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Celebrate the Season in Downtown Ventura

by Downtown Ventura You don’t have to wait ‘til December to get in the holiday spirit. Here are some seasonal Downtown Ventura events you won’t want to miss. The biggest problem with the holiday season is how quickly it speeds past. In the rush to get presents purchased, make appearances at the appropriate parties, and […]

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For 45 years and counting, Patagonia and Ventura continue to grow together

photo courtesy of Patagonia blog by Ken McAlpine Ventura and Patagonia — the outdoor company founded by Yvon Chouinard in Ventura in 1973 — both possess a unique alchemy based on simple, but not always simple, things. Do your best work. Do your best play. Do your best to make the world better. And be […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Santa Rosa Island

photos and blog by Jeff Bartlett It was only 4:30 AM when my alarm sounded, waking me up in time to catch the sunrise on Santa Rosa Island. I thought I’d be the only camper awake at that hour; however, headlamps were buzzing around the Water Canyon campground. I’d arrived on the Friday morning Island […]

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How to spot the Milky Way: Starry nights at Channel Islands National Park

top photo by Jeff Bartlett blog by Visit Ventura National parks are known to be the best places to see the stars and Channel Islands National Park is no exception. As a matter of fact, a study found that Channel Islands National Park has some of the lowest levels of light pollution compared to all […]

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This is why you always feel better by the beach

by Visit Ventura Ever notice that after a mere 15 minutes at the beach, you feel better than you did before? A post shared by Visit Ventura (@visitventura) on Aug 18, 2018 at 8:05pm PDT Not just happy to be by the water but lighter, healthier… A post shared by Visit Ventura (@visitventura) on Jun […]

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Been to San Diego? Give Ventura a try

by Ken McAlpine See this as a tale of two cities beside the same cooling sea, only one city is a city and, well, one really isn’t. It’s a win-win tale, because – imbued with Southern California sunshine and beachy fun — both places should be at the top of any travel bucket list, and […]

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Four Local Experts Share What They Love About Ventura!

by Visit Ventura Looking for recommendations from locals who can get you off the beaten path? These locals can help! Insights from a professional surfer Mary Osborne I love watching the sunset while walking my dog on the beach. We have the most pristine beaches with beautiful waves. Born and raised in Ventura, Mary has inspired […]

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Here’s why the spirit of the Hikianalia voyage inspires us.

by Visit Ventura Crossing the Pacific Ocean guided only by the stars in the sky is no small feat but Hikinalia’s crew was determined to sail more than 2,800 miles over 23 days from the shores of Hawaiʻi across the North Pacific to California carrying a message of Mālama Honua –caring for our Island Earth. […]

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Six of the Best Happy Hours in Downtown Ventura

by Kacie Goff top image by Lucas Dorward Looking for a drink and a bite in Downtown Ventura? These six happy hours deliver. Ah, happy hour. Whether you’re hitting it after a long day of work or as an excuse to get together with friends, it really is a happy hour. That’s especially true when […]

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