Posted: Thursday, Dec 29th, 2016

By Visit Ventura

Don’t Miss This! Travel tips from Visit Ventura staff

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Who best to give you travel tips than the people who live and breathe Ventura for a living? Here are some of our favorite things to do around this beautiful town we call home. On a great day we even get to call them ‘work’!

Grab a World Famous Fish Taco from Spencer Mackenzie’s for lunch, then walk across the bridge for a leisurely stroll along the beach.

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Chelsea Soto
Office Administrator

Wait for low tide, then hunt for sea glass along the coastline. The beach is filled with beautiful treasures!

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Cheryl Bagby
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Pack your favorite bottle of wine and a baguette, then head to The Jolly Oyster. Have a picnic on the beach and give oyster shucking a try.

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When the first sign of daylight peeks, head to the beach for a sunrise walk. (You’ll find me there with my dog, Snickers.)

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Marlyss Auster
President & CEO

Check out the Harbor Wetlands Ecological Reserve; end at Brophy Brothers for steamed mussels.

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Michele Foster
Visitor Services

Head to City Hall; from here, it’s a short hike with panoramic coastal views through Ventura Botanical Gardens Trail.

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Michele Gilmour
Visitor Services & Leisure Trade Manager

Relax with an ice-cold beer from MadeWest Brewing Co. and grab a snack from their food truck of the day.

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Mike Laan
Destination Content Specialist

Once you try them, remember to let us know what you thought!

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