Oceanside is a city in Southern California with a population of just under 190 thousand Americans. As its name indicates, this city is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by the cities of Carlsbad and Vista, and by the giant United States Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (to the north). Since the base opened in 1942, Oceanside has been both a home for U.S. armed forces personnel and – thanks to its 6-mile stretch of beaches – as a popular site for vacation home and “beach house” real estate development.
In Oceanside, there are a lot of advantages to having a car or truck to get around town. Whether you are visiting this city for business purposes, or you have family or friends in the military, or you are traveling here on vacation, Oceanside is a great place to have a cheap rental car… and at VroomVroomVroom it's easy to find the lowest prices on car rentals in any given area, anywhere in California!
Once you're in Oceanside and you've picked up your rental car, you'll want to use it to explore all of the great attractions of this coastal city! First, drive down to the Oceanside Pier. It was first constructed in 1888 and has been reconstructed and improved 5 times since then – at 1,954 feet (over 1/3 of a mile), it's the longest wooden pier on the U.S. Pacific coast!
Oceanside is also famous as the home of the Alta California Mission, Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, as well as the historic Mount Ecclesia district, where you will find the Rosicrucian Fellowship. Drive your rental car over and take some photos of the fellowship's unique architecture and well-preserved natural beauty and gardens, which offer a unique meditative walking experience.
If you want to check out something a little more gnarly, you'll find the California Surf Museum in downtown Oceanside. Why not spend a few hours seeing all the cool exhibits, and their amazing collection of boards from all the different decades? Your rental car makes it a snap to get there!