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10 Reasons Ventura is the Best Town in Southern California

by Visit Ventura With the utmost respect to our Southern California beach counterparts, who each have their own charms, we (somewhat objectively) believe Ventura has it all. What makes Ventura so special? Let us list the ways. 1. Free parking. We have free parking all around our downtown. In L.A. it costs about $20 to […]

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How to have the Best Summer in Ventura

by Visit Ventura Featured image by Josiah Roe Once, a wise man named Robert Fulghum wrote a bestselling book called “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Like kindergartners, it was simple — and not so simple. Share everything. Play fair. Clean up your own mess. Hold hands and stick together. Draw […]

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Ventura’s Spirits

By Aidan Pilgrim In a city revered for its brews, a local distillery is mixing things up. Ventura is known for many things: epic waves, stunning nature, public art — and craft beer. With the city’s current plethora of breweries, one could easily get lost in a frenzy of barley and hops, but to focus […]

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What Makes Ventura Unique? Part 3

(and why shellfish farmers lead a very philosophical existence) by Visit Ventura When Pierre Gervois, editor-in-chief of Gervois Magazine, came to Ventura last May, he had a simple idea. Interview Venturans about what makes Ventura unique and ask them what they love about their town. Have a listen and see if maybe you feel the […]

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What Makes Ventura Unique? Part 2

by Visit Ventura When Pierre Gervois, editor-in-chief of Gervois Magazine, came to Ventura last May, he had a simple idea. Interview Venturans about what makes Ventura unique and ask them what they love about their town. Have a listen (maybe experience a goosebump) and see if you feel the same way… (and for more videos […]

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A Visual to the 2019 Tour of California in Ventura

by Visit Ventura With the eyes of the cycling world (and beyond) fixed on what is normally a laid back Southern California beach town, Ventura unleashed a joyous clamor and visual extravaganza to celebrate America’s biggest cycling race, the Tour of California. Stunt planes blazed through the sky, hundreds of thundersticks whopped out a happy […]

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Headquartered in Ventura: Hometown business heroes

by Visit Ventura We’re proud of our community, on so many fronts. With that pride in mind, now and again, along with Ventura’s colorful history and culture, we’re going to give a nod to local businesses who make a difference. Because it’s not just a matter of zip code and ledgers. It’s a matter of […]

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What Makes Ventura Unique?

by Visit Ventura Nine Venturans (well, just three for now — more to come!) weigh in on what makes Ventura so very special… When Pierre Gervois, editor-in-chief of Gervais Magazine, came to Ventura last May, he had a simple idea. Interview Venturans about what makes Ventura unique and ask them what they love about their […]

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Joy in the Purest Sense: Ventura’s Cycling Superfan, Lorelle Dawes

by Visit Ventura The biggest professional cycling race in America is coming to town on May 16th, and when it does, one of the biggest cycling fans in Ventura will absorb every colorful, lung-searing second. “I love that teams come from all around the world,” says Lorelle Dawes, who, along with being an unabashed cycling […]

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A Wheel Fun P.E. Class

by Visit Ventura The Amgen Tour of California is coming to Ventura (May 16th), a nearly 800-mile testament to human perseverance. But perseverance takes many forms. Eight years in the making, a sixth-grade bicycle education program (entirely grant funded) in the Ventura Unified School District kicked off in April. The aim is as important as […]

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