Three Perfect Days

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Looking to sweep a special someone off their feet? Or perhaps you want to rekindle your romance through the gift of quality time together? Or maybe planning just isn’t your thing! No matter what your motivation, Ventura County Coast has your romantic getaway needs covered. Here, you can keep things chill, get your fix of fresh air and sunshine and eat and drink like kings and queens. Experience three perfect days leisurely coasting from town to town. Do some shopping in Camarillo, beach walking in Port Hueneme and taqueria hopping in Oxnard. Take a jaunt to the Channel Islands and relish in your relaxed vibes over craft cocktails in Ventura. The suggested route below goes from south to north, but works just as well in reverse. And if you’re doing a larger road trip, it’s the perfect complement to Los Angeles and Santa Barbara excursions.

Three Days of Love

Ventura County Coast is accessible from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Start: Camarillo 
End: Ventura
Coming from the north? Flip the itinerary!

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Day 1: Camarillo

Start your trip off with a shop at the Camarillo Premium Outlets—arrive as early as you need to fit in shopping among the 160 retailers before it’s time to check-in to your lodgings. If neither of you are shoppers, hit the Camarillo Beer Trail for a craft brewery stop or two before you park your car for the day.

Once settled in your accommodations, catch the trolley for a ride to Old Town Camarillo. Take a leisurely  stroll by browsing shops and galleries that catch your eye. When it’s time for a refreshment break, The Mark is a cool, low-key spot for a bite to eat, a beverage or a sweet treat: the cooperative marketplace is a contemporary food hall with some of the region’s best culinary artisans all under one roof. Cap off your night  with dinner and cocktails at Slate Bistro & Craft Bar, always a slam dunk for a memorable date night.

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Day 2:  Oxnard and Port Hueneme

In the morning, make the short drive to Port Hueneme and swing by Anacappuccino to pick up coffees. Take a walk along the beach and out along the pier. When you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s taqueria time. Graze your way along Oxnard’s Taco Trail, sampling tacos and tortas—potentially sipping a margarita or two. 

In the afternoon, rent bikes from Wheel Fun Rentals and take a cruise along the Oxnard waterfront. Check-in and relax at your hotel. If it’s warm, sunbathe by the pool; if it’s chilly, soak in the hot tub. Step up your attire for a night out at Copper Blues. The bar, restaurant and music venue offers an entertaining and delicious blend of live music, gourmet pub grub and drinks.

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Day 3: Ventura and the Channel Islands

Rise and shine early for your Channel Islands day trip. Island Packers offers morning departures from both Ventura and Oxnard Harbors. Spring is a pretty time of year for hiking with the islands at their greenest and wildflowers in peak, colorful bloom. Keep your eyes peeled for whales and dolphins on the boat rides to and from the islands. And if you’re extra lucky, you’ll spot  an Islands fox!

After making unforgettable memories in such pristine wilderness, return to the mainland and extend your bliss with one last hotel stay on the beach in Ventura. Toast to your successful getaway while sipping expertly prepared craft cocktails at the dark and sultry Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust on Main Street.

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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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