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!
Looking for fun ways to celebrate the return of Summer? Oceanside’s got you covered with these great beach-y events, ranging from surf festivals to cultural celebrations to the Dinghy Parade and more! The event calendar is full of hot activities that will have you begging to spend another day in Oceanside!
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and why not celebrate with the quintessential Mexican cocktail — the majestic margarita! Whether you prefer this delicious libation on the rocks, blended or frozen, local Oceanside eateries Jalisco Cantina, Anita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina and Hello Betty Fish House have you covered.
Easter Weekend is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than with your household enjoying special actitivies and dining options? We hope you have a fantastic Easter!
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.
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.
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.
Oceanside is the perfect weekend getaway, with tons of fun and exciting events happening every week this beautiful beach city has a lot to offer. So if you’re up for an adventure and some unique experiences come on down and check out these top events you don’t want to miss!
San Diego Beer Week is a 10-day celebration of the breweries that make San Diego County the capital of craft beer. Running November 2-11, 2018, events promoting our unique beer culture and world class brew will be taking place across the county at participating breweries, bars, and restaurants including many right here in Oceanside! Check out our list of their events you can attend to show your support for craft beer in San Diego County.
Team Building Exclusively in Oceanside Whether for your corporate retreat, employee holiday party, family reunion, or your wedding party, teambuilding activities are a fun way to bring people closer together to create better communication and solidify relationships. Our team at Visit Oceanside has developed team building itinerary ideas to highlight both our rich military background and
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!
We challenge you to participate in at least 5 of the 10 suggested experiences on the Oceanside Activity Card for a chance to win a 2-night stay at SpringHill Suites Oceanside. All completed playing cards must be submitted to the California Welcome Center-Oceanside by December 31, 2018.
There is just sooo much to do!!! Check out this 3-day itinerary perfect for families and groups to have a fun-filled time during your next visit to Oceanside. To create a custom itinerary for your group, contact the Visit Oceanside Group Travel Department.
South Oceanside — or as the locals lovingly refer to it, South O — is a neighborhood that’s known for its deep roots and authentic personality. The charming business district has recently undergone a revitalization, sporting new restaurants, collaborative artisan retail spaces, and nightly entertainment!