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EXPLORE

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Listen. Feel. Admire. Discover Ventura’s Cultural Arts.

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239 W. MAIN STREET

T HE C HANNEL I SLANDS N ATIONAL PARK AND M ARINE S ANCTUARY

Purchase or Rent these beautiful PEDEGO electric assist bicycles. Every type of bicycle available, largest rental fleet in Ventura since 1984. Open EVERYDAY year around.

Since 1998, Rubicon has been Ventura’s premier destination for award-winning live stage performances, concerts, outreach programs and special events featuring talent from Broadway, hit TV shows and films. RTC is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to enrich & educate through it’s innovative productions.

VenturaBikeDepot.com

1006 E Main St. | 805.667.2900 | RubiconTheatre.org

(805) 652-1114

• HIKE with naturalist or on your own • DAY TRIPS with 2 to 6 hours ashore • CAMP on local or outer islands David Pu’u

• KAYAK the sea caves on Anacapa or Santa Cruz Island

©Doug Mangum

ISLAND PACKERS, boat concessionaire for the Channel Islands National Park, invites you to enjoy a variety of tours year-round.

Our changing and permanent exhibitions illustrate the local history, people and culture of the Ventura County region. ©Tim Hauf

View marine life on the WHALE WATCH or ANACAPA ISLAND WILDLIFE CRUISES

Photo by Lotti Keen

Photo by Lotti Keen

Kamilo Bustamante

Galleries Tues – Sun: 11am to 5pm

Research Library Tues – Fri: 11am to 5pm

For more information on exhibits, collections and events call

805.653.0323

or visit

VenturaMuseum.org

Winter Whales December thru mid April Every year the Pacific Gray Whales migrate 6,000 to 10,000 miles to secluded lagoons in Mexico to breed and bear their young, then journey back to feeding grounds in the Bering Sea. View these magnificent mammals as they pass thru the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel.

Discover Ventura Golf Paws and relax at the beach or at the park. Spend the dog days of summer at Surfer’s Point, Marina Park, or Harbor Cove. In Ventura, four-legged family members are welcome at hotels, restaurants, and shops with treats and open paws. A place where dogs run, swim, frolic in the sand – even surf! After all, sandy paws equal happy dogs. So next time you take on Ventura, bring your best furry friend along. We doggie dare you.

3750 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura, CA

5882 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura, CA

(805) 677-6770 I olivaslinks.com

(805) 677-6772 I buenaventuragolf.com

The Coolest Tasting Trail in California

BEER & WINE TASTING Four Brix Winery & Tasting Lounge Panaro Brothers Winery & Tasting Room 2290 Eastman Ave., #109 • (805) 256-6006

Plan B Wine Cellars

3520 Arundell Circle, #107 • (805) 233-1453 Connor Detko

Advanced Reservations Recommended

805.642.1393 • ISLANDPACKERS.COM

Saturday-Sunday: $54

Rate valid for one person. Includes cart. Must present this ad for discount.

offMarketSt.

Summer Whales June thru September Several large baleen whale species visit the Santa Barbara Channel to feed. Possible sightings on this excursion include Humpback, Blue and Fin Whales plus a brief cruise along the shoreline of one of the iconic Channel Islands.

1691 Spinnaker Drive, #105B • Ventura Harbor Village VisitVenturaCA.com

Monday-Friday: $44

Ventura

Discounts for seniors, children, and groups. Call or visit us on the web for rates and schedules.

@VisitVentura

The sun on your back and a sea breeze through your hair, that’s Ventura golf. Bring this brochure and receive up to 25% off public rates at Buenaventura Golf Course!

@VisitVentura

VisitVenturaCA.com

@VisitVentura

VisitVenturaCA.com

4517 Market St., #7 • (805) 654-1577

Surf Brewery

4561 Market St., Suite A • (805) 644-2739

offmarketstreet.com

WELCOME TO Ventura is the ultimate California beach town. The surfing is out-ofthis-world, the beaches are beautiful – and the weather is just about perfect year-round. But there are other dimensions to this city, and that’s what makes Ventura such a cool place to visit.

Everywhere you go, you’ll feel that laid-back, California cool vibe. People are friendly and welcoming, and you may even find it hard to leave. Whether this is your first time to town or you’re a regular visitor, we hope this brochure inspires you to make the most of your trip. Welcome to Ventura.

