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.

For details on temporary closures in Oceanside due to COVID-19 visit https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/fire/home/coronavirus.

Halloween Events in Oceanside

With Halloween fast approaching there is no better place to celebrate than Oceanside! Put on your most ghoulish attire and check out these fantastic Halloween events! There is something spooktacular for everyone in your family.
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10 Reasons to Visit Oceanside in Fall

Think pumpkin spice and everything nice, mixed with all the quintessential, year-round O’side attractions you know and love! Yep, the fall season is upon us and Oceanside is ready to welcome you for a crisp coastal retreat; perfect for your couples getaway, family trip, team bonding weekend or solo adventure! Check out these 10 reasons why you must visit Oceanside this fall.
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Oceanside Pacific St. Linear Park

10 Reasons to Visit in 2020

Check out these 10 reasons why now is the time to visit 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.

Girlfriend Getaway and Biking in Oceanside | Tatiana M Photography

Girls Getaway

Discover what happens when a group of 8 best friends have an Oceanside getaway!

Fishing from the Oceanside Pier | Oceanside, CA

Fishing From the Pier

Did you know that Oceanside is a great place for catching fish?

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
Oceanside Adventures Whale Watching Binoculars-0979
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!

Halloween Events in Oceanside

With Halloween fast approaching there is no better place to celebrate than Oceanside! Put on your most ghoulish attire and check out these fantastic Halloween events! There is something spooktacular for everyone in your family.
Read More

10 Reasons to Visit Oceanside in Fall

Think pumpkin spice and everything nice, mixed with all the quintessential, year-round O’side attractions you know and love! Yep, the fall season is upon us and Oceanside is ready to welcome you for a crisp coastal retreat; perfect for your couples getaway, family trip, team bonding weekend or solo adventure! Check out these 10 reasons why you must visit Oceanside this fall.
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Outdoor Activities in Oceanside

Enjoy the summer in Oceanside and experience our beach city’s epic weather, vibrant neighborhoods and host of outdoor activities to take full advantage of the city’s bustling downtown, charming harbor and unique inland area attractions!
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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. 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.
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October Events in O’side

Even with the fall season upon us, Oceanside is still sporting clear skies and sunshine! Enjoy our coastal destination by checking out these awesome Oceanside events happening in October.
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New Oceanside Beach Resort Name Has Been Announced

The official brand announcement has been released for the impending beach resorts coming to downtown Oceanside! The official press release included details the beach resort brand as well as additional information about the two new-build projects set to break ground in mid-2018.
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