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The original name, San Buenaventura, is too long for most Californians - so they shorten it to plain ole Ventura CA. Sweet sandy beaches, locally grown strawberries & a historic Mission in a restored downtown village are just some of the things to look forward to when visiting this coastal city.
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elevation: 100' population: 110,873 zip code: 93001


developed beachside city w/ agriculture nearby

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Ventura County
S of Santa Barbara
on Hwy 101 @ jct 33




  • Biking & Rentals
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Cruises
  • Fishing
  • Beaches
  • Surfing
  • Hiking
  • Ojai Bike Path
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Point Mugu State Park
  • Emma Wood State Beach
  • Sespe Wilderness
  • Dick Smith Wilderness
  • Lake Casitas Recreation Area
  • Santa Clara River
  • Ventura Botanical Gardens
  • Ventura Parks
  • ventura campgrounds

    Emma Wood State Beach Camping
    McGrath State Beach Camping
    Ventura Beach Camping
    Ojai Camping
    Hobson County Park 101
    Lake Piru
    Ventura Ranch KOA
    Mountain View RV Park
    Foster Park
    Faria Beach Park 101
    Rincon Parkway Campground 101

    tent camping

    Beach city, N of Los Angeles & Malibu; Nice renovated downtown scene with shops, restaurants, & nightlife. Boat access to the Channel Islands, from Ventura Harbor

    nearby towns:
    Port Hueneme
    Santa Paula
    local links:

    Ventura Chamber of Commerce
    801 South Victoria Ave. Suite #200 Ventura, CA 93003

    Lassens Market
    Mission San Buenaventura
    CORBA - Mountain Bike Club
    Los Padres ForestWatch
    Rec Solar
    Santa Clara River Conservancy
    McConnell's Fine Ice Cream
    The Cave Wine Bar
    Ventura County Fair
    Anacapa Brewing
    Ventura Coast Brewing Company
    Rice Thai Cuisine
    Calico Cat Bookshop
    Cajun Kitchen Cafe
    County of Ventura California
    City of Ventura, CA

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    Downtown San Buenaventura

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