Located midway between San Diego and Los Angeles along historic Hwy 101, the city of Oceanside CA is one of the undiscovered jewels of Southern California. With one of the most desirable climates in the nation, Oceanside features 3.5 miles of pristine California beaches and draws surfers, tourists, sightseers, and families from around the globe to its sunny beaches, historic landmarks, and year round surfing competitions.
Further accentuating its character as a thriving beach community, Oceanside CA is home to various tributes to the Pacific Ocean like the Oceanside Municipal Pier (the longest all wood pier on the west coast), the Oceanside Harbor and Marina (offering a variety of water sports like jet skiing, scuba diving, boat rentals, and whale watching excursions), and the California Surf Museum (surfing-related memorabilia and exhibitions).
Away from the beach Oceanside CA is rich in great site-seeing and family activities like the historic Mission at San Luis Rey and Heritage Park (featuring guided tours and a gift hop), the weekly farmer's market (with fresh produce, flowers, and local art), and numerous golf courses and parks. Further family activities can also be found a short drive away - with Legoland, the San Diego Wild Animal Park and Zoo, and SeaWorld within a short distance, you'll never run out of things to do while staying in Oceanside.