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17 Best Things to Do in Ventura, California

Aishwarya Karwa Aug 9, 2019
Ventura, a city located in Southern California has quirky small town vibe and enticing outdoor appeal which draws umpteen visitors every year. A must-visit place for a superb vacation, Ventura has a plethora of fun-packed things to do.

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Bask in the sun at San Buenaventura State Beach. The beach offers various water sports and is ideal for casual picnics.

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Hit the Mussel Shoals beach in Ventura County. It includes an extended pier to Rincon Island, a man made island developed for oil drilling.

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Get your fishing skills sharpened up at the famous Ventura Pier and Promenade. Built in 1872, the pier is well-known among anglers, photographers and sunset rovers.

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Experience the thrill of kayaking through the sparkling blue waters near Ventura Harbor Village. You can rent the kayak essentials at Ventura harbor's various water sports rentals.

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Take a relaxing stroll and gaze at the candy skies during the sunset at the Surfers Point Promenade Park.

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Go bird watching at Channel Islands National Park. It is renowned as a humble abode to various bird species and also a key resting area for other umpteen seabirds.

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Board or charter a cruise to explore Ventura's Keys, a wonderful harbour-side setting with gorgeous waterfront homes in Ventura.

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Take marine life tours and espy the dolphins at Ventura California's coast. You will also sight the whales splashing around from December to mid-April.

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Visit Ventura during the springtime and enjoy a breathtaking hike experience by following the hike trails at Arroyo Verde Park.

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Surf the tides as they swell and creek at Rincon Point, a hot spot among the surf enthusiasts. Become a pro at surfing with the training provided here!
Explore the stunning Channel Islands National Park. Aboard a cruise, kayak or paddle-board your way through the shimmering blue waters!
Visit the iconic landmark, Mission San Buenaventura located in Ventura's downtown historical park. Take part in the guided tours to know the history of this great Church!
Know more about history of Ventura County by taking an organised tour of the San Buenaventura City Hall, a revered traditional landmark.
Spend some family-time at Marina Park, a wide stretch of pristine sands and prairies.
Roam around and explore the Ventura Downtown filled with plush restaurants, bars and shops.
Rejoice in the company of nature and admire the beauty of over 160 different plant species in the tranquil green oasis, the Ventura Botanical Garden.
Get pumped up and dance to the beats of the amazing live music concerts and gigs organized in Ventura.