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On Feel Good Friday, A Father’s Day Wish List

Ah, fathers, here in Ventura and beyond. Those exemplars of, well, everything exemplary. The ones who put the bike together at 3 am on Christmas Eve, utilizing a single wrench and the bare modicum of colorful language. The ones who refuse to become your personal ATM (to build your character). The ones who help you […]

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Maybe It’s an Evolving Day in the Neighborhood

Featured Image by Kamilo Bustamante by Visit Ventura   Of late you may have noticed a strange and wonderful thing. People are out walking in our neighborhoods. We are talking about Ventura, because those are the neighborhoods we see, but if you’re not from Ventura, you might be seeing the very same thing in your […]

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The Ventura Visitor Center is Open!

By Visit Ventura   Happy news, the Ventura Visitors Center is now open — we are so glad to be able help our guests and visitors again! We’ll be open to the public, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm: and closed to the public, for the moment, on Mondays and Tuesdays. But […]

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Congratulations to the Inspiring High School Class of 2020!

These have been strange times for us all. This past weekend, another twist — the innovative graduations of Ventura’s five high schools: Buena High School, Ventura High School, El Camino High School, Pacific High School and Foothill Technology High School. It worked simply and smoothly. Graduates and their families drove along Poli Street. Each car […]

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Ventura is Reopening — and There Are Many Things to Know …

By Visit Ventura   With California Governor Gavin Newsom’s ongoing unfoldings, much in Ventura is now reopen. The Governor’s most recent June 12th guidelines allowed Ventura County — which has met California’s required health benchmarks — to allow hotel, campground, and RV Park stays, and to reopen family entertainment centers, museums, and winery tasting rooms. […]

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Welcome Back to the Channel Islands

Featured Image by Tim Hauf By Visit Ventura   Imagine a place where you stand among dun-colored grasses beneath a wide sky, looking across dark blue water to the silent mainland. A place where poppies bob in the wind, and miniature oaks turn gold in the last gloaming light, and grasses flow up to empty […]

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What’s the Very First Ventura Thing You’ll Do? (Part 3)

So. We reached out to you — and you responded in a way even we couldn’t have imagined. We asked you what will be the very first thing you’ll do when we can all return to Ventura in full, and Ventura, in full, returns to us. A fun way to look to a future that […]

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On Takeout Tuesday, Why Not a Bodacious Burger, Ventura Style?

by Visit Ventura     May 28th was National Hamburger Day (no kidding). But great burgers don’t give a whoot about timing or calendars, so what say we just make this Takeout Tuesday Local Hamburger Day here in Ventura? Yep, the hamburger is an American icon, possibly tracing its lineage back to Hamburg, Germany, though […]

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Beauty Wins (Part Three of So Much Beautiful)

by Visit Ventura All photos provided by Steve Cattanach   Ventura is filled with talented people who see this world in a beautiful, inspiring, uplifting way. And, even in the most challenging times, our world — here in Ventura and in places far beyond — remains filled with beauty and light. Lovely photographs, lovely paintings, […]

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Take a Moment. For You. For all of Us.

By Visit Ventura   Let’s be honest. These are nerve-rending times. It’s important to be informed, but it’s also important to not be obsessed. It’s okay to step away and think of you. It’s okay to take a break for a bit. In fact, it’s recommended. And we Venturans, we have so much perfect therapy. […]

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