Local Vibe: Victor Dollar

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: Victor Dollar

Did you grow up here or end up here? I moved to Ventura County (Simi Valley) at the age of 14.

Do you work in Ventura County Coast? I am the Senior Vice President of Sales for Brighton Management. We have seven (7) hotels in Ventura County and looking to build and eighth. We love the clientele, beautiful weather, and amazing California coastline Ventura County delivers. Our properties include, Ventura Beach Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor, Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura, Residence Inn by Marriott Oxnard River Ridge, Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor, Holiday Inn Express Port Hueneme and building a Hyatt House on the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor waterfront.

What is your favorite thing about Ventura County Coast? It has to be our weather. Because of our near-perfect climate, we have an opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Everything from golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, water sports and pretty much everything in between.  

We have an opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities year-round.” – Victor Dollar

Enjoy your stay!

If someone is planning a visit to Ventura County Coast, what are five things you recommend they pack for the trip?

  1.  Shorts

  2. Comfortable shoes

  3. Golf clubs

  4. Hat

  5. Bike or fishing equipment (if you do not have your own you will be able to rent when you visit Ventura County Coast).

What is your favorite restaurant in Ventura County Coast?

This is a difficult question. Below are a few of my favorites.

  1. Yolanda’s Mexican Café in Camarillo.
  2. Larsen’s Grill in Oxnard
  3. Andria’s Seafood in Ventura Harbor Village
  4. Surfside Seafood on the beach in Port Hueneme

What’s the best thing on the menu?

  1. Carne Asada Combo from Yolanda’s.
  2. Larsen’s has an amazing filet mignon.
  3. Original fish and chips from Andria’s.
  4. The homemade clam chowder at Surfside.

What 5 things would you recommend someone do when visiting Ventura County Coast?

  1. Golf: If you like to play, we have a course for all skill levels.

  2. Camping: Enjoy camping at one of our well-appointed RV Parks and campgrounds along the iconic California coast.

  3. Channel Islands day trip or overnight camping adventure.

  4. Spend the day at one of our two harbors, Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Harbor Village. Enjoy shopping, dining, water activities and the beach.

  5. Dining: The region has an array of different type of food. There are so many choices in all our communities from Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura and Port Hueneme.

Please explain your perfect day in Ventura County Coast. A day on the golf course or at training camp watching the Dallas Cowboys practice. Enjoy a beer or glass of wine then off to dinner with the family.

Business Information: Brighton Management

Website: https://www.brightonmgtllc.com/
Phone Number: (805) 223-9487 

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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.



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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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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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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