Opie and I recently returned from a vacation in Oceanside, CA in San Diego’s North County. This small beach town is very appealing to those of us looking for a relaxing, fun seaside getaway.
I first traveled here in 2001 for spring break senior year with my college roomie. We stayed in O’side [as the locals call it?] because a cousin lived there and was kind enough to share his home with us.
Fourteen years later, we brought our families along and stayed here again, this time because the hotels in the heart of San Diego were booked solid due to a little event called Comic Con [no big deal].
Boy were we fortunate to wind up in O’side. This vibrant, breezy town was just what the doctor ordered for a chill vacation by the ocean. We stayed about a block from the beach and everything else we chose to explore was within walking distance too. It was nice to let the car take a break for a few days and instead stroll on the beach and in town at a leisurely pace.
Even though we got home just a few days ago, I miss the ocean already.
Let’s walk down to the beach…
Part Two coming soon.