Because of its location, Oceanside is frequently referred to as “the hub of Southern California.” Located just 35 miles north of San Diego and 83 miles south of Los Angeles, Oceanside offers an outstanding coastal location providing plenty of things to see and do.
Oceanside is the ultimate outdoor playground. City events, beaches, harbor, pier, and museums offer great options of things to do in Oceanside. If you’re looking to educate as well as entertain, learn about California history at the Mission San Luis Rey, also known as the“King of Missions,” which was founded in 1798. If you’re more curious about the history of the surf culture, visit the California Surf Museum. Perhaps art is more your thing? Then be sure to visit the Oceanside Museum of Art.
With more than six miles of frontal beach roads in Oceanside, it’s easy to take advantage of the Southern California sun and surf by jogging, biking, or skating to your heart’s content. Or take a boat out over the deep blue waters of the Pacific and spend the day deep sea fishing, whale watching, or diving. If you prefer sticking closer to the shore, grab a board and go surfing near the longest pier on the West Coast – extending 1,900 feet out over the Pacific Ocean.
For golf lovers, try the Oceanside Municipal Golf Course, Emerald Isle Golf Course or Pendleton Marine Golf Course. Of course, there’s also ample shopping, dining, breweries and more.
You’ll never run out of things to see and do in Oceanside, California.