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Trippin’ With Mama B: Oceanside

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Our family travel series continues with Valley-based boy mom and lifestyle contributor Nadine Bubeck (aka Mama B.). Every month, Nadine showcases a fabulous destination- providing five things you need to know about visiting the hot spot.

Oceanside is a sleepy beach town on the outskirts of San Diego County. It’s undergoing a loving renovation, restoring the old and bringing in new to attract visitors.  If you’re seeking a more “chill” San Diego getaway, this gem could be for you.

Civic center in Oceanside, CA


Where to stay:

Book the Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort.

Situated across from the pier with easy beach access and panoramic ocean views, this Oceanside resort is just a few blocks away from the downtown area.

The property rents mostly timeshare-type residences, so it’s excellent for families.  We enjoyed a two bedroom-two bath condo, equipped with a full kitchen, dinner nook, living room, balcony, and washer and dryer.  Bonus: the main bathroom had an oversized Jacuzzi tub, which my boys loved!  Other popular features include the 7th floor lounge, game room, and an outdoor pool/hot tub with nice ocean views.

Packages start at $199/night.




Where to play:

Oceanside provides an abundance of beach with plenty of room for sand-loving kiddos. The area even has a beachfront playground (my boys hit the swings for hours!).  Stroll along the overwater wooden pier or rent a 4-person surrey from Wheel Fun Rentals.  There are also fire pits for roasting s’mores on the beach.

For older kids, explore the Buena Vista Lagoon, a 223-acre wetland and California’s first Ecological Reserve.  Book the guided nature hikes and birding walks throughout the year.

You can also visit the California Surf Museum, a local attraction chronicling the history of surf-related sports.  One of the most popular displays is pro-surfer Bethany Hamilton’s actual shark-bitten surfboard from the attack that took her arm when she was 13!

And FYI, LEGOLAND California is a mere 15-minute drive from the heart of Oceanside.


Read Full Article at North Phoenix Family, by Nadine Bubeck >