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Come See a Hidden Channel Islands National Park Treasure

by Holly Lohuis Featured image  by Brandon Bannister Visit Ventura note: With the traditional passenger drop off at Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island closed while the National Park Service builds a new Pier, Island Packers is doing something beautifully — and untraditionally — rare. Taking passengers to Prisoner’s Harbor, which links to the astonishingly […]

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Here are the Best Places to Picnic and Eat in Ventura

by Visit Ventura Yes, it’s Takeout Tuesday in Ventura — your designated chance to help our Ventura restaurants get through these tough times (thank you!). And in Ventura, there may be no finer (or more affordable) pairing than the Grab ‘n Go picnic. Shared street tacos on picnic bench on the Ventura Pier? Sushi high […]

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Thank You, Ventura Educators and Parents.

This week marks back to school for many in Ventura, but it is a back to school like no other. The term fully remote learning wasn’t part of our vocabulary. But it is now. A returning student, recently interviewed by a Ventura County Star reporter, said, “I’m just trying to look at the positives in […]

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Ventura Salutes Our Frisbee Hall of Famer.

Ventura’s Chipper Bro Bell is now a Frisbee Hall of Famer. But’s he’s always defined Ventura spirit by Visit Ventura Chipper Bro Bell has always been a Ventura Hall of Famer. Now we’re proud to say he’s also in the Freestyle Disc Hall of Fame. Some folks actually do change the light in a room. […]

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How Do Things Currently Stand in Ventura With COVID-19?

by Visit Ventura   COVID-19 has altered our landscape; a global situation that stretches far beyond tourism and our town of Ventura. First and foremost, our hearts go out to those affected — and our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all those working so hard to address this unprecedented challenge. The brightest minds in the […]

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Ventura’s Magical Dolphins

Featured Image by Island Packers by Visit Ventura   Just the sight of them makes you feel right. The waters off Ventura (officially the Santa Barbara Channel and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary) are rife with life, and, though it is wrong to pick favorites (how can a Blue Whale come in second in anything?), […]

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Visit Ventura’s Virtual Events… Hot Yoga Meets Cold Beer

by Visit Ventura Featured Image by Kamilo Bustamante   Prepare to go Live, because Visit Ventura is hosting a lineup of Virtual Events ranging from charcuterie arrangements to cocktail making to hot yoga. The common denominators? Fun, affordability, the chance to learn (you wouldn’t believe the attention to detail that goes into a fine craft […]

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On Takeout Tuesday, Sushi Ventura-style (use your fingers)

by Visit Ventura   No better place than Ventura to immerse yourself in the ride of color, texture, taste, art and joy that is sushi. And no better reason than “Takeout Tuesday.” A kind way for us to support our Ventura businesses — our friends and neighbors — while, happy coincidence, doing something nice for […]

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Ventura. On Friendship Day Take A (Free) Hike With a Friend.

by Visit Ventura   If you wake up this Sunday and it just feels right, there’s a reason. August 3rd is National Friendship Day, here in Ventura and across the nation. And we can all do with a little more friendship and the glow of right a special friendship brings. Admittedly, there are National Days […]

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10 Tips to Safely Visit Seaside Ventura Harbor Village

  by Ventura Harbor Village   We welcome you to visit Ventura’s open-air seaside attraction – Ventura Harbor Village – offering outdoor space to roam and bask in the sunshine with cool ocean breezes! Restaurants are open for waterfront patio dining, seaside boutiques & art galleries offer great finds to freshen up your living space […]

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