Oceanside is home to one of the longest wooden piers in the western US. First built in 1888, this pier is central to the beach area and offers a 1,942-foot stroll of scenic beauty above the roaring Pacific. Perched at the end of the pier is Ruby’s Diner, which is open every day and offers great American drive-in food, but without the cars! The nearby amphitheater is host to many musical and cultural events throughout the year. Approximately 1 mile north of the pier is Oceanside Marina, where you can join charter fishing and whale watching tours anytime of the year.
Open since 1982, this 1940s-style diner is famous for its great food and spectacular service in a sparkling-clean restaurant. It’s a nice walk along the Oceanside Pier, and Ruby’s is located at the very end. Inside there are two levels, all with beautiful views of the Pacific. The view is as good as you would find in a higher end restaurant, but without the high prices.
Read more about Ruby’s Diner in the Food Lovers’ Guide to San Diego.