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Welcome to Oceanside, California - a budget-friendly beach town perfect for a warm winter getaway!
With an average high of 68°F in December and January, Oceanside offers beautiful sunny weather when other parts of the country are cold and snowy. Spend your days relaxing on the beach or strolling along the oceanfront promenade.
For outdoor activities on a budget, check out the over 30 miles of trails at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, just north of the city. The scenic trails are free and open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset.
Hungry? Grab a quick and cheap bite from one of Oceanside's many taco trucks and food stands. You'll find lots of authentic Mexican food options to fuel your day of sun and fun for under $10.
End your day watching the sunset over the Pacific. The beaches in Oceanside are always free to visit. Bring a blanket and enjoy live music some evenings at the Oceanside Pier.
Looking to stay overnight? Oceanside has plenty of budget accommodation like motels and hotels right on the beach. Book early for the best rates, often under $100 a night during the winter.
With its perfect weather, affordable activities and laidback small beach town charm, Oceanside is a great low-cost winter escape. Soak up the sun - it's the perfect antidote to cold weather blues.