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Arts & Craft (Beer)

The big draw in Oceanside might be the beach, pier and harbor but don’t let that fool you.

It is well worth hopping on Metrolink just to check out the swanky restaurants, numerous craft beer taverns and cool museums. Here are some tips for the hungry, thirsty and curious.

Downtown Restaurants

Oceanside prides itself on delivering a high-quality dining experience in a casual setting. It is known locally as “flip-flop fine dining.” Restaurants are all about fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and fun independent style.

Restaurants worth trying
Hello Betty
Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen
Sancho’s Tacos
The Plot
Swami’s Cafe
Meet at the Cup (for coffee)

Getting here
All restaurants are within an easy walk from the station.

Local Craft Brewing

There are eleven hometown brewers in Oceanside with an amazing array of craft beers, pilsners, stouts, IPAs, and ale. Many of the breweries have local taverns and tasting rooms in Downtown Oceanside. Here are ones worth exploring.

Top Craft Breweries
Stone Brewing Tap Room
Kilowatt Brewing Tasting Room
Breakwater Brewing Co.
Northern Pine Brewing
Bagby Beer Company

Getting here
All of the local brewing companies are within walking distance from the station.

Museums worth visiting

When you’ve had your fill of craft beer, amazing food and sun-bathing, there are a wide range of museums to visit plus the beautiful Mission San Luis Rey.

Museums nearby worth touring
California Surf Museum
Oceanside Museum of Art
Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center
Mission San Luis Rey

Getting here
The museums are an easy walk from the station. The Nature Center and Mission require Uber or Lyft.

Getting around

Oceanside is easy to explore on foot. There’s so much to do within walking distance you can keep yourself entertained.

Train schedules

When planning your Daycation to Oceanside we recommend checking the Metrolink train schedule.