VENTURA VISITORS & CONVENTION BUREAU. THE REAL CALIFORNIA.

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Rather Go Biking? Rather Go Biking? Bike trails meander throughout the city and the trails along the Oceanfront and Ventura River are especially scenic and popular. Bike rentals are available nearby.
 
 
 

Ventura Sports & Recreation

With a year-round daytime temperature of 70 degrees, the Los Padres Mountains at our back and the deep blue Pacific Ocean at our feet, Ventura is a paradise for outdoor adventure. 

Hiking and biking trails can be found throughout the area in both Los Padres National Forest and Santa Monica Mountains wilderness.

Most trail-heads are accessible within a 40 minute drive from anywhere in Ventura.

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Adventure Sailing Charters
Sailing the wind – it’s peaceful. The captain and crew welcome you aboard the schooner Morning Star! Luxury and real adventure – affordable and on your doorstep. Full & Half-Day Charters. Come Sail Away with Us!

Ventura Harbor Village, 1575 Spinnaker Rd
Ventura, CA 93001
805-794-8703

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Channel Islands Helicopters
Channel Islands Helicopters offers breathtaking areal tours highlighting the natural beauty of California’s Central Coastline. See the Channel Islands National Park, National Marine Sanctuary, beaches, movie star homes and much more!

1701 W. 5th St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 512-1371

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AiRealistic - AirealYoga - Ventura Circus
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AiRealistic - AirealYoga - Ventura Circus
4476 DuPont Ct., Suite B
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 340-3412
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http://www.venturacircus.com/

AIReal Yoga™ is the first and ONLY form of Aerial Yoga accredited by the Yoga Alliance. AIReal Yoga™ uses a looped fabric (hammock) that swivels freel...

 
Arroyo Verde Park
5101 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93003
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http://www.cityofventura.net/files/public_works/parks/resources/Arroyo_Verde_Trail_Map.pdf

Is a beautiful and important natural preserve and recreational resource. The park consists of 132 acres of relatively rugged land - featuring 14 acres...

Buenaventura Golf Course
5882 Olivas Park Dr.
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 677-6772
Alt. Phone: (805) 677-6772
Fax: (805) 642-7495
http://www.venturagolfcourses.com

18-hole, par 72 golf course After a $6.5 million dollar renovation, including complete re-routing of the golf course and new playing surfaces, Buenave...

 
Cal Boat Diving
1591 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 486-1166
Tollfree: 866-CAL-DIVE (225-3483)
http://www.calboatdiving.com

California Scuba Diving -exclusive dive travel service- Our aim is to help ease you from that seat by the computer to a rocky reef beneath the kelp fo...

Camino Real Park
Dean Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
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38-acre complex including eight tennis courts (lighted), two softball fields (lighted), a regulation softball/baseball diamond (lighted), two youth ba...

 
Capt. Dan's Sail Channel Islands
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Capt. Dan's Sail Channel Islands
3150 S. Harbor Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone: (805) 750-7828
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www.sailchannelislands.com

Day trips, overnights, weekend trips on a sailing yacht from $350.  Enjoy lunch, happy hour, dinner, or design your own cruise to the beautiful C...

Cemetery Memorial Park
Cemetery Memorial Park
Poli and Main Streets
Ventura, CA 93001

Trees and turf grass can be found in this relaxing, six-acre park setting which overlooks the ocean. 6 acres of trees and grass comprise Cemetery M...

 
Channel Islands Aviation
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Channel Islands Aviation
305 Durley Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: (805) 987-1301
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www.flycia.com

Channel Islands Aviation, or CIA, is a full service Fixed Base Operation. CIA's facility includes 2 large hangars totaling 34,500 square feet of hanga...

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

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Phone: (805) 963-3238
Fax: (805) 963-2438
http://channelislands.noaa.gov/cr/main.html

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is responsible for the protection and preservation of submerged remains of the past that occupy the bottomla...

 
Channel Islands National Park
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Channel Islands National Park
@11 miles off coast of Ventura
Five Islands, CA 93001
Phone: 805-658-5730
http://www.nps.gov/chis

One of Ventura's most wondrous attractions, often referred to as the American Galapagos is accessible for multi-day camping trips. (14 miles off coast...

