Things to Do in Oceanside

Oceanside is a quintessential California coastal escape that includes wide sandy beaches, a quaint New England-style harbor, historic wooden pier and charming bungalow neighborhoods.

O’side (as locals affectionately call it) is a destination of discovery where you can explore everything from California history at the “King of Missions” to surf culture at the California Surf Museum and awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures.

We are a playful and fun community that thrives on taking recreation to the next level and boasts world-class surfing, skateboarding, bike riding, boating and even skydiving. A flourishing farm-to-table food and craft beer scene reflects Oceanside’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit, as do exciting arts and culture programs that earned Oceanside one of just 14 California Cultural District designations in 2017.

Classically charming, eclectic and always genuine, Oceanside is an ideal place to stay and a true O’riginal.

The History of Roberts Cottages

Do you know the history behind the iconic pink houses along Oceanside's beautiful coastline? Learn about Robert's Cottages and their important part of Oceanside's leisure travel history since the 1920's!
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Dining in Oceanside

Anyone headed to Oceanside for a bit of Southern California “ocean therapy” can soak up the fresh ocean air while also experiencing the exciting culinary variety that has made Oceanside a food-forward destination in recent years.
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Road Trip To The Coast

Pack up the car and start your drive to one of California’s most iconic strips of the Coast Highway 101!

Harbor Village Kayak Oceanside

Outdoor Activities

Experience our beach city’s epic weather, vibrant neighborhoods and host of outdoor activities!

Family on the Buena Vista Trail Photo By:  @sdadventuremom

10 Fun Things To Do with Kids

Check out our list of fun things to do with your family during your next trip to Oceanside.

Family Bike Wheel Fun Rentals on the Strand

3 Day Itinerary

There is just so much to do!!! Learn about where to go & what to do in 3 days.

Ultimate Selfie Waverider Helicopter Tours

Unexpected Adventures

Looking for something fun, unique and maybe even a little quirky to do? Well look no further!

Harbor Sea Lion Kayak

Free Things To Do

On a budget? Don’t fret! Have a blast in Oceanside without spending a lot of money. 

Oceanside Pier at Sunset

Best Places to Take Photos

Calling all selfie lovers, keen eyed creatives, and capturers of the moment!

Star Theatre Mural

Murals and Street Art

Downtown Oceanside is the home to dozens of beautiful and striking murals!

FIND YOUR O'SIDE

Rolly Crump Oceanside Museum of Art Exhibit
ARTS & CULTURE
Pier View South Beach Lifeguard Tower
BEACHES
Biking Pier Strand RAAM
BIKE TRAILS
Go Jump Oceanside - Coastal Skydiving
BUCKET LIST
Pier Fishing
FISHING
Golfing in Oceanside
GOLFING
Family walking on the Oceanside Pier
KID FRIENDLY
Surfing Waves Oceanside, CA
SURFING
SeaWorld San Diegoa
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATTRACTIONS
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WHALE WATCHING

O'SIDE INSIDER

Stay in the know. Check out our most recent blogs to discover all of the insider information on new activities and events happening in Oceanside!

The History of Roberts Cottages

Do you know the history behind the iconic pink houses along Oceanside's beautiful coastline? Learn about Robert's Cottages and their important part of Oceanside's leisure travel history since the 1920's!
Read More

Dining in Oceanside

Anyone headed to Oceanside for a bit of Southern California “ocean therapy” can soak up the fresh ocean air while also experiencing the exciting culinary variety that has made Oceanside a food-forward destination in recent years.
Read More

12 Can’t Miss Events Happening in June

Stay up to date with June events happening in Oceanside hosted by your favorite local businesses! 
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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 awesome sunset helicopter flight, 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!
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New Oceanside Beach Resort Name Has Been Announced

Hyatt Hotels Corporation proudly announces the naming of the new Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort, both expected to open in Spring 2021 in Oceanside, Calif. The two adjacent hotels will be the newest and largest oceanfront resort development in San Diego County in more than half of a century, collectively spanning 700 feet of beachfront property.
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Free Things to do in Oceanside

Got the wallet blues, or just looking for fun things to do without breaking the bank? Look no further! Oceanside has you covered with these activities, including hiking, tours, beach days, markets and more!
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