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Top ten reasons to go to Surf N’ Suds Ventura

by Visit Ventura Surf ‘N Suds, rated one of the country’s best beer festivals (proof below), is coming to Ventura’s San Buenaventura State Beach on Saturday, May 18th (12:30-4:30 pm). Since good things take time, and beer deserves nothing less than long, loving attention. Clear your calendar and make a happy weekend of it. Get […]

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Recognition of Ventura’s Volunteers

by Visit Ventura We LOVE our Volunteers! So yes, as you can see, we celebrated Visit Ventura’s incredible team of volunteers on Wednesday, April 10th at a soiree at the beautifully remodeled Ventura Beach Marriott (thank you, kind Marriott staff). And yes, our volunteers deserved every inch of the accolades bestowed on them that evening. […]

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Vintage Ventura

by Ken McAlpine Old Guys Rule. Honestly, not often. But when it comes to restaurants, these Ventura favorites have indeed stood the test of time. Andria’s Seafood Restaurant Seafood right off the boat — courtesy of commercial fishing boats a dock away (there’s also an attached seafood market) — Andria’s sits on the water in […]

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Super Duper Kyle Loves Ventura

by Visit Ventura “I spy with my little eye..” Ventura native Super Duper KYLE, a hip hop artist known around the world, always finds time to come home. Check out this blog of when KYLE headed to the majestic Channel Islands. “Ventura is the place where I find tranquility and appreciation for the simple things […]

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Your Amgen Tour of California knowledge after you read this…

by Visit Ventura Featured image by FC the Cat C’est Magnifique. The Amgen Tour of California flies into, and out of, Ventura on May 16th. The women’s race starts (12:10 pm) and finishes (roughly 2:50 pm) at the Ventura Fairgrounds. The men, racing down from Pismo, will sprint across the Fairgrounds finish line at roughly […]

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Five Places to Breathe Deep Before/After Your Meeting

by Visit Ventura With all due respect to your life’s work, life is about more than meetings. Ventura being Ventura, all of these sanity restorers are likely minutes from your meeting. A chance to contemplate what really matters. Check out this blog about how 15 minutes on the beach can help you feel uplifted. “I […]

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What You Need to Know About Whale Watching off Ventura

by Visit Ventura Featured image by J Sanchez (And a Little Romance Advice to Boot) World-Class Whales It’s world-class whale watching, without a doubt. You never know what you’ll see in the waters off Ventura’s coast — Nature isn’t a Disney exhibit — and that mystery is part of the thrill and the joy. But […]

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Meet the BIG-Hearted Riders Coming to — and, woosh, through — Ventura

by Visit Ventura The Amgen Tour of California is America’s only UCI WorldTour race, always making it a draw for the world’s top riders. This year’s race is no exception. Many of the world’s top cyclists will be competing in the 2019 race, which also happens to be the longest and most challenging in the […]

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Ventura’s Two Mermaid Statues

by Visit Ventura Featured image by West Cooke and a Lovely Mystery Beneath the Sea “Under the Sea, under the sea. Darlin’, it’s better, down where it’s wetter. Take it from me…” Mermaids are mythical creatures, created in the imaginations of ancient civilizations across the globe (Greece, Babylon, China, Japan), water deities that were celebrated […]

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Ventura’s Feeling Lucky

by Visit Ventura Step aside, Ireland! Our rains have bestowed stunning, and strangely soothing, greenscape. Take a moment to breathe deep, and enjoy. Take more than a moment. There’s art in stillness. And don’t forget to slip on your favorite green and come to the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Saturday, March 16. It starts at […]

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