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Ventura Reminds Us of the Beautiful Truth of Nothing.

by Visit Ventura   There is beauty — and more — in nothing. We all know this. But in a hectic — and these days, chaotic — world, nothing often slips by us unnoticed. We know in our hearts that this is a shame. But, happily, it is an easily remedied shame. For here in […]

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On Feel Good Friday, Meet Ventura’s Carson Peterson. It Feels Good.

  For several weeks now we’ve been supporting local with “Feel Good Fridays,” a chance for all of us to get out and help our local businesses. But on this Feel Good Friday, we’re taking a different tack. Meet Ventura hometown hero Carson Peterson. Yep, he’s a hometown hero because his progress through the cooking […]

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What can I do in Ventura on the Fourth of July?

  We all know this is not our conventional Fourth of July. Here in Ventura, COVID-19 has changed many things. Most important, it has made the safety of Ventura’s visitors and residents the number one priority. With safety in mind, many of Ventura’s traditional Fourth of July events have been canceled, from the Fourth of […]

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What’s happening in Ventura in July? Plenty.

By Visit Ventura   Yes, COVID-19 has changed many things and, most important, it has made the safety of Ventura’s visitors and residents the number one priority. And yes, traditional events and long-time favorites like Ventura’s annual Fourth of July Parade, the Ventura County Fair and the popular Music Under the Stars program have been […]

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Be Grateful for the Beautiful Things. They Will Be Here Longer.

by Visit Ventura These are challenging and chaotic times, here in Ventura and everywhere we look. So many things to remember. Masks to wear. Hands to wash. New mandates to adhere to. New situations to adjust to. So easy to forget what also matters. What has always been with us. What will be with us […]

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What’s the Very First Ventura Thing You’ll Do? (Part 4)

When COVID-19 first altered our world, we decided to take the brighter road — asking you, our wonderful followers and fellow Ventura lovers, what would be the very first thing you would do when you could return to Ventura in full. Now we can return to our Ventura in almost full (social distancing and masks […]

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On Takeout Tuesday, Why Not a Repast on the Ventura Harbor Green?

Envision this. A blue on blue day. Soft thick grass beneath your bare feet (it’s summer). Maybe the kids playing in front of you while you spoon up a takeout bowl of creamy-thick chowder. Or, maybe you don’t like kids (it happens). Fine, plenty of room to move down grass and have space to yourself. […]

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Ventura: Now, the Loveliest Taste of Europe Beside the Sea

by Visit Ventura   This new world has necessitated so many changes — and here’s a happy one. Beginning in mid-June, five blocks of Ventura’s downtown Main Street — from the San Buenaventura Mission up to Fir Street — were closed around the clock to motor traffic for 30 days (and possibly more). Also included […]

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International Surfing Day — and a Little Ventura Surfing Philosophy

Today Ventura celebrates International Surfing Day and the beautiful lifestyle (obsession) that is surfing; as well as, equally important, the need to protect our world’s oceans. So maybe the first thing you should do is walk away from the computer and go surfing. But maybe your hair is already wet, your nose running, your face […]

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On Feel Good Friday, A Father’s Day Wish List

Ah, fathers, here in Ventura and beyond. Those exemplars of, well, everything exemplary. The ones who put the bike together at 3 am on Christmas Eve, utilizing a single wrench and the bare modicum of colorful language. The ones who refuse to become your personal ATM (to build your character). The ones who help you […]

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