Coastal Destinations

Ventura County travel and visitor guide with hotel and vacation information for Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura.

The County of Ventura is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Ventura has a diverse economic base from tourism to technology. The warm Mediterranean climate and wonderful quality of life are the reasons to call Ventura home.

Ventura offers numerous year-round activities range from walking on the beach to enjoying a concert in a park, sailing to the Channel Islands, or hiking in the Los Padres National Forest, camping and fishing at one of the lakes, golfing at a championship course, surfing at some of the best surfing beaches in the State, biking or jogging on beautiful bike paths, or horseback riding on a mountain trail.

Ventura County is home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum located in Simi Valley, the Fillmore and Western historic railway offering train rides, the San Buenaventura Mission, the Union Oil Museum in Santa Paula, art galleries featuring the work of world famous artists in Ojai and a state-of-the-art Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks offering symphony, ballet and a variety of quality theatrical performances.

Early Spanish settlers described the area as the “land of everlasting summers” and named the region “San Buenaventura”, which means “good fortune”.