Calling Outdoor Enthusiasts

Ventura’s coastline, foothills and proximity to Channel Islands National Park make it a stellar destination for adventure travel offering numerous ways to get active in its year-round sunshine. With opportunities to hike, bike, surf, or kayak, Ventura draws outdoor enthusiasts from all over. Miles of trails and sea cliffs weave in and around the Channel Islands just 14 miles off Ventura’s coast making Ventura a well-appointed base for hiking, kayaking, backcountry camping, and wildlife viewing. The marine sanctuary surrounding the Channel Islands is sought-out for world class diving and snorkelling with visibility reaching 100 feet, and an incomparable array of marine life from sea anemones to blue whales — the largest mammals on the planet.

The ocean has also carved out amazing opportunities for sea cave kayaking. Adventures continue on Ventura’s pristine beaches with amazing breaks for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing while stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing and sailing can be found at Ventura Harbor Village. Ventura is also a fast-rising cycling destination with two premier bike paths linking Ventura to Ojai Valley to the east, and Santa Barbara to the north along iconic Highway 1. The bike paths offer coastal and mountain rides punctuated with stops to sip Central Coast wine, enjoy farm-to-table meals, and appreciate local art.

Ventura surprises, amazes, educates, and provides an experience as beautiful as it is adventurous.