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 Places to Propose in Oceanside, CA

Planning to get engaged? Explore 10 places to propose in Oceanside, along with fun ideas on how to make that special moment even more romantic and memorable.
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Oceanside Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Whether you're pressed for time, visiting, or just want to try something different this Thanksgiving, check out these Oceanside restaurants open on Turkey Day offering great food worthy of being thankful for!
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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
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 Places to Propose in Oceanside, CA

Planning to get engaged? Explore 10 places to propose in Oceanside, along with fun ideas on how to make that special moment even more romantic and memorable.
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Oceanside Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Whether you're pressed for time, visiting, or just want to try something different this Thanksgiving, check out these Oceanside restaurants open on Turkey Day offering great food worthy of being thankful for!
Read More

Fun Photo Opportunities in O’side

Calling all selfie lovers, keen eyed creatives, and capturers of the moment! Whether you enjoy photographing sunset filled landscapes, vibrant street murals, crashing waves, docked boats, sea lions, whales or dolphins check out these great places to snap away in Oceanside.
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Holiday Away: Calm the Commotion with the Ocean

Stressed out just thinking about the upcoming holidays? This year, why not use up your remaining vacation days and consider Oceanside for a beach holiday getaway for a fun and festive family reunion, and leave the planning to us.
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What to do this November in Oceanside

The holidays are right around the corner but before you start putting up your seasonal decorations check out these awesome Oceanside events including Bike the Coast, O'side Turkey Trot, Merry Makers Fair and more! Oceanside is where you will want to be this November.
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Haunted Oceanside: The Ghosts of Fire Station No. 1

"When we envision a fire station, we typically think of a safe place where our modern-day heroes wait to respond to emergency calls. These men and women are nothing short of brave. In their line of work, they witness things that most of us cannot even imagine. But at Fire Station No. 1 there are things happening that have our first responders feeling uneasy—paranormal activity." As seen in the Osider Magazine, September/October 2017, Vol. 4 Issue 5.
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