Oceanside, our neighbor to the North of San Diego boasts a stunning coastline, magnificent year-round weather, the largest wooden pier on the west coast, a quaint harbor and world-class surf. It is safe to say that Oceanside certainly has a lot to offer. O’side continues to innovate and welcome new and exciting businesses and experiences throughout its diverse neighborhoods.
But, maybe you’re looking for something a little more adventurous on your next vacation to this beachside town. We have you covered. Read on for our list of daring options for adventure in Oceanside, California.
Hold on tight and take to the sky! Riding a helicopter over the scenic coastline is something to behold, and Waverider Helicopter Tours in Oceanside allows you to get those sunset pictures that are both unforgettable and completely unique!
They provide an exciting and memorable experience for all who are looking to view the beautiful beaches of San Diego County, Orange County, and captivating back country of Temecula Wine Country.
The ‘Sunset Tour’ gives riders the chance to capture the beautiful coastline, waves and historical Oceanside Pier from a unique vantage point that would otherwise be unobtainable. The 30-minute trip leaves just before sunset and flies over the iconic pier giving you breathtaking views of the sunset. These flights are available for up to three riders at the same time and are perfect for a special date night, family adventure or solo excursion.
They also provide custom charters if you’d like to ride in style.
Outdoor Skydiving anyone?
If a helicopter does not give you a good enough view, opt for an unmatched view of the coast while sky diving. The only one of its type on Southern California’s coast, GoJump Oceanside offers skydivers 13,000 feet in the air views that not only include the ocean and beaches below, but even San Diego to the south, Catalina Island to the west, and Dana Point to the north! This experience will truly take your breath away.
Oceanside Harbor Excursions
Oceanside’s quaint New-England style Harbor Village is lined with shops, restaurants and a lighthouse! The charming harbor is a great spot to go on an ocean adventure by chartering a peaceful sailboat at sunset with Pacific Coast Sail Charters, embarking on a thrilling whale-watching expedition with Oceanside Adventures, or joining a sport fishing excursion hosted by Oceanside Sea Center or Helgren’s Sportfishing!
While visiting the harbor, rent a stand-up paddleboard at Oceanside Boat Rentals and you can get an up-close view of docked sailboats while listening to our sea lions barking and playing in the water.
Arrowood Golf Course
Arrowood Golf Course’s 18 holes usher golfers over 6,721 yards of pristine turf marked by frequent swings in elevation. Prominent local architect, Ted Robinson Jr. designed layout. You now have the opportunity to play the same ball-tracking technology that traces the golf shots of the game’s best golf pros with their Toptracer Range. Toptracer Range offers instant shot replies and statistical feedback on interactive screens so you can improve your golf game and have fun while doing it.
Looking for a new nighttime activity? Glow Ball contests offer a fun spin on your classic golf game, with a setup of lights on the course, glowing LED golf balls and more!
Rent some wheels
If you’re looking to cruise the beach in style, check out these fun rental options in Oceanside! Looking for some two-wheel motorized fun? Ride O’side’s fat tire electric scooters offer a smooth yet exciting way to ride around town. For groups that like to take things at a slower pace, look no further than Wheel Fun Rentals and their fun two or four person surreys which can be rented right on The Strand, just below the Oceanside Pier. This is a “must-do” with kids for an afternoon of laughter and fun. If you’re looking for something other than a bike, The Wheelhouse Rentals, offers e-scooters, mopeds, roadsters, one-wheels and more!
Riders can pick up Visit Oceanside’s bike map for tips on where to ride and sites to see along the way. Available at Oceanside’s California Welcome Center, the pocket-sized map features handy information such as route descriptions and rate of difficulty, unique sightseeing opportunities and even places to fuel up before, during and after a ride.
Rent a board
It is never too late to learn how to surf and the waves along the beach in Oceanside Harbor are legendary! Don’t miss an opportunity to hang ten and take a surf lesson from Learn to Rip. If you prefer to stay in the Harbor area, you can still get out on the water and have some serious fun when you rent kayaks, stand up paddleboards or pedal boats from Oceanside Boat Rentals!
If you would like to experience skydiving indoors, try the newest indoor skydiving facility to land in North County San Diego, iFLY Oceanside. Experience the feeling of weightlessness in a safe and controlled environment inside their state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel. iFLY is fun for the whole family, with children as young as 3 years of age to adults as old as 103 able to fly! Also, it’s a great team building activity if you’re looking for a little comradery in an unexpected place!
Do you enjoy more thrilling activities while on vacation? Have you ever been to Oceanside? Is there anything we missed? Head over to Haustay to check out our vacation rentals for your next adventure in Oceanside.