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By Land & Sea: 72 Hours in Ventura, California

by Josiah Roe Images by Josiah Roe With its vibrant downtown, entrepreneurial grit, towering hills and gorgeous coastline, Ventura offers the outdoor-adventure traveler an array of activities including one of the best kiteboarding locations in California. Towns along the California coast are almost always considered charming and Ventura is no exception. Its natural beauty – […]

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The 2019 Ventura County Fair Concert Line Up!

by Visit Ventura Ah, nothing like music by the sea… Or the roar of motorsports and the whoop of rodeo. The 2019 Ventura County Fair concert lineup has something for everyone, and all the concerts and the P.R.C.A. Pro Rodeo are free with the price of Fair admission. Get there early for the best seats […]

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5 Grab & Go Food Options in Ventura

by Visit Ventura With due respect to fine linens and attentive wait staff, sometimes you just don’t want to sit down in a restaurant. Sometimes it’s nice to eat with the sun on your face and a beautiful view off your nose. Maybe even spill a little salsa down your front. In Ventura, your grab […]

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Six Reasons why you should attend the Ventura Surf Rodeo

by Visit Ventura Featured image by Maya Sacks Surfers competing in vests and cowboy hats (and you never know who they’ll be; 11-time world champ Kelly Slater has shown up, just because the Surf Rodeo has an underground rep for plain fun), greased pig paddles, hay bale obstacle races, mechanical bulls, and musical stages scattered […]

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A Finn in Ventura

My name is Tiia, and I come from Rovaniemi, Finland! I arrived in Ventura, California 4 days ago and it has been amazing so far! On my first day, I took a walk around the East Ventura. East Ventura has a beautiful neighborhood and I was amazed by all citrus and avocado groves! In Finland, […]

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Ventura Moments: We Are All So Very (Very) Lucky

Imagine a town tousled by sea breezes, a town that drifts, well, sea breeze easy under the radar, a place where the days end with the sun slipping behind purpling islands, a place where play matters (greatly), and the happy din of art galleries, boutique shops, breweries, and restaurants really is happy. If you live […]

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Thank You Ventura Music Festival for 25 Years of Universal Song

by Visit Ventura Twenty-five years is just a number, silver just a color, until you read this. Judy Collins. Chris Botti. Branford Marsalis. Herbie Hancock. Itzhack Perlman. Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. All of them, Ventura Music Festival performers. Close your eyes and hear their notes. So many variations on the loveliest theme. The universal […]

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How the Fish Waffle Cone Conquered

by Visit Ventura If you don’t know what IPW is, it doesn’t really matter. This is more a story of the little engine that could and did. But first, we should offer a brief explanation. IPW is basically the travel industry’s biggest global annual gathering, driving $5.5 billion in future travel to the U.S. This […]

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Ventura is a Surfer’s Paradise

By Ken McAlpine Photo by Kamilo Bustamante Not long ago California state legislators declared surfing California’s state sport, which is nice, but also a little like declaring wine the official beverage of France. Surfing’s roots run long and deep through California, and Ventura has played a big, though quietly understated, role in the state’s surfing […]

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