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Now Streaming in Ventura, Life

By Visit Ventura Fantasy serves its purpose; astonishing, inspiring, bewitching. Passing the time for a moment. Maybe for a lot more than a moment. But dragons and handmaidens are make-believe. Super-powered beings don’t live in the suburbs. Kevin Costner isn’t a cowboy. And there are more astonishing things. More inspiring things. More bewitching things. That […]

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Ventura Reopens with Joy — and Respect

By Visit Ventura June 15th, once an innocuous summer day, is now a historical one, with California — and Ventura — opening wide after so many months of pandemic. Yes, there are still a few guidelines. But overall, it feels as good as an innocuous summer day. From the silent redwood forests to the magnificent […]

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Fourteen Extraordinary Things About Ventura’s Whales

Photo provided by Island Packers By Visit Ventura The waters off Ventura — the Santa Barbara Channel and the (protected) Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary — are filled with life, much of it very, very large. What of the whales? Well for one not-so-small thing, there is much we are only now just learning. Fourteen […]

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Where Can You Get Unique Father’s Day Gifts? The Ventura Visitors Center

By Visit Ventura Maybe he built your first bike. Maybe he let you jump off the high dive when Mom wasn’t looking. Maybe he scared your high school dates straight. Maybe it’s time to return those favors. No better place to find what your father deserves than the Ventura Visitors Center. We have the gifts […]

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On National Doughnut Day, Ventura Celebrates the Doughnut

by Visit Ventura Ah, the doughnut. Humble ring of fried dough. Round (well not always, witness the glorious gift that is the bear claw) and perhaps turning us a wee bit rounder (Buddha advises we all have a little tummy). You can smear peanut butter on it. You can dunk it. You can spill it […]

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Ventura Harbor Seaside Trip Giveaway

By Ventura Harbor Village Ventura Harbor Village is a dream destination for seaside fun. You can dine outdoors with a stunning view, browse unique finds from coastal shops, play on the water, and pamper in the fresh ocean air. Whether you are searching for shells on the beach, pedaling a swan boat through the marina, […]

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Ventura is Now in the Yellow Tier. Here’s What it Means.

By Visit Ventura Ventura is now in the Yellow Tier. Here, in simple terms, is what it means. Thank you for caring about Ventura — and each other. And yes it’s a familiar refrain, but it’s also an important one. Please keep wearing your mask where it is required. California will keep existing mask guidance […]

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On Memorial Day — and Every Day — A Gift

By Visit Ventura If you look up the definition of Memorial Day you’ll find something like this… Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. Today, we will keep things short. […]

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

By 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 […]

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The Art of Bird Marveling, Courtesy of Ventura Artist Claudia Pardo

By Visit Ventura So much loveliness in this world, so much impossibly beautiful delicate detail. Artists see this — and birders too — so we asked a few questions of Ventura’s own Claudia Pardo, who has paired art and bird-admiring into joyful, and soul-sustaining, play. Below, a happy mix of philosophy, art, and maybe some […]

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