Visit Oceanside

928 North Coast Highway c/o California Welcome Center, Oceanside 92054

Why Choose Our Destination?

Oceanside is home to two of the best located meeting resorts in all of Southern California. Not only are you steps from the beach, but you're also in the middle of a vibrant downtown scene full of upscale and boutique retail, amazing dining, breweries and tasting rooms, and fun activities! If you're planning a meeting or conference in San Diego County, California, you'll want to have a look at Oceanside. You’ll find the perfect mix of conference resorts, offsite meeting and dining venues, upper midscale hotels, cozy vacation home rentals, and other affordable accommodations for your group. While here for your meeting, have a little fun as well! Enjoy a whale watching trip out of our charming harbor, go for a stroll on our historic pier, rent electric bikes and cruise down Coast Highway 101, or take a walk back in time and tour the San Luis Rey Mission. In Oceanside you will experience a coastal casual elegance with abundant dining experiences and some of the best craft beer in San Diego. With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why planners love bringing their groups to Oceanside! The Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau professional staff provides complimentary one-stop services for all of your meeting, wedding and special event planning needs. We know Oceanside inside and out and can offer you no-cost, professional planning advice and quality service that will ensure a successful and enjoyable group gathering. Ask us about our O'centives Program for planners and groups to receive room night rebates. (See Additional Materials section below for more details) Getting Here: Oceanside is located just 38 miles north of downtown San Diego, 50 miles south of Orange County and 100 miles south of Los Angeles. It is conveniently located near 4 major airports including San Diego’s Lindberg Field (SAN- 40 miles), John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA- 50 miles) Los Angeles Airport (LAX- 90 miles) and Ontario Airport (ONT- 85 miles). McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD) in Carlsbad is located just 15 minutes south of Oceanside. A coastal community, it is easily accessed by car from Interstate 5 and the historic Coast Highway 101. The city can also be reached by rail with daily stops at the Oceanside Transit Center from Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner that services cities between Santa Barbara and Oceanside. The Transit Center also is a central hub for three other rail lines: the Coaster, which operates a daily schedule between downtown San Diego and Oceanside; the Sprinter, which runs daily between Oceanside and Escondido to the east; and the Metrolink, which services east Orange County, San Bernandino and Riverside. Accommodations: Oceanside is home to a wide range of lodging options including upscale select-service hotels, midscale hotels, economy motels and beachfront vacation rentals (condos and luxury homes). Local hotel tax: 11.5 percent Meetings Facilities: Event facilities and venues range from beachfront resorts and hotels, historic theatres, and community centers to museums, gardens and private estates. See Meeting and Event Guide. Recreation: Oceanside’s year-round stellar climate and natural outdoor amenities make it an ideal place for incentive travel, board retreats and teambuilding events. The city offers: • Six miles of beachfront roadways, excellent for jogging, biking or rollerblading • Oceanside Harbor where visitors enjoy water sports such as boating, kayaking, jet skiing and SUP outings. • Five golf courses including: Arrowood, El Camino Country Club, Center City Golf Course, Emerald Isle Golf Course and Goat Hill Park. • San Luis Rey River Bike Trail with 9 miles of scenic paved trail • Whale watching & ocean adventures (year round)

Distance from airport

  • San Diego International

    38 mi. from city center

  • Orange County / John Wayne Airport

    52 mi. from city center

  • Los Angeles International

    87 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Arrowood Golf

Arrowood Golf Course is a spectacular par-71, 6,721-yard layout imbedded in the Oceanside, CA developed village of the same name. Located adjacent to Camp Pendleton in north county San Diego, Arrowood sits on a scenic hilltop by the San Luis Rey Valley, within 10 miles of the coastline.In addition to magnificent golf, Arrowood offers upscale amenities for an amazing day with friends and family. A luxurious single-story, 6,700 square-foot clubhouse features California craftsman-style architecture that houses the newly renovated Arrowood Fairways Kitchen & Bar.

Oceanside Harbor & Village

1 mi. away
Located at the north end of Oceanside, Oceanside Harbor is San Diego County's most northern harbor. The southern section has a small commercial fishing fleet, sportsfishing and sailing charters and watersports rentals. The north section has a marina with slips for recreational boaters. Harbor Village is a collection of specialty shops, restaurants, and a sportsfishing center. The wood-framed buildings, steep shingle roofs, and lighthouse are reminiscent of an old fishing village.
315 South Harbor Drive
Oceanside, CA 92054

Frontwave Arena

Opening September 2024! Frontwave Arena in Oceanside is the new multi-purpose arena with a capacity for 7,500 fans, features excellent sightlines from every seat and an intimate bowl design to bring fans closer to the action. Home to the San Diego Sockers and the San Diego Clippers.
3475 Hero Dr.
Oceanside, CA, US 92056

Oceanside Whale Watching

2 mi. away
A luxury Whale Watching company located in front of the historic Light House in Oceanside Harbor. An AWE inspiring adventure of Dolphin and Whale Watching in Oceanside. Trips are 2 hours and are great for corporate events and anyone and everyone who loves the ocean or the wildlife we may encounter! The vessel is a 50 foot beautifully equipped, one level, fast Catamaran built by Cooper Marine in Florida. Get up-close and personal with the marine life you may see minutes away from Oceanside Harbor. Each trip is narrated by an expert Captain, a certified naturalist who loves Whales and Dolphin just like you do.
256 Harbor Drive South
Oceanside, CA 92054

California Welcome Center

5 minutes away
“Welcome to Oceanside!” is what you will hear as you enter our beautiful visitor center. The California Welcome Center in Oceanside receives more than 60,000 visitors each year and has a fantastic group of volunteers that are friendly and eager to provide helpful information and tips to you and your group when exploring Oceanside and the greater San Diego County. The Welcome Center is a great resource to visitors and locals alike, providing helpful information on top things to do in Oceanside and around the state. Additionally, the visitor center sells discount attraction tickets, local gifts, and souvenirs.
928 N Coast Highway #A
Oceanside, CA, US 92054

Oceanside Teambuilding

1 minute away
Whether for your corporate retreat, family reunion, or your wedding party, teambuilding activities are a fun way to bring people closer together to create better communication and solidify relationships. Our team at Visit Oceanside has developed Hero for a Day team building packages to highlight both our rich military background and the variety of activities that Oceanside has to offer.

Oceanside Beaches & Pier

1 mi. away
Visitors can relax and play on over 3.5 miles of sandy beaches in Oceanside. Popular beaches include Harbor Beach, Breakwater Way, Pier View North and South, Tyson Street Beach, Wisconsin Street Beach, Oceanside Boulevard and Buccaneer Beach. At 1,942 feet, the historical Oceanside Pier is the longest over-water wooden pier in California. Take a leisurely stroll out over the Pacific Ocean, watch the surfers ride a wave, fishermen catch a fish or catch the perfect sunset. At the entrance to the Pier is the Amphitheater which hosts many musical and cultural performances and is available for private event buyouts.

iFly Oceanside

5 mi. away
Not Your Average Team Event: Teams that fly together, stay together. iFLY has everything your company needs for team bonding activities, off-site conferences and meetings, or other events celebrating business milestones….PLUS you get to fly!
3178 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056


Additional Information

When planning a meeting in Oceanside, Visit Oceanside offers a no-cost, professional planning assistance including advice to ensure a successful and enjoyable event. We know Oceanside inside and out and because we are a “non-member”, non-profit organization, we recommend only Oceanside business and services that best meet your needs.