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Meet the BIG-Hearted Riders Coming to — and, woosh, through — Ventura

The Amgen Tour of California is America’s only UCI WorldTour race, always making it a draw for the world’s top riders. This year’s race is no exception. Many of the world’s top cyclists will be competing in the 2019 race, which also happens to be the longest and most challenging in the Tour’s 14-year history, […]

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Ventura’s Two Mermaids

by Visit Ventura Featured image by West Cooke and a Lovely Mystery Beneath the Sea “Under the Sea, under the sea. Darlin’, it’s better, down where it’s wetter. Take it from me…” Mermaids are mythical creatures, created in the imaginations of ancient civilizations across the globe (Greece, Babylon, China, Japan), water deities that were celebrated […]

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Ventura’s Feeling Lucky

by Visit Ventura Step aside, Ireland! Our rains have bestowed stunning, and strangely soothing, greenscape. Take a moment to breathe deep, and enjoy. Take more than a moment. There’s art in stillness. And don’t forget to slip on your favorite green and come to the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Saturday, March 16. It starts at […]

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Five Wedding Panoramas that Speak to Love’s Permanence…

by Visit Ventura Featured image by Melissa Eiser (And Maybe Offer a Dose of Calm) It’s a life-changing event, perhaps even the pinnacle of romance. But let’s be honest, planning a wedding can be equal parts dreamy romance and harrowing terror. Maybe not even equal parts. No one can alleviate all the angst of planning […]

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Ventura Surf Star Drops in on the Big Apple

by Visit Ventura Ventura’s own Walden Surfboards has always worked joyfully outside the box. Also safe to say that not too many surfboards have appeared tucked under the arm of supermodel Carolyn Murphy. Still, we’re betting it was the Walden boards that turned even the heads of jaded New Yorkers. All part of a 12-page […]

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We need volunteers for this special community event

by Visit Ventura Featured image by FC the Cat Help us make history! Do you want to be part of the story rather than reading about it after the fact? Do you love Ventura and volunteering for your community? Are you a fan of world-class athletes? If so, we need you! We are looking for […]

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5 goals you can set and accomplish by the sea

by Visit Ventura Make the most of 2019 on the waterfront at Ventura Harbor Village, delicious restaurants, plenty of happy hours, laughs and activities are waiting for you. Check out the Channel Islands Visitors Center to book a trip with Island Packers to take your adventure even further. 1. Laugh More Laughter is the best […]

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Soups On

by Visit Ventura Rain has its cozy beauty, and a steaming bowl of delicious soup just makes the world cozier and, well, more beautiful and delicious. Andria’s Seafood Restaurant Andria’s clam chowder has made more top ten lists than Taylor Swift. With good reason. Bring your appetite, and order the sourdough bread bowl.   View […]

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Zip & Sip

Images & writing by Fresh World Press I felt like I was in an old Western film as I mounted my steed and prepared to trek the road less traveled to Old Creek Ranch. Except my steed is a Magnum Metro electric bicycle, the road less traveled is a repurposed railway and the ranch doubles […]

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Ventura River Estuary

by Visit Ventura Header image by Leslie Collier Salt-Laced Serenity Beside the Ventura River Here on the northern edge of Ventura, just back from the Pacific, the world is erased to nothing but dappled shade, tinctures of cool, and the whisper of leaves applauding the briny wind. Just away from this quiet trail, the Ventura […]

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