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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.

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…

08-01-2016

Spotted in the News: 37 amazing national park underwater sights

  Experience the West’s national parks from an entirely new perspective: underwater More>>

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

  Only a stone’s throw from the bars and boats and seafood joints of…

07-21-2016

Spotted in the News: Channel Islands: Adventurous daytripping in California’s own Galapagos

  Waves tossed the skiff, as we approached Scorpion Cove at Channel Islands National…

Spotted in the News: The Best Fish-and-Chips in America

  In at number two: Andria’s Seafood Restaurant and Market, Ventura, California A huge…

07-20-2016

Spotted in the News: 8 National Parks Every Trail Runner Should Visit

  Rugged mountains, canyons, steep singletrack, sea caves, coastal cliffs, white-sand beaches, tide pools…

Venture to Ventura County: The Perfect Local Family Getaway

  Looking for a weekend getaway filled with beautiful beaches, gondola rides, wild island…

07-18-2016

Spotted in the News: 6 Special US Island Getaways

  Channel Islands, California This chain of eight islands just off the coast of…

07-14-2016

Spotted in the News: California Love: Your SoCal Getaway Guide

  For the more than 20 million people who live in and around Los…

07-07-2016

Spotted in the News: Top 9 National Park Beaches

  Best escape from reality: Channel Islands National Park, California It takes your catamaran…

07-05-2016

Spotted in the News: California Missions: How to Visit All 21 & Road Trip Along El Camino Real

  The twenty-one California Missions, from the time when Spain controlled California, are some…

06-27-2016

Spotted in the News: 5 Awesome National Parks to Visit This Summer

  Channel Islands National Park consists of five islands off the coast of southern…

06-26-2016

Spotted in the News: Find Your Adventure: Island Hopping

  Though it may seem hard to believe, just off the crowded coast of…

06-15-2016

Ventura is Southern California’s Most Underrated Staycation

  Enjoy the comforting choo-choo, which offers free wifi and sells alcohol. Although you’ll…

06-14-2016

CHANNEL ISLAND PROVISIONERS PACKS PERFECT PICNICS

  Planning a trip to California’s Channel Islands? It may not have occurred to…

06-13-2016

PERFECT PITSTOP: THE VENTURA BOTANICAL GARDENS

  Planning a trip up the California Coast? Be sure to place a big…

06-11-2016

THE REFILL SHOPPE IN DOWNTOWN VENTURA MAKES YOU THINK TWICE ABOUT UGLY PLASTIC SHAMPOO BOTTLES

  I was charmed by the eclectic combination of thrift stores, gourmet eateries and…

06-10-2016

Spotted in the News: How Do Ventura’s Surfers End Up With So Much Style?

  The City of San Buenaventura is a tiny hamlet on the northern end…

06-06-2016

Spotted in the News: New Wave

  On any given Saturday in downtown Ventura, locals know the best spot in…

06-01-2016

Spotted in the News: 18 Color Palettes Inspired by National Parks

  Not only do the national parks inspire our sense of adventure, they stimulate…

05-28-2016

Spotted in the News: Weekend Escapes Under $500

  Go Crusoe Channel Islands National Park, California Where else can you snorkel and…

05-25-2016

Spotted in the News: 19 only-in-Southern-California things to do within a 2-hour drive of Los Angeles

  Caves and Coves Classic Kayaking Adventure Now through October is the best season…

05-18-2016

12 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT VENTURA, CA

  HALFWAY BETWEEN LA and Santa Barbara lies the coastal city of Ventura. It…

05-17-2016

Ventura students catch the spectacle of the Amgen Tour of California

  It was the tour’s first foray into the city, and Ventura’s tourism bureau…

05-12-2016

Spotted in the News: Fantasy Island

  Remote, raw, and utterly enchanting, Channel Islands National Park, nicknamed “the Galapagos of…

05-09-2016

Spotted in the News: Channel Islands National Park: A breeding ground for exploration and discovery

  The Channel Islands are a 160 mile-long archipelago sprinkled amidst the sprawling Pacific…

05-06-2016

Spotted in the News: Land Ho! An Introvert’s Paradise Nestled In A Sea Of Blue

  Ah, peace and quiet: the luxurious yet elusive antidote to city chaos, the…

05-05-2016

Spotted in the news: Ventura is the Best Weather Capital

  Whether you’re scouting your next vacation spot or looking for a city in…

05-04-2016

Spotted in the news: San Miguel Island to reopen later this month

  San Miguel Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park, will reopen this…

