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“Oxnard’s the place for family fun. Whether it’s pedaling a four-wheel surrey along a coastal bike path, hiking amidst colorful spring wildflowers, kart racing at heart-pounding speeds, or surfing on the beach, Oxnard is loaded with activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Whale watching is a popular activity and fun for the entire family.”
“Oxnard is also the place for romance. Sunset strolls at Mandalay Beach, dinner for two at the local winery, or kayaking together at Channel Islands Harbor. The Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary –  a 90 minute boat trip from Oxnard’s harbor –  is one of the top attractions in the region.”
-Discover Oxnard California website

For more information on area attractions, 
visit www.visitoxnard.com or
pick up a visitor’s guide in our Front Office.

 

 

 

 

Cruising

The unspoiled marine sanctuary where whales pass by on their annual migrations, the Channel Islands are among the finest of California’s natural wonders. The near 250,000 acre national park includes Anacapa, San Miguel, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara islands. 

Surfing

We have many coastline activities to offer, including close beach access and experiences. View the magnificent Pacific Ocean and rent surrey bicycles, paddleboards, kayaks, surfboards and cabanas, or stroll with your friends and enjoy an ocean side snack! 

Golfing

Ventura County's beautiful golf courses offer an unparalleled golfing experience for both weekend duffers and scratch handicappers alike. From the Buenaventura Golf Course, to Olivas Links, Ventura County is a golfers’ dream destination. 

 

Whale Watching

When the graceful gray whale makes its annual migration from Mexico’s warm waters to the Arctic seas, Ventura County is one of the best locations for whale watching in the country. Whale watching tours leave daily during the peak season to head out to sea in hopes of running into a migrating pod.  

Santa Barbara

America’s Riviera, Santa Barbara is a relaxed, sun-drenched destination just 30 miles north of Mandalay Shores with incredible Pacific Coast beaches, spectacular golf courses,  delectable restaurants, world-class shopping, charming wineries, theaters, and thrilling activities, events and festivals.

Santa Barbara County Wine Country

The heart of the Santa Barbara Wine Country – is a magical landscape of over 70 boutique wineries, lush vineyards, fruit orchards, lavender farms, horse ranches.  Sample acclaimed wines at world class wineries and tasting rooms throughout Santa Ynez and the Valley.  

Santa Barbara

Just a few miles up Highway 33, but a world away is the small town of Ojai.  About 12 miles inland from Ventura, Ojai is the smallest city in Ventura County, and they are darn proud of it. Ojai’s charms are many. The community has long been known as a haven for artists, musicians and health enthusiasts. 


Los Angeles – Attractions & Amusement Parks

 

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

The world-famous movie studio and theme park featuring movie studios, tours, attractions, rides, restaurants and more. The movie studio tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at special effects and movie-making techniques. The rides and attractions are based on major movies that have been produced by Universal Studios. 

LOS ANGELES ZOO

Animals, reptiles and birds in their natural habitat. The Zoo costs less than a movie but offers far more entertainment value.  It’s in Griffith Park, north of downtown Los Angeles, in the general area of Universal Studios.

PACIFIC PARK, SANTA MONICA 

A carnival style amusement park located on the Santa Monica Pier. A Ferris wheel offers spectacular views of the Santa Monica Bay, the Pacific ocean, Santa Monica, Ocean Park and Venice Beach. There are carnival games, a roller coaster and other rides.  

MAGIC MOUNTAIN

If you like roller coasters then you’ll love Magic Mountain. The emphasis is on thrill rides, and some of them are heart-pounders! The park also offers theme attractions, carnival games, arcades, food, shows and more opportunities for an entire day of thrills and fun.   

HURRICANE HARBOR

From thrilling speed slides to cool kids’ areas to gallons of water adventures, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a tropical paradise and the perfect place to cool off and work on your California tan.

AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC

Features ocean-based exhibits and marine life of the Pacific Ocean. You can explore the various ocean habitats of Southern California, Baja California, the frigid waters of the North Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with, and even touch, the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon and hand feed lorikeet birds. 

RAGING WATERS

California’s largest water theme park featuring a 50-acre aquatic recreation park which includes water slides, speed slides, rides, chutes, lagoons, children’s activity pools and beaches for sunbathers. Open during the summer months.   [North of Pasadena, near Pomona]

DISNEYLAND

Southern California’s most popular amusement park. Emphasis on theme attractions and rides. Disneyland is a “must see” attraction. You will feel the magic of Disneyland as soon as you enter the park!  Plan on spending a whole day!

DISNEY'S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

Disneyland’s sister park is located near the main gate of Disneyland. Come celebrate the fun and adventures of California -- Disney style! You’ll be immersed in the California spirit through the magic of Hollywood, the thrills of a beachfront boardwalk and the adventures of the great outdoors. You can visit California Adventure in one day or less, so a 2-day Park Hopper lets you enjoy both parks and gives you extra time to explore Disneyland.