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.

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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O’mazing O’riginal O’siders

With the sudden COVID-19 pandemic reaching the United States, the Oceanside community of locals and businesses stepped up in a big way. Check out these O'mazing O'side O'riginals and their stories during these trying times.
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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!

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!
Read More

O’mazing O’riginal O’siders

With the sudden COVID-19 pandemic reaching the United States, the Oceanside community of locals and businesses stepped up in a big way. Check out these O'mazing O'side O'riginals and their stories during these trying times.
Read More

The Oceanside Cooking Show

Greetings from the Oceanside Cooking Show! In this series we will learn from Oceanside's O'mazing local chefs on how to create some of their most signature dishes from home, as well as what is being offered for takeout.
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Mother’s Day in Oceanside!

Wow your mom this Mother's Day by planning the perfect day to celebrate all that she does. Mother’s Day may be virtual this year, but there are plenty of ways to pamper mom and support local businesses at the same time. Check out this list of ideas to make her day special.
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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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Virtual Events in Oceanside

Oceanside is finding innovative ways to stay connected and bring our O’riginal vibe to your screen! Virtually experience the City of Oceanside and our surrounding county through fun activations and engaging activities hosted by some of our favorite SoCal landmarks and talented community members! Check out our round-up of events you can enjoy from home.
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