Monthly Archives: June 2019

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How the Fish Waffle Cone Conquered

by Visit Ventura If you don’t know what IPW is, it doesn’t really matter. This is more a story of the little engine that could and did. But first, we should offer a brief explanation. IPW is basically the travel industry’s biggest global annual gathering, driving $5.5 billion in future travel to the U.S. This […]

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Ventura is a Surfer’s Paradise

By Ken McAlpine Photo by Kamilo Bustamante Not long ago California state legislators declared surfing California’s state sport, which is nice, but also a little like declaring wine the official beverage of France. Surfing’s roots run long and deep through California, and Ventura has played a big, though quietly understated, role in the state’s surfing […]

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10 Reasons Ventura is the Best Town in Southern California

by Visit Ventura With the utmost respect to our Southern California beach counterparts, who each have their own charms, we (somewhat objectively) believe Ventura has it all. What makes Ventura so special? Let us list the ways. 1. Free parking. We have free parking all around our downtown. In L.A. it costs about $20 to […]

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How to have the Best Summer in Ventura

by Visit Ventura Featured image by Josiah Roe Once, a wise man named Robert Fulghum wrote a bestselling book called “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Like kindergartners, it was simple — and not so simple. Share everything. Play fair. Clean up your own mess. Hold hands and stick together. Draw […]

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Ventura’s Spirits

By Aidan Pilgrim In a city revered for its brews, a local distillery is mixing things up. Ventura is known for many things: epic waves, stunning nature, public art — and craft beer. With the city’s current plethora of breweries, one could easily get lost in a frenzy of barley and hops, but to focus […]

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What Makes Ventura Unique? Part 3

(and why shellfish farmers lead a very philosophical existence) by Visit Ventura When Pierre Gervois, editor-in-chief of Gervois Magazine, came to Ventura last May, he had a simple idea. Interview Venturans about what makes Ventura unique and ask them what they love about their town. Have a listen and see if maybe you feel the […]

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What Makes Ventura Unique? Part 2

by Visit Ventura When Pierre Gervois, editor-in-chief of Gervois Magazine, came to Ventura last May, he had a simple idea. Interview Venturans about what makes Ventura unique and ask them what they love about their town. Have a listen (maybe experience a goosebump) and see if you feel the same way… (and for more videos […]

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