Thursday, February 18, 2016

VENTURA (Ventura County, CA) 11/20/2012

This picturesque coastal town south of Santa Barbara is a nice place to visit if you're driving north on the 101 from the LA area. Places to see here include Ventura Harbor, The Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center at 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Pier, Downtown Ventura (where many shops, museums, restaurants, and the Mission San Buenaventura are located), and the Olivas Adobe (an early California Rancho style home that is now a museum). Other nearby points of interest include San Buenaventura State Beach, McGrath State Beach, and Emma Wood State Beach. The photos below were taken when we made the trip up there to visit the Mission  and downtown area on 11/20/12. 

This archway at Ventura Harbor Village 
commemorates those fishermen who were killed at sea.

Downtown Ventura 

Improv at 34 N. Palm St. in downtown Ventura

View of condos from downtown Ventura

We Olive in downtown Ventura. They sell the best tasting blood orange balsamic vinegar EVER!!!

Hey, I wanna be a dog, too...

View of the beach from Ventura Harbor Village

Gil looking out at Ventura Harbor

Ventura Harbor


Location: Between Santa Barbara and Malibu

County/State: Ventura County, CA

Websites: (City of Ventura) (Ventura Harbor Village) (Visit Ventura) (Mission San Buenaventura) (Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center, Channel Islands National Park)


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