Why Oceanside, CA Is the Laid-Back Beach Vacation We All Need

If you find want a quick oceanside getaway from LA, then grab your bathing suit and boogie board and head south an hour and a half to Oceanside, CA. Hiding in North County San Diego, Oceanside is everything we love about about laid-back beach towns—tons to see and do with the kids (including bragging rights for lots of CA’s firsts, oldest and longest), loads of sand and water play and great food to boot. Here’s how to spend 72 hours in Oceanside with the kids—plus in-the-know tips to make your stay the best vacation getaway ever.

Day 1:
Travel to Oceanside, Visit the California Welcome Center, Check-in at The Seabird Resort and Eat Dinner at The Lab Collaborative.

Getting to Oceanside via car is simple enough—head down the 405, to the 5 (you can opt to take the 73 if you don’t mind paying the toll—you don’t need a toll pass as you can pay the fee online within 5 days) and take the 54B exit. Your biggest concern is going to be traffic but if you are willing to forgo your car, you can take Amtrak’s Surfliner or Metrolink to Oceanside from Los Angeles—the train station is just a five minute walk from the hotel—eliminating any worries or stress about driving and traffic jams.

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(With Inputs from redtri, thebarefootnomad)