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Top park recommendations from locals

Botanical Garden
“A beautiful hike with gorgeous views of Ventura. Visit the Cross at Grant Park at the end of your hike. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
“A local park that has a great kid's playground with plenty of restrooms. A great place to go to the beach and have a picnic.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“A great place for a stroll along the point to watch surfers and take in the beach scene”
  • 17 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Cruising the California Channel Island for education, recreation and research since 1968. Island packers provides transportation to the Channel islands where you can camp, hike, and kayak through the caves. They also have whale watching, wildlife cruises, and Ventura harbor cruises.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“A spot you can easily drive to on top of a mountain and see several cities from, the beach and islands.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Great hike up nearby streets/hills to scenic view overlook of Ventura and the Pacific Coast”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Park with playground that also has hiking trail around park through foothills ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Original two story adobe home of Don Raymundo Olivas in the park. Built in 1847. Once a social hub of the Santa Clara River Valley, the restored two-story main house has its own chapel, a display of Olivas family photographs in the parlor, and period furnishings in the other rooms. Weddings are often held on the grounds, dating from the early California mission period.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Campground
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“A park with an interesting, if slightly sinister history - we walk our dog up there frequently. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Campground
Playground
“This park is a fantastic place to see Monarch butterflies overwintering from November through January. This site is easily accessible and open to the public.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Great for kids to play on. Great for the kid-watcher to sit and watch the waves and the children. Win-win!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends