When temperatures heat up in Southern California, Ventura County, with some of the lowest summer daytime temperatures in the continental U.S., beckons as a cool change. The beach towns of Ventura and Oxnard are the hub of activity in this lush and laid back land of beaches, dining and historic downtowns. Here are seven destinations not to miss on your trip up the coast.
- Ventura County Fair
Running from Aug. 2 to 13, the Ventura County Fair is the region’s premier annual event, drawing more than 300,000 visitors each summer. This year’s event includes concerts, rodeos, motorsports, comedy from Gabriel Iglesias, carnival rides, live animals and contests. The fair will be open each day at the Ventura County Fairgrounds (exit on Seaward Avenue or California Street and take a left) between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. , with $12 adult admission and $10 parking, though free remote parking, accessible by shuttles, is also available. Continue reading