Find Fun Things to Do in Ventura
From sunup to sundown, you can find plenty of things to do in and around the Ventura coast. The Country Inn & Suites Ventura, CA puts you well within reach of some of the area's most exciting attractions, including Surfers Point Beach and Majestic Ventura Theatre, home to multiple bars featuring live entertainment. Rent a kayak at Ventura Harbor Village or brave a hot-air balloon ride at Limoneira Ranch. If you're up for the drive, you can reach downtown Los Angeles in an hour or drive less than 30 minutes to Santa Barbara.
Put these attractions on your to-do list:
- Camarillo Premium Outlets (15 miles)
Be sure to work in a shopping day at these nearby outlets, offering more than 160 shops that include brand names like Coach, Banana Republic and Barneys New York.
Phone: +1 (805) 445-8520
- Channel Islands National Park (4 miles)
Visit the Channel Islands, which include San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa and Santa Barbara, to experience white sandy beaches, deep sea caves, whale watching, kayaking and hiking. Referred to as North America’s Galapagos because of the plant and animal species not found anywhere else in the world, these channel islands are a must-see.
- Derby Club (0.6 miles)
Beat the odds at the Derby Club, where you can bet on your favorite horse while you enjoy a meal and a drink. The Derby Club, open Wednesday through Sunday, is a non-member satellite simulcast racing club.
Phone: + 1 (805) 653-2533
- Island Packers Cruises (4 miles)
See the shore from a different perspective while aboard a boat at Island Packers Cruises. Depending on the time of year, you can catch a glimpse of dolphins, whales, seals or sea lions by booking a tour on these island cruisers that travel within the five Channel Islands.
Phone: +1 (805) 642-1393
- Limoneira Ranch (24 miles)
Nestled in Ventura County's Heritage Valley, this lovely ranch is filled with groves of citrus fruit and views of the valley and distant foothills. It is a popular destination for weddings, but also draws visitors looking to commune with nature or to experience a hot-air balloon ride.
Phone: +1 (866) 321-9995
- Majestic Ventura Theater (0.2 miles)
Every seat provides a good view of the stage at this 1920s mission-style theater, home to multiple bars and hosting local and regional acts for exciting entertainment. The venue can accommodate up to 1,200 concertgoers.
Phone: (805) 653-0721
- Mission San Buenaventura (0.5 miles)
Fans of late-1700s architecture can appreciate a stop at this Spanish Mission. Highlights of a tour here include a beautifully restored chapel as well as a courtyard featuring a sparkling tiled fountain.
Phone: +1 (805) 643-4318
- San Buenaventura State Beach Park (1 mile)
Swim, surf or fish at this scenic park. Bring your camera for capturing stunning photos and be sure to pack a picnic to enjoy on the beach.
- Surfers Point (0.5 miles)
If you love the challenge of surfing, this world-renowned coastal break is less than a mile from the hotel, and is known for having the perfect waves during the fall and winter. For the more laid-back visitor, this locale is ideal for watching the sun set all year long.
- Ventura County Fairgrounds (0.5 miles)
This happening destination on the oceanfront features year-round activities, including the annual Ventura County Fair, spring carnivals, concerts, dances, satellite derby races and expositions.
Phone: +1 (805) 648-3376
- Ventura Harbor Village (4 miles)
Enjoy a leisurely stroll or hit the water in a kayak or tour boat at Ventura Harbor Village. You can also browse the shops or take in a comedy show while you're here. In December, don't miss the annual boat parade of lights and fireworks show.
Phone: +1 (805) 477-0470
- Ventura Botanical Gardens (1.3 miles)
Accessible from behind the Ventura City Hall, this attraction offers hiking trails leading to some of the best views of the Pacific Ocean, beaches and city.
- Ventura Pier & Promenade (0.6 miles)
Sunrise, sunsets and ocean breezes are the highlights of a visit to this attraction, offering picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean. You can rent a bicycle, dine at one of the nearby restaurants or let the kids enjoy the playground with swings.
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