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Top 5 Ways To Warm Yourself Seaside at Ventura Harbor Village

by Ventura Harbor Village To capture the warmth of the California sun, there is no better place to head than Ventura Harbor Village off of California’s Highway 101. Whether it is a first time or return visit, plan on celebrating the upcoming holiday weekends on the waterfront with an overnight stay at Four Points by […]

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Crafting a surfboard from salvaged Ventura pier wood

 by Scott Manninen As a woodshop teacher at Buena High School in Ventura, I try to inspire my students by working alongside them. My favorite things to build are wooden surfboards, combining my passion for surfing and woodworking, neither of which I am an expert. I often tell my students one of the great rewards […]

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The view that never gets old.

by Visit Ventura Last month, the Ventura Botanical Gardens (VBG) celebrated its grand reopening after having been closed nearly one year, since December 5, 2017, due to widespread damage caused by the Thomas Fire. The fire swept through the entire 109 acres of the park; very few plants were spared. Now nearly a year later, many […]

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Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

by Visit Ventura With the holiday’s upon us the intent of cooking a full feast can seem like quite the chore for some of us. If you’re looking for a fun place to eat without the fear of burning your food look no further than this list we have come up with of the restaurants […]

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MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT!

By Debbie Cvijanovich Twinkle, twinkle, lighted star…A Ventura tradition! Gaze upon the hillside above midtown’s Ventura High School during the holiday season and what do you see? STARS! Since 2009, many hillside homes glisten with a mounted star shaped frame wrapped in a string of lights. And each year the star count continues to grow as others gleefully adopt […]

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An Adventurous Santa Rosa Island Travel Guide

by Jeff Bartlett After a long blog-writing hiatus – I spent the summer without a laptop as I hiked across the Balkans – I’m back at home and determined to start writing regularly. To kick things off, I am revisiting my trip to southern California to share my Santa Rosa Island travel guide. If you’ve […]

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Locals you should know — Eithan Osborne

by Visit Ventura When Eithan was a little boy, his dad got him a boogie board and it wasn’t long before he preferred to stand on it and his dad replaced it with a surfboard. Eithan grew up surfing at Surfer’s Point and Solimar Beach and began competing around 9 or 10 years old. He quickly […]

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Check out Ventura’s Taco District, because tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays!

top image by Hyeungbean Joo blog by Fresh World Press Ventura Avenue is known for being a wonderfully walkable, diverse and welcoming community. With Surfer’s Point at the south end, the Ventura Botanical Gardens nestled to the east of the Avenue, and the Ventura River to the west, this strip is filled with rich history […]

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Reflecting on the last year

by Visit Ventura December 4th will always hold special meaning for Venturans. But it’s not just the anniversary of the Thomas Fire; it’s the day that re-shaped our holiday season and brought Venturans closer together than ever before. Neighbors at Surfer’s Point rallied to gather surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, and wetsuits to lend to first responders […]

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Top 5 Holiday Celebrations SEAside at Ventura Harbor Village

Ventura Harbor Village has a dazzling array of holiday events, shopping, and dining by the sea. Ventura Harbor Village offers locals and visitors a  one-stop destination for all things sparkling on the water this holiday season. With coastal boutiques & local Ventura artisan galleries offering unique finds and wonderful stocking stuffers, to waterfront dining and nightly […]

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