David Pu’u

@VisitVentura

VisitVenturaCA.com


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The Majestic Ventura Theater 805.653.0118 • venturatheater.net

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19 Panaro Brothers Winery 805.654.1577 • panarobros.com 20 Plan B Wine Cellars 805.233.1453 • planbwinecellars.com 21 Surf Brewery 805.644.2739 • surfbrewery.com

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Downtown Ventura can easily be accessed by Highway 101 or Amtrak Surfliner. Once you’re here, cruise around town on a free trolley that runs from 11am to 11pm Wednesday through Sunday. For more information visit venturatrolley.com or call 805.827.4444.

Ventura Boat Rentals California lifestyle means time spent on the water!

Kayaks • Pedal Boats • Stand Up Paddle Boards Electric Boats • Jet Skis

WEEKEND HARBOR TOURS - Enjoy scenic views and seaside wildlife. Private Charters & Holiday Cruises. 1575 Spinnaker Dr., Dock D

(805) 642-7753 • VenturaBoatRentals.com

Enjoy California’s seaside lifestyle at Ventura Harbor! Fresh seafood, waterfront dining, coastal boutiques, live entertainment and a variety of ways to get on the water await you at scenic and vibrant Ventura Harbor Village. Home to the Channel Islands National Park & Visitor Center, Ventura Harbor sits steps from the beach and the boats.

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COASTAL CONE Homemade Waffle Cones 40 Ice Cream Flavors Shakes, Malts, Sundaes, Splits,

805-658-2837 COASTALCONE.COM

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World Famous Pineapple Dole Whips 1583 SPINNAKER DRIVE, #104

Santa Barbara San Miguel Island

Juicy Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches & More! Waterfront Patio. Kid and dog friendly! Special Menu for dogs!

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boat rentals, harbor tours, carousel and arcade, comedy

DISTANCE FROM: Los Angeles ................................... 60 mi / 97 km

Disneyland .................................... 90 mi / 145 km Monterey ...................................... 260 mi / 418 km

club and over 35 shops and restaurants on the water.

San Diego ..................................... 175 mi / 282 km Live Greek & belly dancing on the weekends. Fresh seafood, salads, and steaks

San Francisco ............................. 360 mi / 579 km

1583 Spinnaker Drive, #101 • 805.650.5350 • TheGreekVentura.com

@VisitVentura

Welcome to Downtown Ventura Get ready to dine, shine and rejuvenate. Here in downtown, we check stress and pretense at the door. Go ahead, wear your flip flops. Bring your dog. We believe in the power of good vibes and the comfort of old-fashioned charm, that dates from our founding of the Old San Buenaventura Mission in 1782 (Yes, that 235 years!)

Santa Barbara ............................... 30 mi / 48 km

entertainment, seaside events, world class dive and sport fishing, kayak, stand up paddle boards, electric and pedal

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Let the kids go crazy inside Rocket Fizz or get mouth-watering shakes at the Busy Bee Cafe. Strum a hand-made guitar at Guitar48, tucked into a tiny shop next to the Majestic Ventura Theater. Craving authentic Thai food? Try Rice By Mama, where “Mama Pam” is buzzing in the kitchen. Is craft beer your thing? We have your taste buds covered. The fine folks at Topa Topa Brewing, Ventura Coast Brewing Co. and Anacapa Brewing are pouring award-worthy IPAs. More of a craft cocktail person? Try a classic Mai Thai or a Fog Cutter at VENTiki Lounge & Lanai and be swept away, as they like to say, to a tropical island oasis. We feel people should get outside – with dozens of festivals and special events, public art, parks, museums, galleries and some of the best treasure and antique hunting and unique Mom & pop shops on the coast. Main Street offers an eclectic combination of the old and the new. There are historic buildings mixed with modern shops and don’t miss our FREE Trolley that will wind you from downtown to the beach and Ventura Harbor Village. Above all, smell the refreshing ocean breeze. Rent a kayak. Get a massage. Hike the Botanical Gardens Trail. Then settle in for a glass of wine and awesome people watching. We are happy you are here!

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Visit Ventura CA Brochure  

Ventura is the ultimate California beach town. The surfing is out-of-this-world, the beaches are beautiful – and the weather is just about p...

Visit Ventura CA Brochure  

Ventura is the ultimate California beach town. The surfing is out-of-this-world, the beaches are beautiful – and the weather is just about p...