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.

3 Things We’re Grateful For In Oceanside

Three things we are feeling extra grateful for in Oceanside this Thanksgiving season!
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Oceanside Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Whether you're pressed for time, visiting, or just want to try something different this Thanksgiving, check out these Oceanside restaurants open on Turkey Day offering great food worthy of being thankful for!
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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!

3 Things We’re Grateful For In Oceanside

Three things we are feeling extra grateful for in Oceanside this Thanksgiving season!
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Oceanside Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Whether you're pressed for time, visiting, or just want to try something different this Thanksgiving, check out these Oceanside restaurants open on Turkey Day offering great food worthy of being thankful for!
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Road Trip To The Coast

It’s time for a change of scenery…or better yet, it’s time to take the scenic route! Pack up the car and start your drive to one of California’s most iconic strips of the Coast Highway 101 and create unforgettable vacation memories!
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Outdoor 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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Quick Hikes In & Around Oceanside

Are you looking for some quick hikes in and around Oceanside? If so, check out our handy-dandy overview of some easily accessible local trails and hikes that offer a chance to enjoy the great weather and natural beauty of Southern California without requiring a grueling and difficult trek! From the beautiful and smooth trails around Guajome Lake, to the 7.2 mile bike friendly San Luis Rey River Trail, to the nature reserve at Batiquitos Lagoon, there's plenty of beautiful options to choose from!
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10 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Oceanside

Happy children on vacation are an important part of your trip! Save a little time and make sure you check out our list of fun things to do with your family during your next trip to Oceanside. Our list of hands-on activities will give you plenty of time to talk with and reconnect with your children.
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