- Our list of the best things to do in Oceanside, California, features the top 278 nearby activities — including 126 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Oceanside, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sports & Fitness, and Food & Drink.
- The results below include the top 31 things to do within the city of Oceanside, CA , followed by 247 popular activities in nearby cities, including Escondido, Carlsbad, La Jolla, San Clemente, Fallbrook, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, Del Mar, Poway, Temecula, San Diego, Murrieta, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and Coronado
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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
96% 480 votes
195 S Tremont St, Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, CA 92054 MoreLess Info
The COASTER commuter train takes riders throughout San Diego County, making eight stops between Oceanside and downtown San Diego, making it an ideal way to get to Chargers games. The entire train ride takes around an hour to complete.
97% 105 votes
480 Airport Rd, Oceanside, CA MoreLess Info
Tsunami is one of the few skydiving facilities in the Oceanside area. Staff are experts at soothing your fears of flying.
89% 304 votes
312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA MoreLess Info
The surf is up at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside! This museum is dedicated to the important role surfing plays in the state's history and culture. Free for kids 11 and under, $5 for adults, or $3 for students, seniors or military (ID required).
90% 800 votes
4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92057 MoreLess Info
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.
90% 1192 votes
Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA MoreLess Info
There are always fun, family-friendly things to do at The Pier at Oceanside. Fishing and boating are popular throughout the year, and team sports facilities are available. Picnics are also popular.
94% 118 votes
Harbor Drive, Oceanside, CA MoreLess Info
Harbor Beach is a spacious beach in Oceanside. Surf and swim areas are clearly demarcated.
86% 124 votes
316 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA MoreLess Info
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.
90% 202 votes
618 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA 92054 MoreLess Info
Located in Oceanside, California, the Iron Sights Shooting Range is a large indoor gun range open daily. This public range offers memberships, military discounts and gun rentals. Guns are also available for purchase.
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.
100% 18 votes
1201 N. Pacific St., Oceanside, CA 92054 MoreLess Info
Learn To Rip Surf Lessons provides surf instruction for the beginner as well as pointers for the seasoned veteran of the waves. They offer individual tutoring, coaching, group surf clinics, and also have video review available.