Bike the Coast Rich Cruse Photography Family Bike Cycling Challenge

Fall Fitness Events

We know it is hard to believe, but fall is almost here! With the changing of seasons comes a whole slew of athletic events you can take part in right here in Oceanside. Whether you are looking for swimming events, cycling events, running events or a combination of all three, Oceanside has plenty of activities on the calendar to meet any fitness goal you might have.

Oceanside Sunset Market

10 Must-Try Culinary Gems at the Oceanside Sunset Market

The decade-old Sunset Market in Oceanside is the center point where thousands of locals and tourists alike to come to downtown and experience four blocks worth of vendors, live music, arts & crafts, gourmet goods, kid’s activities and unbelievably good international cuisine. With so much going on some gems can be easy to miss, so be sure to check out these 10 delicious finds next time you visit the Sunset Market!

Family Watching Fishing from the Oceanside Pier | Oceanside, CA

Fishing with the Family

Did you know that Oceanside is a great place for catching fish? With lovely weather, abundant sea life, large beaches and jetties, and a 1,954 foot long pier to cast from your chances of catching fish are high, and your chances of having fun are even higher! Check out these expert fishing tips before heading out with your family and trying for the big one!

Walking the Dog at Guajome Park

Quick Hikes In & Around Oceanside

Are you looking for some quick hikes in and around Oceanside? If so, check out our handy-dandy overview of some easily accessible local trails and hikes that offer a chance to enjoy the great weather and natural beauty of Southern California without requiring a grueling and difficult trek! From the beautiful and smooth trails around Guajome Lake, to the 7.2 mile bike friendly San Luis Rey River Trail, to the nature reserve at Batiquitos Lagoon, there’s plenty of beautiful options to choose from!

Least Tern Batiquitos Birding

San Diego County Summer Birding

The Summer Months in San Diego County bring about fantastic opportunities for birders to observe the local breeding grounds filled with new families of various species, including the endangered California Least Tern. As the Summer continues so does the excitement, with the post-breeding diffusion often resulting in unusual species sightings!

Pier Sunset Beach Rec Center Wheel Fun Rentals

Neighborhood Spotlight – Downtown

Downtown Oceanside is a bustling neighborhood with fantastic restaurants, artistic flair, and historic charm located just steps away from the gorgeous shoreline, Oceanside Pier, outdoor amphitheatre, and beaches. Take a bike ride parallel to the ocean and sand, check out the arts, grab a cup of craft coffee, taste the thriving foodie spots, and experience Oceanside’s weekly Market Day all in Downtown Oceanside!

Race Across America Oceanside RAAM

13 Can’t Miss Events Happening in June

As the weather starts to heat up everywhere else, think of Oceanside as your cool Southern California beach escape. Whether you enjoy live music and games, are interested in a unique and bustling art scene, want to soak in some diverse cultural celebrations, cheer on the Independence Parade, or just enjoy a day in the sand watching the waves go by, Oceanside has got you covered! Check out our list of must see events taking place this month.