Monthly Archives: June 2020

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What’s happening in Ventura in July? Plenty.

By Visit Ventura   Yes, COVID-19 has changed many things and, most important, it has made the safety of Ventura’s visitors and residents the number one priority. And yes, traditional events and long-time favorites like Ventura’s annual Fourth of July Parade, the Ventura County Fair and the popular Music Under the Stars program have been […]

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Be Grateful for the Beautiful Things. They Will Be Here Longer.

by Visit Ventura These are challenging and chaotic times, here in Ventura and everywhere we look. So many things to remember. Masks to wear. Hands to wash. New mandates to adhere to. New situations to adjust to. So easy to forget what also matters. What has always been with us. What will be with us […]

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What’s the Very First Ventura Thing You’ll Do? (Part 4)

When COVID-19 first altered our world, we decided to take the brighter road — asking you, our wonderful followers and fellow Ventura lovers, what would be the very first thing you would do when you could return to Ventura in full. Now we can return to our Ventura in almost full (social distancing and masks […]

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On Takeout Tuesday, Why Not a Repast on the Ventura Harbor Green?

Envision this. A blue on blue day. Soft thick grass beneath your bare feet (it’s summer). Maybe the kids playing in front of you while you spoon up a takeout bowl of creamy-thick chowder. Or, maybe you don’t like kids (it happens). Fine, plenty of room to move down grass and have space to yourself. […]

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Ventura: Now, the Loveliest Taste of Europe Beside the Sea

by Visit Ventura   This new world has necessitated so many changes — and here’s a happy one. Beginning in mid-June, five blocks of Ventura’s downtown Main Street — from the San Buenaventura Mission up to Fir Street — were closed around the clock to motor traffic for 30 days (and possibly more). Also included […]

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International Surfing Day — and a Little Ventura Surfing Philosophy

Today Ventura celebrates International Surfing Day and the beautiful lifestyle (obsession) that is surfing; as well as, equally important, the need to protect our world’s oceans. So maybe the first thing you should do is walk away from the computer and go surfing. But maybe your hair is already wet, your nose running, your face […]

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On Feel Good Friday, A Father’s Day Wish List

Ah, fathers, here in Ventura and beyond. Those exemplars of, well, everything exemplary. The ones who put the bike together at 3 am on Christmas Eve, utilizing a single wrench and the bare modicum of colorful language. The ones who refuse to become your personal ATM (to build your character). The ones who help you […]

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Maybe It’s an Evolving Day in the Neighborhood

Featured Image by Kamilo Bustamante by Visit Ventura   Of late you may have noticed a strange and wonderful thing. People are out walking in our neighborhoods. We are talking about Ventura, because those are the neighborhoods we see, but if you’re not from Ventura, you might be seeing the very same thing in your […]

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The Ventura Visitor Center is Open!

By Visit Ventura   Happy news, the Ventura Visitors Center is now open — we are so glad to be able help our guests and visitors again! We’ll be open to the public, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm: and closed to the public, for the moment, on Mondays and Tuesdays. But […]

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Congratulations to the Inspiring High School Class of 2020!

These have been strange times for us all. This past weekend, another twist — the innovative graduations of Ventura’s five high schools: Buena High School, Ventura High School, El Camino High School, Pacific High School and Foothill Technology High School. It worked simply and smoothly. Graduates and their families drove along Poli Street. Each car […]

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