Ventura is a beach city on California’s Pacific Coast located 30 miles south of Santa Barbara and about 60 miles west of Los Angeles. The city is rich in cultural history and has excellent beaches and natural areas as well as a beautiful downtown with great dining and shopping. The Spanish Fray Junipero Serra originally founded the city in 1782 as Mission San Buenaventura.
Being right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Ventura has some beautiful beaches where you can soak up the sun and enjoy the water whether you’re surfing, snorkeling, fishing or boating. Some of the best beaches include the beautiful Emma Wood State Beach, San Buenaventura Beach and Surfer’s Point Beach among others. The Ventura Pier and Promenade, which just reopened in April after storm damage closed it down for four months. Here you can enjoy a nice walk, views of the ocean and fishing. The pier is located on the main central Ventura Pier Beach. Some of the top attractions include the San Buenaventura Mission, which is a beautiful church that goes back to 1782 when the Franciscans founded the city now known as Ventura. It’s an iconic symbol of the city and a must-visit. There’s also the Museum of Ventura County, which has great Chumash collections and other Native America artifacts. At the Bell Arts Factory, you can see many great art works as well as artists in studios making various works as well. There are also many events that go on and classes you can take as well. The Ventura Hot Glass Studio is another interesting artistic adventure where you can see live glass blowing. You can also take a tour on the Ventura County Wine Trail where you can visit beautiful, quaint wineries and enjoy tasting many great local wines.
Located just a 30-minute drive north of Ventura is the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California. You can enjoy beautiful beaches on the Pacific Coast and a great walk down the Stearns Wharf Pier. The scenery in Santa Barbara is stunning with the beautiful palm trees that can be showcased at Shoreline Park. There’s also the Santa Barbara Zoo, Old Mission Santa Barbara church as well as great shopping and dining throughout the beautiful downtown district. Another great option if you’re looking to take in a big city is to visit Los Angeles located a little under a 1.5-hour drive from Ventura. The City of Angels is the second largest city in America and is known for being the home of Hollywood and you can immerse yourself in all kinds of tourist fun in a fun-packed day trip.
If you’re travelling to Ventura for a vacation, we offer a large selection of short-term vacation rentals for great rates all over the area. On Tripping.com, you can find a wide variety of beautiful homes right on the beach in Ventura so you can live like a local during your stay. Book your Ventura vacation on Tripping today!
You can get around the city of Ventura in your own vehicle very easily and you can navigate the beaches on foot. To get around easily downtown, there is the free Downtown Harbor Trolley. You can also use transit bus systems that run in Ventura, taxis, or on-call Uber drivers.
Looking for a vacation rental in Ventura? Tripping.com has 192 vacation rental homes available in Ventura. You'll find 1 studios, 99 1-bedroom, 29 2-bedroom and 63 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $45 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Ventura is $265 while the average price of a weekly rental is $4779. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Ventura home is $12767.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 64 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Ventura. In addition to accommodating pets, Ventura rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 166 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 145 have TV and/or cable and 13 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Ventura where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Expedia, and Booking.com. There are 80 HomeAway rentals, 37 Expedia short term rentals and 25 Booking.com vacation rentals.