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.
Community Information and Updates
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.
Mission Ave Improvement Project Update
Construction Stage 4 (from Ditmar to Coast Highway) is currently under construction. Phase 2 landscaping (Ditmar to Coast Highway on the north side of Mission) was completed from June 23-27. On the southeast corner of Coast and Mission the storm drain connection was completed. Grading for sidewalks on the south side of Mission from Ditmar to Coast Highway was completed. From June 30 – July 3, landscaping is scheduled to be completed on the north side of Mission Avenue from Clementine to Coast Highway. Sidewalk forming and pouring on the south side of Mission from Ditmar to Coast Highway will be completed. Pedestrian access to businesses will remain open at all times.
Parade and 4th of July on Coast Highway — Construction activities and temporary traffic control related to the work on Coast Highway will be removed to accommodate the parade on June 28th and the 4th of July holiday weekend. Work on Coast Highway will resume on July 7th.
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.
Upcoming Industry Events:
Oceanside Tourism Council (OTC) Meeting
All are invited to attend the upcoming OTC Meeting to learn about the growing importance of photography and video for destination marketing. This will be an interactive meeting, beginning with a brief tutorial offering tips and tricks on taking photos, followed by an overview of how photography and video can benefit your business, leading to the hands-on portion of the meeting where we will split into teams and take pictures of downtown Oceanside. This will be a fun and hands-on meeting showing how easy it is to take photos, share your business message and positively showcase Oceanside as a premiere beach destination.
Meeting Information: TBD
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, but are not limited to:
- IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon: March 28, 2015
- Beach Soccer Championships: 2015 dates TBD
- Race Across America: June 16 and 20, 2015
- Honor Bowl SoCal Football Invitational: September 6 and 7, 2014
- LifeTime Tri Oceanside Triathlon: October 26, 2014
- Bike the Coast- Taste the Coast: November 1, 2014
- O’side Turkey Trot: November 27, 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.
Research and Industry Resources
>> 2014 Summer Road Closures and Maps (information for Oceanside Independence Day Parade, Firework Show and 4th of July)
>> Enjoy a recap and watch the videos from the 2014 Oceanside Tourism Summit.
>> 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