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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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Locals you should know – Carson Peterson

blog by Visit Ventura At 13 years old, Carson Peterson already leads a very busy life. He’s a straight-A student, plays basketball, is on the rowing team, and practices the clarinet. Oh, and he’s a Top Chef Junior star on national TV! Carson’s family roots are in Tuscany and his nonna (Italian grandmother) holds the […]

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Start Your Holiday Shopping at Bell Arts’ Holiday Boutique!

While we move into the holiday season, the Bell Arts Factory artists and craftsmen have been working on wares and gifts for a wonderful shopping opportunity Saturday, November 17th, and Sunday, November 18th, 2018 from 11 AM to 5 PM. The holiday spirit is making a home at Bell Arts Factory. There will be ceramics, […]

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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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Here are 11 reasons we love California.

top photo by Leashless Brewing blog by Visit Ventura California is so much more than wildfires—it’s ocean and mountains and deserts and islands and diverse communities that share love through hardship and never fail to come together when it counts. In no particular order, here are 11 reasons we love California. 11. Ocean Sunsets No […]

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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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