VENTURA The City of Good Fortune
THE AMBIENCE DOES THE TALKING! Envision miles of uncrowded beaches set against panoramic mountain vistas with one of the best year-round climates in the country. If you love spending your days with your toes in the sand, afternoons with an array of boutique shopping and live music from well-established stars and fresh cutting-edge talent in the evening then Ventura truly is the City of Good Fortune.
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is a classic beach town located north of Los Angeles and just 27 miles south of Santa Barbara. It's a tourist destination and known for its top surfing spots, historic wooden pier, landmarks, a beach walk, quaint downtown, harbor, and has easy access to the 101.
Ventura Harbor Village is bustling with activity, engage in every water sport and boating activity imaginable, eat freshly caught seafood and view artists original work or venture to the Channel Islands for abundant wildlife, plants, and archaeological resources found nowhere else on Earth. Downtown Ventura provides a thriving cultural environment with a spectrum of live music, theater and arts events at every turn along with the historic Mission San Buenaventura. The Fairgrounds offer year-round activities from Flea Markets, Derby Races, and yes, the annual Fair with twelve days of fun.
Locals and visitors from afar enjoy pristine bike paths, historic landmarks, more than 700 acres of parkland and amenity-filled facilities for every age - embracing life in board shorts and flip flops - all beneath big blue skies with salty ocean breezes!