If taking a vacation means relaxing on a white sand beach, running your toes through the warm sand, listening to the sounds of the waves gently crashing nearby, then Visit Oceanside. If your idea of refreshment means getting away from the hustle and bustle of big city life, yet being just close enough to enjoy all that it offers, then Visit Oceanside. If you're looking for a place that seems to be a step back in time, to the days when life was slower and people were friendlier, then Visit Oceanside.
A Classic California Beach Town
Oceanside is located just 35 miles north of San Diego and 83 miles south of Los Angeles. In that place in between, there's a destination that has small-town feeling written all over it. Oceanside is a classic California beach town; which means things are markedly calmer, noticeably quieter, and distinctly hospitable. Here you will experience a casual spirit that reminds you to breathe in and take a few moments to enjoy life around you.
Things to Do in Oceanside
To you, that may mean spending the day at the beach - walk along Oceanside's white sand beaches, or fish off the historic wooden pier. At Harbor Beach, volleyball nets, BBQ's and fire rings provide the perfect setting for social gatherings and quality family time for all hours of the day. If shopping is more of your inclination, then you will find it at the Cape Cod-style Harbor Village. For the more adventurous, Oceanside offers many opportunities for water sport entertainment; from surfing, boogie boarding, and body surfing, to boating, kayaking and jet skiing. The Oceanside harbor offers rentals for whatever type of water sports you're interested in. For big city fun, then attractions like Disneyland, Legoland, the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, and Sea World, are just a stone's throw away. Tickets to these attractions, and many others, can be purchased at the California Welcome Center. It is located in Oceanside, right off the I-5, just follow the freeway signs. The California Welcome Center is your complete resource for maps and information on lodging, dining, attractions and everything in Oceanside, as well as the entire state!