We love Ventura County Coast, but we’re not the only ones! Find out what makes this area so special from the people who know it best. Our “Local Vibe” stories provide an insider’s look at the region as we learn about favorite places to eat, shop, play and explore as well as tips on what to bring when you visit.
Meet: Antonio Arias
Do you have a nickname? Tony
Did you grow up here or end up here? Yes, I grew up in Oxnard.
Do you work or go to school in Ventura County Coast? Yes. I am a Business Banker at Mission Bank in Ventura, CA. We believe in developing relationships with our business owners by understanding their business, listening to their future goals, and supporting them through each phase of their development. Becoming a trusted adviser is our top priority; we have all the banking services, products, and tools to help them have more control over their banking.
What is your favorite thing about Ventura County Coast? My favorite thing about Ventura County Coast would be the people that live here. The residents here are friendly, mellow, warm, welcoming, and passionate about this place.
“The residents here are friendly, mellow, warm, welcoming and passionate about this place.” – Antonio Arias
Your Two Cents
If someone is planning a visit to Ventura County Coast, what are five things you recommend they pack for the trip?
- Beach clothes
- GoPro camera
- Beach mat
What is your favorite restaurant in Ventura County Coast? Spencer Makenzie’s or Toppers Pizza Place
What’s the best thing on the menu?
Spencer Makenzie’s: Brooklyn style shrimp taco
Toppers: Hawaiian Heat
What 5 things would you recommend someone do when visiting Ventura County Coast?
- Grant Park
- Oxnard State Beach and Park
- Downtown Ventura
- Marina Park
- Silver Strand Beach
Please explain your perfect day in Ventura County Coast. My perfect day in Ventura County Coast would start with a morning walk/run through Grant Park. That would be followed by breakfast with the family at Waypoint Café. Then we would continue by doing some shopping in downtown Ventura. The afternoon would consist of a family gathering at Oxnard State Beach, eating some barbecue and having some fun on the beach. The day would come to an end by having dinner at Café Fiore.
Business Information: Mission Bank
Physical Address: 1500 Palma Dr #112, Ventura, CA 93003
Phone Number: (805) 601-8555