"Ventura - What Sunsets!" Top 5 Page for this destination Ventura by Yaqui

Ventura Travel Guide: 154 reviews and 363 photos

Beautiful place!

My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones during 2005 mud slides. God Bless!

This was taken of the historic pier. This pier is well loved by many. Many locals or not fish from here! Some awesome views from here too!

A view from the San Buenasventura City Hall

Ventura first residents were that of the Chumash Indians well over 1,500 years ago. As the plains Indians cherished the buffalo the Chumash cherished the sea and all it provided for them. They were expert to the sea, as the plains Indians were on a horse. Ventura got its name from the historic Mission San Buenaventura that was established here in 1782. It didn't start to grow till statehood was established in 1850 and it really boomed in the 1920's when oil was discovered. There are many very old historic buildings still standing do to the tribute of the wide ethnic culture that gave Ventura it's "real charm!"

The boys of summer:-)))

We love the beach here because it is clean and always very pretty here. I really like the San Buenaventura State Park. They charge a fee for entrance, but it is worth it because they provide clean restrooms, showers and restrooms near the beach, a wonderful path for biking, skating, or walking. Plenty of shade trees, barbeques and picnic tables. Ample parking too!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful beach, great weather, & lots to see!
  • Cons:Parking is not great!
  • In a nutshell:A great place to visit!
  • Last visit to Ventura: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 13, 2005
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    San Buenaventura looks a great spot for a day by the sea and Busy Bees cafe sounds fun :-) I enjoyed my dose of Californian sunshine!

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2011 at 6:06 AM

    Ventura looks the sort of place I would like, beach, prommenade , and pier. Thanks for visiting my Fes & Marrakech pages.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:30 AM

    most interesting page, the ortega museum looks especially good. and who is your favorite cowboy hero by the way? love these towns. Ventura Highway by America, decades ago.

  • msbrandysue's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Another awesome page! City Hall is beautiful. And I Love the hotel rec. and the shopping! Glad you posted all the great tips/pics. It looks like a great summer getaway. :)

  • TravellerMel's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Hi Dee! Lovely page here - I was born in Ventura, and raised in Oxnard/Ventura/Port Hueneme, so I know it well! Have a great day!

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Dee, You have tips on Fillmore and tips on Ventura, Why not tips on Ojai? BTW who is your favorite cowboy. Make my day. lol Larry

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2009 at 12:51 AM

    Lovely page Dee!!! Looks like you had lots of fun :)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Dee, Queen of Museum Tips!! Fabulous photographs. Emphasis on local pts. of interest, architecture, the State park. Restaurant reviews are excellent. This is certainly a page to be proud of, Dee.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Lots of interesting and attractive museums in Ventura. The City Hall building certainly looks impressive. Thanks for sharing. ~ho & pang

  • Nov 13, 2007 at 12:03 PM

    Umm, the above comment was obviously written by a hotel employee.

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