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Ventura is a lovely city, rich in culture and history with a sunny, Mediterranean type climate. It offers visitors less crowded beaches, a beautiful harbor, and several offshore islands. Located along scenic Highway 101, between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Ventura is one of the oldest cities in California. It began in 1782 with the founding of the Mission San Buenaventura and has over 80 historical landmarks in its downtown area. For outdoors fun, you can swim, play on the beach, and go surfing or boogie boarding or fish off the pier. The Ventura Promenade is the perfect spot to hike, bike or rollerblade. Ventura is home to Channel Islands National Park, which sits 14 miles offshore. This nature preserve is home to more than 2,000 species of plants and animals, of which, 145 are found no place else on Earth! Other things to see in Ventura include Anacapa Island, Seaside Park (which is also home to the Ventura County Fair) and Skate Street Ventura (a 29,000 square foot skate park.) And, Ventura Harbor Village contains a 36-horse carousel, specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants, and also kayak rentals, sailing lessons and day cruises. Most restaurants are casual and offer a kids' menu, and shopping and accommodations are very affordable. This makes Ventura a good place for families to enjoy the laid back atmosphere, beautiful scenery and recreation opportunities along the Pacific Coast.

Surrounding areas: Oxnard, California (8.7 mi), Port Hueneme, California (9.9 mi), La Conchita, California (10.7 mi), Ojai, California (12.1 mi), Carpinteria, California (15.3 mi), Summerland, California (19.9 mi), Santa Barbara, California (26.1 mi)

Ventura Vacation Rentals

Ventura Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bella Maggiore Inn67 S California StVentura, CA (805) 652-0277
Best Western Inn Of Ventura708 E Thompson BlvdVentura, CA (805) 648-3101
Clarion Hotel-ventura Beach2055 HBR BlvdVentura, CA (805) 643-6000
Clocktower Inn Hotel181 E Santa Clara StVentura, CA (805) 652-0141
Comfort Inn2094 E Harbor BlvdVentura, CA (805) 653-5000
Country Inn & Suites298 S Chestnut StVentura, CA (805) 653-1434
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel450 E Harbor BlvdVentura, CA (805) 648-2100
Four Points By Sheraton Ventura1050 Schooner DrVentura, CA (805) 658-1212
Holiday Inn Express Ventura Ca1080 Navigator DrVentura, CA (805) 856-9933
La Quinta Motor Inn5818 Valentine RdVentura, CA (805) 658-6200
Marriott Ventura Beach2055 Harbor BlvdVentura, CA (805) 643-6000
Motel 63075 Johnson DrVentura, CA (805) 650-0080
Motel 62145 E HBR BlvdVentura, CA (805) 643-5100
Rex Motel2406 E Thompson BlvdVentura, CA (805) 643-5681
Residence Inn By Marriott2101 W Vineyard AveOxnard, CA6.3 mi.(805) 988-0130
Courtyard By Marriott Oxnard600 Esplanade DrOxnard, CA7.5 mi.(805) 988-3600
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort2101 Mandalay Beach RdOxnard, CA7.8 mi.(805) 984-2500
Vagabond Inn1245 N Oxnard BlvdOxnard, CA7.9 mi.(805) 983-0251
Oakridge Inn780 N Ventura AveOak View, CA8.3 mi.(805) 649-4018
Channel Islands Harbor Hampton Inn3231 Peninsula RdOxnard, CA8.3 mi.(805) 985-1100
Casa Sirena Marina Resort3605 Peninsula RdOxnard, CA8.4 mi.(805) 985-6311
Channel Islands Inn & Suites1001 E Channel Is BlvdOxnard, CA8.7 mi.(805) 487-7755
Best Western Oxnard Inn1156 S Oxnard BlvdOxnard, CA9.2 mi.(805) 483-9581
Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo2000 Solar DrOxnard, CA9.3 mi.(805) 983-8600
Casa Via Mar Inn And Tennis Club377 W Channel Iss BlvdPort Hueneme, CA10.6 mi.(805) 984-6222
Country Inn & Suites By CarlsonCamarillo1405 Del Norte RdCamarillo, CA11.2 mi.(805) 983-7171
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Port Hueneme350 E Hueneme RdPort Hueneme, CA11.2 mi.(805) 986-5353
Holiday Inn Express Hotl & Suites4444 Central AveCamarillo, CA11.4 mi.(800) 465-4329
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa905 Country CLB RdOjai, CA12.1 mi.(805) 646-5511
Best Western Casa Ojai1302 E Ojai AveOjai, CA12.3 mi.(805) 646-8175
Capri Motel1180 E Ojai AveOjai, CA12.3 mi.(805) 646-4305
Hampton Inn & Suites50 W Daily DrCamarillo, CA13.3 mi.(805) 389-9898
Best Western Camarillo Inn295 Daily DrCamarillo, CA13.6 mi.(805) 987-4991
Comfort Inn Camarillo984 Ventura BlvdCamarillo, CA14.0 mi.(805) 987-4188
Good Nite Inn Camarillo1100 Ventura BlvdCamarillo, CA14.4 mi.(805) 388-5644
Motel 61641 E Daily DrCamarillo, CA14.4 mi.(805) 388-3467
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites5606 Carpinteria AveCarpinteria, CA14.7 mi.(888) 409-8300
Motel 6 #3464200 Via RealSanta Barbara, CA16.6 mi.(805) 684-6921
Courtyard By Marriott Camarillo4994 Verdugo WayCamarillo, CA17.1 mi.(805) 388-1020
Inn On Summer Hill2520 Lillie AveSummerland, CA20.3 mi.(805) 969-9998

