From Jill K. Robinson in San Francisco Chronicle published December 14, 2018

Framed on one side by mountains and on the other by the Channel Islands, Ventura’s beachy setting along California’s Central Coast can make visitors feel as if they’ve stumbled upon a bit of magic.

That makes perfect sense, because the original name of this city, San Buenaventura, labels it as a city of good fortune.

The Pacific Ocean is a main character in the daily life of Ventura, and while water fans may go for the full aqua immersion, it’s easy to keep it at arm’s length if you want to enjoy the seaside vibe without getting wet.

Here’s how to enjoy a perfect day exploring the best that Ventura has to offer.

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