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A Vegan’s Guide to Ventura

by Emily Savage and Laura O’Connell featured image by Visit Ventura You might not know it, but the city of Ventura is secretly brimming with delicious vegan meals—if you look a little closer. Whether you’re a visiting vegan seeking tacos downtown, a veg-curious traveler looking for the best local pizza, or a longtime local hoping […]

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Ask a Ventura Local

by Visit Ventura featured image provided by Harper Point Photography Co. Six Venturans tell us the best parts of town and what every visitor should do. Nicole Fisher Owner, The Cave Restaurant & Ventura Wine Company “Ventura has a great small-town community vibe yet attracts many tourists and folks from the greater Los Angeles area […]

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Ventura Avenue’s Taco Trail with Ozomatli

by Visit Ventura We tracked down the irrepressible (and kind) Gerardo Gallegos, long-time Ventura Avenue resident, community activist and possessor of a non-stop buzzsaw creative mind (see Question #1). Gerardo runs the non-profit Restore Ventura, which includes a community garden (to encourage healthy eating), as well as the Avenida Surf Club, which connects kids from […]

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Escape to the Channel Islands National Park

by Jessie Rumbley Hit the reset button with a day trip to the Channel Islands… My favorite part of a Ventura sunset is the purple silhouette of the Channel Islands on the horizon. It adds a layer of mystique below the glassy oranges and yellows, a bit of depth that reminds you there’s more out […]

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What to do in Ventura on a Rainy Day

by Visit Ventura featured image by Steve Cattanach Yes, in a land of roughly 300 days of sunshine a year rain in Ventura is only slightly more common than agreement in politics. But it does rain in Ventura. When it does, see it as the locals do — the rare chance to do something a […]

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How Dog-Friendly is Ventura?

by Visit Ventura Here’s the thing about being a dog. We get a lot of attention but we’re rarely asked for our opinion. We’re not sore about it. It alleviates stress (have you ever watched us sleep?). It’s just the two-legged world’s loss. But I’ve been provided a rare opportunity, and not coincidentally, it’s Ventura […]

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What’s New in Ventura?

by Visit Ventura There’s plenty that’s new in Ventura. From Aerial Yoga to craft beer happily, happily rooted, fun in Ventura is being elevated to new heights. And why not? Fun is what we do. Immigrant Son Caffe Immigrant Son Caffe opened in January, and it’s aptly named; family permeates everything they do. The best […]

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Nine Ways to Pay it Forward in Ventura

by Visit Ventura We all know kindness when we see it, and we all know the world is a better place when we see it a lot more often. If you didn’t know February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day (we didn’t), let us just put it kindly. Your ignorance isn’t ignorance, it’s […]

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What Does Visit Ventura Do?

… and how do we help Ventura? by Visit Ventura featured image by Felix Cortez We get asked this a lot. We’re an easy, open, straightforward town. So here are the easy, open, straightforward answers… Who is Visit Ventura? The Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (also known as Visit Ventura, which is a lot more […]

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Six Fun Free Things to do in Ventura

by Visit Ventura Yep, many of the best things in life are free. And many of them are right here in Ventura. Here they are, laid out for you. For free. But first, you need to park… for free. There’s plenty of free parking in downtown Ventura — over 2,900 free spots if you ever […]

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