Channel Islands Outfitters
117 B Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone: (805) 899-4925
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www.channelislandso.com

California's premier guide service for kayaking the sea caves of The Channel Islands National Park, stand-up paddle boarding SUP, wilderness medicine,...

 
Channel Islands Sports Fishing
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Channel Islands Sports Fishing
4151 S. Victoria Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone: (805) 382-1612
http://www.channelislandssportfishing.com/

Ocean fishing. Open party trips, private charters,1/2 to 3/4 day, overnight and outer island excursions. Whale watching cruises out of the Channel Isl...

City of Ventura, Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center
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City of Ventura, Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center
Located at Marina Park
2950 Pierpont Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-643-3612
http://www.ci.ventura.ca.us/depts/comm_serv/sailing_kayak/

The Leo Robbins Sailing Center is a U.S. Sailing National award winning facility and has been a community sailing facility for over 35 years. The Sail...

 
COLORful Gardens
606 & 644 Poli Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 340-5431
http://www.facebook.com/COLOR.Ventura

COLOR's community garden primary purpose is donating produce to local food pantries.  The garden site was the former site of the Theodosia Burr Shephe...

Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car Midget Driving School
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Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car Midget Driving School
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 649-1243
www.kruseman.com

Our Goal at Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car and Midget Driving School is to give the Fan or Race Car Driver some safe seat time and instruction in a Sprint...

 
Danzar & Zumba Ventura Fitness with Ionia
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Danzar & Zumba Ventura Fitness with Ionia
2640 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 804-6109
Alt. Phone: (805) 804-6108
www.venturazumba.com

Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, an...

eBikeAdventure.com
184 Kellog St.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 991-6653
http://ebikeadventure.com/

The best way to enjoy Ventura is atop one of our eBikes! Take a guided tour and see downtown, our beachfront, and enjoy the beautiful river bike tr...

 
Explorer Dive Boat
809 Sunset Place
Ojai, CA 93023
Phone: (805) 890-1142
Alt. Phone: 646-0836
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www.explorerdiveboat.com

The Explorer is a professional, full service dive boat operation located in Ventura, California, and they take great pride in offering the best, the s...

Explorer Ocean Adventures
1583 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-646-0836
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http://www.explorerdiveboat.com

Charter year-round, & seasonal twilight fishing...

 
Golf N' Stuff
5555 Walker St.
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 644-7148
Alt. Phone: (805) 644-7131
Fax: (805) 644-7151
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http://www.golfnstuff.com

Miniature golf and arcade games for kids. With two fun and entertaining 18-hole courses to choose from, Golf N’ Stuff in Ventura prides itself in pre...

Island Kayakers
1867 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-390-8213
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http://www.islandkayakers.com

Kayaks and gear delivered to Island Packer terminals or any other location....

 
Island Packers
1691 Spinnaker Dr.
Suite 105B
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-642-1393
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http://www.islandpackers.com

Island Packers Cruises operates year around to the Channel Islands National Park. Half day and all day nature tours, camping, kayaking and hiking on ...

Island Spirit Sportfishing
Island Spirit Sportfishing
Ventura Harbor
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-676-FISH

ISLAND SPIRIT, 46FT HATTERAS. AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER Whether trolling for that trophy sailfish or bottom fishing for Snappers and Grouper, you are as...

 
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Ride the Wave

The Ventura Community Park offers a state of the art swimming facility including a water park and also features a fitness track for jogging and exercising.

Hiking is always an option with literally hundreds of miles of trails located in the nearby Los Padres National Forest and along the coast. The Channel Islands National Park also offers lots of trails for hiking while enjoying one of the most pristine environments to be found in California.

Kayaking or canoeing are great options in the Ventura Harbor while deep sea boats can whisk you away to scuba dive or try your luck at fishing. Parasailing, surfing and kite boarding are great ways to get your feet wet while enjoying some of the best surf in the country. No wonder Ventura has been featured in Outside magazine and National Geographic Traveler as an outdoor adventure travel destination.

If all of that sounds a little tiring to you, why not just enjoy a leisurely walk along our beautiful beaches, or enjoy a calming sail along our coast. A few minutes spent in one of our dog friendly parks with Fido and a Frisbee may be just what you need.