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Visit Oceanside Lures Groups with “Pick A Perk” Incentive Program

Oceanside CA— Visit Oceanside is enticing groups to choose Oceanside for their next retreat, team building destination or family reunion with a new “Pick a Perk” rewards program. Available for reservations between now and July 1, 2017, the Pick a Perk incentive rewards groups of 10 rooms or more for staying in Oceanside with the choice of a gift card or sponsorship bonus during their stay.

“Oceanside is one of Southern California’s best values for a seaside retreat and this just makes it even more so,” says Dana Higgins, director of business development for Visit Oceanside. “With our laid-back ocean view landscape, multitude of unique gathering spaces, farm-fresh dining venues and year-round, outdoor-oriented soft adventure, Oceanside is primed to blow your mind, not your budget!”

Visit Oceanside’s Pick a Perk promotion is available in two tiers. Tier One offers groups booking between 10 and 24 rooms the choice of a $75 Visa or American Express gift card or a $200 sponsorship toward transportation, dining, activity or tour in Oceanside during their stay. Tier Two is for groups booking 25 rooms or more and includes the choice of a $125 gift card or $500 in sponsorship credit. An additional bonus for midweek reservations with a minimum of two nights Sunday though Thursday is also available. Pick a Perk incentives are only available to new businesses, not repeat groups. Group travel must be actualized before July 1, 2017 and some blackout dates apply.

Located along the Northern San Diego coastline, Oceanside is a picturesque beachside meeting location with convenient access to greater San Diego, Camp Pendleton, Orange County and Los Angeles. Groups can choose from over 1,500 rooms in Oceanside ranging from pier-view hotels to 10-bedroom beachfront retreats and long-term stay options. The city offers numerous meeting and event venues that include traditional function space as well as one-of-a-kind museums, historical buildings and private estates. Oceanside is home to a state-of-the-art conference center featuring a 10,500 square foot exhibit hall and San Diego’s only outdoor oceanfront concert venue, the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre. Among the more unique gathering places are the historic Star Theater, California Surf Museum’s “secret spot” patio, tropical inspired Paradise Falls estate, scenic Beach House Winery in the South Morro hills agriculture district and the 15,000 square foot Bagby Beer Company.

Oceanside offers groups numerous options for team building and local exploration. Luxury whale watching excursions are available year-round from Oceanside Harbor, as are water sports including SUP, kayaking and surfing. Visit Oceanside’s Hero for a Day team building program allows groups to choose from rescue-hero themed activities that foster communication and group bonding including navy seal boot camp, fire fighter

simulation training and marine activities on base at Camp Pendleton. Groups can enjoy tastings experiences at 10 city craft breweries, a winery and San Diego’s only meadery. Other exciting group options include coastal bike rides, coastal-inspired dining, indoor rock climbing, birding, art tours, historical walks and more.

For more information on meetings in Oceanside and sales team contacts, visit www.VisitOceanside.org/meetings-conferences.

About Oceanside

Oceanside is located along the beautiful Southern California coastline and considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside enjoys a rich history as an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. The city boasts a number of important historical and cultural attractions such as Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), California’s longest wooden pier, vintage 101 Café, 1920’s era Robert’s Cottages, Top Gun House, California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art. Bordering Camp Pendleton, Oceanside has long enjoyed a strong relationship with the U.S. military and a deep commitment to the men and women serving the nation. Today, with 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is a highly sought after location for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, stand up paddling, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding, skydiving and more.

About Visit Oceanside

Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau is the official tourism marketing organization in Oceanside, Calif; promoting travel to the city for both leisure and group visitors. The organization generates $271 million in visitor spending in Oceanside each year, which supports nearly 3,000 tourism-related jobs. Visit Oceanside also operates one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major Southern California attractions, facilitate hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB and California Welcome Center- Oceanside are conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.visitoceanside.org.