Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Conching in 2020 in Ventura

The sound will ride on the wind, as it has now for five years running. If you’re anywhere near Soter Point at Marina Park in Ventura at noon on New Year’s Day, it will stop you in your tracks and possibly raise a goosebump or three. “It’s akin to blowing a trumpet, but without quite […]

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What is the Meaning of Life? Ventura’s Answer

by Visit Ventura featured image by Eunkyung Song Every New Year we take measure. This is a good thing. It sees us slow down, think things through, see beyond the daily blur that sometimes constitutes our days. The underlying question is both simple and grand. What do we want to do with the time we […]

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What can I do in Ventura on New Year’s Eve?

by Visit Ventura The end of the year is a time of many questions. Where am I going? What do I want to accomplish with my life? Where did I put my cell phone? What can I do in Ventura on New Year’s Eve? Well, we can answer at least one of those questions. Here’s […]

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Ventura Restaurants Open for Christmas (and/or Eve)

by Visit Ventura Christmas is a special time of year, and also a time to do special things for others. Why not give a chef who is dear to you Christmas Eve or Christmas Day off? Plenty of Ventura restaurants will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and some are offering special menus. With […]

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20 Things You’d be Wise to do in Ventura in 2020

by Visit Ventura Sure, it’s only mid-December, and perhaps a tad early for New Year’s Resolutions. But why not start 2020 with a ground-breaking resolution? Stop adhering to the calendar or the status quo. These 20 Ventura charms fly in the face of convention (This year I’ll eat more Brussel sprouts and be nicer to […]

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Off the Beaten Track Activities in Ventura

by Visit Ventura Pull off the 101 freeway on to Ventura’s California Street, and you’ll be welcomed by a quaint Main Street, with plenty of free parking and easy walkability (pairing nicely with a wide variety of downtown happy hours). But there’s so much more to Ventura than our bustling historic downtown, places you don’t […]

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Six of the Best Ventura Gifts for the Holidays

by Visit Ventura At the Ventura Visitors Center, you can shop for all the right reasons. Shop without a crowd. Shop without pressure. Shop for truly unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else (like products branded with our cool and tasteful Ventura ambigram). Shop to support local artisans. Shop enough and you’ll get a free […]

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Eight Ventura Surfing Tips

… that Will See You Wowed and Wedgie-less by Visit Ventura featured image by Kamilo Bustamante A preschool teacher once said there’s a reason we have one mouth and two ears. You can learn a lot by listening. We have. For months now, we’ve been listening to the questions our visitors (and locals) ask when […]

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Winter is Ventura’s Whale of a Time

by Visit Ventura header image by Lotti Keenan Tis the season to be grateful for Nature’s grand wonders. That would be whales, and they are currently flooding past Ventura, well not quite like New York commuters, but not too far off either. It’s a migration of impressive numbers; an estimated 20,000 Pacific Gray Whales covering […]

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Ventura Holiday Events You Won’t Want to Miss

by Visit Ventura featured image provided by the Ventura Harbor Village Snow! Wine! Tacos! Who says a Southern California beach town can’t do Winter? Here in Ventura, we know that celebrating winter — and holiday magic — is merely a matter of mindset, and leaving the puffy astronaut jacket in the footlocker. Think child again, […]

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