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Top park recommendations from locals

Other Great Outdoors
“Beautiful hiking as well as sightseeing. Many movies and TV shows have been filmed here. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
“Best spot in town to see the sunset. Free. Walk down to the grassy area. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
National Park
“Check out the whole area if you like to hike. Trails for everyone from the ocean to the mountains.”
  • 26 locals recommend
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
“This is a natural 1.5-mi.-long beach lined with caves & tide pools, a popular surf & windsurfing spot.”
  • 22 locals recommend
“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
Nature Preserve
“Incredible panoramic views of the ocean on this easy hike high above the pacific”
  • 7 locals recommend
“A great place for a stroll along the point to watch surfers and take in the beach scene”
  • 17 locals recommend
“The Gardens of the World is privately owned and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation, Inc. The Gardens exist not only as a cultural contribution to the community, but as an educational tool. Volunteer docents lead guided tours and assist with school tours throughout the year.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“One of my favorite hikes - a pretty drive through the canyon to get there. ”
  • 28 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
“Beautiful hike with a number of different trails to meet the various experience levels of hikers. Many trails lead to an active waterfall and teepee. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
“A spot you can easily drive to on top of a mountain and see several cities from, the beach and islands.”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Great hike up nearby streets/hills to scenic view overlook of Ventura and the Pacific Coast”
  • 17 locals recommend
“Two hiking options both with wine tasting and one with a meet-n-greet with a local celebrity giraffe and either option is an amazing choice ”
  • 4 locals recommend
“Great spot for the little ones where many parents bring their children to play...”
  • 17 locals recommend