About 80 miles south of Los Angeles and 40 miles north of San Diego, the coastal city of Oceanside is a welcoming and affordable destination for meetings. This summer a host of new places and amenities make it an even more appealing spot for groups. Among the fresh offerings:
Beach Genie: Gathering in the sand is a day at the beach, thanks to this new concierge service that provides everything from cabanas, shade umbrellas, beach chairs and towels to games like bocce or cornhole, catering options that include charcuterie and ceviche, and s’mores around a fire ring. (Large groups may require beach permits.)
gO'side, a free shuttle service, makes exploring Oceanside car-free easy. Visit Oceanside and the City of Oceanside have partnered on the pilot program that includes six passenger electric shuttles operating along a four-mile route between Oceanside Harbor and South Oceanside. Shuttles will operate all summer long and can be requested through the Ride Circuit app or flagged down along the route.
Newly opened, Tremont Collective is an inspired warehouse conversion in the heart of coastal Oceanside's “Design District.” It’s home to nine local businesses: Brixton, Communal, The Annex Stab Magazine, Atacama, Bottlecraft, Shootz Fish x Beer, Verve Studios, and Al Fresko. Each boasts their own storefront in a communal 3,400-square-foot indoor-outdoor space where people can enjoy fresh eats, artisan shopping, and spin classes all in one place. The same developers are crafting up another co-op in Oceanside, Freeman Collective, set to open late 2022.
Returning after a pandemic pause, Carla and Linda's Walking Food Tours provide an introduction to some of Oceanside's exciting foodie neighborhoods and venues. Participants can choose from several tour options that include stops at four or five culinary destinations over the course of three hours, along with the scoop on local history.
Hangar 76, named for its location across the stress from Oceanside Airport, is a new multi-use venue that’s a result of a new state law that allows wineries, breweries and distilleries to make their products on the same premises. The renovated warehouse currently serves as a production site and tasting room for Carruth Cellars, San Diego's largest urban winery, and the brewing facility and tasting room for the new Tipping Pint Brewing Company.