Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Oceanside

Enjoy the churches and other features of Oceanside. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the beaches, seaside and surfing. Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Oceanside

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like surfing and camping. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Oceanside a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Legoland California (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Sealife Aquarium (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Fallbrook Winery (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Ferrara Winery (17 mi / 27.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Oceanside

Travelers enjoy Oceanside for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 77°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Oceanside

Oceanside is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Oceanside is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carlsbad State Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Carlsbad Lagoon (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Moonlight State Beach (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Oceanside

Fly into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), the closest airport, located 8.8 mi (14.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley), which is 25.4 mi (40.9 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Oceanside Transit Center.

Where to stay around Oceanside?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,965 holiday lettings near Oceanside. From 749 Houses to 776 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Oceanside is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Oceanside?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Oceanside:

  • Ocean Hills: 1,882 holiday homes
  • Townsite: 811 holiday homes
  • Mira Costa: 19 holiday homes
  • South Oceanside: 335 holiday homes
  • Camp Pendleton South: 368 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Oceanside?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Oceanside. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Oceanside Transit Center: 2,537 holiday lettings
  • Mission San Luis Rey Church: 2,472 holiday lettings
  • Mount Ecclesia: 2,512 holiday lettings
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base: 2,480 holiday lettings
  • Oceanside Pier: 2,505 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Oceanside listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Oceanside?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 749 Houses in Oceanside. Our other popular types of Oceanside holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 776 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 79 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 55 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Oceanside?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 775 holiday homes with pool available in Oceanside. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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