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Not surprisingly, Ventura is making headlines! View some recent leads we worked on below and see ‘Spotted in the News’ for other coverage, too.

04-22-2021

Mustang Mach-E Is A Road Trip Ready EV

Electric Vehicles have been something I’ve been enamored with for the past several years….

Eating And Drinking Our Way Through Ventura

Ventura California is one of those iconic Southern California “surf towns” that you probably…

01-11-2021

California Coastal Spotlight: Incredible Things to do in Ventura

Nestled between the mighty Ventura River and the Santa Clara River Valley, near the…

12-16-2020

Cruise Along These Holiday Lights Drive-Throughs Across the U.S.

Drive-thru holiday lights are all the rage – here’s one close to you! As…

12-02-2020

Visit Ventura Creates “Shop Ventura, Save Ventura”

The hard truth? Recent forecasts predict one in six Ventura retailers, and one out…

12-01-2020

12 Drive-Thru Holiday Experiences in California

In a year when curbside pickup has become a way of life, the holiday…

8 Must Sees On California’s Highway One

If there’s ever been a time for a good old road trip to shine,…

11-25-2020

The Six Best Pedestrian Promenades to Visit Across California

As small businesses across the globe suffer from the economic impact of quarantine, municipal…

11-23-2020

Driving People Back to Live Events

Vincenzo Giammanco had a problem. His company, CBF Productions, almost went to full stop…

11-19-2020

6 U.S. Scuba Diving Trips Worth Planning a Trip Around

One way to tune out all of the noise of this year is to…

11-02-2020

Regions Tourism Industry Continues Slow Comeback

The tumultuousness of 2020 makes it hard for the tourism industry to make long-term…

10-05-2020

The Island Less Visited

Unless you’re a National Parks lover or live in Southern California odds are you…

09-01-2020

11 Under the Radar National Parks

The US has 59 national parks, but you’d never know it given that a…

08-28-2020

Tourism begins long, slow road to recovery

Tourism is down but not out in the region, as businesses and tourism promotion…

08-27-2020

Concerts In Your Car Combines Road Trip Plus Socially-Distanced Entertainment

If the US travel industry has an equal in 2020’s coronavirus-fueled race to the…

08-24-2020

The Libations of Ventura County

This classic California beach destination has a creative craft beverage culture to match its…

08-20-2020

The 15 Best Day Trips from Los Angeles

  It’s easy to fill an itinerary for a Los Angeles vacation, even if…

The Galapagos of North America Is a Marine Wonderland Hiding in Plain Sight

Known as “The Galapagos of North America,” Channel Islands National Park is home to…

08-15-2020

Kick Back, Relax and Road Trip up California’s Central Coast

It’s a perfect pairing. The sizzle of Los Angeles and laid-back vibe of the…

08-13-2020

7 Social Distanced Travel Events To Check Out This Summer

The $2-trillion dollar question: When can we travel again? There’s no clear answer. The…

08-08-2020

Know Before You Go: Channel Islands National Park

Five islands off the Southern California coast comprise one of America’s most undeveloped—and utterly…

08-02-2020

An insiders’ guide to U.S. national parks

Founded in 1916, the National Park System was famously referred to by Pulitzer Prize…

08-01-2020

Amp Up Your August With These 8 Socially-Distanced Activities in LA

Tired of the same weekend activities? Switch it up and learn a new skill,…

Art Outside the Gallery

There is no shortage of art galleries, museums, installations and studios in California. With…

Third Eye Blind and other bands are playing parking lots to give heartsick fans their fix

Ventura, California (CNN)Stephan Jenkins, lead singer and songwriter of Third Eye Blind, felt jitters…

07-31-2020

This tiny SoCal island, full of carnage and shrieking, should be your next day trip

On one of the smallest islands in California’s least-visited national park, my daughter, Grace,…

07-27-2020

10 Best Cities to Visit Without and Itinerary

  While there’s a lot to be said for landing in a new destination…

07-20-2020

The Expansive Beaches of Ventura, California

Marlyss Auster calls this classic California beach community home. Rediscover America asked her about…

07-17-2020

Tourism in a Pandemic. To Promote or not to promote?

Visit Ventura has stopped promoting Ventura as a place to travel—at least for now….

05-10-2020

Iconic California Road Trip: San Francisco To Los Angeles

The best kind of road trip features great scenery, and the road trip from…

09-26-2019

This Laid-Back Beach Town Has the Best Weather in the Country by Coastal Living

  by Susan Hall Mahon In a world where there are endless ways to…

09-15-2019

Vegan Ventura Vaca – Part 2 by Clairitage Press Blog

  by Karen Dustman featured image by Heliconia Press – Paddle 365 images by…

Vegan Ventura Vaca – Part 1 by Clairitage Press Blog

  by Karen Dustman images by Visit Ventura Ventura, California. It’s been called the…

08-13-2019

Uncovering Ventura’s Hidden Gems by the SoCal Scene

by Spectrum News Staff Featured image by Visit Ventura The SoCal Scene celebrates the…

