Even the New York Times deemed it “Southern California’s most authentic beach town.” These days, there’s no denying Oceanside’s allure. So, we’re presenting a jam-packed itinerary to experience Mission Pacific’s irresistible sense of energy while venturing to the heart of what makes Oceanside tick—from locals-only beach style to high-designed rooftops.
Toasts of the Town
Swirl, sip and brag. At Valle, oenophiles can gain access to the rarest wines from Guadalupe Valley—some of the most prized in all of Mexico. Strict US import laws make it nearly impossible to taste its top-rated Petit Verdot, for example, from boutique producers like Vinsur Reflejo. Also unique: Rosé of Malbec. It’s all thanks to internationally acclaimed Chef Roberto Alcocer, who lured his native winemakers to bring their most luscious blends, centering his menu around the pairing experience. Nab your reservations now.
Oceanside State of Mind
Seekers (sun, spiritual, and culinary) pilgrimage to Mission Pacific for a retreat that elevates every aspect of lifestyle and culture. So, what better way to set your vacation intentions than with morning rooftop yoga perched above the Pacific? North County San Diego is actually the American birthplace of yoga, authentically deepening the mind-body connection. Next up? Brew. Coffee or beer: That is the question. High/Low at Mission Pacific Hotel serves both Revolution Roasters and Après Surf Coastal Ale, a collaboration with Bagby Beer.
Look the Part
The easygoing and edgy Oceanside lifestyle is something visitors will want to take home with them. Our advice? Pack light and load up on a few key pieces that will solidify your local cred. From your sunhat to your button-down shirt, we’re presenting the workhorses of your SoCal wardrobe that will transcend souvenirs to a deeper brand connection. Discover The Ozone, our boutique brimming with local San Diego brands like Green Pacha (hats), Aloha (totes) and Raen (sunglasses). Meanwhile, don’t miss the groovy boutique experience that is Linksoul, a local golf brand known for outfitting Pro golfer Bubba Watson.
Your Place in the Sun
So you’ve got your date night reservations but what about your VIP seats in the sand? Hotel guests can reserve complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas at The Strand, courtesy of The Beach Rambler, our lovingly restored mid-century Holiday Rambler. Feel like cruising? We’ll also set up your bike rentals at Pedego. Like to plan ahead? Reserve here.
Sure, Mission Pacific Hotel’s Surf Concierge will definitely dial in the local surf lessons with all the best gear. But for those fitness gurus looking to diversify the workout portfolio with a unique local twist—don’t miss the original location of the now big-in-Brooklyn bouldering gym—Vital. A vibrant playground of rock-climbing culture, sign up for a beginner clinic or the aerial silk classes held in the man-made caves. It’s a soulful immersion into a fitness craze grounded in Southern California.
Dream vacations require photographic evidence. And Oceanside delivers megawatt photo ops. On the shot list: Downtown’s wondrous art murals, our very own historic Top Gun House—now home to The HIGH-Pie—and the Oceanside Pier across the street from Mission Pacific. At 1,942 feet, it’s one of the West Coast’s longest piers. Standing directly underneath the wooden structure reveals an amazing ‘window’ to the Pacific. Also golden? Our date palm trees on The Rooftop Bar. They frame the ultimate California moment. Just add cocktails. The Moonlight, named for the local surf break, brings the fizz with Prosecco, gin, strawberry and hibiscus tea.
Into the Groove
There’s this undeniable temptation to linger. The Rooftop Bar hotel bar is a lush, inviting refuge that personifies endless summer with all of its leafy landscaping and laid-back California decor. From sunrise to sun-soaking to sunsetting to stargazing and all points in between, this perch is Mission Pacific’s escapist paradise. Come Saturdays, it is an electrified hotel rooftop atmosphere with Groove Society, luring the region’s top DJs and musical talent. Hotter still? This summer’s 30 For 30 vacation package? Save up to 30% off the best available room rate at Mission Pacific Hotel and receive a $30 credit at The Rooftop Bar. Book here.