San Buenaventura, better known as Ventura, is a little jewel tucked away on the California coast. Its famous Surfer's Point offers some of the best waves the West Coast has to offer, and its downtown offers luxury shopping and dining, as well as smaller indie boutiques. Don't forget about the Majestic Ventura Theater, a magnificent art-deco venue, which is famous for showcasing both well-established and up-and-coming musical acts. Start your Ventura vacation at one of the hotels near Channel Islands National Park, and take advantage of all the wonders this area offers.
Channel Islands is a chain of eight remote islands off Ventura's coast, and five of them have been incorporated into the Channel Islands National Park. Many tourists start at one of the hotels close to Channel Islands National Park, and then explore the visitor center on the mainland to learn about these unusual islands and the plants and animals that call them home. More adventurous souls just head out onto the water to visit the dolphins and sea lions that swim near the Channel Islands. You can explore the islands' sea caves, or even try your hand at spearfishing.
While the islands themselves are tricky to get to, the visitor center is close to several nearby attractions. The San Buenaventura State Beach is only a short jaunt to the north, and several nearby golf courses make Ventura a perfect place to visit if you want to hit the links. The plethora of hotels by Channel Islands National Park make this landmark a great place to start your adventure.
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