What to do in Ventura, CA

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Channel Islands National Park

Ventura Attractions

Are you a fan of shopping or delicious food? Or maybe you just prefer to get to know a new travel destination like a real local. While staying in Ventura, it doesn't matter which category you fall in — this happening city offers all the attractions and experiences you could hope for.

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What to do in Ventura

Free Things to Do in Ventura

Sightseeing on a shoestring budget in Ventura? Spend time, not your paycheck, on fabulous experiences.

Mission San Buenaventura - You'll feel like you've taken a step back in time while wandering around this historic attraction.

Ventura Pier - Open up your guidebook and discover why this place is worth adding to your must-see list.

Emma Wood State Beach - Keep a lookout for colorful shells and other ocean gems sprinkled along the coastline here.

Things to Do in Ventura with Kids

There's nothing nicer than spending time together with the family. Ventura boasts a thrilling range of family friendly experiences that the entire gang will love:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Ventura on a sunny day?
Make the most of the great weather with a couple of these outdoor experiences:

What should I not miss in Ventura?
Ventura Pier is one sight you shouldn’t head home without exploring.
Are there cheap things to do in Ventura?
What can you do in Ventura for free?
You could store your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these fantastic attractions won’t cost you a penny:

  • Ventura Pier
  • Ventura Harbor
  • Emma Wood State Beach
  • The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park

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