With busy schedules, constant distractions, and the rise of the microvacation, we know how important it is to make the most of your vacation. We’re here to take some of the stress off your hands with our custom itineraries. Follow them to the letter, mix-and-match, or use them as springboard to craft your own trip, these itineraries will show you how to make the most of your stay in Ventura, no matter your travel goals or how long you plan on hanging with us.
Be sure to stop in at our Visitor’s Center in Downtown Ventura when you get here if you want to chat with us in person and meet some of our volunteers who have loved Ventura for generations.
In Ventura, You be You
For the Avid Adventurers
Ideal for individuals, couples, and friends, these itineraries feature hip eateries, local roasters, craft brewers, low-key cycling trips, and excursions out to the Channel Islands. Perfect for the adventurer and connoisseur in us all, these trips are great for getting back in touch with yourself or spending quality time with your closest companions. If you love great food and drink, untouched nature, local favorites, and original art and music, start here.
For Families of All Shapes and Sizes
Crafted with kids of every age (including moms and dads) in mind, these itineraries feature accessibility, education, and fun. Learn how you can make the most out of our awesome outdoor adventures, explore local history, swim safely in the waves, and when to snap the perfect family pic. We’ve also included our favorite family-friendly eateries, tips on the best shopping spots, and even local movie theaters when it’s downtime but not quite bedtime.
For Longer Stays, Dig a Little Deeper
Spending a week in Ventura is the best way to take-in all the adventure this area has to offer–and to do so with the relaxed attitude our local community is famous for. Use us as a springboard for day-tripping along the Central Coast, exploring our wine country, historic missions, rolling hills, and rugged coastlines. If you’re looking for a taste of the famous natural beauty and hip culture of California, but none of the pretension or crowds, this is the perfect vacation for you. Below is a suggested outline for how to get the most out of a week in our beautiful corner of the world.