The SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California boasts 21 Soccer, Lacrosse and Rugby fields. Oceanside sits in the heart of Southern California, just north of metropolitan San Diego and just south of Los Angeles. Its year-round climate is sunny with an average temperature of 70 degrees. Oceanside makes for the quintessential California escape complete with picturesque harbor, historic pier, bungalow neighborhoods, and most of all, almost four miles of wonderful beaches. If you are taking your team to compete at the SoCal Sports Complex, you won’t have any difficulty keeping everyone active when you are done playing for the day. Plus these are great restaurants in the area to choose from, so no one will go hungry. Here are some things to do and places to eat to consider for your trip to the SoCal Sports Complex.

Things to Do

Oceanside Beaches

When you name your town “Oceanside” and you’re located in the state of California, you’d better have legendary beaches. Fortunately for you and your family, Oceanside delivers in spades in this area. In fact, its beaches might be the very best on the entire West Coast of the USA. What these beaches offer you and your family in terms of fun in the sun, and experiencing the world-famous California beach life, should not be missed. Oceanside Pier is at the very heart of the beach community. Extending almost a quarter mile into the sea, you’ll find a charming ’50s-style diner at the end. The shade the pier casts makes for perfect picnic spots. Along the beach runs the town’s main street, The Strand, which delivers you to Buccaneer Beach; narrow but features a great lawn and shaded gazebo; and South Oceanside Beach with the hard-packed sand that strollers love.

Boss-Play Escape Rooms

As with everything in California, escape rooms are at the cutting-edge of family entertainment. Each room at Boss-Play Escape Rooms has a different theme and poses different puzzles and challenges for getting out. Go with a handful of thrill seekers since success requires teamwork and teamwork requires a team, obviously. The Prohibition Ransom room is a popular favorite. The scenario starts with a millionaire oil man who has escaped from a Machine Gun Kelly snare, but now the famous gangster is holding you; that is, until you find the rich guy’s cash and liquor stash. With all of those L.A. actors to choose from, you know the villains in this story will seem all too real. The games are a little pricey, so this attraction is not for every group. All ages are welcome for private booking; 16 years and over for public booking. 2216 El Camino Real #206, Oceanside, CA 92054

Oceanside Sunset Market

Located just over a 15-minute drive from the SoCal Sports Complex, the Oceanside Sunset Market is so much more than a Farmers Market. Thousands of residents and visitors gather each week to enjoy varied hot food offerings, eclectic merchandise, gourmet packaged food, and live entertainment. You will also find fresh vegetables and fruit, flowers and plants, full food court, and an abundance of pre-packaged food items. This family-friendly event also features Dorothy’s KidZone with children’s’ activities. 401 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

LEGOLAND California

In Carlsbad, just 9 miles south of the SoCal Sports Complex, is the world-famous Legoland California Resort. It is an aquarium, miniature park, and theme park all in one. It’s made up of Legoland California, Lego Ninjago World, Lego Star Wars™ Days, Legoland Water Park, and Sea Life Aquarium. Rides include Sky Patrol and Sky Cruiser, Pirate Reef and Fairy Tale Brook, Aqua Zone Wave Racers and Beetle Bounce. The biggest news for 2017 expansion relates to Lego Star Wars™ Miniland. Merlin’s Magic Making team is working up half a dozen scenes from the first half hour of the blockbuster film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. These include scenes from the planet Jakku and a gigantic Lego model of the Star Destroyer Finalizer. 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

Discover the history and tranquil beauty of this former working ranch once owned by actor Leo Carrillo. Secluded in the heart of a magnificently landscaped 27-acre canyon, the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park in Carlsbad contains and protects romantic handcrafted adobe buildings, antique windmills, a reflecting pool, and many other beautiful historic structures where visitors can explore and experience California history. Nature-lovers delight in gorgeous agave, bougainvillea, Birds of Paradise, plentiful trees and the company of dozens of brilliant peacocks who call the ranch home. The Ranch is a designated Historic National Landmark, and is connected to the citywide trails system via the 4-mile long Rancho Carrillo trail.

K1 Speed

At K1 Speed, it’s all about speed. Being one of the most successful go-kart companies in the country doesn’t just happen. K1 SPeed has been striving for excellence since day one. The Carlsbad location has a winding racing track that will challenge and get your heart pumping as you zip around turns in an effort to overtake your teammates for the ever coveted first place. Multiple kinds of go-karts are available to drive including junior karts in case you are traveling with younger children. Racers have the option to purchase one race or get a combo pack of three for a discounted price. K1 Speed will be the first to warn you that racing can be addicting. You might have a tough time dragging your team out the door once they get a taste for high octane fun. If anyone decides to sit the races out, K1 Speed has an entertainment area with flat screen televisions and a snack bar. 6212 Corte Del Abeto, Carlsbad, CA 92011

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Places to Eat

The Breakfast Club Diner

Serving up breakfast all day, the Breakfast Club Diner is home to many local favorites. Named for the film, this Eighties throwback delivers Pac-Man and Rubik’s Cubes along with big stacks of pancakes and other breakfast classics. Try their Athenian Skillet, or Crunchy Munchie French Toast. In the mood for lunch? Grab their Widowmaker Burger or famous Ridgemont Reuben. 228 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Hello Betty Fish House

Hello Betty Fish House is all about fresh seafood. Seeing as their located in Oceanside, they have an awesome opportunity to get some of the freshest fish in the area. The menu is comprised of many Baja southern California beachside favorites. Come for the classics, like fish tacos and oyster dishes, and eat them up on the roof. The Baja fish ceviche is without parallel, as is the Pacific albacore tuna melt. 211 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054

Ty’s Burger House

Just blocks from the beach with sweet outdoor patio tables and wild meat burgers, only go to Ty’s Burger House if you’re craving a scrumptious, hand-crafted meal; and who isn’t? Try one of their signature burgers like the Bacon & Bleu Cheeseburger, Pastrami Burger, or the giant Ty’s 2 x 4 Burger. If you are looking to try something new, sample a wild game burger like the Venison, Wild Boar, or Elk Burger. 515 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054

Anita’s Mexican Restaurant Cantina

Anita’s Mexican Restaurant Cantina has been an Oceanside tradition for the past 30 years. They serves everyone’s favorite Mexican dishes, from traditional cuisine to seafood specialties. Come feel the warmth of their restaurant. Their chips and salsa are the best and the Cadillacs margaritas will be the perfect complement to your dining experience. Try their Carne Asada Nachos, Taqueria Tacos Al Carbon, or one of their many Deluxe Combinations. 2251 El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA 92054

When your team is done playing at the SoCal Sports Complex, take advantage being near the beach in Southern California, where the days are sunny, the humidity is low, and the seafood and southern California food can’t be beat.