Explore classic California

The Ventura train station is conveniently located in Seaside Park, home to the Ventura County Fairgrounds & Event Center, and a short walk to world-famous surfing beaches and an oceanfront promenade. Mission San Buenaventura is nearby, and the vibrant, yet still old-fashioned downtown offers specialty shops and award-winning restaurants. And don’t miss Harbor Village, which offers boat tours and numerous boutiques, galleries and restaurants.



Things to Do

Home to more than 2,000 plant and animal species, 150 of which are found nowhere else in the world, the Channel Islands are just a short boat ride from Ventura Harbor.

Follow an itinerary born to accompany the beautiful and iconic song, “Ventura Highway” by the band America.

Start your morning in Ventura off right at one of the city’s favorite breakfast spots.

Enjoy fresh seafood caught locally off the coast of Ventura and brought straight to restaurants in the downtown area.

Learn about the best times of year to see Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Orca Whales and others from the waters off the Ventura coast.

There are plenty of options for sweet treats in Ventura. Many of them are small, locally owned confectioners creating extraordinary treats.