05-03-2016

Spotted in the news: How to Road-Trip California’s Highway 1 with the Kids

  We’re up and out of Carp just after sunrise to catch the hour…

05-01-2016

50 Reasons to Love the Central Coast

  Read an awesome article on the Central Coast in the May 2016 issue…

04-26-2016

The Sunny Skies of Ventura

  Surfing has been in the blood of this coastal city since it was…

04-01-2016

Spotted in the News: 10Best Places to See Aquatic Life

  The top 10 winners in the category Best Place to See Aquatic Life…

03-31-2016

Spotted in the News: The USA’s best surfing road trips for spring break

  Short and sweet, but this 200-mile stretch of Californian coastline takes in some…

03-25-2016

Spotted in the News: Ventura Sportfishing: A Landing Building Legends

  Locally, many of the time-share and hotel properties rely on Ventura Sportfishing to…

03-24-2016

Spotted in the News: Spring Break in LA? Take the Road Less Traveled!

  Channel Islands National Park – Five rugged islands off the shore of California…

03-18-2016

Toast the Coast

VVCB worked with journalist Carole Jacobs who wrote this great article on Ventura County More>>

03-01-2016

Spotted in the News: America’s Galapagos Islands

  One of the most fascinating national parks in America lies just 30 miles…

02-24-2016

Spotted in the News: From Shell To Shuck: Jolly Oyster’s Eco-Friendly Oyster Farm Raises The Standard For Sustainably Sourced Seafood

  With a growing consumer interest in locally sourced, sustainably farmed produce and humanely…

02-11-2016

Visit California France Visits Santa Cruz Island

  Watch a video on TourMag.com of Visit California France’s latest visit to Channel…

02-05-2016

The Lazy Man’s Road Trip: A Scenic Ride From LA to San Fran

Every once in a while, a woman just has to hit the road. You…

Spotted in the News: Holy hotels: Stunning former churches you can actually spend the night in

Victorian Rose (California) California kitsch is the mode du jour at the Victorian Rose,…

01-18-2016

Spotted in the News: America’s best archipelagos

Channel Islands National Park in California comprises five islands, one of which — San…

01-06-2016

Canon Korea Bloggers Explore Ventura

  A look at Ventura through the lens of Canon Korea bloggers. More>>

A head-clearing jaunt to Ventura County during the holidays

Spending a weekend in Camarillo/Oxnard/Ventura will remind you that innovative food can be enjoyed…

01-04-2016

Spotted in the News: Winter Travel in the West

25 gorgeous winter wonderlands. Behold our online fans’ stunning photos of their favorite winter scenes…

12-30-2015

Wild and Beautiful: The Channel Islands

Vincent Rousset of Bordeaux, France writes a beautiful description of his trip to Santa…

11-20-2015

Spotted in the News: 10 Best Scuba Sites to Try Your First Dive

Channel Islands National Park, Calif. This five-island national park offers an all-day diving adventure,…

11-16-2015

Best Western Plus Inn of Ventura to renovate interior, exterior and pool area

  Interior renovations began on the second floor of this two-story building earlier this…

11-10-2015

Explore Catalina and Santa Cruz Off the Coast of California

  New Yorkers may head to the Hamptons to get away, but when Californians…

10-18-2015

10-13-2015

Introducing Sip & Savor Wine Tours in Ventura!

  Ventura, Calif., – Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (VVCB) is excited to announce…

09-30-2015

Celebrating a Successful Summer for Tourism in Ventura!

Ventura, Calif., – Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (VVCB) is proud to announce another…

09-29-2015

El Guia Experto: Los Angeles

  Tras grabar un disco en Buenos Aires junto al actor y musico Matias…

09-19-2015

Spotted in the News: Latino Catholics See Reflection in a Friar Set for Sainthood

VENTURA, Calif. — On his way to Mass every morning at Mission San Buenaventura,…

08-31-2015

Fun Things to do with Kids in Ventura

Rugged camping on the Channel Islands, visiting a centuries-old mission, lounging on a sandy…

A Perfect Weekend Getaway with Kids – Channel Islands

One of the least visited National Parks is in Southern California…but how can that…

08-18-2015

Every county in America, ranked by scenery and climate

Ventura County, Calif., is the absolute most desirable place to live in America…. The index…

08-17-2015

Spotted in the News: Every County in America, Ranked by Scenery and Climate

Ventura County, Calif., is the absolute most desirable place to live in America. I…