Oceanside, CA, USA

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Oceanside, CA, USA

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Enjoy a Slower Pace at Your Oceanside Vacation Home

It may seem like the stress associated with your daily schedule is overwhelming at times, and you can escape to a slower pace for a much-needed respite when you stay in Oceanside, California. Oceanside is a scenic San Diego bedroom community that boasts miles of coastline with the Pacific Ocean. Because of this, you can enjoy spectacular views from many vacation homes in the Oceanside area. Vacation homes may also have amenities like a fenced yard, a private garage, a barbecue grill, a hot tub, a pool and more.

Outdoor Recreation

Going to the beach is by far the most popular way to spend time while in the area at your vacation home in San Diego County. The water can be chilly throughout the year, but it is a wonderful way to cool off after sunbathing or playing in the sand. Some of the popular area beaches include Harbor Beach, Breakaway Way, Pier View North, Pier View South, Tyson Street Beach and others. There are a total of 3.5 miles of beaches in the area that you can enjoy, and they are popular for everything from surfing and body boarding to building sandcastles, playing Frisbee and picnicking. There is also a Strand, or pedestrian walkway, along the beach that is perfect for running, walking or rollerblading.


A trip to an Oceanside vacation rental would not be complete without spending some time enjoying retail therapy, and there are plenty of wonderful shopping centers and malls to explore while in Oceanside. These feature brand name boutiques, department stores, locally-owned stores and more. Some of the shopping venues that you can spend time walking around include the Oceanside Marketplace, the Mission Square Shopping center, College Plaza, Quarry Creek Plaza, Village Faire Shopping Center, the Plaza del Oro and numerous others.


The fun does not stop in Oceanside when the sun goes down, and this is because there are numerous fabulous nightspots to head to throughout your time in the area. Many have a full bar, a DJ or live music on select nights of the week, ocean views and other great features that you will love. You can spend time at bars like Davina's Cabo Grill, the Fire Water Saloon, the Haunted Head Saloon, the Pierview Pub, D C's Across the Street, Irina's Bar and Grill and others.


The weather in Oceanside can be undeniably beautiful throughout much of the year, and this is thanks to the semi-arid climate that the area has. The Oceanside area only receives approximately 11 inches of rain throughout the entire year, ensuring many sunny days for you to enjoy throughout your time on the coast. Temperature differential between the winter and summer months is nominal, making it ideal to visit the area any time of year. For example, the average high in July is 73, and the average high in January is 64. Likewise, the average low in July is 64, and the average low in January is 45.

How to Get There

Getting to Oceanside is a breeze, and this means that you can start enjoying your getaway right away. Many will fly into the San Diego area, rent a car and travel north up Interstate 5 to reach Oceanside. If you are traveling via your own car from home, make your connections to Interstate 5 from the north or south to access Oceanside. There are also bus routes available, and some will even travel in their own boat to Oceanside and dock in one of the area marinas.

Attractions In and Around Oceanside

Looking for things to do while you’re in Oceanside? Take the kids and check out Legoland California, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Sealife Aquarium. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches like Carlsbad State Beach and Moonlight State Beach and green spaces such as Carlsbad Skatepark and Flower Fields of Carlsbad.

You can take a shopping trip to Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Del Mar Plaza. Fun activities in the city include Oceanside Pier and Oceanside Harbor. Also while in town, consider a visit to Mission San Luis Rey Church and California Surf Museum.