Ventura

Ventura in California is 60 miles north of Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast Highway. This guide shows you where to get more visitor information for your Ventura vacation.

A Surf Shop in VenturaA Surf Shop in Ventura

Ventura in California is about 60-70 miles north of Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast Highway, US-101, depending where you start from. It should be an hour or so's drive, but that depends on the time of day. There's a lot of traffic into LA in the mornings, and out again in the afternoons, which can slow you up. 

Ventura SunsetVentura Sunset

Ventura has miles of beautiful sandy beaches, lots of good eating in fine-dining restaurants, some outstanding hotels and inns, access to the Channel Islands National Park, an old Mission, an enjoyable museum with an excellent collection of Native American items – it's an almost perfect vacation destination, or place to overnight if driving the Pacific Coast Highway. What's not to like?

The Best Things to Do in Ventura?

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The Best Things to Do in Ventura

The Museum of Ventura CountyThe Museum of Ventura County

Using the Pacific Coast Highway, Ventura is about 70 miles (113kms) from downtown Los Angeles, and about 380 miles (612kms) from San Francisco

Read about the Ventura free public trolley
and check out our page on Ventura Bars.

Further Information
Visit Ventura

Where to Stay in Ventura

Other Ventura pages

  • Best Things to Do in Ventura

    The best things to do in Ventura include beaches and museums, seeing the mission, going to Ventura Pier, and a boat trip to the Channel Islands National Park.

  • Ventura Free Public Trolley

    The Ventura free public trolley launches in summer 2013 offering complimentary transport between Downtown and Harbor Village for visitors and locals alike.

  • Ventura Bars, Breweries, and Beer Festivals

    There are plenty of Ventura bars, breweries, brewpubs and pubs to enjoy, not to mention one of the biggest beer festivals in California.

  • Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

    The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel is Ventura 's only beachside hotel with ocean front swimming pool and rooms with ocean views.



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