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A great place to stop and get information from people who know the area.

The Welcome Center is a wonderful place where you can get maps, info, discount tickets, and a cute... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tanya C
Hidden Gem

This is a hidden gem in Southern California. Kind of tucked away at the Western edge of California... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David I
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Welcome Center is a wonderful place where you can get maps, info,
discount tickets, and a cute gift shop. The volunteers and staff are so knowledgeable, it's a great resource for the traveler. Please stop by!

Thank Tanya C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

HI Tanya,

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!
Best Regards,

Lydia Petroff

Visitor Services Manager
Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors Bureau
928 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in Southern California. Kind of tucked away at the Western edge of California highway 76, it offers all the information that you would ever need to make your adventures in the state a reality.

1  Thank David I
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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

HI David,

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!
Best Regards,

Lydia Petroff

Visitor Services Manager
Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors Bureau
928 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

A welcome, not to be forgotten five years ago because of how special we were made to feel, brings us back at least yearly. It's great to know some things do not change. In a recent visit to pick up some new local maps, it was still all there: lots of friendly attention with plenty of helpful maps and materials. Plenty of tips on where to eat, shop, best beaches, and you name it. WELCOME in capital letters.

1  Thank TravePpro
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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

HI TravePpro,

Thank you for stopping by to visit us.... Again! And keeping us in mind when in Oceanside.
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!
Best Regards,

Lydia Petroff

Visitor Services Manager
Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors Bureau
928 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

All we can say is get off the (crowded) freeway and visit this place. We stumbled onto it because we needed a break from the bumper to bumper traffic on the 5 and we wanted to find someplace to eat in Oceanside. Bingo! We couldn't have been luckier. We agree with all the other reviewers: Very clean and well managed. The restaurant suggestion was spot on. And, Veronica had other thoughtful suggestions including alternative transportation to San Diego. When we mentioned our destination was San Marcos, she had suggestions there too. Awesome people and all for free!!!

1  Thank Hulies
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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

HI Hulies,

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!
Best Regards,

Lydia Petroff

Visitor Services Manager
Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors Bureau
928 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Loads of helpful information and brochures. The Welcome Center even recommended some hotels for our stay. We chose a hotel within our budget that they suggested and it was great! Lots of cute souvenirs in the Welcome Cwnter gift shop, too! We bought all our trip souvenirs there.

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1  Thank Stesha
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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

HI Stesha,

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!
Best Regards,

Lydia Petroff

Visitor Services Manager
Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors Bureau
928 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

The staff were attentive, took time to explain about the area. One of the ladies, when we mentioned how much traffic was on the roads, mentioned retirement areas about 10 miles away, if we were thinking of re-locating. Lemonade was offered - and it was good.

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2  Thank Cherry M
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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

HI Cherry,

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!
Best Regards,

Lydia Petroff

Visitor Services Manager
Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors Bureau
928 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Best welcome center we've ever been to. So friendly and informative. We will go back to Oceanside and we will stop at the welcome center. Thank You

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1  Thank compuilljk
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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello,

Thank you for stopping by to visit us.
We appreciate your very 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!
Best Regards,

Lydia Petroff

Visitor Services Manager
Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors Bureau
928 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

The welcoming staff were helpful and kind. It is a great place to find out what is happening in California. They have great gifts and local items for sale! Visit this center soon!

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1  Thank powerbrainedsd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello,

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!
Best Regards,

Lydia Petroff

Visitor Services Manager
Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors Bureau
928 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

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 CatchKitty
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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

HI Kitty,

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!
Best Regards,

Lydia Petroff

Visitor Services Manager
Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors Bureau
928 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

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 not just that region but others in California. Other states should take notice! :) Keep up the great work!

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Thank SpartanGirl3
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Lydia P, Front Office Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

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!
Best Regards,

Lydia Petroff

Visitor Services Manager
Visit Oceanside® Conference & Visitors Bureau
928 N. Coast Highway, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92054

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