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In 1903, the first cross-country road trip originated in California, and the California Road Trip has been a rite of passage ever since. Celebrated in music, literature, and film, it is an enduring theme central to the American experience.

People of all kinds, from every corner of the world, come to roam, gaze, taste, connect, unplug and discover.  So join in, buckle up, roll down the windows, crank some tunes, and ride with us!

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Outdoor Road Trip

Is there a special place in your heart for the great outdoors and wide open spaces? Ventura County Coast offers a buffet of extreme outdoor activities – from skydiving to surfing a shipwreck site – that are sure to whet your appetite for adventure.

Family Fun Road Trip

When you have kids, it can be challenging to plan a vacation that everyone will enjoy. Luckily, Ventura County Coast is home to a long list of exciting and educational attractions for families to experience together.

Good Vibe Road Trip

If the word vacation brings to mind shopping, swimming, and sipping delicious beverages, Ventura County Coast is the place for you. Enjoy our open beaches, unique cultural experiences, and foodie delights.

Where We Are Located

Ventura County Coast is the gateway to California’s Central Coast, located off Highway 101 between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

Distance from Surrounding Destinations

    • Santa Barbara: 27 miles
    • Hollywood: 46 miles
    • Los Angeles: 52 miles
    • Bakersfield: 120 miles
    • Las Vegas: 315 miles
    • San Francisco: 359 miles
      *Exact distances vary.

There are many great things about Ventura County Coast, from the year-round great weather to laid back vibe.” – Nathan Doud, Local Vibe

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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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