Venture to downtown Ventura and visit the Ventura Botanical Gardens. Admire plants from all over the world and beautiful views of the coastline. Then, head to San Buenaventura State Beach to take a stroll on the beach as you soak up the warm California sun. In the evening, head to Ventura Harbor Village. Browse through the various boutiques and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.
There are several things to do in downtown Ventura. Start your day by visiting Mission San Buenaventura, which dates back to the 18th century. Next, learn about the regional area at the Museum of Ventura County and explore its various galleries before catching a show at the Rubicon Theatre Company. There, live entertainment fans can enjoy Shakespearean plays, musicals, and much more.
Make your way to Oxnard in the morning. Explore downtown and the historic district before visiting the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Car enthusiasts should make it a point to go to The Mullin Automotive Museum or the Murphy Auto Museum. Next, shop some of the best deals at the Camarillo Outlets. In the afternoon head to Surfer's Point at Seaside Park to windsurf or just relax in the warm sun.
In the morning, drive up to Santa Barbara, a beautiful coastal city nestled near the Santa Ynez Mountains. Stroll through downtown, where you'll find an array of boutiques and restaurants. Visit the Santa Barbara Mission before wine tasting at one of the local wineries. Later, make your way to the Santa Barbara Zoo to admire more than 500 animals from over 100 different species.
Explore the natural beauty of the area. Take a boat out to Channel Islands National Park. Hike the trails on Anacapa Island that leads to a historic lighthouse and the famous clifftop, Inspiration Point. Then, hop over to Santa Cruz Island to explore the many sea caves, including the Painted Cave. No matter what you decide, there are several outdoor things to do near Crowne Ventura Beach.
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is located in Simi Valley, California just 45 minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles. Perched atop a hill with sweeping views of the southland, the Reagan Library is one of California's most beautiful and unique destinations.The Library’s holdings include over 60 million pages of documents, over 1.6 million photographs, a half million feet of motion picture film, tens of thousands of audio and video tape, and over 40,000 artifacts.
1000 Universal Center Drive, Universal City, CA 91608
With thrilling park rides and shows, a real working movie studio and L.A's best shops, restaurants and all-new cinemas at CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that's fun for the whole family. Go behind the scenes on the legendary studio tour to explore Hollywood's most famous backlot at the world's largest working movie studio. Visit 13 new city blocks on 4 acres and the largest set contruction in studio history designed by Steven Spielberg.
1691 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, & Santa Barbara) & their ocean environment, preserving & protecting natural & cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, & archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth & helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal Southern California as it once was. A variety of tour itineraries are offered year round.
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA
Six Flags Magic Mountain is located north of Los Angeles in Valencia, CA. Known worldwide as a thrill ride haven, the 272-acre theme park features over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family. Enjoy great group rates and relax with a catered meal in your own private picnic area.
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
One of the best amusement parks in California, if not the best amusement park in California. Take into account all that Knott’s Berry Farm has to offer: the 301-foot-tall WindSeeker, Ghost Town, The one minute, 30 seconds of head-over-heels fun of Boomerang. For the kids, there’s always Camp Snoopy. Take a ride on the Calico Railroad. For water fun, there’s Bigfoot Rapids. And let’s not forget why Knott’s Berry Farm is California’s best amusement park–Boysenberry Pie and famous chicken dinner!
1639 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Named by Sunset magazine as one of the "10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in the Western United States," Solvang's rich heritage dates back to 1911. The Danish-American town is home to bakeries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark. The architecture of many of the buildings follows traditional Danish style. There is a copy of the famous Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, as well as one featuring the bust of famed Danish fable writer Hans Christian Andersen.
211 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001
Mission San Buenaventura was founded on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782 in Las Californias, part of the Spanish Viceroyalty of New Spain. Named for a Franciscan theologian, Saint Bonaventure, it was the last of the missions founded by Father Junipero Serra.
3301-1 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003
Over 145 specialty shops, restaurants and cafes. Located only 5 minutes away from the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel!
18 holes wonderfully groomed and affordable for you to play. Located in Ventura
1691 Spinnaker Drive, #105B, Ventura, CA 93001
On all of Island Packers' trips to the Channel Islands we cruise with an eye out for wildlife, especially everyone's favorites, whales and dolphins. There are two seasons each year where we specifically go out into the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary to view the larger of the marine mammals, the Pacific Gray Whales and Humpback and Blue Whales.
Set your sail to the most amazing point on the California's Central Coast - Ventura Harbor. Come explore and enjoy a host of activities available year-round at the Ventura Harbor including un-crowded beaches, specialty shops, fine dining, fresh seafood market, kayaking, peddle boats, harbor cruises, scuba diving trips, sport fishing excursions, live music, whale watching, ice cream, Village Carousel and Arcade, and tours of the spectacular Channel Islands National Park.
740 Ventura Blvd,, Camarillo, CA 93010
This stylish spread of outlet shops (more than 160) is enough to make die-hard shoppers shiver with delight. The thrill of discovering a bargain drives patrons to painstakingly browse numerous upscale venues; their reward, name-brand merchandise at discounted prices. Among the labels you'll encounter are Barneys New York, Banana Republic, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Skechers, Coach, Villeroy & Boch, and Bose.
Lots of wineries if you like wine tastings.