Visit Oceanside

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Visit Oceanside


Why Choose Our Destination?

Consider Oceanside – North San Diego – as the next SoCal coastal destination for your SMERF groups; small meetings & board retreats, corporate teambuilding events, military and family reunions, weddings and special events, and group tours! If you’re planning a group event or meeting in San Diego County, California, Oceanside features a variety of venues to help make it a success. You’ll find the perfect mix of meeting and conference facilities, comfortable 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, military and family reunion, 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 Pick a Perk Incentive Program for planners and groups to receive rewards and sponsorships toward meeting enhancements and activities. (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: Visit Oceanside partners with our local state-of-the-art meeting facility, QLN Conference Center, which encompasses 21,500 square feet of meeting & event space with 7 breakout rooms; additional event facilities and venues range from beachfront hotels, historic theatres, and community centers to museums, gardens and private estates. See our Hotel and Meeting Space Overview below in Addl Material. 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 (ye

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Distance from airport

  • San Diego International

    61.15 km from city center

  • Orange County / John Wayne Airport

    83.69 km from city center

  • Los Angeles International

    140.01 km from city center


Local Attractions

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 grab a bite to eat at the famous Ruby’s Diner located at the end of the pier. 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

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

Mission San Luis Rey

Historical landmark
5 mi. away
The largest of all the 21 California missions, it is home to a community of Franciscan Friars and is open daily to the public in the Franciscan tradition of heritage and hospitality. Facilities include a Retreat Center with day and overnight programs for spiritual renewal, multi-function meeting spaces, a Cemetery open to all people, Mission Gift Shop, Historic Church and interpretive Museum. Mission San Luis Rey holds various community fundraising events throughout the year to support the preservation of the Mission. Group tours available.
4050 Mission Ave
Oceanside, CA 92057

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

Oceanside Breweries

San Diego County is home to a number of widely known, well-respected, and award winning craft breweries. Lucky for us, the craft beer craze has cruised up the coast and has taken root in Oceanside. Located along the western edge of San Diego’s “Hops Highway,” Oceanside is a craft beer powerhouse with nine craft breweries, and more on the horizon. Taprooms are also a big part of the local brew scene, featuring rotating regional beers and hosting tap take over events inviting customers to experience the unique flavors from regional brewers. This brew-tastic beer scene is being spearheaded by local entrepreneurs looking to create fun, one-of-a-kind experiences where everyone wants to hangout. All connoisseurs of craft are invited to explore our incredible beer scene.

Convention Centers

  • QLN Conference Center

    QLN's stunning Conference Center & Meeting Facility in Oceanside, CA (coastal North County San Diego), has 7 rooms including an Exhibit Hall & a single room for up to 700 people. Great for business or private events, wedding receptions, and meetings.

    • Exhibit Space929 sq. m
      Total meeting space3,716 sq. m


Additional Information

When planning a special event, conference, reunion or other travel-related activity, Visit Oceanside offers a no-cost, professional planning service 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.