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.

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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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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Road Trip To The Coast

Pack up the car and start your drive to one of California’s most iconic strips of the Coast Highway 101!

Harbor Village Kayak Oceanside

Outdoor Activities

Experience our beach city’s epic weather, vibrant neighborhoods and host of outdoor activities!

Family on the Buena Vista Trail Photo By:  @sdadventuremom

10 Fun Things To Do with Kids

Check out our list of fun things to do with your family during your next trip to 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.

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!

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.
Read More

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!
Read More

Events to Plan For in The Month of May

May is here, one of the most beautiful months of the year in Oceanside and a perfect time to visit and experience everything this beach city has to offer. Whether you enjoy live music and gourmet food, are interested in a unique and bustling art scene, want to soak in a classic at the theatre, rock out to music and get covered in vibrant colors, or just enjoy a day in the sand watching the Beach Soccer Championships, Oceanside has got you covered! Check out our list of wonderful events like these that you can experience during May in Oceanside.
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6 Awesome Spots to Catch an Oceanside Sunset

There's no better way to end your day then with one of Oceanside's legendary sunsets! For the best views check out these six amazing locations that are sure to take your breath away.
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Free Things to do in Oceanside

Got the wallet blues, or just looking for fun things to do without breaking the bank? Look no further! Oceanside has you covered with these activities, including hiking, tours, beach days, markets and more!
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The History of St. Malo in Oceanside

Over several decades many residents and visitors alike have often wondered who lived beyond the gate at the end of Oceanside’s South Pacific Street. An impressive entrance allowed but a sneak peek into beautiful homes with unique architectural features.
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