Daycations - Oceanside

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    Oceanside

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    Image courtesy of Visit Oceanside.
    Oceanside: The Name Says It All

    This classic beach town has something for everyone from whale watching to craft brews to beautiful sunsets. Walkable, bikeable, and all-around friendly.

    Metrolink train lines
    • Orange County Line

    • Inland Empire-Orange County Line

    Tranquil
    Strollable
    Outdoorsy
  • Plan Your Daycation

    The Best of Oceanside

    Make the most of your visit with our carefully curated ideas. Watch for exclusive deals courtesy of our Metrolink partners – just show your Metrolink ticket. Enjoy like a tourist. Act like a local.

  • FUN THINGS TO DO

    Oceanside Pier and Plaza

    Walk the pier, play in the surf and relax in the sand and take advantage of bike rentals, surf lessons and food vendors.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    California Surf Museum

    Celebrate surf culture with inspiring and engaging displays of the people, events, and technology that make it so cool.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Oceanside Museum of Art

    Explore the new, relevant, and historical art of Southern California. Like art itself, OMA is always fresh, sometimes edgy, sometimes traditional, and frequently unexpected.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Harbor Village

    This Cape Cod-style fun spot is packed with restaurants, shops, and outdoor recreation. Note: The harbor and pier at different locations.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Oceanside Adventures

    The place for whale watching with the experts on a 50-foot catamaran. From station:. Hop on a bus and walk less than 5 minutes, and you’re there

    Deal: Receive $5 off whale-watching tickets
    California Welcome Center

    Local source for what to see and do while in town and pick up complimentary maps and brochures.

    GREAT PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

    Stone Company Store

    Enjoy Stone beer in a relaxed, intimate setting framed by architectural elements of concrete, stone, metal, reclaimed wood, and plants.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Deal: $1 off 1L growler fill
    333 Pacific

    Cool, hip atmosphere with fine dining and specialty cocktails.

    Deal: $10 off of $40 purchase
    Breakwater Brewing Company

    Popular local spot with great local brews and generous portions.

    Deal: 20% off your order
    Harbor House Cafe

    Family-owned restaurant serving breakfast/lunch featuring delicious baked goods as well as healthy choices.

    Deal: 15% off your entire order
    Hello Betty Fish House

    Spacious beachy atmosphere with great food and drink. Watch the sunset from the bar.

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
    Deal: Free chips and salsa
    Jersey Mike’s Subs

    Grab lunch here and head to the beach for a picnic.

    Deal: $2 off Giant Size Sub
    Mission Ave. Bar and Grill

    Drop by for the local brews and cocktails paired with everything from duck to burgers.

    Deal: Happy Hour pricing on all edible items
    Red Cup Yogurt

    Grab a froyo for your beach walk or hang inside and enjoy.

    Deal: 10% off your entire order or buy 2 cups frozen yogurt and get 20% off the lowest priced yogurt
    Miss Kim's by That Boy Good

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Deal: Buy one-get one free chicken
    The Miller’s Table

    Cozy, inviting restaurant with local brews and wine and excellent charcuterie and sandwich selections.

    Elena’s Café French Crepes

    Husband-and-wife team serve up to-order savory and sweet crepes in a relaxing coffee shop atmosphere.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Beach Hut Deli

    Take in the beach view while sampling fresh sandwiches, local brews, and healthy selections. Breakfast served all day.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
  • Area Map

How to Get There

Everything you need to know, including train schedules and tips on buying tickets and riding Metrolink trains. Easy!

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  • Good to Know Before You Go

    • It's easy to bring your surfboard on the train

    • The super long Oceanside Pier is a great place to catch a meal or the sunset

    • Be sure to check the last train departure time for your ride home

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