Mission San Buenaventura: Visiting the 9th California Mission

Mission San Buenaventura is the 9th of the California Missions to be founded, and it was the last to be founded by Father Junípero Serra. As far as missions go, it is definitely on the smaller side, but it makes up for its size in beauty. Located right in the heart of downtown Ventura, this […]

Himalaya Restaurant: Eat Nepalese Food on Pillows in Ventura

As with most of my travels I am always looking for the strangest, most unusual places to both visit and eat at. When I was staying in Ventura I happened upon the Himalaya Restaurant and figured I might as well give it a try to see what it had to offer. I was immediately excited about the […]

The Jolly Oyster: A Bike Up Oyster Bar in Ventura

While spending time at Ventura State Beach you have no doubt seen the blue shack that is South of lot C called the Jolly Oyster. This little raw seafood house is right along the bike path and has now become a part of Ventura’s culture by providing a great place to indulge in raw oysters. […]

Serra Cross Park at Grant Park, Ventura

Overlooking the city of Ventura stands an old rugged cross with a history that dates back to the founding of the city itself. Only ten years ago, the one acre that the cross is on was developed into the Serra Cross Park, which is part of the larger Grant Park in the city of Ventura. […]

San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura

As far as beaches go, for me I am simply concerned with  how clean is it and how many people are there. These two questions often go hand in hand as many of the nice beaches in SoCal are heavily visited and not always kept up. This is not the case for San Buenaventura State […]