Oxnard, CA

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Ventura - Oxnard showing signage and outdoor art

With miles of beautiful coastline, beaches perfect for sunbathing or surfing and a bustling downtown, this city in southern California is a sunny paradise.

Oxnard is an idyllic spot on California’s southern coast. It is the largest city in Ventura County, but its laidback spirit makes it feel more like a large beach town.

Spend the day enjoying the sun along Oxnard’s 20 miles (32 kilometers) of scenic coastline. The city has nearly a dozen beaches. Fly a kite over the rolling green lawns of Oxnard Beach Park or barbecue in the picnic area. Hollywood Beach is known for its silver screen connections; it was a film location and the home of Clark Gable. Enjoy prime surfing conditions on the famous waves of Silver Strand Beach.

Oxnard is known as the “Gateway to the Channel Islands.” From Oxnard’s harbor, hop on a boat or ferry and reach the Channel Islands National Park in less than 90 minutes. Then rent a kayak for the afternoon or explore the park’s five islands by foot.

The harbor is also the starting point for popular whale-watching tours, best from December through April. Twenty-eight species of dolphins and whales frequent the Ventura County coastline. The annual gray whale migration is a rare and wondrous sight.

Heritage Square is a unique feature of Oxnard’s downtown. To preserve history in the face of expanding city development, historical buildings were reproduced or moved from their original locations and relocated to Heritage Square. Visit the square to attend one of the outdoor summer concerts ranging from reggae to rock ‘n’ roll.

Oxnard’s museums offer attractions for all ages and interests. Enjoy the rotating exhibits at Carnegie Art Museum. Explore fascinating ship models, including one made of bone by French prisoners of war during the 18th century, at the Ventura County Maritime Museum. From its ocean touch-tank to a mock farmers market, Gull Wings Children’s Museum offers numerous hands-on experiences.

Whether you are dining and shopping downtown or exploring the breathtaking coastline, Oxnard is an enchanting destination. Enjoy the warm weather and sun that shines on the city year-round.

Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura
Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura
3 out of 5
600 East Esplanade Drive, Oxnard, CA
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The price is $129 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in Rio Lindo, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. John's Regional Medical Center, Advantage Hospitalists, and Carnegie Art Museum. Murphy Auto Museum ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"Didn’t see any hotel sign and the hotel was hidden in back of a business center parking lot."

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2022

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
3.5 out of 5
2101 Mandalay Beach Rd, Oxnard, CA
The price is $199 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Nestled on the beach, this Oxnard Shores hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oxnard State Beach and Channel Islands Harbor. Silver Strand Beach is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) ...
3.8/5 Good! (988 reviews)
"Although doing renovations the property was kept very beauatiful. The walk to the ocean was easy. The area is very beautiful and warm. Ruby was a highlight in my stay as she greeted me each morning in the dining area and made sure I knew where all items were."

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

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Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo
Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo
3 out of 5
2000 Solar Dr, Oxnard, CA
The price is $140 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Located in the heart of Oxnard, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. John's Regional Medical Center and Advantage Hospitalists. Camarillo Premium Outlets ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (984 reviews)
"Friendly staff"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo
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Channel Island Shores
Channel Island Shores
3 out of 5
1311 Mandalay Beach Rd, Oxnard, CA
The price is $143 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Oxnard Shores, this beach condo building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Mandalay Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Channel Islands Harbor and Silver Strand ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (362 reviews)
"Beach is walking distance"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2021

Channel Island Shores
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oxnard/Camarillo
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oxnard/Camarillo
3 out of 5
1950 Solar Drive, Oxnard, CA
The price is $165 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mullin Automotive Museum, Murphy Auto Museum, and Sterling Hills Golf Club. Camarillo ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,039 reviews)
"People were helpful and friendly. Place was clean and quiet. Nice amenities."

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Oxnard/Camarillo
Mandalay Shores Resort
Mandalay Shores Resort
3.5 out of 5
5226 Neptune Square, Oxnard, CA
Located in Oxnard Shores, this condo building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mandalay Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Channel Islands Harbor. Oxnard State Beach and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (8 reviews)
"This was such a nice getaway spot for my Family. We enjoyed our weekend there and would love to come back."

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Mandalay Shores Resort
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