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About Ventura

Ventura is a city in California, and enjoys a warm, Mediterranean climate. Thousands flock to this city each year for excellent camping by the sea, while also enjoying an amazing mix of urban fun and outdoor adventures. Look forward to miles of pristine coastline, wide open spaces for exploring and nature-exploration and city-based fun steeped in great music, creativity and that famous California vibrancy. 

 

 

Attractions 

No matter your personal preference, you're sure to find more than just a few things to enjoy in Ventura during your next camping trip. Hundreds of artists make their home in Ventura, from painters and sculptors to dancers and musicians. It’s difficult to go anywhere in town without finding artists at work or displays of creative efforts going on. Ventura’s rich and diverse cultural scene includes a busy arts calendar filled with music, theater, dance, art exhibits, festivals, and crafts shows every month of the year. After dark, visitors can choose from nightclubs, bookstores and coffee houses with live arts, entertainment and dancing. There's plenty of great options for art and performance exploration, such as the Bell Arts Factory, 643 Project Space, Art City Studios and the Buenaventura Art Association Gallery. You can also head to the Historical Figures Foundation, Gold Coast Concert Chorus, Rubicon Theater Company and the Majestic Ventura Theater. 

 

Main Street is also a mecca for world-class shopping and antiquing, so great ready for a buzz in the atmosphere and great deals at thrift store, scent stores and artisan craft shops displaying local creativity. There's no shortage of businesses, sporting the Ventura spirit and perfect for campers looking to take a physical piece of their adventure back home with them. Plus, the town is no stranger to great music and a bustling nightlife. with great local and regional musicians, and artists coming in from all over the state, Ventura is the perfect spot for enjoying one of the west coast's best music scenes. At dusk, the bars and clubs come alive with great performances and DJs, as well as elaborate cocktails and plenty of fun events. Some popular spots among the locals include: Bombay Bar and Grill, Barrelhouse 101, Cask Alehouse, Cafe Fiore and the Copa Cubana. 

 

 

Outdoor Fun

An oasis of excitement and thrills for the outdoor enthusiast, Venture is the perfect spot for your next active camping trip. And if you perfect to take it easy during your vacations, there's miles of beautiful beaches and waterfront restaurants and piers to sunbathe to the sound of crashing waves. Situated just north of Malibu, Ventura beaches have fantastic surf spots all along the coast and are at their very best in the early morning. Plus, Ventura is the best winter surf location in the continental US, rivaling San Clemente and Huntington Beach as Surf City. The most popular spot among locals is C Street, or Surfer’s point, and is a hotspot because of its wave quality, favorable wind direction, friendly atmosphere, rider capacity and point break. Kitesurfing conditions are consistently good and water temperature doesn’t vary a significant amount. You’ll especially want to visit during the summertime south-west or south swells. Kite surfers will also love the wintertime, when the sun shines on the water for kitesurfing and snow has fallen around Lake Tahoe for snow-kiting. Plus, there's plenty of opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and riding pedal boats around the harbor for a more relaxing ocean adventure.

 

Ventura also offers miles of bike paths, with trails ranging from beginner all the way to a more adventurous rider and everything in between. Take a relaxed seaside ride along the State Beach on our promenade while taking in the refreshing sea air, or take a ride up the coast on the new Rincon bike trail which features a decorative railing perfect for photos. There's also the Ventura River Parkway which is a network of parks, open space, and trails that provide opportunities for recreation, education and stewardship of the Ventura River. Many side trips provide access to the river and creeks as well as scenic overviews of the watershed, and the Ventura River Trail runs from Main St. in Ventura’s historic downtown to Foster Park 6.3 miles inland. The trail is perfect for hiking and exploring, and features an impressive wall of sedimentary layers exposed by the Ventura River, active and abandoned industrial sites, and operating oil derricks.

 

Ventura is also a hub for outdoor events like the oldest and beloved tradition of the Ventura County Fair! You can look forward to beachside rides like a Ferris wheel that overlooks the ocean, great sunset viewing and stargazing, nightly beachside fireworks and music concerts. Other popular beachside events include the Ventura Beach Marathon, Pier Under the Stars, the Aloha Festival and the Surf Rodeo, combining surfers, cowboys and bikini-clad cowgirls for a weekend of corn hole, surf and bikini contests paired with 25 world class bands.

 

 

Food 

Ventura’s dining scene thrives thanks to Artisan chefs establishing eateries that celebrate California’s abundance of fresh local seafood, produce, and eclectic fare. With wine country in our backyard, acres, and acres of fresh crops grown locally, and multi-cultural influences, it’s no wonder visitors head back there year after year to pair the beautiful natural terrain with some world-class eats. Starting in the historic downtown area, the choices are almost overwhelming. When you crave classic American food, Busy Bee Cafe is the old-fashioned diner that offers just that, and staying true to its 50’s theme, jukeboxes and a checkered floor will take you back in time. Whether you go for breakfast or dinner, you’ll find out what all the buzz is about! For more favorites, head to Nature’s Grill, where you’ll find Cobb salad, chicken avocado sandwiches, and veggie stir fry. Some other local favorites include: Brophy Bros. Restaurant & Clam Bar, Himalaya Restaurant, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, Cafe Fiore, The Cave and the SPASSO Cucina Italiana.

 

Ventura is home to many breweries, award winning wineries with spacious tasting rooms as well as distilleries using delicious fresh local ingredients. Off Market Street located in the heart of Ventura is the perfect place to start tasting local libations. Four wineries including Four Brix Winery, Plan B Wine Cellars, and Panaro Brothers Winery are all minutes from each other offering tasting rooms and a wide range of wines. Plan B’s Second Sunday Supper party takes place monthly in their roomy tasting room and patio area, and this event is a great way to taste all of their wines while taking in the music and gourmet treats. With a total production of under 2,000 cases a year, Four Brix wines are in high demand, so you're in luck if you get a chance to step into their tasting room, order a pizza and one of their many outstanding blends. There's plenty of other wineries in the area, each offering great tours, tastes and unique set-ups perfect for a relaxing day among some of California's finest vineyards. 

 

 

Campgrounds

With such a breathtaking natural terrain, it's no wonder many who visit Ventura, camp it. Look forward to excellent private campgrounds as well as great dry camping at public parks. The Ventura Beach resort is one of the city's most popular campgrounds. Not only is the park near the beach a number of local attractions, but offers a full set of amenities for RVers' comfort and convenience. Look forward to free WIFI, full hookups, showers, restrooms, a dump station, propane sales, laundry facilities, firewood sales, an outdoor pool, horseshoes, basketball, a pool table, arcade games, bike rentals and a calendar of great onsite events like live bands, group meals and karaoke. The city is also home to a number of public parks such as: Emma Wood State Beach, Hobson County Park, San Buenaventura State Beach and Foster Park.

 

Ventura is a great spot for an authentic outdoor adventure, mixed in with excellent local events, foods and urban exploration. You're sure to have an amazing trip. See you soon!