Monthly Archives: May 2021

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On Memorial Day — and Every Day — A Gift

By Visit Ventura If you look up the definition of Memorial Day you’ll find something like this… Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. Today, we will keep things short. […]

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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Ventura’s Harmon Canyon

By Visit Ventura Thanks to much hard work and effort on the part of many unsung heroes, the Ventura Land Trust opened Harmon Canyon Preserve in June 2020. Ventura Land Trust Executive Director Derek Poultney kindly answered Visit Ventura’s questions about Ventura’s newest — and continually improving — nature preserve. There is so much going […]

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The Art of Bird Marveling, Courtesy of Ventura Artist Claudia Pardo

By Visit Ventura So much loveliness in this world, so much impossibly beautiful delicate detail. Artists see this — and birders too — so we asked a few questions of Ventura’s own Claudia Pardo, who has paired art and bird-admiring into joyful, and soul-sustaining, play. Below, a happy mix of philosophy, art, and maybe some […]

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Five Fun Things to Do in Ventura Memorial Day Weekend

By Visit Ventura Why just five fun things in Ventura, a town that swims in fun? It’s called a teaser. And really, it’s more fun to keep coming back for more. And we’ll offer you more. Later. On a serious note, when you opt to do any — or all — of these things, you […]

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What Famous President (likely) Paraded Down Ventura’s Main Street?

Photo by West Cooke By Visit Ventura It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and […]

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Is Ventura Electric Vehicle Friendly? You Bet.

by James Hills As a person who absolutely loves electric vehicles, one of the most challenging barriers to adoption and ultimately full enjoyment of your new EV is range anxiety. While most people buy an EV with the notion that it will work well in their home city, road trips are an entirely different situation. […]

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Here Comes the Sun. Ventura Welcomes Back the Things That Never Left

By Visit Ventura Here comes the sun. Four simple words. So much meaning. Photo by Lucas Dorward In Ventura, we never lost sight of the sun. Or the things that never left us, exhibited quietly here in Ventura and in the world we all share. Courage. Grace. Selflessness. Perseverance. Human decency. All of it, sunshine […]

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Why Are Ventura Sunsets so Special?

By Visit Ventura If you are from Ventura, you know. Our lucky town experiences sunsets second to none. They are beyond words, these sunsets. People stand transfixed; on their balconies, in their front yards, on the beach, on the Ventura Pier. Drivers pull to the side of the road. Surfers sit quietly. Paint spilled in […]

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Ventura Celebrates American Craft Beer Week. But Why Stop There?

By Visit Ventura This week is American Craft Beer Week, but, frankly, who cares? Because who in their right mind would relegate craft beer to one week? Keeping it short — because we know you’re already thirsty — Ventura plays a craft beer symphony, perfectly blended and played on your tongue, courtesy of brewers who […]

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