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Oceanside
Oceanside is a seaside oasis of recreation and beautiful beaches. Centrally located between San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is frequently referred to as “the hub of Southern California.” From here, it’s easy to access a variety of amusement parks and family activities such as Disneyland, Legoland, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. If you’re looking to educate as well as entertain, you won’t be disappointed. Take your kids to visit Mission San Luis Rey. Founded in 1798, Mission San Luis is often called “The King of Missions” and includes picnic grounds and a gift shop in addition to a museum. Also check out the California Surf Museum or the Oceanside Museum of Art. With more than six miles of frontal beach... more Oceanside is a seaside oasis of recreation and beautiful beaches. Centrally located between San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is frequently referred to as “the hub of Southern California.” From here, it’s easy to access a variety of amusement parks and family activities such as Disneyland, Legoland, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. If you’re looking to educate as well as entertain, you won’t be disappointed. Take your kids to visit Mission San Luis Rey. Founded in 1798, Mission San Luis is often called “The King of Missions” and includes picnic grounds and a gift shop in addition to a museum. Also check out the California Surf Museum or the Oceanside Museum of Art. With more than six miles of frontal beach roads, Oceanside allows you to jog, bike or skate to your heart’s content. Bike the San Luis Rey River Biking trail or take part in private o group surf lessons from a local surf school. Get your sea legs on and check out one of the many boat rental companies for a trip out to sea you won’t soon forget – go deep sea fishing, diving or whale watching. For the golf lover, Oceanside is a veritable paradise! With six courses in or near Oceanside, you’re sure to find a public or private course to fit your game - try Oceanside Municipal Golf Course, Emerald Isle Golf Course or Pendleton Marine Golf Course. less

All things to do » Things to do

COASTER
COASTER
Attraction type: Tramways
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Oceanside Pier
Oceanside Pier
Owner description: Longest wooden pier on California coast at 1941 feet, 1/3 of a mile, there is a convenience store half way out stocked floor to ceiling with fishing pole rentals, bait, tackle... more Owner description: Longest wooden pier on California coast at 1941 feet, 1/3 of a mile, there is a convenience store half way out stocked floor to ceiling with fishing pole rentals, bait, tackle, snacks and beverages, and a whole lot of souvenir's stuffed into a 7X15 foot space. Ruby's 50's diner is located on the end with breakfast to burgers and a view to die for. The pier it self is open 24 hours a day 7days a week less
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Piers & Boardwalks
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Mission San Luis Rey
Mission San Luis Rey
Owner description: Founded in 1798, Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, known as the "King of the Missions," is a National Historic Landmark. The largest of all the 21 California missions, it is... more Owner description: Founded in 1798, Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, known as the "King of the Missions," is a National Historic Landmark. The largest of all the 21 California missions, it is home to a community of Franciscan Friars and is open daily to the public in the Franciscan tradition of heritage and hospitality. Facilities include a Retreat Center with day and overnight programs for spiritual renewal, multi-function meeting spaces, a Cemetery open to all people, Mission Gift Shop, Historic Church and interpretive Museum. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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California Welcome Center
California Welcome Center
Owner description: California Welcome Centers are California’s official State Visitor Centers offering valuable information and services for today’s traveler. There are 19 affiliated Welcome Centers... more Owner description: California Welcome Centers are California’s official State Visitor Centers offering valuable information and services for today’s traveler. There are 19 affiliated Welcome Centers located throughout the state, with volunteers and staff to answer your questions and enhance your visit. Oceanside is home to one of the California Welcome Centers, ready to assist visitors daily from 9am-5pm (except major holidays). Free maps, brochures, a gift shop, restrooms, and personal assistance to get you where you want to go! less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Harbor Beach
Harbor Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Beach Break Cafe
Beach Break Cafe
Ranked #1 of 388 Restaurants in Oceanside
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ty's Burger House
Ty's Burger House
Ranked #2 of 388 Restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Local Tap House & Kitchen
Local Tap House & Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 388 Restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Harney Sushi
Harney Sushi
Ranked #4 of 388 Restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood
333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood
Ranked #5 of 388 Restaurants in Oceanside
Price: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Best Western Plus Oceanside Palms
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Oceanside Palms
$125 - $306
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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La Quinta Inn San Diego Oceanside
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn San Diego Oceanside
$116 - $307
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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Best Western Oceanside Inn
2.5 of 5
Best Western Oceanside Inn
$82 - $240
Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area
$164 - $296
Ranked #2 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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SpringHill Suites San Diego Oceanside/Downtown
3.5 of 5
SpringHill Suites San Diego Oceanside/Downtown
$168 - $379
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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Southern California Beach Club
3.0 of 5
Southern California Beach Club
$168 - $278
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Oceanside
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
5.0 of 5
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
$344 - $560
Ranked #4 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara
$258 - $1,213
Ranked #9 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
4.5 of 5
Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
$224 - $442
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.