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On Friendship Day, 15 Ventura Memories You Can Make With a Friend

By Visit Ventura If you wake up this Sunday and it just feels right, there’s a reason. August 1st is National Friendship Day, here in Ventura and across the nation. And we can all do with a little more friendship and the glow of right a special friendship brings. Admittedly, there are National Days celebrating […]

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The Ventura Visitors Center has Your Summer Vibes

By Visit Ventura Ventura’s summers are so special even the days don’t want to leave. And when Ventura’s summer nights finally arrive, the magic continues. Ventura defines endless summer — from long, lazy days and bright, starry nights, to a summer that surfs right on into September. The Ventura Visitors Center has everything you need […]

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Five Ginormous Reasons Why You Should Visit Channel Islands National Park

Five ginormous reasons to visit Channel Islands National Park? In no particular order, the islands of Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara. Together, they comprise a special place like no other. Welcome to Channel Islands National Park, a wondrous world where housecat-size foxes scamper through fields of Seuss-like flowers, and moon and […]

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Five Fun Things To Do In Ventura This Weekend

By Visit Ventura Why just five fun things in Ventura, a town that swims in fun? It’s called a teaser. And really, it’s more fun to keep coming back for more. And we’ll offer you more. Later. On a serious note, when you opt to do any — or all — of these things, you […]

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Are There Live Events in Ventura this Summer? You Bet.

By Visit Ventura Yes, live events are back in Ventura, and in a big way. Though Ventura continues to monitor the coronavirus situation, California — and Ventura — are now fully open, and that means live events. The events listed below are the biggies, but it’s important to note that there are lots of fun […]

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How Do You Measure the Perfect Ventura Road Trip? Unpack Your Trunk.

By Visit Ventura A great road trip can be measured in so many ways. But it could be argued that the finest measure of a successful road trip — to Ventura or anywhere else on your (hopefu[ly worn) road trip map — is measured by the aftermath. When you pop open the trunk, shovel out […]

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Six Things to Know About Ventura’s Harmon Canyon Preserve

By 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, a 2,100-acre pastoral heaven of gnarled oaks, downy grasses, and wind-kissed vistas, made for play — […]

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Your Channel Islands Crib Notes

By Visit Ventura We said we’d keep it short, so we will. There’s no place in the world like Channel Islands National Park. Five islands. A wondrous world where housecat-size foxes scamper through fields of Seuss-like flowers, and moon and sun shine down on, well, nothing. A world-class outdoor escape, with remote camping, hiking, sea […]

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What can I do in Ventura on the Fourth of July? Plenty.

By Visit Ventura On this Fourth of July, we celebrate independence in old — and new — ways. And this July 4th in Ventura will still be a little different. There will be no Street Fair and Pushem-Pullem parade or Rotary Club fireworks at Ventura College — two long-standing Ventura Fourth of July centerpieces — […]

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