Oxnard Travel Guide

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Oxnard Highlights

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     Voted #3 among 30 California cities to relocate a business 

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     rain 

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     Good day trip loop from LA along the coast and back on 101 

Oxnard Things to Do

  • Centennial Plaza

    One of the few "safe" spots in Downtown Oxnard, Centennial Plaza features Plaza Cinemas, a 14-screen, state of the art, first run movie theatre as well as specialty restaurants Good Thai-Peru Restaurant, Capriccio and Casa Escobar, and well-known establishments including Starbucks Coffee, Subway and Coldstone Creamery. Its a great place to go for...

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  • Unique bikes from Wheel Fun Rentals

    Enjoy one of the many single or multi passenger cycles available for all ages. The stunning views and great weather will amaze you as you cruise the beautiful Oxnard beach bike paths on a tandem bicycle or take the whole family on a ride in the three to eight passenger style surreys. Wheel Fun Rentals offers all of these services year round for...

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  • Fishermans Wharf / Channel Islands...

    Fishermans Wharf and Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard is an excellent place to take the family and spend a Saturday afternoon. Peppered with some great places to eat, the Ventura County Maritime Museum, and seasonal family events- you can stroll around the Wharf and enjoy the day. If you'd like to book a tour to the Channel Islands, or a Whale...

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  • Endless Fields

    When working in Oxnard and staying Camarillo, one of my favorite things to do when driving to work in the morning was to put the convertible top down and let the fresh aroma of the fields help me coffee wake me up. Sometimes this would backfire when they were applying fertilizer. Just drive in Eastern Oxnard, down Pleasant Valley or Los Posas,...

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  • Mandalay Beach at Oxnard Park

    Oxnard Beach is located off of Harbor. Open from Dawn till Dusk, park here and enjoy a picnic or a stroll down the beach- I would drive through each day and try to capture the sunset before dinner. Amenities featured at this Oxnard beach include barbeque areas, volleyball courts, a covered picnic area and a path for inline skating and jogging....

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  • Beach Walking in Oxnard

    One of the best things to do, and FREE too, is beach combing. If your out and about in the early mornings you can discover various things the great pacific ocean has churned up. From seashells to driftwood, and maybe a message in a bottle from a lost soul in the pacific. Parts of shipwrecks have been recorded washing up on the beaches in...

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  • Channel Islands Tour

    Sitting a few miles off the coast just before it turns north for Big Sur and San Francisco, the Channel Islands are a strange departure from the crowded natures of neighboring Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.The only way to access any of them is by boat, and Island Packers is the only company licensed by the park service to take tourists out to...

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  • Harbor boat cruise

    Whenever we have out of town visitors we like to take them on a nice little harbor boat cruise. The boats are rented from the Channel Islands harbor (behind the italian restaurant and down the dock). One hour is JUST enough time to cruise the harbor pretty quickly, if you want to take your time and explore, I suggest renting the boat for 2 hours....

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  • Oxnard Heritage Square

    Heritage Square is an entire city block of restored 1876 to 1912 buildings that were prevalent in the shaping of Oxnard's history. Lovely gardens and walk ways meander through the 15 restored structures.In 1985 Oxnard's Redevelopment Agency in concert with descendants of the families and business investors launched the Hertiage Square project in an...

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Oxnard Restaurants

  • The Best Mexican Food in Oxnard!

    I remember this place fondly, back in the days when Mr. Sal himself would stop by the table to make sure you were enjoying your meal. Mr. Sal is gone now, but his family remains true to his memory and vision. Sal's Mexican Inn always had (in my never-to-be-humble opinion) the best Mexican food in Oxnard. And in a town that has a predominately...

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  • Not-so-fresh

    Um, not much.First off all the service is totally confusing...you order entrees at the counter, but drinks and appetizers at your table. On some days, it changes. Only drinks at the table, all food ordered at the counter.The first time around tried a shrimp cocktail and a special of the house "Oysters Diablo".The second visit, with recommendations...

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  • Great Food at Five Points

    Cabo is Mexican Seafood at its best. I try something new at Cabo each time I visit, and I've always been pleased. The service is amazing at Cabo, we had a company function here with 25 guests and one server took care of us all without flaw. the only bad part about Cabo is the parking- at lunch and dinner it can get tight. Try the back alley behind...

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  • orajle!

