Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
What to Pack for a Ventura Vacation
Top 10 Photo Ops in Ventura. Beach essentials: Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, flip flops, swimsuit, towel, umbrella, surfboard, boogie board, wetsuit, sand toys There’s nothing like a day at Ventura’s beach. Stroll along the promenade, go fishing on the pier, and dig into some of the best seafood around. Beach House Fish is a great option. Don’t forget to stay until sunset for a spectacular view at Surfer’s Point. Find out more about the beach and surfing here. Sports and play equipment: Basketball, soccer ball, volleyball, golf clubs, badminton, bike, running shoes Play your favorite sport in Ventura! With basketball courts, golf courses, bike paths, and hiking trails galore, you will experience the active side of Ventura. Take the kids to Marina Park and get a game of badminton going. Hot tip: You can find an eye-popping Frisbee at the Ventura Visitors Center to double as a souvenir! Hiking gear: Clothes, sneakers, reusable water bottle Three words: Santa. Cruz. Island. Visit any of the Channel Islands, really. I’ve heard Santa Cruz is one of the most strikingly beautiful hikes in the area. Channel Island beach hikes are second to none. If you’re craving a second trip to the trails, try Arroyo Verde Park near Ventura College. Camping equipment: Tent, sleeping bag, water (except Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa), animal- and bird-proof food containers, campstove, first aid kit, binoculars, snorkel If a hike isn’t enough time on the islands, why not set up camp there? You can stay the night at any of the five Channel Islands. Enjoy the peace of a quiet paradise that seems many more than 14 miles from the shore. Learn about camping on the Channel Islands here and get ready for an excursion that will astonish! Photos by Kamilo Bustamante, Brooks Institute.
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