Explore an Original California Beach Town

The opportunity to explore an original California beach town lies only one hour north of Los Angeles along California’s classic Highway One. Nestled between the hills and the water, Ventura welcomes visitors to endless summers with an average 275 days of sunshine each year and daytime temperatures averaging 72 degrees.

Ventura enjoys miles of pristine beaches, world-class surf breaks, and one of the longest wooden piers in California, home to a local favorite taco shack and a fresh seafood market. Surf, fish, sunbathe, or watch a captivating sunset over the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. And don’t forget to shuck your own oysters beachside at The Jolly Oyster where you are also welcome to bring a bottle of wine or beer from a local brewery. After all, California’s Central Coast is increasingly recognized as a leading wine-growing region and at one of our tasting rooms, you’ll find the opportunity to discover a new favorite. If you prefer beer, Ventura is home to four unique craft breweries with three more on the way.

For adventure seekers, just off Ventura’s coast lies Channel Islands National Park, nicknamed North America’s Galapagos, a spectacular getaway for sea cave kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, camping, and world class scuba diving.