    Yolandas is one of the more Americanizd Mexican restaurants as far as cuisine goes, but very good all the same. The menu is very familiar to me as this is what East Coast Mexican looks like! I had the Enchiladas and loved them, and as this is near where I worked I would stop in from time to time for a negra modelo and some chips and salsa. A good...

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  • Real Mexican awaits

    El Pollo Norteno is not Taco Bell. Oxnard has plenty of authentic Mexican food, and this was one of my favorites. With 2 locations on either end of Oxnard Boulevard, EPN offers a simple menu with fabulous taste- I could never finish the burrito they are soooo filling- with the tri-tip being my favorite! Stop in and check it out! Tri-Tip or mixed...

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  • The only Hotpsot in Oxnard

    BJ's is the only place I found in Oxnard that has somewhat of a normal nightlife heartbeat. I would go here to start my night off on Friday nights, and then move on to Ventura to get some decent nightlife. BJ's specialty is their Chicago-style deepdish pizzas, as well as the variety of in-house brews. I'd recommend BJ's to anyone from the East...

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Oxnard Nightlife

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    by HotSpotJ Written Mar 22, 2008

    There are NO decent nightspots, at least in my view, in the Oxnard area. Not even close in comparison with the madness in Hollywood, Santa Monica, L.A., or even Ventura or Aguora Hills. so this means you'll have to drive. Please plan ahead and designate a driver if you are staying in Oxnard and want to go out- you'll have to go drive a distance to get to a real scene!

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Oxnard Transportation

  • Slow down and take the Train

    One way to beat the heavy traffic of Southern California is to take the train more specifically, the Amtrak train. You can take it for short distances such as a day trip to Santa Barbara (Pacific Surfliner route) or for overnight trips to San Juan Capistrano, La Jolla, Del Mar or San Diego, Or take a 2 day ride up the coast (The Coast Starlight...

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  • The Ventura County Airporter

    WIth two locations for pick up this is a very convenient way to get to and from Los Angeles International Airport.First shuttle stop: Sheraton Four Points Ventura HarborSecond shuttle stop: Oxnard AirportWhen traveling from LAX: Go outside the baggage terminal to the center island. look for the Green overhanging Bus Stop sign and look for a white...

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  • The Oxnard-Ventura Airport

    My favorite way to get to Oxnard when traveling is by airplane. Now some of you will want to make the drive and I will address that in another page but for now let's talk about United Skywest shuttle.At LAX in the United terminal is gate 71 E through L this is the remote terminal for flights to places such as Santa Maria, Fresno, Ontario and...

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Oxnard Local Customs

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    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Here are the rules of the water ways. If you're in a kayak or paddle boat, all boats bigger than you have the 'Right of Way' like these boats.

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Oxnard Warnings and Dangers

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    One should be careful when getting into a kayak. Leaning over could cause you and the kayak to flip over. Notice how Jose from Guatemala is balancing his weight evenly.

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Oxnard Off The Beaten Path

  • VISIT THE FORMER LYING-IN HOSPITAL

    At 838 West 5th Street in Oxnard, California, there stands a senior citizen housing complex today, called Casa Merced. However, in the early part of the 20th century it was a hospital with the strange name "Lying-In Hospital and Sanitorium." In the lobby of the present complex is a small but interesting museum fro which you can learn about the...

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  • MIRA LOMA

    The former Mira Loma Flight Academy, where rookie pilots began their training, was located on West 5th Street, just south of the Oxnard Airport. Today it is low-cost housing. A circular street called MIra Loma Circle marks the location.

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  • Oxnard Fire Department-- Finest Kind

    The men and women OFD are the best at what they do. Recently the fire department was bestowed the honor of being one of the "most creative and innovative agencies in the United States", according to Harvard University's John F. Kennedy school of Government.For example, any new residential unit with more than 500 ft.² must have fire sprinklers and...

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Oxnard Sports & Outdoors

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    by keida84 Written Feb 17, 2005

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    If you like the sun, wind, sea and the smell of fresh albacore, then you would enjoy a fishing trip out of the Channel Islands Harbor.

    There are many trips from which to choose: half day, three-quarter day, twilight trips and one day trips out to the Channel Islands.

    Cost per person can range from $30.00 to $110.00 USD

    http://www.channelislandssportfishingcenter.com

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Oxnard Favorites

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    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Rent an Ocean Kayak or Paddle Boat to tour around the harbor.

    Boats and kayaks can be rented from Hopper Boat Rentals. $10 per hour to rent a kayak.

    Ph: (805) 382-1100

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