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Brewer Sessions with MadeWest’s Michael Morrison

by Rachel Hommel Brewer Sessions is a monthly Q&A with your neighborhood brewer, keeping visitors and locals of Ventura thirsty. Read on for what makes that perfect pint. A diligent homebrewer for over a decade, Head Brewer Mike Morrison always dreamed of turning his passion project into a full-time venture. Partnering with lifelong friend and […]

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Ventura Botanical Gardens are a hidden gem steps from downtown

photo by Steve Cattanach by Rebecca Kajumba Ventura Botanical Gardens was founded in 2005 by a small group of people from the community, seeking to create, maintain and enhance the city. The gardens are located in Grant Park and have over 160 species of plants from the Mediterranean climate zone. Some of these plants include […]

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You can almost feel it, see Ventura through 360-videos

It’s true that there’s nothing like being here, but this is the next best thing. Explore Ventura through 360-videos and get a local perspective of downtown Ventura, Ventura’s food scene, Ventura Harbor, and Channel Islands National Park. Stand outside Ventura’s white, terracotta, beaux-arts style City Hall. Pier down California Street and then look out at the […]

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How to have a perfect day at the Ventura County Fair

by Fiorella Calderoni Want to avoid at least one long line? We recommend that you Buy your tickets ahead of time! You can buy both ride and admission tickets ahead of time at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. A post shared by D E V (@devlyse) on Aug 8, 2016 at 5:14pm PDT Over 300,000 people […]

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This is what camping at Santa Rosa Island in Channel Islands National Park looks like

by Fiorella Calderoni photography by @JosiahQ Have you always wanted to camp at Channel Islands National Park but aren’t sure what it entails? Take a tour through Instagram influencer Josiah Roe’s photos from a camping trip this spring. Then click here for more information on planning your trip! A boat ride with Island Packers is the […]

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My favorite family outing: Our Channel Islands!

by Mackenzie Atwood If you are visiting Ventura there are a lot of fun things to do but if you like the ocean and you like to go to islands. Well if you do there is a national park in Ventura. The national park has beautiful islands with animals we don’t have on the mainland. The animals that live on the islands […]

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Ventura, a town best traveled

We are teased and spoiled by the abundance of coastal experiences California offers. Some stand-up and beat their chest while others lay back and cool their heels. But one simply squints through the midday sun and invites me to, “Come, stay, eat, surf, and play… but YOU be YOU.” I don’t have to be rich […]

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How to stay cool in Ventura

by Sing Weist Since Ventura is so close to the coast, there is always a cool breeze that comes through town. But, if you’re looking to cool down while exploring Ventura, there are multiple places that allow you to enjoy the summer weather while keeping cool. Many of the locals around Ventura head to the […]

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Where to go for a birthday or anniversary celebration in Ventura

by Sing Weist Celebrating a birthday or anniversary? There are multiple restaurant options in Ventura that offer delicious drinks, as well as, dinner with beach view seating. If you are looking for a beachside restaurant, then Aloha Steakhouse is the perfect location! Not only is it steps away from the Ventura boardwalk, but after dinner, […]

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An 11 year-old’s perfect family outing

by Jake Auster If I were to have the perfect family outing day in Ventura, the following would be what I would do. First, in the morning I would go to Pete’s breakfast house. This is a great restaurant and has very good service there too. (p.s. don’t forget to get a mint on the […]

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