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.

Holiday Events in Oceanside

Oceanside makes for the perfect beach city destination to escape to, with warm inviting beaches, a fun and unique atmosphere and plenty of seasonal family friendly activities and events to enjoy. So come on down, share in the warmth and check out these holiday events that help make Oceanside an unforgettable winter destination!
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Murals in Oceanside

Downtown Oceanside is the home to dozens of beautiful and striking murals which engage the community, and help to make our city more inviting and walk-able. Check out our rundown of a few of these murals, their artist's backstories and our mural map which highlights each mural's location!
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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!

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
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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!

Holiday Events in Oceanside

Oceanside makes for the perfect beach city destination to escape to, with warm inviting beaches, a fun and unique atmosphere and plenty of seasonal family friendly activities and events to enjoy. So come on down, share in the warmth and check out these holiday events that help make Oceanside an unforgettable winter destination!
Read More

Murals in Oceanside

Downtown Oceanside is the home to dozens of beautiful and striking murals which engage the community, and help to make our city more inviting and walk-able. Check out our rundown of a few of these murals, their artist's backstories and our mural map which highlights each mural's location!
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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 featuring everything from haunted tours, Halloween festivals, Dia de los Muertos celebrations, and kid-friendly party nights- there is something spooktacular for everyone in your family.
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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. With more than 100 special offers, 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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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 Events in October

While the rest of the United States is getting colder, Oceanside still boasts clear skies and sunshine in October! So avoid the cold weather, take in the warm beach ambiance, and check out our list of 11 awesome October events in Oceanside! With opportunities ranging from Oktoberfest celebrations, to Halloween events that let you get into the spooky spirit, to markets and art walks, the Mexican cultural celebration of Dia de los Muertos, and everything in between! You are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy while basking in Oceanside's warm October weather.
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