A Year Round Vacation Hotspot: Ventura, CA

 

by Landon Biehl

Some of the best summer vacations take place at one of the many wonderful beaches from the West to the East Coast. For East Coast tourists there’s a variety of options from the Outer Banks to the Florida Keys and for those who would rather travel West, there’s many breathtaking opportunities from the Upper West Coast in Oregon to sunny California beaches -but only some of them are sunny, warm and welcoming year-round.

Warm and Sunny

While other vacation hotspots slow down after the summer months, Ventura offers year round temperatures that make it a getaway destination for people of all ages across the country. With no snowfall and the average daytime temperatures falling between 65 and 75 degrees, the weather in Ventura is sure to temporarily cure some people out of their winter doldrums. The water temperatures are equally as nice, making it easy for people to swim year round or partake in other water activities such as kayaking, sailing, or entering a surf competition during the winter months.

If water sports aren’t your thing, Ventura is the perfect place for golfing, cycling, or hiking around one of the parks, such as Channel Islands National Park.

Hiking Santa Cruz Island

Beachcombing

Beachcombing opportunitieson northern Ventura County beaches are a great place for beginners. Walk the sandy beaches, stop to watch the surfers and have a picnic lunch, and start looking at the sand for interesting treasures such as sand dollars, clams, and a variety of shells. A piece of seaglass might just make the perfect souvenir for you to take home.

Lindsey and Jason Wilson walking Ventura Beach

Explore Ventura Off the Water

Even the biggest beach enthusiasts need to get out of the sun, wash off the salt water & sand, and grab a bite to eat or become immersed in some culture. If you love urban murals, glass art, or architecture, a walk around Ventura will take you to some interesting museums and galleries filled with local and historic art.

Before you leave Ventura, make sure you check out some of the local cuisine such as the fresh fish tacos or a indulge in a glass of wine from one of the many local wineries. Remember, California is wine country. If you haven’t had your fill of the beach, take a sandy midnight stroll, or catch a live music act at The Majestic Ventura Theater.

For more must-see or must-do things in Ventura, simply hit the town or head out on the beach and ask the locals what’s hot. The adventures are waiting for you, it’s up to you to find them and make them part of your perfect West Coast getaway.

Little girl splash ocean beach Ventura

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