Oceanside, California

This laid-back surf haven near San Diego has more to offer than its quirky locals and adorable downtown. Head to the beach to enjoy the gorgeous views, year-round beautiful weather, and fantastic surf.

The town offers some fantastic dining, nightlife, and shopping options along Pier View Way, and you can go to the historical pier itself to enjoy the scenery and do a little fishing. Along the same stretch, head to the California Surf Museum to check out the heritage of California’s signature sport.

Whether you head here in winter or summertime, you’ll find plenty of options for outdoor fun, fantastic local seafood, and seaside relaxation.