Relaxed and contemporary, Ventura is one of the Central Coast’s hidden gems. Well placed between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, it's a world away from the big city, but still full of high quality restaurants, fun bars and shops. Also worth mentioning, the beaches are uncrowded and the wineries boutique.
Ventura is also a gateway to the Channel Islands, one of the least well known National Parks in the USA. Sitting off the coast, a mere 45 minute boat ride away, the park is perfect for hiking, exploring and kayaking. Whales also migrate past the islands many times throughout the year, so don't miss the opportunity to see them up close.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford