Monthly Archives: August 2017

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A guide to (free!) parking in Ventura

Wondering where to park in Ventura and if there are any free parking spots left in southern California? Indeed there are! 2,900 free spots in downtown Ventura to be exact. Whether you’re going downtown, to the harbor, or the beach, Ventura has lots of free parking as well as a few paid parking spots for […]

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From the beach to the harbor: My Favorite Family Outing

by Faith Cherry What would my favorite family outing in Ventura be like? My favorite family outing in Ventura would be filled with fun activities through the morning to the night. It would be a fun experience that I think others should enjoy. This is how the day would go. First, my family and I […]

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DIY Specialty Food, Wine and Craft Beer Enthusiast Itinerary

by Michele Foster Saturday is a great day to explore the rich specialty food, wine and craft beer scene in Ventura. 1. Start early Saturday morning at the Harbor Village Fisherman’s Market to take in the amazing variety of fresh seafood brought in by local commercial fishermen. A feast for the senses, the market draws […]

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Itinerary Builder for the Arts and Culture Enthusiast

by Michele Foster Find a listing of Ventura arts and culture stops that you can add to your itinerary. Let us know if we missed anything! Galleries and Studios Many of the studios and exhibit spaces are by appointment only. Please call to verify hours before planning your visits. West Ventura – Ventura Avenue 643 […]

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Bike to brunch: follow the coast to this secluded beachside restaurant

by Skylar Ryan-Grant Nothing says a weekend morning Ventura-style like beaches, biking, and brunch. Earn your breakfast with a smooth, eight-mile bike ride up the Pacific Coast Bike Path along the iconic Rincon beaches and Highway 101, enjoying the brisk ocean air and morning sun your face while you’re at it. Begin your morning around […]

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Brewer Sessions with MadeWest’s Michael Morrison

by Rachel Hommel Brewer Sessions is a monthly Q&A with your neighborhood brewer, keeping visitors and locals of Ventura thirsty. Read on for what makes that perfect pint. A diligent homebrewer for over a decade, Head Brewer Mike Morrison always dreamed of turning his passion project into a full-time venture. Partnering with lifelong friend and […]

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