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.

Fall Fitness Events

We know it is hard to believe, but fall is almost here! With the changing of seasons comes a whole slew of athletic events you can take part in right here in Oceanside. Whether you are looking for swimming events, cycling events, running events or a combination of all three, Oceanside has plenty of activities on the calendar to meet any fitness goal you might have.
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Traveling with a Group? Incentive Program Available

Are you planning a family reunion, meeting, wedding, or even a team building excursion? See if your group qualifies for the NEW Oceanside group travel client rewards program. With the "Pick a Perk" program, your group has a chance to receive special incentives or sponsorships for booking your upcoming trip in Oceanside, CA. Let our local, group travel experts help you create a unique itinerary for your special occasion.
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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
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATTRACTIONS
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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!

Fall Fitness Events

We know it is hard to believe, but fall is almost here! With the changing of seasons comes a whole slew of athletic events you can take part in right here in Oceanside. Whether you are looking for swimming events, cycling events, running events or a combination of all three, Oceanside has plenty of activities on the calendar to meet any fitness goal you might have.
Read More

Traveling with a Group? Incentive Program Available

Are you planning a family reunion, meeting, wedding, or even a team building excursion? See if your group qualifies for the NEW Oceanside group travel client rewards program. With the "Pick a Perk" program, your group has a chance to receive special incentives or sponsorships for booking your upcoming trip in Oceanside, CA. Let our local, group travel experts help you create a unique itinerary for your special occasion.
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Spectacular September Events in Oceanside

We're ready to ride into September and welcome the fall season in O'side. Enjoy upcoming events like Adaptive Surfing Championships, Super Girl Surf Pro, Oceanside’s long time tradition of Harbor Days, and a variety of markets, live music events and more.
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Visiting Oceanside With Your Four-Legged Friend

Oceanside is a very pet-friendly community. Check out the latest information on things to do with your dog or places that you can eat where pets are welcome.
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A Ride Through O’side Surf History

Surfing culture is vibrant and alive in O’side! The history surrounding the sport’s lifestyle and uniqueness is spotlighted at none other than Oceanside’s California Surf Museum (CSM)!
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Hidden Gems of Oceanside, California

Oceanside is a treasure trove of hidden gems! To help you get to know O'side as if you were a local, we've gathered some of the most fascinating and lesser known locations, historical landmarks and local hotspots.
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