Posted: Friday, Apr 12th, 2019
5 Ways to Vacay Seaside
by Ventura Harbor Village Images provided by Ventura Harbor VillageHop on the road for a Spring Break seaside in Ventura Harbor Village that’ll make your travel easy and fun. Find refreshing vacay activities for a variety of ages and interests. Ventura Harbor will capture your heart with delicious dining, classic seafood dishes, spectacular views, water recreation, entertainment, events, shopping, and so much more. Plus, did we mention creative ice cream choices like the Taiyaki Fish Cone or the 805 Strawberry Sundae?
This isn’t your typical vacation spot – it’s much more. Intergenerational is the best way to describe the range of activities for a vacation of fun down by the seashore.
#1 Jump off Scenic Highway 1 & 101 to Stay HarborsideBegin your stay at one of the Harbor’s two waterfront hotels – Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, or Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor – a five-minute scenic walk past the boat lands you right in Ventura Harbor Village.
#2 Entertain Tweens & Teens on VacayBe a superstar parent by starting off with a kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board experience through the harbor (keeping a lookout for starfish, seals, and sea lions!). Then put your family to the ultimate teamwork test by booking an Ultimate Escape Room! Bragging rights are well deserved if you can escape one of these themed rooms by solving a series of riddles and puzzles. Top it all off with delicious pizza at the Harbor’s newest seaside restaurant, Fratelli’s Pizza & Brew. Sit back and relax in the ocean air.
#3 SEA LionsNow that the coast is clear and warmer days are ahead, the sea lions and harbor seals are playing in and around the Village. Rent a kayak or electric boat or sit back for a fun 40-minute cruise on the Weekend Harbor Cruises with Ventura Boat Rentals to view the wildlife!
#4 Dine on Seafood Galore!Come hungry for fresh seafood as Ventura Harbor boosts over 10 handcrafted clam chowders, famous Fish N’ Chips, and fresh seafood dishes. Snap a photo and enjoy a tall stack of crispy onion rings that will be sure to bump up your “Likes” at Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market! Over a dozen waterfront restaurants to try! Live nearby? Sign up for Ventura Fresh Fish, delivering fresh catch within 24 hours with their “Dock to Doorstep” program.
#5 Build MemoriesBe a kid again! Re-create an authentic boardwalk childhood memory featuring Ventura Harbor Village Arcade & Carousel, and a horoscope reading by the mystical Zoltar from the movie BIG. Nosh on seaside salt water taffy, bask in the sun with a pedal or electric boat ride, chase bubbles blowing in the wind, try a Taiyaki Fish ice cream cone packed with sugary goodness, and find keepsakes at coastal boutiques or treasures along the nearby shoreline.
Coming in for Easter weekend?The Harbor is Hopping with the Main Street Jazz Band, and photo ops with the Seaside Bunny on Sunday, April 21. Restaurants offer seaside brunches and live music! Plus, celebrate National Parks week with activities and programs for kids & adults from April 20 -27! Visit VenturaHarborVillage.com for event & live entertainment line-up.
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