Monthly Archives: September 2020

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Ventura’s Ten Best Coffee Shops

by Visit Ventura   Once again, it’s Takeout Tuesday in Ventura, and, with all due humility, there may be no better place to enjoy a fine cup of coffee and an equally fine accoutrement (maple bacon croissant anyone?) than Ventura. Happy coincidence, we’ve also roared up (depending on how much coffee you’ve had) on National […]

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What’s Happening in Ventura in October?

by Visit Ventura   The world has (rightly) slowed, but it hasn’t stopped. With mask wearing (thank you) and social distancing (thank you) factored in, there’s still plenty happening in Ventura in October. Ventura has concerts and movies beside the sea, Halloween pumpkin patches, open sea adventures, Farmers Markets heavy with local largesse and more. […]

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Ventura Versus Santa Barbara. A (Polite) Comparison…

by Visit Ventura   Let us begin by saying that we have nothing but profound respect and admiration for our neighbor to the north, a town of exquisite culture, and red tile roofs, and glittering fashion. With good reason is Santa Barbara globally renowned as the American Riviera. They even have one of those tiny […]

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How is Ventura’s Air Quality?

by Visit Ventura   Trust and honesty matter, in any forum. And Visit Ventura holds to that when it comes to tourism and the information we put out. We will tell you the truth. So no, our skies of late have not been the blue that we’re used to. And while impossibly brave firefighters in […]

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“Made In” Ventura: Your Chance to Support Local in Tough (and Good) Times

by Visit Ventura   Never has there been a more important time to Support Local, and never has Supporting Local been made easier. Just look for Visit Ventura’s “Made In” logo on everything from Steve Walden lovingly crafted surfboards, to Latitudes Gallery’s stunning local photographs, to Leashless Brewing’s organic beer, which not only satisfies your […]

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On Takeout Tuesday Please Spread the Ventura Restaurant Love

by Visit Ventura   There is much to be said for taking the path less traveled. For you, yes. But also for the restaurants you kindly patronize. On this Takeout Tuesday we ask you to look beyond Ventura’s downtown choices, and spread the love to Ventura restaurants beyond. Ventura has been running with “Takeout Tuesdays” […]

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Ten Fun Facts about Channel Islands National Park

Featured Image by Jeff Bartlett by Visit Ventura   Fancy yourself a Channel Islands National Park expert? Well, there might be a few fun facts even you don’t know.   Some Channel Islands basics…   First a few glorious basics. Channel Islands National Park rests in the Pacific Ocean, just off the Ventura coast, five […]

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Kevin Costner (Happily) Calls Ventura County Home

by Aidan Pilgrim   Visit Ventura note: This piece originally appeared in our 2019 Visitor’s Guide. But Kevin Costner has been a part of Ventura’s heart long before that. He’s always been here; and here for us. After growing up here he moved away (though eventually not far), but his heart never left home. Whether […]

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What’s Happening in Ventura in September

by Visit Ventura The world has (rightly) slowed, but it hasn’t stopped. With mask-wearing (thank you) and social distancing (thank you) factored in, there’s still plenty to do in Ventura in September. Ventura has — deep breath — concerts, movies, and live musicals beside the sea, Farmers Markets heavy with local largesse, a fish market […]

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Why You Should Make Your Ventura Travel Plans Now

by Visit Ventura Who doesn’t long to reconnect with the world? To travel again. To inhale freedom and joy and experience new things, here in sun-kissed Ventura or, well, any other place that fills your dreams. And while this time is not the time for traveling, it is the time for planning for your dream […]

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