Point Mugu Airshow Visitor’s Guide

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A Magical Conjunction

The Point Mugu Airshow will be a special event in 2023. For the third time in military aviation history that the Blue Angels will co-headline with the USAF Thunderbirds. This is one airshow that you don’t want to miss.

2023 Point Mugu Airshow featuring the Blue Angels and the USAF Thunderbirds.

Event Schedule

March 15, 2023 – Arrival, Media Flights
March 16, 2023 – Media Day
March 17, 2023 – Navy Family Day
March 18-19, 2023 – Public Air Show

Time:
08:00 Gates open
10:00 Honors/National Anthem
12:00 Performances

Tickets:
Free to the public
Free Parking
(March 18-19, 2023)
VIP/Chalet Ticket Information (TBD)

2023 Point Mugu Airshow Location

Naval Base Ventura County, NAS Point Mugu, Calif. 
311 Main Rd, Point Mugu, CA 93042
General phone: (805) 989-7209

Getting Here

Located right off the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, Point Mugu Naval Base is located just minutes away from Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Ventura. The Ventura County Coast is conveniently situated between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. The region has Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner and Coast Starlight routes with daily stops in Camarillo, Oxnard, and Ventura. Check out our “Getting Here Guide” for more transportation info.

Stay on the Coast

Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Oxnard and Ventura all have a wide variety of appealing hotels options. Choose from a full service beach resorts and major hotel brands to budget friendly motels and boutique accommodations. All four cities on the Ventura County Coast are located just minutes away from Naval Air Station Point Mugu. Be sure to check out our hotel options for rates and location info. Pro Tip: Book early for best rates and to start planning your weekend getaway on the coast.

Experience Classic California

Ventura County Coast is synonymous with the classic California esthetic. The region is home to quintessential beach towns, iconic highway 1, 2 national parks and so much more. Make your visit to Point Mugu a multi day stay so you can take in all that the coast has to offer. Be sure to check out our multi-day itineraries for more travel inspiration on the coast. The coast offers plenty of good vibes, outdoor adventure, and family fun.

Take a Beach Day

Decompress and take in good vibes with a beach day. Ventura County Coast is home to 22 miles of stunning coastline with plenty of amazing beaches for every vibe. Looking for solitude on an uncrowded beach? We have that. Looking for a place to to hang out with friends and socialize with the locals? It’s all here on the coast. Find your slice of paradise with our guide to the best beaches in Ventura County.

Eat & Drink Local

Ventura County Coast is rooted in agriculture with an abundance of local breweries and wineries throughout the region. Tap into the local flavors that the area has to offer after the show. Or stay a while and use our brewery guide to find recommended local pubs and sports bars. Fancy craft cocktails? Check out our guide to our must try cocktail bars. Looking for artisan local fare? Check out our must try restaurants guide.

A Shopper’s Paradise

Discover the region’s unique shopping experiences. Get in some retail therapy while hunting for vintage treasures, scoring major bargains, and finding unique treasures found nowhere else. Shop at over 160+ major brand at the Camarillo Premium Outlets. Oxnard is home to the Collection at Riverpark with outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment. Downtown Ventura and Ventura Harbor Village are filled with one-of-a-kind shops like vintage rarities, galleries, surf shops, and fashion boutiques. Check out our guide to shopping destinations on the coast for more info and souvenir collecting ideas.

Getting to the Point Mugu Airshow

BY CAR:

If coming from Los Angeles, it’s practically a straight shot to Ventura County Coast via the 101 Freeway. If you’re taking PCH (HWY 1) from Santa Monica, head north and take the Las Posas exit at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu. If coming from the north, connect with HWY 101 in San Jose and follow it south and exit Las Posas Road. If you’re coming from I-5, take HWY 126 east along the Santa Clara River to the coast then take the 101 Freeway South to the Las Posas Exit turn right and follow till you reach the Point Mugu Airshow.

BY TRAIN:

Traveling to Ventura County Coast has never been easier (or more comfortable)! Amtrak trains offer daily service at Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura stations. Climb aboard, grab a drink and relax on train ride. Take an Uber from the train station to the Point Mugu Airshow. Camarillo and Oxnard are the closest train stations to the naval air station.

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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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