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.

Spring Birding in San Diego County

Spring time is here, the perfect time to go birding in San Diego County! Beautiful migrating species are arriving, males are out vying for attention with their beautiful songs, females are hard at work building nests, and new parents can be seen feeding and tending to their noisy youngsters. No matter what you're looking for you are sure to have a good time birding here in San Diego County.
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Don’t Miss the Grunion Run on Oceanside Beaches!

Oceanside is the perfect place to witness the fascinating natural phenomenon known as the Grunion Run, a spectacle that takes place during the spring and summer seasons. Learn what days and times you are most likely to witness the thousands of grunion's swimming up our shores to spawn on the beach, as well as some fun facts about these fascinating fish and what you need to know before you go to see the Grunion Run.
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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!

Spring Birding in San Diego County

Spring time is here, the perfect time to go birding in San Diego County! Beautiful migrating species are arriving, males are out vying for attention with their beautiful songs, females are hard at work building nests, and new parents can be seen feeding and tending to their noisy youngsters. No matter what you're looking for you are sure to have a good time birding here in San Diego County.
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Don’t Miss the Grunion Run on Oceanside Beaches!

Oceanside is the perfect place to witness the fascinating natural phenomenon known as the Grunion Run, a spectacle that takes place during the spring and summer seasons. Learn what days and times you are most likely to witness the thousands of grunion's swimming up our shores to spawn on the beach, as well as some fun facts about these fascinating fish and what you need to know before you go to see the Grunion Run.
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Fishing with the Family

Did you know that Oceanside is a great place for catching fish? With lovely weather, abundant sea life, large beaches and jetties, and a 1,954 foot long pier to cast from your chances of catching fish are high, and your chances of having fun are even higher! Check out these expert fishing tips before heading out with your family and trying for the big one!
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10 Events to Not Miss this March

Spring time is already here, can you believe it? Oceanside is not only bursting with life, but also with a plethora of great events and activities taking place throughout the city this March. From the monthly First Friday: Art Walk, to Harbor Wine Cruises, 333's Music at the Museum & more, now is the time to come visit Oceanside!
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Oceanside is Resale Heaven!

Looking for that special collectible, reclaimed furniture, or anything in between? Save money and time by checking out these local resale stores in Oceanside, located inland off Mission Avenue or along the coast on Coast Highway! As an added bonus several benefit charities so you’ll also be helping others in our community in the process.
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10 Reasons to Visit Oceanside in 2019

January 29th is National Plan for Vacation Day! Now is the perfect time to plan for your next vacation - a coastal getaway is just what you need! Check out these 10 reasons why you must visit Oceanside in 2019.
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