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.

February Oceanside Events

February is here which means it's time to escape the cold and snow and take advantage of everything Oceanside has to offer, including warmer beach weather and great events taking place throughout the month! If you're looking to walk about our maker area of South O, experience a beer festival for a cause or catch a performance at our local theatre - Oceanside has you covered!
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Wellness Experiences in Oceanside

Enjoy a host of wellness experiences on your next trip to Oceanside, CA! Keep up your fitness goals, reset your mind and have a spa day for the ultimate wellness vacation experience.
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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
GoJump Oceanside, Photo By: @imaginemygalaxypro
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!

February Oceanside Events

February is here which means it's time to escape the cold and snow and take advantage of everything Oceanside has to offer, including warmer beach weather and great events taking place throughout the month! If you're looking to walk about our maker area of South O, experience a beer festival for a cause or catch a performance at our local theatre - Oceanside has you covered!
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Wellness Experiences in Oceanside

Enjoy a host of wellness experiences on your next trip to Oceanside, CA! Keep up your fitness goals, reset your mind and have a spa day for the ultimate wellness vacation experience.
Read More

January Oceanside Events

Now that the holiday season has come to an end, January is the perfect time to not only refocus your energy, but also take advantage of our extremely mild winter weather by enjoying these events and activities that would otherwise be impossible anywhere else in the country. From practicing yoga with wine on the side, learning about Mission art conservation, embarking on a birding walk and more, Oceanside is the place to be to start 2020 off right!
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New Year’s Eve in Oceanside

New Year’s Eve is nearly here! If you are still looking for inspiration on the best ways to ring in the new year check out our list of places you can enjoy a nice dinner, grab a drink, and celebrate the coming of 2020 in Oceanside!
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Oceanside Restaurants Open this Holiday Season

The Holidays are a time for family, togetherness, and joy. The holidays also bring about a long list of things to prepare for, whether it be gifts to buy, hotel reservations to make, or food to cook. With so much to do, sometimes having to make a Christmas meal can fall to the bottom of your list. If you are considering eating out these upcoming holidays take a look at this list of some Oceanside Restaurants open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.
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7 Awesome Spots to Catch an Oceanside Sunset

There's no better way to end your day then with one of Oceanside's legendary sunsets! For the best views check out these six amazing locations that are sure to take your breath away.
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