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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

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….

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…

02-20-2017

Spotted in the news: 20 best value towns in the West

  Where can you find the right house at the right price, a reasonable…

02-19-2017

Spotted in the news: Exploring Ventura’s Waterfront by Bike

  The path merges with the Ventura Promenade, and about a mile-and-a-half in we…

02-15-2017

Spotted in the news: THE 28 MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN CALIFORNIA YOU DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED

  It might look like Hawaii, but it’s actually a tree-less uninhabited island 2,400…

02-13-2017

Spotted in the news: 12 Ways to Enjoy an Endless Summer

  Unadulterated natural beauty and nearly year-round warm weather just three hours from L.A….

01-30-2017

Spotted in the news: The 25 Most Spectacular Beaches in the World

  With five gorgeous islands, visitors can have fun kayaking, snorkeling, and swimming in…

01-23-2017

5 Under-the-Radar Spring Break Destinations for Families

  Sandwiched between glamorous Malibu and chic Santa Barbara, the seaside cities of Oxnard…

01-09-2017

Spotted in the news: Mammoth Proportions: Paddling through the Pleistocene in Channel Islands NP

  I noticed the archeologist on the Island Packers ferry, and I knew what…

01-08-2017

Spotted in the news: Crowd flocks to Museum of Ventura County reopening

  With a long line of people waiting to get into the redesigned Museum of…

01-06-2017

Spotted in the news: 40 More Best American Adventures

  Hike, raft, climb, surf and bike, through the country’s best adrenaline-pumping adventures. More>>

01-04-2017

We Hereby Declare These the 52 Best Hikes in California

  We’ve got a whole bunch of weekends coming up in 2017. To help…

12-30-2016

Residents invited to get copy of Ventura guide

  Visit Ventura has released its latest inspiration guide for visitors and local residents…

12-26-2016

Inmigrante mexicano transforma simples piedras en un símbolo navideño y de esperanza

  Juan Manuel Cisneros llegó de México hace 15 años y la vida en…

Rock artist becomes a rock star

  Juan Cisneros is a rock artist, but to some the 33-year old is…

12-22-2016

Ventura Beach Nativity shows real meaning of Christmas

  With Christmas just days away, a Ventura artist is spreading joy and good…

12-13-2016

Spotted in the news: 10 National Parks You Didn’t Know You Should Visit

  Although it lies just off the coast of Santa Barbara, this five-island archipelago…

National Park Centennial: Channel Islands National Park

  Composed of five islands off the coast of Southern California — Santa Cruz…

12-05-2016

Spotted in the news: 10 Airbnb Homes That Include Adorable Animals

  Ventura, California: Staying in a cozy cottage on an organic farm means waking…

12-01-2016

History of Christmas still celebrated at California missions

  On the winter solstice, as the sun rises in the dip between two…

11-30-2016

Spotted in the news: Ventura, a little known coastal city

  Gazing at a “calm before the storm” ocean, the Channel Islands, and the…

11-29-2016

Spotted in the news: 6 Great Wildlife Walks

  The visitors center for the Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary is…

11-15-2016

Spotted in the news: Explore the mystery of North America’s oldest human remains by kayak

  They appeared like hundreds of rambunctious little Yodas bobbing and barking with bad…

11-11-2016

Spotted in the news: Horizon’s Top 5 Destinations for Travel Photography

  Sandy beaches and sunny skies have made Ventura, California a popular vacation destination…

11-04-2016

Spotted in the news: They’re rustic, but these California islands have room for campers to relax

  The next time somebody suggests a weekend in Catalina, counter with Channel Islands National…

11-03-2016

Spotted in the news: Kayakers get thrills and spills in caves along this Channel Island

  For my money, the wet edges of California’s Channel Islands National Park are more…

10-25-2016

6 Fun Stops for Families Along the Ventura Coast

  Despite miles of sandy beaches, acres of scenic farm land and loads of…

10-19-2016

Spotted in the News: Vistas Like This One at Inspiration Point on Anacapa Island

  Vistas like this one at Inspiration Point on Anacapa Island remind us just…

10-12-2016

10 of the wildest West Coast experiences all the way from Frisco to LA

  CALIFORNIA’S Highway 1 is among the world’s most dramatic coastal drives, taking in…

10-09-2016

Top 10 places for a family vacation

  For a beach vacation with the right mix of culture and recreation, visit…

10-07-2016

Spotted in the News: 6 Great Cave Hideaways

  Out of all of the Channel Islands, Santa Cruz is probably the most…

09-17-2016

Spotted in the News: 10 Off-Radar Finds Along the Pacific Coast

  Olivas Adobe, Ventura, CA: Only a stone’s throw from the bars, boats and…

09-14-2016

Spotted in the news: Paddle the Parks: Channel Islands National Park

  It’s a lonely square-mile in the Pacific, 40 miles south of Santa Cruz…

09-07-2016

Spotted in the News: California’s 3 least visited National Parks are some of the raddest places in the US. Here’s why.

  Readers of Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins will be familiar with…

08-17-2016

Spotted in the News: Summer whale watching in California: Where to see blues, humpbacks and even sharks

  People think whale-watching season in California is limited to winter when Pacific gray…

08-16-2016

Spotted in the News: The Best Road-Trip Stops On The 1

  You’d be hard-pressed to find a more spectacularly awesome stretch of pavement for…

08-10-2016

Spotted in the News: Santa Cruz Island Offers an Empty Pacific Island, Minutes from LA

  Santa Cruz Island is the largest of the eight islands in the Channel…

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