Relaxed, contemporary Ventura is one of the Central Coast’s hidden gems. Well placed between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, with it’s equally nice sibling Oxnard only moments away, this is a world away from the big city, but still retains the great bars, restaurants and one off shops that California’s biggest cities are justly proud of.
With 250 days of sunshine a year, uncrowded beaches, boutique wineries and an exciting arts scene, this is a great stopping off point on a Central Coast fly-drive. Ventura is also gateway to the Channel Islands; Blessed with amazing national parks, the Golden State has much to see, but one of the least well known National Parks are the Channel Islands, sitting off the coast of Ventura, a mere 45 minute boat ride away. Perfect for hiking, exploring, kayaking, world class diving these islands are an undiscovered wonder. Whales also migrate past the islands many times throughout the year, so a trip here is a great opportunity to see these kings of the oceans up close.
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