Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Ventura Avenue’s Taco Trail with Ozomatli

by Visit Ventura We tracked down the irrepressible (and kind) Gerardo Gallegos, long-time Ventura Avenue resident, community activist and possessor of a non-stop buzzsaw creative mind (see Question #1). Gerardo runs the non-profit Restore Ventura, which includes a community garden (to encourage healthy eating), as well as the Avenida Surf Club, which connects kids from […]

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Escape to the Channel Islands National Park

by Jessie Rumbley Hit the reset button with a day trip to the Channel Islands… My favorite part of a Ventura sunset is the purple silhouette of the Channel Islands on the horizon. It adds a layer of mystique below the glassy oranges and yellows, a bit of depth that reminds you there’s more out […]

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What to do in Ventura on a Rainy Day

by Visit Ventura featured image by Steve Cattanach Yes, in a land of roughly 300 days of sunshine a year rain in Ventura is only slightly more common than agreement in politics. But it does rain in Ventura. When it does, see it as the locals do — the rare chance to do something a […]

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How Dog-Friendly is Ventura?

by Visit Ventura Here’s the thing about being a dog. We get a lot of attention but we’re rarely asked for our opinion. We’re not sore about it. It alleviates stress (have you ever watched us sleep?). It’s just the two-legged world’s loss. But I’ve been provided a rare opportunity, and not coincidentally, it’s Ventura […]

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What’s New in Ventura?

by Visit Ventura There’s plenty that’s new in Ventura. From Aerial Yoga to craft beer happily, happily rooted, fun in Ventura is being elevated to new heights. And why not? Fun is what we do. Immigrant Son Caffe Immigrant Son Caffe opened in January, and it’s aptly named; family permeates everything they do. The best […]

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Nine Ways to Pay it Forward in Ventura

by Visit Ventura We all know kindness when we see it, and we all know the world is a better place when we see it a lot more often. If you didn’t know February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day (we didn’t), let us just put it kindly. Your ignorance isn’t ignorance, it’s […]

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What Does Visit Ventura Do?

… and how do we help Ventura? by Visit Ventura featured image by Felix Cortez We get asked this a lot. We’re an easy, open, straightforward town. So here are the easy, open, straightforward answers… Who is Visit Ventura? The Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (also known as Visit Ventura, which is a lot more […]

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Six Fun Free Things to do in Ventura

by Visit Ventura Yep, many of the best things in life are free. And many of them are right here in Ventura. Here they are, laid out for you. For free. But first, you need to park… for free. There’s plenty of free parking in downtown Ventura — over 2,900 free spots if you ever […]

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A Very Ventura Valentine’s Day

by Visit Ventura Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or Palentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter who you are giving your love to — the City of Good Fortune is the place to do it. Whether the love is for your friend, your mom or yourself. At the end of the day, they deserve nothing but the best. Have someone […]

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