Posted: Wednesday, Jan 22nd, 2020
20 Ways to Warm Yourself at Ventura Harbor
by Ventura Harbor Village
featured image by Photography by Wink
The fun doesn’t end when it’s a bit chilly out! We’ve put together a list of 20 ways in 2020 to warm yourself seaside at Ventura Harbor & Ventura Harbor Village!
We bet you’ll find a few that are right up your alley.
#1 Handcrafted Chowders and Homemade Soups
This is absolutely the season to enjoy a bowl of hot soup or handcrafted chowders with a cool seaside view! Click here for a listing of what picturesque Ventura Harbor Village restaurants are offering.
#2 Happier Hours are by the Sea
Warm yourself from the inside out with a tasty seaside libation. For a listing of all our amazing happy hours please click here.
#3 Take a Soak in Style
New pop-up shop Lemon & Lei offers a variety of amazing bath bombs & refreshing soaps as part of the natural bath & body collection to help enhance your soak!
#4 Be a Kid Again (or Bring the Kiddos!)
Whether you prefer an invigorating game of air hockey or slicing and dicing Fruit Ninja style, the Village Arcade & Carousel has heaps of fun in store!
#5 Chocolate to Warm Your Heart & Soul
Chocolate connoisseurs, witness, right before your eyes, liquid chocolate pouring from chocolate machines at the new Top This Chocolate, where each creation can be made into personalized chocolate bars, squares or hearts with toppings of your choice!
#6 Laugh it Up!
Is there anything better than a belly laugh to get your blood pumping? Ventura Harbor Comedy Club has live comedy shows weekly!
#7 Warm Your Toesies
Put a spring in your step and warmth in your toes with a new pair of socks from Lost in Socks! Over 1,000 styles to choose from!
#8 Buy a New Hoodie or Sweater
It’s probably time to revisit last year’s hoodie or sweater… invest in a new favorite on-trend at Barefoot Boutique, Ventura Swimwear, or Casa de Regalos. Village Market has a variety of Ventura Harbor hoodies too!
#9 Upgrade your Wetsuit
Rips at the seams just won’t do. Get your new wetsuit and booties or dive to new depths with a wetsuit from Ventura Dive & Sport!
#10 Top Yourself Off
#11 Stroll Through an Art Gallery or Two
Spend hours basking in the beauty of local art at Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts or Tina O’Brien’s Mermaid Gallery. Visit Treasure Cove for beautiful jewelry & collectibles!
Warm beverages just taste better out of a handmade mug. Get yours from local potters at Ventura County Potters’ Guild.
#12 Splurge on a Hot Fudge Sundae
#13 Savor a Real French Croissant Hot Out of the Oven
You know you want one. Chef Jean-Luc makes them fresh right here at Le Petite Cafe & Bakery. Try his cookies too! YUM.
#14 Warm Up Your Look
Do your hairdo justice! Maybe a trim or some winter low lights at Silhouettes by the Beach Salon.
#15 Take a Cozy Ride on the Water
Being on the water doesn’t have to be chilly!
#16 Watch a Movie
Enjoy the high-definition 25-minute movie entitled, “Treasure in the Sea”, narrated by Kevin Costner at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor’s Center.
#17 Watch a Golden Sunset
The colors have been almost unreal… pink, purple, mauve, lavender, tangerine… any of our seaside locations offer spectacular sunset views, and for a real treat enjoy an early dinner (and sunset) at Water’s Edge Restaurant & Bar.
#18 Try an Escape Room
It may be cold outside, but inside The Ultimate Escape Rooms, you’ll have a fun, adventurous getaway to challenge your mind with friends, co-workers or family!
#19 Hot and Fresh Homemade Corn Tortillas
Need we say more? Homemade corn tortillas are unbelievably hard to find these days… and don’t they make all the difference in tacos?! Get your plate at Baja Bay Surf N’ Taco.
That’s right, flaming cheese! Where else can you get a seaside view and table-side flaming cheese? A winning combo for sure. Only at The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood Restaurant.