Posted on 1/30/2024 by On The Sand Vacations

Celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day with a Sun-Soaked Getaway to Oceanside, CA –Plus a Giveaway

Hey beach lovers! In celebration of National Plan For Vacation Day, we're excited to talk about one of California's hidden gems – Oceanside. This seaside escape is the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and culture. And guess what? We've partnered with Visit Oceanside for an exclusive giveaway that will make this dreamy destination a reality for one lucky winner!

The Charm of Oceanside, CA:

Oceanside, a stunning beach town in Southern California, boasts miles of sandy shores, a charming harbor, and a vibrant cultural scene. It's a place where you can unwind on the beach, surf the waves, or explore unique local attractions. Let’s dive into what makes Oceanside a must-visit destination.

Beachfront Bliss:

Imagine waking up to the sound of waves and a breathtaking ocean view. On The Sand’s beachfront vacation rentals offer just that – a serene beachside experience. From cozy cottages to luxurious condos, you'll find the perfect spot to relax and soak in the coastal vibes.

Exploring Oceanside’s Beaches:

Oceanside boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in California. Spend a day at Oceanside Harbor Beach for a family-friendly atmosphere, or head to Buccaneer Beach for a more secluded experience. Don’t forget to catch a stunning Pacific sunset!

Biking by the Beach:

What's better than exploring a beach town on two wheels? With the giveaway, you'll have the opportunity to rent beach bikes and cruise along the scenic coastline. It’s a fun and eco-friendly way to discover Oceanside’s hidden gems.

Local Cuisine and Dining:

No beach vacation is complete without indulging in local cuisine. Oceanside’s culinary scene is a delightful mix of fresh seafood, farm-to-table eateries, and vibrant beach cafes. Be sure to try some local specialties like fish tacos and California rolls, or enjoy a romantic dinner with ocean views at one of the fine dining restaurants along the coast.

Outdoor Adventures Beyond the Beach:

While the beach is the main attraction, Oceanside offers a plethora of outdoor activities. Take a whale and dolphin watching expedition, try paddle boarding or kayaking in the harbor, or explore the nearby hiking trails for some incredible views and nature spotting.

Cultural Experiences:

Oceanside is rich in culture and history. Visit the Oceanside Museum of Art or take a stroll through the historic Mission San Luis Rey. The city also hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, offering a glimpse into the local arts and culture scene.

Surf's Up:

Oceanside is known for perfect waves and hosts many regional and national Surf Competitions each year. If actually being in the waves is too much of an adrenaline rush, a visit to the California Surf Museum is a must. Here, you'll explore the history of surfing, see legendary surfboards, and get inspired by tales of the sport's pioneers.

Shopping and Souvenirs:

Don’t forget to take a piece of Oceanside home with you. The city’s shopping districts offer everything from high-end boutiques to quaint local shops where you can find unique souvenirs, beachwear, and artisan crafts. Plus you have have the opportunity to attend the famous Sunset Market on Thursday evenings. There you can browse through a diverse array of stalls offering handmade jewelry, artwork, clothing, and artisanal crafts. Support local artisans and bring home one-of-a-kind treasures that will forever remind you of your Oceanside vacation.

The Ultimate Giveaway:

Now, for the exciting part! To celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day, we're partnering with Visit Oceanside to give away a fantastic Oceanside experience. One lucky winner will receive:

  • A 2-night stay in a gorgeous 1-bedroom beach vacation rental (Sleeps 4) with On The Sand Vacations.

  • 2 passes for admission to the California Surf Museum.

  • 2 - passes for 1-hour bike or surrey rental at Wheel Fun Rentals

How to Enter:

Ready to win your dream beach vacation? Here's how you can enter our exciting Oceanside getaway contest:

  • Follow on Instagram: Make sure you're following both @VisitOceanside and @OnTheSandVacations on Instagram. This is your first step to entering the giveaway.

  • Like and Comment: Find the post about the giveaway on Visit Oceanside’s Instagram page. Like the post and, in the comments, tag the person you'd bring with you to Oceanside. Dreaming together about a beach vacation is half the fun!

Selection and Announcement of the Winner:
  • One lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced in the giveaway post on February 6th, 2024.

  • Keep an eye out! The winner communication will only come from the official @VisitOceanside Instagram account.

Eligibility and Conditions:

  • You must be 18 years or older to enter this giveaway.

  • Blackout Dates and Subject to Unit Availability may apply to the booking of the vacation rental.

  • Travel for the giveaway must be completed by January 31, 2025.

For a full understanding of the rules and regulations, make sure to read the complete Terms & Conditions. [Insert Link to Terms & Conditions]

Don't miss this chance to experience the beauty and excitement of Oceanside, CA. Good luck to all participants!


Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the best of Oceanside, CA. Whether it’s the sun-kissed beaches, the rich surf history, or the charming coastal vibe, Oceanside is the perfect place to plan your next vacation. Remember, travel not only rejuvenates the soul but also broadens our horizons. So, let’s celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day by dreaming of our next beach getaway!

Good luck, and may your vacation dreams come true!

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