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.

San Diego County Summer Birding

The Summer Months in San Diego County bring about fantastic opportunities for birders to observe the local breeding grounds filled with new families of various species, including the endangered California Least Tern. As the Summer continues so does the excitement, with the post-breeding diffusion often resulting in unusual species sightings!
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10 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Oceanside

Happy Children = Happy Parents! Save a little time and make sure you check out our list of fun things to do with your family during your next trip to Oceanside. Our list of hands-on activities will give you plenty of time to talk with and reconnect with your children.
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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!

San Diego County Summer Birding

The Summer Months in San Diego County bring about fantastic opportunities for birders to observe the local breeding grounds filled with new families of various species, including the endangered California Least Tern. As the Summer continues so does the excitement, with the post-breeding diffusion often resulting in unusual species sightings!
Read More

10 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Oceanside

Happy Children = Happy Parents! Save a little time and make sure you check out our list of fun things to do with your family during your next trip to Oceanside. Our list of hands-on activities will give you plenty of time to talk with and reconnect with your children.
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Summer Concerts in Oceanside

Oceanside is home to a wide variety of summer concerts that take advantage of Oceanside's beautiful venues and wonderful weather. Whether it be a free concert in one of Oceanside's many beautiful parks, or a large concert with top musical talent at the Pier Amphitheatre, Oceanside has got you covered!
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Have you seen the RAAM Vans?

Over the next several days you will begin to see vehicles covered in stickers and decals, some even with speakers attached to the roof of the vehicles. You may ask yourself what is going on?, but have no fear! These are the RAAM vans! They are the support vehicles for the participants of Race Across America (RAAM) and Race Across the West (RAW) and will be traveling with the riders as they make their way from Oceanside, CA to their final destinations of either Annapolis, MD or Durango, CO
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Neighborhood Spotlight – Downtown

Downtown Oceanside is a bustling neighborhood with fantastic restaurants, artistic flair, and historic charm located just steps away from the gorgeous shoreline, Oceanside Pier, outdoor amphitheatre, and beaches. Take a bike ride parallel to the ocean and sand, check out the arts, grab a cup of craft coffee, taste the thriving foodie spots, and experience Oceanside's weekly Market Day all in Downtown Oceanside!
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13 Can’t Miss Events Happening in June

As the weather starts to heat up everywhere else, think of Oceanside as your cool Southern California beach escape. Whether you enjoy live music and games, are interested in a unique and bustling art scene, want to soak in some diverse cultural celebrations, cheer on the Independence Parade, or just enjoy a day in the sand watching the waves go by, Oceanside has got you covered! Check out our list of must see events taking place this month.
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