Let the good times roll

Good Vibes Road Trip

If the word vacation brings to mind shopping, swimming, and sipping delicious beverages, Ventura County Coast is the place for you. Vacation with wide open beaches, shopping, snorkeling and foodie delights. Our area’s fresh, local produce is featured at many restaurants in dishes and drinks, and our stunning, pristine beaches promise all of the fun without the stress of traffic. We’ve even have a world-renowned island just waiting to be explored. Get ready to let the good times roll!

Let the Good Times Roll – 5 Days, 50 Miles

Ventura County Coast is accessible from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Start: Camarillo 
End: Ventura
Coming from the north? Flip the itinerary!

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Day 1: Camarillo

Stop 1: Camarillo Premium Outlets
740 E Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010

Stop here first to get a fabulous new wardrobe for your trip! Get your shop on at the Camarillo Premium Outlets, offering unbelievable deals on some of fashion’s top brands. Nike, Armani, 7 for All Mankind, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gucci—they’ve got them all and them some! And the shops are surrounded by gorgeous, rolling hills and just a short drive away from the charming Old Town Camarillo.

Stop 2: Twenty 88 Bistro
2088 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010

After you’ve picked out something new to wear, take it for a test drive at Twenty88. This trendy Camarillo favorite is known for its creative cocktails and Mediterranean-California fusion cuisine. Award-winning Executive Chef Alex Castillo works with area farmers to prepare dishes with the freshest, locally sourced produce, which even makes it into the drinks. Jalapeno apricot margarita, anyone? If that’s too spicy, there’s always the pear lavender martini!

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Day 2: Channel Islands

Stop 1: Island Packers
Channel Islands Harbor, 3550 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93035
Ventura Harbor, 1691 Spinnaker Dr #105B, Ventura, CA 93001

If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world adventure, hitch a boat ride with Island Packers from either Channel Islands Harbor or Ventura Harbor to Channel Islands National Park. Known as the Galapagos of North America, the Channel Islands have some of the world’s most breathtaking sea caves, which can be explored on a kayak. You can also get a gorgeous, underwater view of the local sealife by snorkeling! If you’re more interested in the islands themselves, take in the rugged landscape and thriving wildlife on a hike unlike any other. Guests on the islands are allowed to bring food, so more sure to pack a picnic lunch before you go!

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Day 3: Port Hueneme

Stop 1: Port Hueneme Beach Park and Pier
East Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme, CA 93041

Continue your epic Ventura County Coast adventure with a relaxing day at Port Hueneme Beach Park. The local scenery simply can’t be beat as you’re strolling along the shore or boardwalk. If you’re looking for a little more excitement, try casting a line at the Port Hueneme Pier. Fishing is considered one of the area’s most popular year-round activities. Those who have had their fill of the beach can take advantage of Port Hueneme’s 12 miles of walking and biking trails.

Stop 2: Surfside Seafood
550 East Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme

End your day enjoying the sunset and a serving of that fresh fish and chips at Surfside Seafood located right on Port Hueneme Beach. Their menu also includes a long list of other locally caught fish and seafood, so the world is your oyster! Hang out with friends around one of the outdoor fire pits and take in the ocean view.

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Day 4: Oxnard

Stop 1: Mullin Automotive Museum 
1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, CA 93033

Do you love cars or art deco or perhaps both? Then The Mullin Automotive Museum is a must-see. It displays some of the finest, French automobiles in the world, such as Bugatti and Voisin, as well as race cars that won the Grand Prix de Pau and Le Mans. The collection also includes priceless art and furniture from the 1920s and 30s. The museum is open to the public on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, so make sure you plan accordingly. You won’t regret it!

Stop 2: The Waterside Restaurant
3500 S. Harbor Blvd., Ste. 1-100, Oxnard, CA 93035

The Waterside Restaurant takes seafood and steak to the next level with a mix of beloved classics and creative concoctions, such as Szechuan ribs or the crab cake burger. Savor your entree and a craft cocktail or glass of wine while watching the sun set over Channel Islands Harbor. The restaurant also offers indoor/outdoor seating and a full lineup of live entertainment.

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Day 5: Ventura

Stop 1: Ventura’s craft brewery scene

Over the last few decades, Ventura has become famous for its burgeoning craft beer scene. Spend the day exploring 15-plus award-winning breweries and brewpubs located with walking distance or a short drive away from each other in Downtown Ventura. Don’t want to pick a designated driver? Check out Visit Ventura’s website for tour options and a full list of breweries.

Stop 2: Paradise Pantry
222 East Main Street, Ventura, California 93001

Pair local beer or wine with generously portioned charcuterie plates, scrumptious grilled sandwiches, and fresh salads at Paradise Pantry. This local restaurant/artisan market is known for its rotating menu of seasonal ingredients, free cheese samples, and rare vintages of wine. Diners can buy a bottle to drink with their meal or take it home to enjoy later with a block of gourmet cheese or chocolate.

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Good Times Ahead

Find Your Vibe in Ventura County Coast

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Visit these regions of Ventura County Coast

Camarillo
Oxnard
Ventura
Port Hueneme
Channel Islands National Park

Regions

Ventura County Coast

Ventura County Coast is a string of four communities that radiate warmth from welcoming people and California sunshine. The region embodies the casual and active spirit of classic, where the seafood is fresh, the beer is handcrafted and the weather is the kind you dream about. Spend the day exploring miles of beaches, incredible harbors or lush green golf courses. Hop on a boat for a day trip to the Channel Islands National Park, where you can see breathtaking views of the Southern California coastline. With a bustling culture, high end and vintage shopping, a lively culinary spirit and beautiful outdoor experiences, Ventura County Coast calls on every visitor to find their vibe. From hiking and biking to sailing and snorkeling, from shopping and dining to just plain relaxing, Ventura County Coast will fill your days with a lifetime of memories.

Camarillo

Camarillo

An hour north of Los Angeles, Camarillo is nestled at the base of the Conejo foothills surrounded by verdant green fields and cool ocean breezes. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, enjoy Camarillo alfresco. From outdoor shopping and concerts, to delicious dining and fun events, Camarillo has it all. With small town charm and a rich history, it is the place for romantic weddings and corporate venues. Visit the historical sites and museums during the day, and walk along Old Town for dinner and drinks at night. A great getaway for everyone, Camarillo is the ideal place to Come for the Sun, Stay for the Fun.

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Oxnard

Oxnard

Rally your tribe and head for the Central Coast. California cool, panorama-perfect, culturally authentic and vibrant beyond measure. Oxnard is home to miles of pristine white sand beaches, electric nightlife, some of the best taquerias in the state, historic Victorian era architecture, the California Strawberry Festival, and an expansively picturesque harbor that serves as the closest access point to the Channel Islands National Park. Just sixty miles northwest of LAX and in close proximity to Santa Barbara and other major destinations, Oxnard is one of California’s best kept secrets.

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Ventura

Ventura

A place that embodies a casual soul and unexpected allure, Ventura is a vibrant town that checks stress and pretense at the door.  Its artistic culture, enduring history and privileged locale is crazy-inviting, very much alive, and refreshingly human.

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Port Hueneme

Port Hueneme

Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, in the heart of the Central Coast, you’ll find Port Hueneme, the friendly city by the sea. Port Hueneme is the place for travelers looking to dig their toes in the sand, take a long walk, drop a fishing line off the pier or just kick back and relax. With walking and biking trails winding throughout the city and a perfect climate almost year round, you can revive your soul in Hueneme.

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park is an American national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean.

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