08-01-2019

Top Surf Sites to Spend California Surfing Day

  by Visit California Featured image by Jack Burleigh Surfing is an official lifestyle…

07-11-2019

The Local’s Travel Guide to Ventura, California

  by AwayLands Brandon and I were both born and raised in Ventura, California…

05-22-2019

Best Beach Bike Paths in Southern California

Originally appearing in Southern California Life Magazine – Inspiring the SoCal Explorer No matter…

05-07-2019

Road Trip: Six Days on California’s Central Coast by visitcalifornia.com

  By Jené Shaw Join Bearfoot Theory founder Kristen Bor and friends as they…

05-06-2019

4 Day Trips from Los Angeles

  written by Bradley O’Neill from the Discoverer There’s no shortage of things to…

04-30-2019

The Galapagos of California by theoutbound.com

by Kyle Frost Take Big Sur, wrap it around an island and then place…

04-24-2019

Things to do in Ventura County Coast: Getaway Guide by anytots.com

Things to do in Ventura CA: Stroll, Shop, & Play at Ventura Harbor Village…

Cycling the Central Coast With Women Who Explore

Ambassador Kerri Jackson discovered unique small towns, cliffside bike trails, and dreamy sunsets while…

04-19-2019

Bike Adventure Highlights With Professional Climber Matt Segal

The outdoors enthusiast shares highlights from his recent trip to Ventura, Santa Barbara, Mt….

03-21-2019

5 Haunted Spots to Visit in Ventura by Visit California

  In the mood for something spooky? Check out these spirited locales suggested by…

12-14-2018

One Day, One Place: Ventura, California

Framed on one side by mountains and on the other by the Channel Islands,…

12-05-2018

VENTURA TO HOST AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S RACE START AND FINISH & MEN’S STAGE FIVE FINISH IN MAY 2019

VENTURA TO HOST AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S RACE START AND FINISH & MEN’S…

11-06-2018

AR and VR Offer New Marketing Tactics within the Tourism Industry

  Advancements in immersive technologies have made virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)…

10-30-2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Southern California Craft Beer—By Train

Did you hear that Southern California has a lot of breweries? Did you hear…

10-10-2018

Spotted in the news: Everything you need to know about visiting the Channel Islands

  Southern California’s coast is so blessed by nature, yet so densely developed, that…

09-19-2018

Celebrate California’s first “Surfing Day” on September 20th

  From Fort Point under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the virtually unparalleled…

09-05-2018

California’s Central Coast for Foodies

  It’s all about being harborside in Ventura, California. Ventura Harbor Village has a…

08-30-2018

5 Reasons to Venture to Ventura

  Look just beyond L.A. and discover a beachfront getaway without the big spend….

08-13-2018

Spotted in the news: Secondary cities can be first-rate bargains

  Ventura is a bargain destination compared with Santa Barbara, about 28 miles farther…

07-21-2018

10 Day Itinerary – Best Places to Visit in Southern California (Beyond Disneyland)

  Looking for tips on the best places to visit in Southern California? Are…

07-16-2018

From the Sea to the Sky: Road Tripping California’s Central Coast

  If you are looking for world class adventure on land *and* the sea,…

17 Amazing Things To Do In Ventura County California With Kids

  Ventura County, California is about an hour north of LA and 30 minutes…

07-12-2018

Ventura Is Still a Beach Town in the Old-School SoCal Model

  Ninety minutes north of L.A., Ventura is a lot like other Southern California…

06-17-2018

Ace Ventura: oysters, craft beer and wildlife in California’s most laid-back town

  The San Buenaventura state beach is all but empty of sunbathers. The only…

05-25-2018

The Beach Boys-Inspired Road Trip You Have To Take This Summer

  Being a beach music pilgrim is a two-track pursuit: Check out the spots…

05-22-2018

5 Things to do on the Ventura County Coast

  Ventura County Coast is a beautiful coastal area located just north of Los…

03-29-2018

Ventura, CA, so much more than a surf town

    Walking along the paved path circling San Buenaventura State Park in Ventura…

02-15-2018

30 Awesome Things to Do & See on a Central California Road Trip

  One of the most thrilling road trips I’ve experienced is cruising Highway One…

02-14-2018

10 Best Dolphin Sighting Destinations in North America

  Located off the coast of southern California along the Santa Barbara Channel is…

02-12-2018

20 Fun & Delicous Reasons to Visit Ventura County

  Few people who have visited the California coastline need convincing of its endless…

02-08-2018

2018 Amgen Tour of California Men’s and Women’s Race Routes Announced

Fastest Men on Two Wheels – Cavendish, Kittel, Sagan – Headline 2018 Race and…

01-30-2018

Plan Your Vacation to California’s Channel Islands

  In 2016, more than half of American workers left a total of 662…

01-11-2018

Spotted in the news: Ventura County region seeks to lure cyclists with its beauty and ‘Grand Loop’

  Under a new tourism initiative, bicyclists from around the world could be drawn…

11-30-2017

Spotted in the News: Four great Californian road trips

  In coast-hugging Ventura, just 20 minutes’ north, the intriguing Botanical Gardens are worth…

10-26-2017

Ventura to Host Amgen Tour of California for the First Time

  The City of Ventura is proud to be the host city for the…

09-08-2017

A Guide to Ventura County: A Family Getaway Destination

  Living in Los Angeles means pretty great weather most of the year… except…

09-05-2017

Guide to Channel Islands National Park (with Kids)

  California is home to 28 national parks and sites scattered throughout the state….

