Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Why You Should Vacation in Ventura Off-Peak Season

photo by Bobby Do Right blog by Skylar Ryan-Grant With our great weather year-round, it’s hard to believe that the most traditional of vacation times is still our most popular: Summer. But if you’re planning on visiting Ventura any time soon, we recommend leveraging those busy times for your benefit by staying with us Spring, […]

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All you need to know about the Amgen Tour of California 2018

What is the Amgen Tour of California? Amgen Tour of California is America’s largest road cycling race in which the world’s top professional cycling teams compete along a demanding course that traverses the state of California. For the first time in 2017, the men’s and women’s events became part of the UCI WorldTour, a privilege […]

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Shop Local to Nail Ventura’s Cycling Vibe

by Skylar Ryan-Grant Anyone who loves outdoor sports knows: it’s all about the gear. The right gear can be the difference between a great excursion and a challenging one. And locking in on your vibe and expressing your style is all part of the fun. Cycling is no different. Once you’ve settled on a solid […]

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Microvacations are good for your health! Here are four reasons why

top image by Steve Cattanach blog by Skylar Ryan-Grant Do you remember being a kid and getting excited for Halloween? Then Thanksgiving? And then those solid two weeks of Winter break that almost definitely included lots of presents and baked goods? Hey, maybe you still do. There’s something to be said for having lots to […]

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Why Ventura is Ideal for Your Next Microvacation

by Skylar Ryan-Grant Microvacation. It’s a buzzword that’s gaining traction for good reason. Instead of spending all your vacation days in one fell swoop just to lounge around a pool (unless that’s totally what you’re into), microvacations are highly structured, highly active, mini-vacations lasting only a few days. The benefit is probably already obvious: you […]

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Paradise on a Budget

by Alison Oatman In this era of “staycations,” Ventura is an exciting, affordable solution. Families who visit here can delight in beachcombing, biking, hiking, and so much more—all at the fraction of the cost for a trip to neighboring Malibu or Santa Barbara. So why remain cooped up in your hometown? Come savor a little bite of heaven! […]

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Ventura Makes National Geographic’s 25 Happiest Cities in the USA!

by Fiorella Calderoni It’s true! Venturan’s really do smile a little wider! Best-selling author, Dan Buettner, teamed up with the National Geographic Explorer and Gallup’s social scientists to develop an index that identifies measurable expressions of happiness in order to find the happiest cities in America. Gallup scientists researched 15 metrics that included eating healthy, […]

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Discover the Hidden Gems of Ventura’s Westside Cultural District

by David Yoshitomi Here’s a quick lesson in Ventura history: ArtWalk first started as the Westside ArtWalk. And while the galleries and shops of downtown might be where art is sold, the Cultural District of Ventura’s westside is where art is created. It’s home to the artist studios, the sculpture yards, and kiln rooms, and arguably […]

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