California's legendary Highway 1, one of the world's most famed scenic roads, travels through Ventura. You can drive right past it or even right through it, but when you stop here, you'll know you have arrived at a special place. Midway between Malibu and Santa Barbara, Ventura remains refreshingly unspoiled and unpolished.
While many California visitors spend time in it's famous big cities and merely buy postcards of California beach towns, I encourage you to dig deeper.
A quaint main street in a historic downtown, a barefoot surfer vibe, a wooden pier, beachside tacos, and views of Channel Islands National Park are what you will find. A welcoming community, named one of National Geographic's 25 happiest cities in American is what you'll feel.
So stay longer, walk farther and fit right in -- not because you try, but rather because you don't have to try in the first place. Welcome to Ventura.