The Classic Beach Town Experience Awaits In Ventura

Many people who visit California spend their time in its famous big cities and merely buy postcards of laid back California beach towns. But the opportunity to explore an original California beach town — complete with a quaint Main Street in a historic downtown, surfers, a wooden pier, and beachside tacos — lies only an hour north of Los Angeles.

Midway between Malibu and Santa Barbara, with daytime temperatures averaging 22 degrees fahrenheit year-round and over 300 days of sunshine each year, Ventura remains refreshingly unspoiled and unpolished. California’s legendary Highway 1, one of the world’s most famed scenic roads, travels right through Ventura. This makes it the perfect spot to pull over for a classic beach town experience. Escape to Grant Park, a tranquil setting on the hilltops above downtown Ventura with stunning panoramic views of miles of white sand and white capped waves that curve with Ventura’s coastline. On clear days, this view is perfected by the sight of Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands rising above the wide blue Pacific inviting you to step off the beaten path at Channel Islands National Park. It’s the best of California and it’s waiting for you.

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