Monthly Archives: November 2020

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Ventura’s Serving of Thanksgiving Grateful

by Visit Ventura Some days it’s hard to be grateful. Some days it’s hard to believe. These are challenging and chaotic times, here in Ventura and around the world. So many critical matters. Making it easy to forget what also matters. What has always been with us. What will be with us after this moment […]

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Shop Ventura, Save Ventura. Small Business Saturday is this Saturday.

by Visit Ventura   For all of us here at Visit Ventura, our community — and our town — comes first. And never has our town needed our community more. Here’s the honest truth. According to recent forecasts, one in six Ventura retailers won’t make it through COVID. But forecasts aren’t written in stone. And […]

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Shop Ventura, Save Ventura. An Elf Lends a Hand.

For all of us here at Visit Ventura, our community — and our town — comes first. And never has our town needed our community more. Here’s the honest truth. According to recent forecasts, one in six Ventura retailers, and one out of two Ventura restaurants, won’t make it through Covid. But forecasts aren’t written […]

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Where is the best Fall Sunset in the World?

Featured Image by Broc Ellinger by Visit Ventura Granted, the question brings a vast range of (subjective) answers. But few would debate the beauty of Ventura’s sunsets. And sure, Vermont has leaves. To which we respond, instead of leaves, why not a bigger palette? If you have been in Ventura in the Fall, you know. […]

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The Ventura Visitors Center Celebrates the Holidays in a Big Way

by Visit Ventura At the Ventura Visitors Center, the Holidays mean the world to us, and we always celebrate them in a Big Way. This year — starting right now — we’ll be offering 20% discounts in the weeks leading up to Christmas, on distinctive gifts you won’t find anywhere else. And discounted — or […]

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Ventura moves into the Purple. What it means.

by Visit Ventura  It always seems impossible until it’s done ~ Nelson Mandela                                How Do Things Currently Stand in Ventura? COVID-19 continues to alter the landscape; a global situation that stretches far beyond tourism and our town of Ventura. First […]

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Top Ten Hikes in and Around Ventura

Featured Image by Steve Cattanach by Visit Ventura   Yes today (November 17th) is National Take a Hike Day, to which at least one person might grumpily respond, Take a Hike. “I don’t like either the word [hike] or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not ‘hike!’ Do you know the […]

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14 Reasons Why Ventura is Your Affordable Beach Destination

Featured Image by Michelle Evans by Visit Ventura   Every Visitors Bureau in every town declares themselves affordable. Right now the Dubai Visitors Bureau is crafting a press release claiming they have the world’s most affordable yacht rentals in the desert. Beware the tricky wordsmith. In Ventura we are wholly transparent, wholly affordable, and wholly […]

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Ventura: A Fun Glimpse of the Not-Entirely Distant Past — the Ventura Pier

by Visit Ventura All photos courtesy of the Museum of Ventura County History is right beneath our feet, men and women who lived their lives in their own time and place — sometimes a place vastly different from what we know; sometimes spot on the same. They too loved and lived, worked and warred, laughed […]

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Shop Ventura, Save Ventura: Did You Know About the Perfect Holiday Gift Card?

by Visit Ventura   Last week Visit Ventura launched “Shop Ventura, Save Ventura.” Why? Honest and simple, these are incredibly tough times for our Ventura businesses. How tough? According to recent forecasts, one in six Ventura retailers, and one out of two Ventura restaurants, won’t make it through Covid. But forecasts aren’t written in stone. […]

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