Serra Cross Park at Grant Park

Grant Park sits above Ventura (just above City Hall). Here you have nothing, and everything — the whisper of eucalyptus trees, and one of the finest panoramic seascape sunset views in the world. Below you the buildings of a toy town, and beyond, the Pacific, broken only by the rise of Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands. Some views just plain make you glad you’re here. No place better for a sunset.

In 1782, Franciscan Father Junipero Serra raised a wooden cross on the mountain overlooking his newly established Mission San Buenaventura. Once used as a landmark by mariners at sea, the cross now rests within the 107-acre park. A lovely place to swim in the sky.

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