Local Attractions

Oceanside Farmer's Market
The Farmers Market is a delightful way to mingle with the locals and experience our fresh, homegrown, organic produce, botanicals and scrumptious baked goods.
The Morning Farmers Market: Every Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
The Sunset Farmers Market: Every Thursday from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Corner of Coast Highway and Pier View Way

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Oceanside Harbor
Stroll down the boardwalk along the beautiful Marina any day of the week.  A delightful way to spend a relaxing afternoon with dining, shopping, and live bands!  You can also enjoy whale watching trips, deep sea fishing, or just a simple boat, jet ski, or kayak rental in the harbor.

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Oceanside Pier

The historical Oceanside Pier is one of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast.  Take a leisurely stroll out over the Pacific Ocean, watch the surfers ride a wave, fisherman catch a fish, or grab a bite to eat at the famous Ruby's Diner located at the end of the pier.  It's a wonderful spot to see Dolphins, Seagulls, Sting Rays, & Fish.

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At 1,942 feet, the historical Oceanside Pier is one of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast.  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. - See more at: http://www.visitoceanside.org/travel-tips/oceanside-pier-2/#sthash.r9OUBKwk.dpuf
At 1,942 feet, the historical Oceanside Pier is one of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast.  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. - See more at: http://www.visitoceanside.org/travel-tips/oceanside-pier-2/#sthash.r9OUBKwk.dpuf
At 1,942 feet, the historical Oceanside Pier is one of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast.  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. - See more at: http://www.visitoceanside.org/travel-tips/oceanside-pier-2/#sthash.r9OUBKwk.dpuf

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Oceanside Beaches
Enjoy one or all of Oceanside’s beaches from the Harbor Beach down to Buccaneer Beach, all great for surf and sun!  Maybe catch a surf lesson or a wave yourself!  You may even bump into a Surf competition or local event for entertainment. Enjoy!

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California Surf Museum
At a time when the historical roots of many beach communities are rapidly changing and/or disappearing, the California Surf Museum is preserving the strong link between the ocean and lifestyles of the beach community.  The museum actively collects, documents and preserves surfing related artifacts and memorabilia.  Through a series of rotating exhibits, the California Surf Museum presents the many facets of this fervent culture.
312 Pier View Way | Oceanside, CA | 92054

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Mission San Luis Rey
Known as the “King of the Missions,” Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, is the largest of the California Missions.  The title “King of the Missions” was bestowed upon this California state treasure because of its expansiveness and architectural beauty.  With such peaceful and inspirational surroundings, it is easy to visualize the everyday life of the Franciscan Friars and Native Americans who inhabited the Mission more than two centuries ago.  The mission architecture is extraordinary.  Hand carved wooden doors, bright and colorful hand painted walls and murals, the original baptismal font (made by Native Americans) of hand hammered copper, and a mixture of Classical and Baroque reredos are not to be missed. The Mission provides guided and self-guided tours, a museum, a gift shop, retreat center, and year-round special events.
4050 Mission Avenue | Oceanside, CA | 92057
(760) 757-3651

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Oceanside Museum of Art
Oceanside Museum of Art is a cultural jewel located in downtown Oceanside with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the historic Oceanside Pier.
The museum is housed in a classic Irving Gill designed building that represents the flavor of Southern California in the 1930s.  Providing a variety of programming that complements, OMA presents five provocative exhibits each year. 
704 Pier View Way | Oceanside, CA | 92054

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Star Theater
The Star Theater is a community-based theater that is rented out for a variety of performing arts groups. Performances include music, drama, lectures, concerts and visual arts.
402 North Coast Highway | Oceanside, CA | 92054
(760) 721-9983

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The Museum of Making Music
The mission of the Museum of Making Music is to celebrate the rich history and encourage the future of music making.
The Museum of Making Music explores the multifaceted history of the American music products industry from its beginnings in the 1890s to today. The Museum tells stories of hard work, challenge, inspiration and pioneering innovation, and reveals the profound relationship between the industry, popular music, and global culture.
5790 Armada Drive | Carlsbad, CA | 92008
(760) 438-8964 or (877) 551-9976

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La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is San Diego’s most desirable spot for kayaking, snorkeling and diving. The water is calm and ecologically protected, providing a safe home for colorful garibaldi, yellowtail, rays and even leopard sharks. Because the water is protected, surfboards, boogie boards and other floatation devices are not permitted. The beach itself is small, but nearby Scripps Park offers a nice grassy expanse for spreading out.

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San Diego Wild Animal Park
Experience a unique adventure at the 2,100-acre preserve where animals wander freely in surroundings much like their native homelands. A quiet monorail, pathways and animal shows enable visitors to observe the animals and many species of exotic plants.

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San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo cares for more than 4,000 individual animals representing 800 different species. Its collection of animals, as well as its plant collection of over 6,500 species, is acknowledged as one of the finest in the entire world.

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Old Town San Diego
Within walking distance there are a great many places to shop with unique products and a quaint atmosphere. Bazaar delMundo, Fiesta de Reyes, the Old Town Market and many smaller shops offer a variety of uncommon gifts. The weather, the food and the history make Old Town San Diego one of the best places to visit in California. While in San Diego be sure to experience the adventure that is Old Town.

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USS Midway
The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Go to sea without leaving port! Explore more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 27 restored aircraft. Located in downtown San Diego.

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SeaWorld San Diego
Explore the ocean world at SeaWorld San Diego. Get up close and personal with hundreds of sea creatures and their environment. Experience "Believe", the visually-stunning Shamu show; encounter polar bears at Wild Arctic; and brave the daring drop on the Journey To Atlantis water coaster. Enjoy a fun-filled day with Sesame Street! Experience the new 4-D movie, Sesame Street™ Lights, Camera, Imagination! Afterwards, come play in the all-new themed play area, Sesame Street Bay of Play featuring three family-friendly rides.

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LEGOLAND California
LEGOLAND California is built for Real Family Fun with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Everybody's sure to have a great time together! Venture to the underwater world at the new SEA LIFE AQUARIUM or journey to the ancient ruins of Egypt and recover stolen treasures at the LAND OF ADVENTURE. What's more, LEGOLAND has action-packed live shows like JOURNEY TO THE LOST TEMPLE or the fire safety show, THE BIG TEST With limitless fun, LEGOLAND California is sure to delight the entire family!

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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Noted for being one of the most beloved spring traditions in the area, the ranch opens annually in March for six to eight weeks showcasing the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus.

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