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.

Green Oceanside Wedding: Zero Waste Wedding Tips

Did you know that Oceanside is on the Road to Zero Waste with a goal of reaching a 75-90% diversion/recycling rate by 2020? If you’re passionate about the environment, here are ways to make your wedding more eco-friendly in Oceanside.
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Vegan Delights in Oceanside

Looking for some scrumptious vegan dining options? Oceanside has you covered with several innovative restaurants continuing to expand their menus for healthy plant-based dining. Check out these eateries next time you're in town!
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Oceanside Pacific St. Linear Park

10 Reasons to Visit in 2019

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!

Star Theatre Mural

Murals and Street Art

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

Oceanside Pier at Sunset

Best Places to Take Photos

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

Oceanside Craft Beer - Mulitigenerational Vacation - Hello Betty Fish House

Oceanside Breweries

Located along San Diego’s “Hops Highway,” Oceanside is a craft beer powerhouse!

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!

Green Oceanside Wedding: Zero Waste Wedding Tips

Did you know that Oceanside is on the Road to Zero Waste with a goal of reaching a 75-90% diversion/recycling rate by 2020? If you’re passionate about the environment, here are ways to make your wedding more eco-friendly in Oceanside.
Read More

Vegan Delights in Oceanside

Looking for some scrumptious vegan dining options? Oceanside has you covered with several innovative restaurants continuing to expand their menus for healthy plant-based dining. Check out these eateries next time you're in town!
Read More

Downtown Oceanside Historical Landmarks

With its origins dating back to 1888, the City of Oceanside has survived through some of the roughest times in the United States history ultimately blossoming into the vibrant and authentic city we know and love today. Our history is not all lost however, Oceanside still has numerous landmarks dating back well over a century that continue to contribute to the magic that makes our downtown so great. Check out these five special and historically significant landmarks that help make Oceanside, Oceanside.
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Easter in Oceanside

Easter Weekend is almost here, and what better place to celebrate than Oceanside? Enjoy everything this beautiful beach city has to offer, including great weather, a bustling dining scene, and family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy! We hope you have a fantastic Easter and we look forward to seeing everyone out enjoying themselves this weekend!
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Unique Craft Coffee Shops Found in Oceanside

Coffee junkies unite! If you're searching for a caffeine fix look no further than the eclectic and vibrant local coffee scene in Oceanside, California. Come and enjoy great brew to go along with delicious pastries, comic books, old school records and more!
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10 Awesome Oceanside Events This April

April is here and Oceanside welcomes you with open arms! As the weather heats up and the flowers begin to cover the landscape come enjoy a variety of events that are sure to make your trip a memorable one! With activities and spectacles such as the famous IRONMAN traithlon, the ever popular First Friday: Art Walk, Harbor Wine Cruise & much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy here in Oceanside!
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