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.

10 Awesome Events in August

The August calendar is smokin' hot with some really "cool" events happening right here in Oceanside. With so much going on including the Oceanside Film Festival, monthly Art Walk and South O Walkabout, as well as surfing competitions, beach festivals, live music, a free movie and more be sure to check out our list of 11 highlights that you won't want to miss this August!
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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 Lions

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!

10 Awesome Events in August

The August calendar is smokin' hot with some really "cool" events happening right here in Oceanside. With so much going on including the Oceanside Film Festival, monthly Art Walk and South O Walkabout, as well as surfing competitions, beach festivals, live music, a free movie and more be sure to check out our list of 11 highlights that you won't want to miss this August!
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Discount Tickets Sold at the California Welcome Center

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Can’t Miss Moments at the Oceanside International Film Festival

The 9th annual cinematic celebration in Oceanside is back! With a schedule packed full of can't miss film premiers, a panel discussion with members of Animal Kingdom, discussions with award winning filmmaker Taylor Steele and actress Joanna Cassidy, and much more! To help you plan out your festival experience check out our list of a few can't miss moments happening at this year's Oceanside International Film Festival.
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Inside Legacy Brewing Company with Andrew Baer

Catch up with Andrew Baer, Marketing Director for Legacy Brewing Company, and learn all about what makes this brewery a must-stop location in Oceanside!
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3 Ways to Experience the Surf Culture in Oceanside

This summer you can experience the thrill of the City’s surf vibe without a wet suit. From a premier surf event featuring top female pros to new exhibits at the iconic surf museum and a special evening with a legendary surf filmmaker, Oceanside’s surf-related fun goes way beyond the waves.
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Best Season for your Oceanside Family Reunion

Are you planning a family getaway or family reunion and need help deciding when is the best time of year for your group to visit? Check out our list of seasonal events and activities perfect for entertaining the entire family.
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