Monthly Archives: November 2017

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Ventura Holiday Gift Ideas and a Free Ventura Tote!

by Fiorella Calderoni It’s that time of year and everybody is looking for the perfect gift! If the Ventura Visitor Center isn’t on your list, it should be. Visitor Center’s are no longer only about maps and magnets. Ventura’s Visitor Center proudly breaks the mould. We hear it all day long: “This is the nicest […]

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A guide to Ventura’s beaches

Ventura’s gorgeous coastline has plenty of beaches for you to choose from. Any of them are perfect for sunsets and strolls. How many have you explored? McGrath Beach Located along protected estuary at the mouth of the Santa Clara River, this quiet, untouched beach is ideal for bird watchers, nature lovers, and experienced surfers. There […]

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From Phoenix to Ventura: Our 72-hour getaway

by The Frenchy Toast Erik and I had a chance to runaway together for our last summer getaway in Ventura, California. There was no crazy schedule, or stress figuring out logistics. We were really able to enjoy our time, to take it easy. We flew into Santa Barbara, which I had never done before. There […]

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Cycling trails to explore Ventura on two wheels

by David Bender Are you a savvy cyclist looking for the best paths around Ventura? Look no further. Anyone who has been longing to go for a cycling holiday will quench their thirst here. Beautiful Ventura, California offers terrific trails for bicycle riders in the region. Cycle California Coast offers a variety of accessible bike paths with […]

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There is something magical about stepping foot onto an Island

by Homegrown Adventures There is something magical about stepping foot onto an Island. I always have this feeling like I’m discovering something new just like when Columbus discovered various Caribbean Islands. I know I’m fooling myself because many have lived, camped, and stepped foot onto Santa Cruz Island but the feeling is still there. I’ve […]

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A true Southern California experience

by Homegrown Adventures You get a true Southern California experience when you explore Ventura. This place has history. It goes back to when the Spanish were here. It even goes further back when Chumash Indians occupied this land. There is so much to see and do here. There is something for everyone in Ventura and […]

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Thousands of monarch butterflies winter in Ventura. You can find them at Camino Real Park.

by Fiorella Calderoni I’d always appreciated the colors and elegance of monarch butterflies fluttering between trees but I’d never had the opportunity to witness a kaleidoscope of monarch butterflies clustered on groves of native trees until last week, when I visited one of their popular wintering spots for myself. Western monarchs are found from the California […]

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Celebrate Everything the Holiday Season is about with Holidays at the Plaza

by Skylar Ryan-Grant We Central Californians often get teased by our friends and loved ones in chillier climes for our mild Winters. But, we ask, what’s better than a barefoot beach walk on New Year’s Day? Beautiful, clear Winter nights? Christmas Eve bike rides? Christmas Day hikes? And yet, as the Northern Hemisphere moves closer […]

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