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Discover the Hidden Gems of Ventura’s Westside Cultural District

by David Yoshitomi Here’s a quick lesson in Ventura history: ArtWalk first started as the Westside ArtWalk. And while the galleries and shops of downtown might be where art is sold, the Cultural District of Ventura’s westside is where art is created. It’s home to the artist studios, the sculpture yards, and kiln rooms, and arguably […]

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6 Reasons why you can’t miss Bell Arts Factory at ArtWalk Ventura THIS weekend!

by David Yoshitomi If you love art, you won’t want to miss ArtWalk Ventura -a totally fun, virtually free, self-guided tour of dozens of galleries, studios, pop-up venues, and transformed PODS in Ventura’s historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District. As it enters its 24th year,  ArtWalk is a well-known event, but it still holds gems in nooks […]

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Top 5 Things to do in Ventura for the holidays!

by Fiorella Calderoni ‘Tis the season for holiday celebrations and there is no shortage of them in Ventura! Check out our list of the top 5 holiday happenings. 5. Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony December 1st, 2017 The annual Downtown Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony enjoys a magical setting in front of Old San Buenaventura Mission. There […]

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Island Packers’ Holiday Cruises

By Mary Noe Looking for a unique, fun, and easy way to celebrate the holidays? Enchant your family, friends, clients, or employees with a private holiday party on a 64’ catamaran, or join the fun on a festive harbor holiday cruise! This holiday season, Island Packers in Ventura Harbor Village will once again be spreading […]

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How to add Ventura to an LA business trip

by Rebecca Kajumba Only an hour and a half north of downtown Los Angeles, Ventura is the perfect getaway to unwind from your business trip. Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner will take you from Union Station or Burbank Airport among other stops, straight to Ventura -a block from the beach and a block from downtown. The atmosphere […]

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Brewer Sessions with Topa Topa’s Casey Harris

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. Brewing in his garage in Isla Vista, UCSB alum Casey Harris always had a thirst for good beer. Leaving aspirations of law school behind for beer glory, […]

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Surfer Magazine Ranks Ventura the 8th Best Surf Town in America!

Surfer Magazine sees Ventura as… More taquerias than tapas, more donuts than avocado toast, more local IPA than Santa Ynez pinots. This is a surf all day, grab a burrito or burger kinda joint. They do the basics here and they do them very well. We couldn’t agree more. In their latest rankings of the 10 best […]

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That time KYLE and his crew visited Channel Islands National Park

by Fiorella Calderoni When he was still a teenager back in 2012, KYLE gave an interview for a local high school newspaper and when they asked him about Ventura, he said “I love this city. It’s really the best place in the world in my eyes. We’re so unique, it’s ridiculous. I wanna expose this place […]

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A guide to (free!) parking in Ventura

Wondering where to park in Ventura and if there are any free parking spots left in southern California? Indeed there are! 2,900 free spots in downtown Ventura to be exact. Whether you’re going downtown, to the harbor, or the beach, Ventura has lots of free parking as well as a few paid parking spots for […]

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