Our hotels in Oceanside are near the town's 4-mile stretch of beaches. Tyson Street Beach and Park is ideal for a splashing in the waves under the watchful eyes of lifeguards. Vendors rent boogie boards and nearby surf shops offer surf lessons for first-timers. Celebrate Southern California's favorite past time at the California Surf Museum in downtown Oceanside. Admire historic boards and striking photos of this sport's many legends. LEGOLAND California, a short drive from our Oceanside hotels, has LEGO play areas and rides geared to younger children. Families with older kids opt for the San Diego Wild Animal Park in Escondido. The African Express open-air tram rides past exotic landscapes where you’ll see rhinos, giraffes, lions, gorillas and elephants with nary a cage in sight.
Fishermen and strollers love the Oceanside Pier, stretching nearly 2,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean. Head to colorful Harbor Village restaurants near our Oceanside hotels for surf-and-turf, or fill up on spicy burritos and juicy burgers at downtown eateries. Harbor Village shops specialize in funky sunglasses, trendy surf gear and beach attire. Nightlife in Oceanside is as laid-back as the town itself, with a mix of visitors, locals and marines from Camp Pendleton relaxing over beers and shooting pool at Harbor Village and downtown watering holes.
Stay at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Oceanside to watch surf contests year round, from the Freedom Surf Series in spring, to National Scholastic Surfing Association open contests year-round.
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