Captain’s Grounds Coffee “Broristas” Trent Haaland and Ted Stoddard

South Oceanside Coffee Culture

Oceanside’s unique coastal neighborhood known as ‘South O’ features a fantastic coffee culture that offers not only great brew but also unique and inviting vibes. The special atmosphere Captain’s Grounds Coffee, Kona Hut Coffee House & Revolution Roasters exude when coupled with the fun and eclectic shops located in the area make for a satisfying experience that is sure to make you feel like a local!

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 Challenges

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.

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!

Movie at the Oceanside Pier

12 Can’t Miss Events Happening in June

Summer unofficially kicks-off on Memorial Day weekend down in Southern California, and we are excited for all of the fun events scheduled for 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, enjoy a free movie at the Pier, 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.

California Welcome Center Outside

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!