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super helpful staff

I stopped in for maps and tide info...very well stocked visitor center. The lobby offered more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kittybigsky
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Big Sky, Montana
Best Welcome Center I've Ever Been To!

We were meeting family in Oceanside during a recent trip out from the east coast. We stumbled upon... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SpartanGirl3
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Dover, New Jersey
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California Welcome Centers are California’s official State Visitor Centers offering valuable information and services for today’s traveler. There are 17 affiliated Welcome Centers located throughout the state, with volunteers and staff to answer...more
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928 N Coast Hwy, Suite A, Oceanside, CA 92054-2136
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in for maps and tide info...very well stocked visitor center. The lobby offered more than I expected and help me as I traveled north on the costal route.

Thank Kittybigsky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were meeting family in Oceanside during a recent trip out from the east coast. We stumbled upon the Welcome Center and it was a WONDERFUL surprise. The staff is extremely helpful and nice, the facility is clean and has so much great information for...More

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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Spartangirl, Thank you for stopping by to visit us. We appreciate your kind review, it's very important to us! We are always happy to help assist with information to make your experience in Oceanside and California a happy and successful one! Thank you again!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people who worked there were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and about California in general. They made us wish we had more time to stay in Oceanside!More

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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Cathy, Thank you for stopping by to visit us. We appreciate your kind review, it's very important to us! We are always happy to help assist with information to make your experience in Oceanside and California a happy and successful one! Thank you again!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful with all travel info. along coast. I got all the info needed and then some. The literature was perfect with detailed information. Exactly what I needed. Thank you very much. The hosts were very friendly. California is very beautiful.More

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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Olsonseven, Thank you for stopping by to visit us. We appreciate your kind review, it's very important to us! We are always happy to help assist with information to make your experience in Oceanside and California a happy and successful one! Thank you again!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People were friendly, lot of information for the surrounding Oceanside area and San Diego. Within walking distance of the beaches and hotels. Lots of maps and nice souveneirs.More

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Thank Lisa P
Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Lisa, Thank you for stopping by to visit us. We appreciate your kind review, it's very important to us! We are always happy to help assist with information to make your experience in Oceanside and California a happy and successful one! Thank you again!...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Lots of information available here; not enough about Amtrak though, even though Oceanside boasts its very own station. Plenty of brochures and helpful staff.More

Thank philmurrayperforms
Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Phil, Thank you for stopping by to visit us. We apologize for not meeting your expectations regarding Amtrak. Our transit center would be more of the experts for that line of transportation. Best Regards, Lydia Petroff Visitor Services Manager Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors...More

Reviewed April 22, 2018

When enjoying this classic Southern California beach community, visitors may be pleasantly surprised to find there are many fun facts and features which make Oceanside a unique and interesting destination along the California Coast. The biggest, longest, oldest, rarest…whatever the case may be, it can...More

Thank Severino R
Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Severino, Thank you for stopping by to visit us. We appreciate your kind review, it's very important to us! We are always happy to help assist with information to make your experience in Oceanside and California a happy and successful one! Thank you again!...More

Reviewed April 6, 2018

This just seemed a convenient place to stop and pick up tickets for 5 minutes. The staff were helpful, very helpful. I knew nothing at all about Oceanside, but on their advice, I went down to the carpark by the pier and visited the Topgun...More

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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Cornish, Thank you for stopping by to visit us. We appreciate your kind review, it's very important to us! We are always happy to help assist with information to make your experience in Oceanside and California a happy and successful one! Thank you again!...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

We happened upon the visitor center seeking information on the Apacific Coadt highway. The center is staffed by volunteers who are friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and offered good advice on what to see in the area. They recommended the Oceanside pier as a must stop and...More

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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Bill, Thank you for stopping by to visit us. We appreciate your kind review, it's very important to us! We are always happy to help assist with information to make your experience in Oceanside and California a happy and successful one! Thank you again!...More

Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on our visit to the coast. Yes it is spring break. We asked for recommendations for places to stay in our rented RV. We talked to 4 staff - looked like a combination of volunteers and paid staff. They told us this...More

Thank margaritayum
Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

HI Margarita, We are so apologetic that the volunteers and staff on the day you visited us were unable to find you a suitable RV park and must-do places to visit in the area. It doesn't sound like us at all. If you can remember,...More

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