Steps to the beach, Ventura pier, promenade and a short walk to downtown. Here are some of our favorite spots.

  • Channel Islands National Park
    Channel Islands National Park

    “North America’s Galapagos” This National Park offers breathtaking hikes and world-class snorkeling.

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  • A Walk along the Ventura Pier
    Ventura Pier

    Built in 1872, the Ventura Pier runs the length of 1600 feet and well worth an evening stroll, or dining experience.

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  • Surfing at C Street

    Ventura is home to some excellent surf. Just north of the pier is Surfers Point. It’s one of those rare spots that breaks all year round.

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  • The Ventura Promenade

    Starting at the pier, the promenade meanders up the beach until you reach Surfers Point, a well-known surf spot.

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  • Ventura Botanical Gardens Photo by Phil Ranger
    Ventura Botanical Gardens

    A 109 acre world-class site with spectacular views of the California coastline, verdant agricultural vistas, and the Channel Islands.

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  • Historic Downtown Ventura
    Historic Downtown

    Take a walk around historic homes, museums, boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and the San Buenaventura Mission.

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  • San Buenaventura Mission
    San Buenaventura Mission

    Founded March 31, 1782, the San Buenaventura Mission was the 9th California Mission completed.

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  • Ventura Farmers Market
    Saturday Farmers Market

    Open from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. Peruse 45 vendors’ variety of local fruits, vegetables, flowers, and goods.

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  • Ventura Theatre
    Majestic Ventura Theater

    This historic building from the 1920’s is a live music venue located in downtown Ventura.

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  • Paradise Pantry
    Paradise Pantry

    Paradise Pantry is a food lover’s dream come true – a restaurant and artisan market extraordinaire.

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  • Toppers Pizza

    Locally owned and operated, Ventura County’s best pizza.

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  • Lure Fish House
    Lure Fish House

    Lure Fish House is a family-owned restaurant featuring fresh and sustainable seafood from trusted sources.

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  • Spencer Makenzies
    Spencer Makenzies

    Home of the World Famous Fish Tacos. Voted best fish taco by the VC Reporter 8 years straight.

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  • Beach House Tacos
    Beach House Tacos

    A unique twist to “Seafood by the Sea.” Fresh, local ingredients, quality food at a reasonable price.

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  • Frontside Cafe

    Coffee & Food: bringing the taste of Australia to the California coast.

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  • Ventura Coast Brewery
    Ventura Coast Brewing Co.

    Ventura Coast Brewing Company was created to promote the craft beer culture in Ventura County.

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  • Transmission Brewing

    Former auto-mechanic shop turned classic Ventura brewery. Great food at Toppers Pizza located next door.

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  • The Saloon Ventura
    The Saloon Ventura

    Located on Main St. in Downtown, come taste great food and delicious house-made cocktails.

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  • Fluid State Beer Garden

    A craft-beer bar and artisanal pizzeria. Wine, cocktails, and sourdough pizzas.

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  • Iron & Resin
    Iron & Resin

    Surf, moto, and outdoor apparel gear made in the USA.

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  • El Jardin Courtyard
    El Jardin

    The El Jardin Patio building was designed as one of the earliest outdoor malls in Southern California.

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  • Great Pacific Iron Works, Patagonia

    Come see where it all began. Great Pacific Iron Works was Patagonia’s very first store. Visit us downtown.

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