Ventura Inspiration Guide 2018 - 21
2018 INSPIRATION GUIDE
"I've performed on Broadway and toured
the world with Cirque Du Soleil. But my
husband and I put down roots in Ventura.
My husband and I still travel the world for
our jobs, but we come home to paradise."
"I've lived in Ventura since 1982, when I was
a professional surfer. Ventura started as
an oil and ranching town, and you still see
that blue-collar, salt-of-the-earth mentality
today. Gentrification and development
have not overwhelmed Ventura."
"Ventura is the perfect example of
Southern California, but without all the
extremes - there's no traffic, no terrible
heat, no smog. When you get to a bigger
city, you tense up. It's fun to leave that and
come back home to Ventura."
To-do list: Drive up Highway 33 to see
pristine wilderness. Then come back to
Ventura and head to Surfers' Point. Drive
to Grant Park at sunset to see the light
changing over the city. And I always tell
people to check out the Visitor Center.
It's a great resource.
To-do list: I recently planned a weekend
for my sister's family. We started at the
beachfront park, and the children couldn't
believe that the playground was on the
sand! Then we went to Madewest Brewery.
It was a beautiful day on the patio and easy
to convince them to stay an extra night.
OWNER, THE AERIAL STUDIO; CREATOR
AND FOUNDER OF AIREAL YOGA™
To-do list: If you want to learn to surf, go
to Mondos Beach. Then come downtown
and stroll Main Street. Shop at Patagonia.
They're doing so much, and they're
doing it all from downtown. If you want
to see some cool aerial action, check
out Carmen's studio. Open to the public,
there's a viewing area, a retail shop and
drop-in classes available.
PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMMAKER
SUPERVISOR, CITY OF VENTURA