- The list below includes 173 free or cheap things to do in or near Oceanside, California, including 113 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Movie Theaters, Fishing and Bike Paths.
- From The Pier at Oceanside to Harbor Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Oceanside and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Carlsbad, San Clemente, Escondido and Fallbrook.
Anthelion Helicopters 490 Airport Rd., Hanger #2, Oceanside, CA MoreLess Info
Pilots-in-training get to practice flying on ground and get to improve their skills during an in-flight lesson
72% 106 votes
Off Interstate 5 at Basilone Road, Oceanside, CA 92055 MoreLess Info
Spanning over 3,000 acres, the San Onofre State Beach is a popular destination for sunbathing, kite flying, shell collecting, camping, hiking and nature photography. Fire pits and campsites are available for reservations on a first-come, first-served basis.
Guajome Count Park has a lot to offer. Besides its scenic beauty and a network of easy hiking trails, the park also has a beautiful lake, well-maintained campsites equipped with restroom and shower facilities and a sandy beach nearby.
71% 72 votes
2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA 92058 MoreLess Info
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA Dog Park offers two sections for dogs to play in, depending on the activity level of the dog. The park is covered with turf instead of grass and has a hill for the dogs.
88% 17 votes
College Blvd & N River Road, Oceanside, CA 92057 MoreLess Info
San Luis Rey River Trail is a 7.2 mile bicycle trail that is also open to pedestrians including hikers, runners, dog walkers and roller-bladers. The trail is free of stop signs and traffic lights and separate from motor traffic.
Monitored by lifeguards during the day, Buccaneer Beach provides visitors with opportunities for surfing, swimming, sunbathing, and body boarding. The beach also has a playground, picnic area, volleyball courts, and a basketball court.
A Catholic parish community in Oceanside, California, Mission San Luis Rey cuts a striking silhouette against the surrounding hills. The church building contains elements of traditional Spanish, Mexican and Byzantine architecture. The mission holds weekly retreats and maintains a daily Mass schedule.
Every Thursday evening, the Oceanside Sunset Market comes to life. Patrons enjoy live entertainment, meals, craft boutiques, food vendors and local produce. The Sunset Market is also famous for its fresh flowers.