Oceanside Tourism Council
The Oceanside Tourism Council (OTC) was created in partnership with tourism related business in order to unite the industry in impacting issues that directly affect tourism and visitor spending in Oceanside. The OTC champions tourism issues related sales, public policy, education and marketing.
Through education and networking, we are promoting Oceanside and creating a tourist-friendly community.
The Mission of the Oceanside Tourism Council is to unite tourism related businesses together in order to generate visitor spending in the City of Oceanside.
Bi-Weekly Oceanside Event Calendar
Oceanside has great events every week. From surf competitions to art exhibits- there is always something going on. Please print and share the event calendar with your staff and guests so everyone knows what there is to do in Oceanside.
If you do not receive the weekly email from Visit Oceanside with the latest Oceanside events, please send Cerina your contact information and she will add your to our list.
Industry Information and Resources
Coast Highway Corridor Study
In 2009, the City of Oceanside adopted the Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan. This plan serves as a blueprint for the revitalization and enhancement of the Coast Highway corridor between Harbor Drive in the north and Buena Vista Lagoon in the south. The Vision and Strategic Plan includes several recommendations to transform Coast Highway from an auto-oriented thoroughfare into a “complete street” that serves all modes of transportation from automobiles to pedestrians to bicyclists and transit vehicles.
The City of Oceanside is now embarking on an effort to study and begin the design process for the street enhancements and changes proposed as part of the Vision and Strategic Plan. This effort, called the Coast Highway Corridor Study, will assess existing and future transportation conditions along the corridor and on surrounding streets in order to identify the preferred approach to implementing the recommendations contained in the Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan.
The study effort will focus on assessing projects that are consistent with the Vision and Strategic Plan and address the needs of the community through:
> Improving pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure with a focus on safety and comfort
> Enhancing access to transit
> Modifying the roadway with improvements such as roundabouts to improve traffic flow
> Improving parking access to businesses along the corridor
> Encouraging economic development through improvements in mobility and the public streetscape
Click for more information about the Coast Highway Corridor Study.
A community meeting will be held on February 11th from 5-7pm. Please click to view Coast Highway Corridor Study Community Open House.
Mission Ave Improvement Project
The Mission Ave Improvement Project began November 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by June 2014.
Click to View the Phase 1 Construction Update
Oceanside Dining Guide
Print and share the latest Oceanside dining guide with your guests. Last Updated: October 30, 2013. Courtesy of the City of Oceanside.
Click to view Oceanside Dining Guide.
January 2014 OTC Meeting Packet
During the Oceanside Tourism Council (OTC) meeting held on January 15th at the Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina, we discussed all the exciting things happening in Oceanside this Spring. Key highlights included: the 2014 Citywide event calendar, the NEW Hero for a Day team building program, 2014 Spring Break and the Spring “Family Travel” marketing campaign.
Click to download the January OTC Meeting Packet.
Upcoming Industry Events
Oceanside Tourism Council (OTC) Meeting:
All are invited to the next Oceanside Tourism Council (OTC) Meeting on Thursday, March 6th from 9am-10:30am at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Oceanside. This will be a unique meeting, providing a panel discussion about the future of tourism in Oceanside.
Panel Speakers will include:
Steve Jepson: City Manager
Michelle Lawrence: Deputy City Manager
George Buell: Department Services Director
Tracey Bohlen: Economic Development Manager
Captain Tom Aguigui: Oceanside Police Department
Please submit your questions for possible inclusion in the panel discussion to Cerina De Souza by February 14, 2014.
Don’t forget to bring your business cards for networking. Click to RSVP
March 6, 2014
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Oceanside
3501 Seagate Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Take advantage of the new online booking software, Jackrabbit! The Oceanside lodging community is invited to attend a FREE Jackrabbit Workshop on January 29th. Learn how to update your property profile, post daily rates and track how many people are viewing your profile. Click to RSVP
January 29, 2014
Courtyard by Marriott Oceanside
3501 Seagate Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
Oceanside Welcomes Our City-Wide Events
Oceanside is home to several City-Wide events, bringing hundreds of people into our community for a particular event. Our goal is to welcome the visitors into our community and make them feel welcome during their stay. Please print and post the Welcome Sign in your store front in the days leading up to the event. Click to view the 2014 Oceanside Citywide Events.
Upcoming City-Wide Events Include:
- IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon: March 29, 2014
- Beach Soccer Championships: May 16-18, 2014
- Race Across America: June 10 and June 14, 2014
There are are many co-op advertising and marketing opportunities available for your business, ranging from free to paid partnerships. Click to view the 2013-2014 Co-Opportunity Calendar.
2014-2015 Oceanside Visitors Guide:
Feature your business in the 2014-2015 official Oceanside Visitors Guide. The Visitors Guide in the #1 marketing tool for Oceanside, sharing your business information directly with visitors interested in learning more about our beautiful community. Click to view the Oceanside Visitors Guide Media Kit.
For more information, please contact Denis Seger by telephone at 760-518-5222 or by email.
View the 2012-2013 Annual Report
View the 2013 Oceanside Tourism Summit Video. Watch Now!
View the 2013 Oceanside Economic Impact Study
View the 2009 California Welcome Center Economic Impact Study
View the 2009 City of Oceanside Economic Development Presentation