If you're booking a visit to Southern California, you might be planning to do more than just lay on the beach and eat local seafood. Southern California is, after all, full of world famous local attractions, and from Oceanside, you can visit them all! Ideally located, Oceanside offers a taste of the laid-back California beach life while also being the perfect central location from which to visit popular attractions like Disneyland, LEGOLand California, and the San Diego Zoo.

Still not convinced that Oceanside is the perfect spot for your next beach getaway? Maybe the weather will persuade you. Oceanside is sunny year round, with an average temperature of 70 degrees. In fact, the San Diego area has the second most pleasant weather of anywhere in the United States !

So go ahead and start planning! Our Oceanside vacation rental has all the home-like comfort of a vacation rental by owner with a professional management staff to support you in your planning. We're here to give you the personal attention that you might not find on VRBO or Airbnb, so give us a call at 800.408.1822 or 949.340.5726 .
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Often called the "Gateway to San Diego," Oceanside, California is far more than just a suburb of that great city! From its wooden Oceanside Pier to the weekly Farmer's Market and Sunset Market to the thriving downtown shopping district, Oceanside has a casual beachy atmosphere that is all it's own. This classic beach town is a great place to experience the California beach life, and learn a little bit more about this legendary state. Visit the California Welcome Center , the California Surf Museum , and the historic Misison San Luis Rey, all located in Oceanside!

Oceanside is also a great place for surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, boating, sportfishing, and just about any watersport you can think of. The warm local beaches offer plenty of opportunities to hit the waves, while the Oceanside Harbor is a hub of local boat charter businesses, sport fishing companies, whale watching cruises, and more!

Where is our Oceanside vacation rental located?

Have you looked for an Oceanside vacation rental by owner or a Carlsbad vacation rental by owner on VRBO or Airbnb? Take a look at our professionally managed Oceanside vacation rental as well! As you can see on the map below, our Oceanside vacation rental is right by the pier. We've also included our Carlsbad vacation rentals on this map, so you can see how close these two beach towns are to one another. Go ahead and zoom in on either location to find local restaurants, California attractions, ad other local businesses!

Top things to do in Oceanside:

The Oceanside Pier:

The Oceanside pier is one of the longest piers on the West Coast, stretching an awe-inspiring 1,942 feet out into the Pacific Ocean. At the end of the pier you will find the famous Ruby's Diner, perfect for a casual meal above the waves!

You can spend all day at the pier, swimming, surfing, exploring local restaurants, or taking in a concert at the amphitheater.

Oceanside Farmers' Market & Sunset Market:

Every Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM The Oceanside Farmer's Market fills Pier View Way with organic produce, gourmet baked goods, unique art and apparel, and lots of other local offerings you won't find anywhere else.
If you're busy in the morning, visit the Sunset Market instead, Thursday from 5:00-9:00 PM!


The Coaster commuter train is one of easiest ways to see more of the Southern California coast. The Coaster train line begins in Oceanside and makes eight stops, ending in San Diego. The entire route takes about an hour - that's one hour of incredible ocean views!

Take a look at the Coaster train schedule and maps to start planning your trip!

Oceanside Harbor and Harbor Beach:

Oceanside Harbor is a hub of coastal fun and adventure. Rent a paddleboat or kayak, take some surfing lessons, or sample local seafood at one of the Harbor Village restaurants.

Locals call Harbor Beach a "hidden gem," excellent for surfing, and with fire pits and a playground making this beach a great spot for families.

California Surf Museum

Ever wondered how surfing got started in the United States? Visit the California Surf Museum in Oceanside and find out! In the California Surf Museum you will find stories and exhibits chronicling the history of surfing, including the board and bodysuit of well-known surfer Bethany Hamilton.

Mission San Luis Rey:

Sometimes called the "king of the missions," Mission San Luis Rey is the largest of the 21 California missions. Stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and lots of California history combine to make this historic mission a must-visit.

Come in spring or early summer when the gardens are in full bloom, or sign up for one of the mission's "Quiet Days " to spend a peaceful day away from it all.

Oceanside Museum of Art

The Oceanside Museum of Art is not large but it houses a unique collection of pieces by local and more well known artists and changes its exhibits often to showcase different kinds of art and artists from different regions.

When planning a visit to Oceanside, be sure to check the Oceanside Museum of Art's website to see what exhibits will be featured during your trip.