Ventura Weather & Climate

Rich, fertile farmlands surround the southern California coast between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. A sunny Mediterranean climate is greatly influenced by the Pacific Ocean, where summers are dry and warm and winters are wet and mild. This area has more than 315 days of sunshine per year with very low humidity levels. Low clouds and fog often move inland from the ocean in the evening and persist until the wee hours of the morning. By noon, the fog burns off and the sunshine returns. Cool ocean breezes keeps temperatures from getting too hot. The rainy season generally runs November through March and the area receives approximately 18 inches of rainfall per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 65°F 45°F 3.23 in. 56°F
February 65°F 46°F 3.82 in. 56°F
March 65°F 47°F 3.22 in. 56°F
April 67°F 49°F 0.72 in. 57°F
May 67°F 53°F 0.18 in. 57°F
June 70°F 56°F 0.02 in. 60°F
July 72°F 59°F 0.01 in. 62°F
August 73°F 60°F 0.06 in. 62°F
September 73°F 58°F 0.37 in. 62°F
October 72°F 54°F 0.40 in. 61°F
November 69°F 48°F 1.21 in. 60°F
December 66°F 45°F 2.11 in. 58°F

Ventura Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Van Nuys airport (VNY) located about 46 miles east of Ventura in Los Angeles ( Van Nuys ), California, the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located approximately 55 miles southeast of Ventura in Los Angeles, California, the General Wm J Fox Airfield (WJF) located roughly 68 miles east of Ventura in Lancaster, California, and finally the Long Beach airport (LGB) located around 72 miles southeast of Ventura in Long Beach, California.

Ventura Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA40.6 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA49.2 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA54.6 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA79.4 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA84.7 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA84.7 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA84.7 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA40.6 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA43.5 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA79.4 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA85.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Buenaventura Golf CourseVenturaCA 
Olivas Park Golf CourseVenturaCA 
Saticoy Golf CourseVenturaCA 
River Ridge Golf ClubOxnardCA8.7 mi.
Soule Park Golf ClubOjaiCA12.1 mi.
Mountain View Golf CourseSanta PaulaCA13.7 mi.
Ozzie Osborns Par 3Santa PaulaCA14.7 mi.
Sterling Hills Golf ClubCamarilloCA15.7 mi.
Camarillo Springs Golf CourseCamarilloCA17.8 mi.
Elkins Ranch Golf CourseFillmoreCA22.8 mi.
Moorpark Country ClubMoorparkCA23.5 mi.
Rustic Canyon Golf CourseMoorparkCA23.5 mi.
Glen Annie Golf ClubSanta BarbaraCA26.1 mi.
Hidden Oaks Country ClubSanta BarbaraCA26.1 mi.
Rancho San Marcos Golf CourseSanta BarbaraCA26.1 mi.
Santa Barbara Golf ClubSanta BarbaraCA26.1 mi.
Los Robles Greens Golf CourseThousand OaksCA27.4 mi.
Sinaloa Golf CourseSimi ValleyCA28.5 mi.
Westlake Village Golf CourseWestlake VillageCA28.8 mi.
Lost Canyons Golf ClubSimi ValleyCA29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA94.9 mi.
State Parks
Point Mugu State ParkCA20.3 mi. 
Goleta Beach State ParkCA31.5 mi. 
Malibu Creek State ParkCA34.4 mi. 
Ventura County Museum of History & ArtVenturaCA(Multidisciplinary)
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural HistorySanta BarbaraCA25.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Santa Barbara Maritime MuseumSanta BarbaraCA25.1 mi.(Science)
Virtual Egyptian Museum - Padibastet's TombSanta BarbaraCA25.1 mi.(Art)
West Valley MuseumWoodland HillsCA40.0 mi.(History)
Angels AtticSanta MonicaCA49.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of FlyingSanta MonicaCA49.2 mi.(Technology)
California Heritage MuseumSanta MonicaCA49.2 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA25.1 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA62.0 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA86.2 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA89.5 mi.
Charles Paddock ZooAtascaderoCA114.5 mi.

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