It’s been called the most authentic surfer town in southern California. Oceanside combines a laidback vibe with upscale hotels, vibrant dining and a walkable downtown.
We drove from Los Angeles (90 minutes, 45 from San Diego) to spend a weekend kayaking, biking, dining on seafood and enjoying a beach environment worlds different from East Coast beaches.
Our Dreamscape Suite at the Mission Pacific Beach Resort lived up to its name with a huge seating area, spacious bathroom and large balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The weather is so perfect, its slogan in 1953 was “Where the mercury never goes crazy.”