09-01-2017

Spotted in the news: Unique Things to Do in Ventura County, California with Kids

  In looking at a map of California, you may have spotted some wee…

08-28-2017

Channel Islands National Park: Two Parks in One!

  When I think of California National Parks, I tend to think of Yosemite,…

08-26-2017

Spotted in the News: 11 Off-The-Grid Destinations In Southern California That Will Take You Away From It All

  For an island experience that will get you off-the-grid for a truly remote…

08-15-2017

The Island Less Visited: 72 Hours of Adventure on Santa Rosa Island and Ventura

  Unless you’re a National Parks aficionado or live in Southern California odds are…

08-11-2017

California’s Ventura County Coast: Surf, Style & Shakespeare

  On a recent visit to this beautiful stretch of the Golden State’s central…

08-03-2017

10 cheap and free things to do in Ventura County

  Need a break? Why spend your precious leisure time stuck in traffic? Or…

08-01-2017

Budget Beach Getaways: Focus on the experience, not the expense, with your family this summer

  LA Parent Magazine’s recommendations for budget beach getaways. More>>

07-19-2017

Ventura rolls out red carpet for cyclists

  The most recent recognition happened Monday night, when the Ventura City Council approved…

07-10-2017

Food, fun and family on father-daughter California road trip

  Our journey begins at Brophy Bros. in Ventura. Overlooking sailboats and fishing trawlers…

06-23-2017

Family Road Trip: 6 Fun Stops Along California’s Central Coast

  The secret is out: San Diego is amazing. In fact, it’s a top…

06-12-2017

Spootted in the news: Breaks and Brews: Surf Town Breweries Appeal to Wave Riders

  Ventura is important to California surf history: The city hosted the state’s first…

05-21-2017

Spotted in the news: Humpback whale swims into Ventura Harbor

  Biologists are using an underwater microphone to try to guide a humpback whale…

05-17-2017

How to take the ultimate California ‘Summer of Love’ road trip

  Along the Pacific Coast … Lacking a VW bus, we took a van…

05-14-2017

Spotted in the news: Most Amazing Places for Camping in the National Parks

  Only 12 miles from the mainland, Anacapa Island is the most accessible of…

05-12-2017

Feel-good campaign celebrates three Ventura moms

  A grass-roots, feel-good community campaign celebrating three mothers at three iconic locations in…

05-09-2017

Spotted in the news: Best Islands in Southern California for Families with Kids

  Not only does California have beaches, mountains, deserts and valleys, it’s got several…

05-05-2017

Spotted in the news: The Ultimate California Coast Road Trip Itinerary

  Usually not very common on a ‘traditional’ California coast road trip, but I…

05-02-2017

Spotted in the news: Vacation Idea: Ventura Botanical Gardens in Ventura, California

  Ventura Botanical Gardens, in Ventura, California, is a public garden representing the plants…

04-29-2017

Sur la route des hippies

  Translation: Further south, Ventura (www.visitventuraca.com) is a seaside city with a relaxed lifestyle….

04-24-2017

Spotted in the news: 52 Perfect Weekend Getaways In and Around L.A.

  You already know it’s true, so don’t be modest: The part of the…

04-05-2017

Road tripping along California’s Central Coast

  The steely sea crashes into Anacapa Island, where gulls, pelicans and cormorants cling…

03-30-2017

Spotted in the news: Where to Spot SoCal’s Coastal Wildlife

  You can’t go through a winter in Southern California without somebody trying to…

03-24-2017

Spotted in the news: Where to Eat at Every National Park

  Channel Islands (California) Picnic: A do-it-yourself outdoor meal is often composed of sandwiches…

03-22-2017

Spotted in the news: Wildflowers Are Blooming and Seagulls Are Mating on Anacapa Island

  There’s some major birds-and-bees action about to happen on Anacapa Island, the closest…

03-15-2017

Spotted in the news: 10 Must-Dive Destinations For 2017

   The ocean. It’s terrifying to some and the most relaxing place in the…

03-09-2017

Spotted in the news: A Guide to Visiting California’s Channel Islands

  California isn’t short on natural beauty… Yet the Channel Islands, located between Santa Barbara…

03-07-2017

Spotted in the news: 7 NATIONAL PARKS A ROAD TRIP AWAY FROM LA

  The largest city in California offers a gateway to some of the most…

02-22-2017

Spotted in the news: Just 11 Miles Off Coast, California’s Galápagos

  “Look at that,” came the voice of our boat’s captain over a crackly…

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