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Exploring Ventura’s Waterfront by Bike ~ Rentals Make Family Day Trips Easy

by Andie Bridges We drive into the parking lot, and the near constant refrain from the backseat turns from “Are we there yet?” to “Can we get out now?” With beautiful scenery, great parks, and varied topography, Ventura has been on my list of family biking destinations for a while, but the logistics of biking […]

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How to Spot a Venturan

by Debbie Cvijanovich Who are we? Venturans are a breed of their own. Friendly folks with a laid-back attitude who luckily call the quintessential surf town of Ventura (V-town)–home. We possess tell-tale signs reflecting the best of our adored hometown. Here’s a few clues to pick us out of a crowd: VENTURA STYLE Venturans know […]

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Visit Ventura Exclusive Interview With Micah Pueschel of Iration!

Interview by Elle Gaston I am a senior at Ventura High school and an intern for Visit Ventura. I’m also a big fan of Iration and jumped at the opportunity to interview the band when they came into Ventura. Read our exclusive interview below! A post shared by Iration (@iration) on Feb 13, 2017 at […]

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THE MAN IN BLACK IN VENTURA

by Richard Senate Years ago Mr. John Anthony Miller opened his exclusive Phantom Bookshop at the Zander Building in downtown Ventura. When he moved into the shop he discovered two awards behind a door awarded to singer/songwriter Johnny Cash, the legendary “Man in Black”. He discovered that the popular recording artist and actor once rented […]

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Family Field Trip to The Old Mission San Buenaventura

by Alma Bosek We had another successful family field trip. This time, we headed up to Ventura, California to “The Old Mission San Buenaventura.” The drive was a few hours from our home and we had to stop for drinks and snacks. All that driving, looking out the window made us thirsty and hungry. When […]

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Your guide to haunted and historic happenings in Ventura

by Richard Senate Ventura-by-the-Sea is a special place in the winter. Some of the best vistas and sunsets on the south coast of California happen in the winter months, In between rains. This is the time to relax and enjoy the relaxed charm of this beachside community. Fun dining and historic sites make this a […]

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A grandmother’s story of her unforgettable golf day in Ventura

by Deanna Hexum A little over a year ago, my husband and I discussed getting to know our grandchildren a little better.  With the help of our son, and because we love the water, we found a beach house in Ventura County with a terrific view.  We rented it for three months.  Even doing the […]

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Hit The Beach: Where to go in Ventura

Set up your chair and settle in for a day at the beach. Not a surfer? No problem. Ventura beaches are perfect for jumping the waves, building sand castles, relaxing on a towel, flying a kite … shall we keep going? Area beaches are consistently named some of Southern California’s cleanest. And did we mention […]

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A first-timer’s guide to hanging 10

We asked Chipper Bro Bell, owner/founder of Surf Class to share his tips for the first-time surfer. “I started surfing when I was 11, and I will never forget that feeling I got,” says Bell. “I still get it. And now I get to share that stoke with others. To see someone stand up for […]

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Fresh, local, and very Ventura

by Allison Costa Casual dining and farm-to-fork cooking takes a unique approach in Ventura, where flip-flop friendly restaurants and food trucks showcase fresh seafood, local produce, and the creativity of local chefs. Pair that with the region’s vibrant craft-beer scene and a growing community of local winemakers, and you’ve got the recipe for something really, […]

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