Ventura Things to Do

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  • 1. Olivas Adobe Historical Park

    One of the original California Rancheros, this 1847 ranch house was built by Raymundo Olivas as the center of Rancho San Miguel. It was later bought and preserved by Max Fleishmann of Fleishmann yeast...

  • 2. Mission San Buenaventura

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    At the Ventura mission on E. Main st, you can take in the elaborate beauty and serenity of the mission's gardens. in dead center sits a lovely little circular fountain. It is a quiet area to hang out...

  • 3. Harbor Village

    4 out of 5 stars

    Every August the Ventura County Fair at the Fairgrounds in Ventura is California’s Coolest Fair and the only Fair on the West Coast located directly on the beach, where ocean breezes keep it cool....

  • 4. Downtown

    The downtown area is walking distance from the beach. There are shops and restaurants and clubs abound. Like I said in the opening, this town has a more edgy feel so there are a couple thrift shops...

  • 5. Albinger Archaelogical Museum

    This is a small but interesting museum, right on Ventura's Main Street. See all sorts of historical artifacts from Ventura's past, some well preserved, some not so, & learn a bit about Ventura's...

  • 6. Peirano Market

    Although this building now houses Jonathan's restaurant, it was an Italian grocery store for 109 years, built in 1877 for Alex Gandolfo who then passed it to his nephew Nicola Pierano whose family...

  • 7. San Buenaventura State Park

    I love to bring my boys here. We always have a wonderful time. This beach allows swimming, surfing and picnicking. The beach has two miles of sandy beach, sand dunes, picnic sites, a parking lot, a...

  • 8. Farmer's Market

    Ventura County encompasses a good deal of agricultural land, and throughout the county on any given day you can find a certified farmer's market. Here in the City of Ventura the market is on...

  • 9. San Buenaventura City Hall

    Built 1912 by Los Angeles architect Albert C. Martin using the "beaux-arts" style, neo-classic columns, arched windows, and terra cotta facade decorated with 24 faces of Fransiscan padres, the order...

  • 10. Ventura County Museum

    What a wonderful museum. They have done a wonderful job in how they display all their exhibit. Very professional I must say. I appreciate how they educate the public in how the various cultures...

  • 12. Catch a flick at Century Theatre

    You don't want to look old before your time do you? Spend some time indoors to avoid sunburned wrinkles. Century movie house is a great place to catch movies in...

  • 13. Great Surfing Spots

    Some of the best beaches and surfing in Ventura County are not right off the freeway. Sometimes you have to travel through town a bit to get there. And...

  • 14. George Stuart Collections - Ventura Museum

    Once again I will say I feel blessed to see such a wonderful exhibit as this. It travels across the country, but this museum has a portion of his collection...

  • 15. Free Wheeling Exhibit - Ventura Museum

    Does any one remember their first bike? Raise your hand! Hmm, I see, many do! I remember for my 8th birthday, my dad took me to K-mart and as always I just...

  • 16. Unique bikes from Wheel Fun Rentals

    Rent one of the many unique cycles offered at Wheel Fun Rentals. They have traditional beach cruisers and mountain bikes, as well as fun trikes and four...

  • 17. City Hall - the Old Courthouse

    The current Ventura City Hall is in the old Ventura County Courthouse. It is up the hill from the rest of downtown and looks over the town with a nice view...

  • 18. Mission San Buenaventura

    This was one of the later missions, finished in 1809 and is still an active parish today. The grounds are somewhat limited due to modern Parish buildings but...


    The lovely, peaceful and serene MISSION COURTYARD contains a fountain, gardens, Star Pine trees and a shrine to the Blessed Virgin.Under Padre Cambron, a seven...


    Established in 1782, the MISSION SAN BUENAVENTURA was the 9th and last mission founded by Padre Junipero Serra. The Mission was named in honor of Saint...

  • 21. Serra Cross at Grant Park

    On Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782, Spanish missionary, Father Junipero Serra, founded Mission San Buenaventura. Shortly after the Mission’s founding, a large...

  • 22. Exploring Downtown Ventura

    Ventura's downtown is very picturesque, with some pretty streets, a few museums, and nice squares. Check out Figueroa Square--directly in front of the Mission....

  • 23. Main Street

    The center of Ventura is the intersection of Main Street and California. Here you'll find the amazing shops, pubs, and boutiques of Ventura. The 1782 Mission is...

  • 24. Why the beach of course.

    Well, after all, this is a beachtown. The beaches are clean with less seaweed then Santa Barbara. Their is also a pier for fishing. I believe the main thing...

  • 25. Mission San Buenaventura

    Founded in 1782 by Fray Junipero Serra on Easter Morning, March 31 and the ninth and last founded during his lifetime, and one of six he personally dedicated. A...

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