Outdoors Blogs

Your Chance to Get Involved: See You at the Beach!

Jan 18, 2023 / Visit Ventura

When you look around town, the grass is greener, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and creeks that were once dry now run with water — it somehow feels as though Mother Earth has awoken from a deep slumber. The rain from the past series of storms this winter has been vital in fighting back... MORE

Your New Year’s Resolution: How to Get Active in Ventura

Dec 29, 2022 / Visit Ventura

2023 is officially upon us. You know what that means. New lifestyle goals, work goals, and mindset goals dominate everyone’s thoughts. Whether it’s that new skill you want to acquire (anyone trying to figure out chess?) or you want to jump back on the stair master, we’re excited for the new that comes with the... MORE

Top Outdoor Activities in Ventura

Nov 09, 2022 / Visit Ventura

Ventura is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Ventura is one big playground full of endless possibilities to be immersed in nature. Whether it’s the ocean or the hills that call your name, our town probably has what you’re looking for. The best part about being active outdoors in Ventura? Our year-round temperate weather. Nearly 365 days... MORE

mac OS Ventura Launches on a Computer Screen Near You

Jun 24, 2022 / Visit Ventura

Coming to a Mac Screen Near You – Ventura: The Story Behind Ventura’s Selection California is home to breath-stealing beauty, and Apple makes its home in the aptly-named Golden State. The tech company has made a career of innovation and this applies to marketing too. Roughly a decade ago, Apple began naming its new operating... MORE

Why is Surfing in Ventura so Special?

Mar 24, 2022 / Visit Ventura

Surfing has been described as so many things. Lifestyle. Obsession. Former underground culture, long gone mainstream. But, in the end, it all boils down to a simple thing.  A real-life magic carpet ride.  From California Street, to the Santa Clara Rivermouth, to Mondos, Ventura’s surfers have long known the electric thrill of uninhibited, nearly illicit... MORE

Six Things to Know About Ventura’s Harmon Canyon Preserve

Jul 09, 2021 / Visit Ventura

Ventura is a pathological liar’s dream of outdoor play. In June of 2020, thanks to the efforts of the Ventura Land Trust, that playground reached a new level with the opening of the Harmon Canyon Preserve, 2,100-acre pastoral heaven of gnarled oaks, downy grasses, and wind-kissed vistas, made for play — and the things that matter... MORE

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

May 27, 2021 / 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 on — from new... MORE

Top Ten Hikes in and Around Ventura

Nov 17, 2020 / Visit Ventura

Featured Image by Steve Cattanach Maybe they shouldn’t be called hikes. Maybe that defeats the joy and the purpose.“I don’t like either the word [hike] or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not ‘hike!’ Do you know the origin of that word saunter? It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the... MORE