Monthly Archives: August 2019

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How Does Ventura Rank When it Comes to Surf Towns?

by Visit Ventura Featured image by Kamilo Bustamante Surfer Magazine once (we believe rightly) ranked Ventura as the eighth-best surf town in America. In their selection, the folks at Surfer got plenty right about the spirit, and surf, in our town. “…More taquerias than tapas, more donuts than avocado toast, more local IPA than Santa […]

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Six of Ventura’s Best Off the Beaten Track Restaurants

by Visit Ventura No one ever said you have to go where everyone else goes, unless that no one didn’t want you to snatch their table at their favorite spot. Rewarding travel is about exploring hidden corners. Here’s what you get when you venture outside the norm. Lost, maybe. But eventually the satisfaction of a […]

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Big-time Cornhole Comes to Ventura (everything you should know)

by Visit Ventura Here in Ventura, The Biggest Cornhole Tournament In The World looms just around the bend: The (aptly named) Throw Down, Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th, hosted by Spencer Makenzie’s Fish Company. Two hundred and twenty-five teams. Thousands in prize money. Bands and a block party. When it comes to cornhole […]

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The Happy Story of Bald Eagles at Channel Islands National Park

by Visit Ventura Images provided by Channel Islands National Park Not so long ago, bald eagles were in dire straits. In 1978 their numbers dropped so low, our national bird was listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Things were not good on the Channel Islands either. In the early 20th century bald eagles […]

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Why you should Visit Ventura to Find Some Perfect Pairings for your Wine

By Scarlett Wells In some instances, we question ourselves on how to make our wine experience more memorable. There are plenty of foods and places that can go along with your wines, but not all of them are worthy. To help you decide, here are some of the great places and foods you can find […]

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The Local’s Travel Guide to Ventura, California

by Away Lands Brandon and I were both born and raised in Ventura, California – a surf town just North of Los Angeles. Despite its oceanside location, wedged between Santa Barbara and Malibu, Ventura has always been a lot sleepier, a lot less fancy, and lot more affordable than the rest of Coastal California – […]

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