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Let’s Take a Ride to the Mission

What better way to explore Oceanside than on a bike! Once you arrive in Oceanside, chow down on a delicious lunch from a local eatery, and then rent a bike for the day! Oceanside is home to Mission San Luis Rey (1789), King of the Missions. This historic landmark offers visitors a unique glimpse back in time to when the Spanish settlers first arrived along the California coast.


  1. Grab a bite to eat and “carb up” for your ride out to Mission San Luis Rey.

  2. Located at the base of the Oceanside Pier is Wheel Fun Rentals. Rent a bike and request the self-guided map so that you can explore along the San Luis Rey River Trail (a class 1 bike path), which will lead you to Mission San Luis Rey, approximately 8 miles from the Oceanside Pier.

  3. Explore this historic Mission San Luis Rey and visit the on-sight museum to learn more about the native inhabitants and artifacts.

  4. Stop by San Luis Rey Bakery Restaurant for a traditional Mexican treat before riding back to downtown Oceanside.

  5. Return your bike and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Oceanside Pier.

  6. Look for cool destination deals in Oceanside on our deals page.

Arriving By Train

Clean, breezy and close to the action, the Oceanside Transit Center connects to Metrolink, Amtrak, and Coaster trains and bus service.

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Get A Discount

A number of shops, restaurants and historic sites offer discounts to those who take Metrolink. Be sure to explore all the deals while planning your trip!

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How To Ride

Download the Metrolink Mobile Ticketing App. Or use any ticket vending machine (TVM) at any Metrolink station with weekend service to spend the best $10 ever.

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