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THE VIEW

TAKE A STROLL

From historic sites to beachside promenades
to garden trails, local sights are pedestrianfriendly and easy to explore by bike. Ventura
was named a Bicycle Friendly Community
by The League of American Bicyclists.

WORTH
NOTING
THE L ATEST OPENINGS, NEWS,
AND RENOVATIONS AROUND TOWN

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entura has one of the coolest downtowns on the California
coast. Proof? Just look at the newest openings around
Main Street. Make a reservation at Rumfish y Vino (eat
outside on the courtyard, under a canopy of lemon trees), Casa
Bella Prime Steak and Seafood, or Limon y Sal (modern, upscale
Mexican). To satisfy your sweet tooth, pop into Ex Voto
Chocolates (hand-painted bonbons) or Cafe Ficelle (hand-made
croissants and baguettes). Prospect Coffee Roasters serves
single-origin espressos to cure a caffeine fix. Properly fueled?
Head to Wooden Nickel Home to peruse the mid-century modern
designs. And when it's time for happy hour, you've got more
options than ever! On the craft-beer front, Fluid State Beer
Garden, the sleek Ventura Coast Brewing Company, and
Leashless Brewing, a certified organic brewery, are the latest
offerings. Coming soon, Ventura Spirits Tasting Room will pour
sips of their locally sourced gin and vodka - the California gin is
made from local strawberries; Wilder's gin infuses native California
botanicals, like sagebrush and pixie mandarin peel. Cheers!
The latest openings aren't limited to downtown, either. Cork, in
Midtown, is a casual neighborhood wine bar. On Ventura's west
side, Harvest Café serves hyper local fare, hand-pressed juices,
and fresh smoothies. Across town, see for yourself why people
say Beacon Coffee Company makes the best cup of coffee (or
almond-milk latte, or flat white) they've ever had.
And when it's time to rest your head, several of Ventura's
biggest properties are undergoing, or recently completed, major
renovations. Check out the new guestrooms at Crowne Plaza
Ventura Beach, Marriott Ventura Beach, and Wyndham Garden
Pierpont Inn.

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