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How to Celebrate California Surfing Day in Ventura?

by Visit Ventura Featured image by Byba Depit California Surfing Day is almost upon us (September 20th), which is nice, but in Ventura surfing is celebrated every day. From C Street, to the Santa Clara Rivermouth, to Mondos, Ventura’s surfers have long known the priceless value of uninhibited, unending, nearly illicit fun. Few know this […]

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Why you need to stop by Ventura on your California Road Trip

by Visit Ventura Featured image by Josiah Roe California is a fairly large state especially in comparison to other places in the country or the world. Here in the Golden State of California, we have roughly 40 million people (with about 10 million of them in Los Angeles County alone) and 9 national parks (more […]

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An Interview with Ventura County Native: Kevin Costner

A Place to Call Home By Aidan Pilgrim Even if you move frequently throughout childhood, you often identify a place as the place you’re from. For one reason or another — perhaps it represents a formative few years or a particularly happy time — it imprints and holds a special place in the heart. Such […]

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The Art of Wine Tasting in Ventura

by Visit Ventura Wine is a subjective matter, which may be it’s greatest joy. How else can you decide, unless you try? Ventura makes wine tasting an easy joy by offering small, informal wineries (often minutes from each other) where there’s plenty of room at the counter and a good chance that the pourer is […]

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Kiteboarding at Surfer’s Point

by Josiah Roe Images by Josiah Roe When conditions are right, Surfer’s Point offers some of the best kiteboarding and surfing in California, with lots of peaks, friendly locals, easy access and parking, and fantastic views of the California Coast. Surfer’s Point, also known as C Street (for nearly California Street), offers great wave quality […]

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Six (More) of Ventura’s Best Off the Beaten Track Restaurants

by Visit Ventura Featured image by Josiah Roe We’ve done this once before, but it bears repeating — otherwise, you might miss out… No one doesn’t want you to snatch their table at their favorite spot. Rewarding travel is about exploring hidden corners. Here’s what you get when you venture outside the norm. Lost, maybe. […]

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How Does Ventura Rank When it Comes to Surf Towns?

by Visit Ventura Featured image by Kamilo Bustamante Surfer Magazine once (we believe rightly) ranked Ventura as the eighth-best surf town in America. In their selection, the folks at Surfer got plenty right about the spirit, and surf, in our town. “…More taquerias than tapas, more donuts than avocado toast, more local IPA than Santa […]

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Six of Ventura’s Best Off the Beaten Track Restaurants

by Visit Ventura No one ever said you have to go where everyone else goes, unless that no one didn’t want you to snatch their table at their favorite spot. Rewarding travel is about exploring hidden corners. Here’s what you get when you venture outside the norm. Lost, maybe. But eventually the satisfaction of a […]

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Big-time Cornhole Comes to Ventura (everything you should know)

by Visit Ventura Here in Ventura, The Biggest Cornhole Tournament In The World looms just around the bend: The (aptly named) Throw Down, Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th, hosted by Spencer Makenzie’s Fish Company. Two hundred and twenty-five teams. Thousands in prize money. Bands and a block party. When it comes to cornhole […]

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