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As you make plans to attend the air show, considering staying awhile. With plenty of sunshine, good vibes, outdoor adventure and family fun, Ventura County Coast has something for everyone.
Visitor’s Guide to Ventura County Coast
The Blue Angels Air Show at Naval Base Point Mugu will be a special event in 2023. For the third time in military aviation history, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline together. This visitor’s guide provides showtimes, event itinerary, hotels, and things to do while you’re in town.
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March 18-19, 2023 – Public Air Show
Show is free to the general public
Parking is free to the general public
Base access (within airshow space) is open to the general public (March 18-19, 2023)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Entry to the air show requires a government issued photo ID for US Persons. For non-US persons, a passport is required. Non-US persons with a CA driver’s license must present a valid passport.
Getting to the Blue Angels Air Show
at Naval Base Point Mugu
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 Air Show.
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 Air Show. Camarillo and Oxnard are the closest train stations to the naval air station.
Several road closures will be in effect for the Point Mugu Airshow. It is recommended individuals traveling to Pt Mugu use the following access points to avoid dead-end closures. Significant traffic impacts are anticipated in and around the show area.
From Los Angeles / Northbound Highway 101
Take the Las Posas Road exit and travel South 7 miles to Naval Base Ventura County.
From Ventura / Southbound Highway 101
Take the Rice Road exit and travel South to Pacific Coast Highway: Take Pacific Coast Highway 3 miles and exit Wood Road
From Santa Monica / Northbound Pacific Coast Highway 1: Take Pacific Coast Highway to the Wood Road exit
Stay on the Coast
Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Oxnard, and Ventura all have a wide variety of appealing hotel options. Choose from 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 near Naval Base Ventura County, NAS Point Mugu. Be sure to check out our hotel options for rates and location information. Pro Tip: Book early for best rates and to start planning your weekend getaway on the coast.
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.
Discover More While Visiting the Blue Angels & Thunderbirds
Experience Classic California
For travelers craving sunshine, good vibes, outdoor adventure and family fun, Ventura County Coast has it all. The region delivers an idyllic California coastal experience blending whimsical seaside attractions with contemporary culture, all conveniently located just an hour north of Los Angeles. The region encompasses four unique city destinations with surf-town vibes and small-town charm. Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura and Port Hueneme each convey the quintessential “California State of Mind” without breaking the bank. Additionally, just a short distance off the coast you can explore and discover Channel Islands National Park, one of North America’s magical treasures.
Take a Beach Day
Relax and enjoy sunshine, and good vibes with a beach day. Ventura County Coast is home miles of stunning coastline with plenty of amazing beaches. Looking for solitude on an uncrowded beach? We have that. Looking for a place 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.
A Shopper’s Paradise
Discover the region’s unique blend of shopping experiences. Enjoy some retail therapy while hunting for vintage treasures, scoring major bargains, and finding items unique to the destination. Shop more than 160 major brands 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. For more information and souvenir collecting ideas, check out our guide to shopping destinations on the coast.
THINGS TO PACK
Whether your spending the day on base or planning a fun filled weekend on the coast, keep the sun off your face with your favorite hat.
Don’t forget your binoculars. You’ll want them if you want to get a bird’s eye view on all the aerial acrobatics by the Blue Angeles and the Thunderbirds.
Between snapping selfies at the Point Mugu Air Show and the amazing scenery on the coast, you’ll definitely want to bring a good camera.
Just outside Point Mugu lies some of the best hiking trails on the coast.
Suncreen is a must whether you’re spending the day at the Point Mugu Air Show or at the beach. A minimum SPF 30 sunscreen is recommended for spending the day out in the open sun. Protect your skin, it’s what the doctor ordered.
Outfit for a Night Out
Spend an unforgettable evening with friends and family with a night out on the town.
Pack Like a Local
Check out what our Local Vibe spotlight participants recommend you bring on your trip.
Bring a lawn chair to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Standing while looking up can put strain on your neck. Watch in comfort during your visit.
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