Located at the northernmost part of San Diego County, Oceanside is a coastal city known for its palm trees, surfing culture, quality of life and up-and-coming arts and restaurant scene. Oceanside’s entrepreneurial vibe has fueled a recent creative boom, transforming the city from a quaint military town to a cultural mecca for residents, businesses and tourists. This gateway between San Diego and Los Angeles offers nearly 4 miles of beach, a 1,000-boat slip harbor, new restaurants and breweries, significant public art and high-quality schools. Spend the day at the Oceanside Museum of Art or the California Surf Museum, or take a whale watching tour out of Oceanside Harbor. Visit Mission San Luis Rey, California’s largest Spanish mission. Stay easily connected to San Diego, Los Angeles and beyond for work or pleasure with Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, the Metrolink, the Sprinter and the commuter-friendly Coaster trains.