Monthly Archives: June 2021

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What can I do in Ventura on the Fourth of July? Plenty.

By Visit Ventura On this Fourth of July, we celebrate independence in old — and new — ways. And this July 4th in Ventura will still be a little different. There will be no Street Fair and Pushem-Pullem parade or Rotary Club fireworks at Ventura College — two long-standing Ventura Fourth of July centerpieces — […]

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What Makes Ventura Special?

By Visit Ventura What makes Ventura special? Pretty much impossible to answer. For one thing, everyone has their own answer(s). For another, well, there are countless answers. This world has its impossible to pinpoint puzzles. The lost colony of Roanoke. Elon Musk’s next move. And Ventura’s charms. But here’s a start… Let’s start with the […]

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Now Streaming in Ventura, Life

By Visit Ventura Fantasy serves its purpose; astonishing, inspiring, bewitching. Passing the time for a moment. Maybe for a lot more than a moment. But dragons and handmaidens are make-believe. Super-powered beings don’t live in the suburbs. Kevin Costner isn’t a cowboy. And there are more astonishing things. More inspiring things. More bewitching things. That […]

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Ventura Reopens with Joy — and Respect

By Visit Ventura June 15th, once an innocuous summer day, is now a historical one, with California — and Ventura — opening wide after so many months of pandemic. Yes, there are still a few guidelines. But overall, it feels as good as an innocuous summer day. From the silent redwood forests to the magnificent […]

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Fourteen Extraordinary Things About Ventura’s Whales

Photo provided by Island Packers By Visit Ventura The waters off Ventura — the Santa Barbara Channel and the (protected) Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary — are filled with life, much of it very, very large. What of the whales? Well for one not-so-small thing, there is much we are only now just learning. Fourteen […]

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Where Can You Get Unique Father’s Day Gifts? The Ventura Visitors Center

By Visit Ventura Maybe he built your first bike. Maybe he let you jump off the high dive when Mom wasn’t looking. Maybe he scared your high school dates straight. Maybe it’s time to return those favors. No better place to find what your father deserves than the Ventura Visitors Center. We have the gifts […]

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On National Doughnut Day, Ventura Celebrates the Doughnut

by Visit Ventura Ah, the doughnut. Humble ring of fried dough. Round (well not always, witness the glorious gift that is the bear claw) and perhaps turning us a wee bit rounder (Buddha advises we all have a little tummy). You can smear peanut butter on it. You can dunk it. You can spill it […]

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Ventura Harbor Seaside Trip Giveaway

By Ventura Harbor Village Ventura Harbor Village is a dream destination for seaside fun. You can dine outdoors with a stunning view, browse unique finds from coastal shops, play on the water, and pamper in the fresh ocean air. Whether you are searching for shells on the beach, pedaling a swan boat through the marina, […]

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Ventura is Now in the Yellow Tier. Here’s What it Means.

By Visit Ventura Ventura is now in the Yellow Tier. Here, in simple terms, is what it means. Thank you for caring about Ventura — and each other. And yes it’s a familiar refrain, but it’s also an important one. Please keep wearing your mask where it is required. California will keep existing mask guidance […]

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