Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Ventura

The area's festivals and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Ventura. Well known for its beaches, surfing and seaside, this walkable city won't disappoint. Mission San Buenaventura and Ventura Pier are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Ventura

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Ventura a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo (23.4 mi / 37.6 km)
  • Libbey Bowl (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Sterling Hills Golf Club (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Soule Park Golf Course (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Cantara Cellars (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Mountain View Golf Course (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Ventura

Travelers enjoy Ventura for its surfing. If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 76°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Ventura

Travelers love Ventura for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Ventura is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lotusland (23.6 mi / 38 km)
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden (26.6 mi / 42.8 km)
  • Emma Wood State Beach (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • McGrath State Beach (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Mandalay County Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Lake Casitas Recreation Area (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Ventura

The nearest airport is in Oxnard, CA (OXR), located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Santa Paula, CA (SZP), which is 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Ventura Station.

Where to stay around Ventura?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 796 vacation rentals near Ventura. From 458 Houses to 125 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ventura for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Ventura?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ventura:

  • Pierpont Bay: 160 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 29 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Beach: 127 vacation rentals
  • Oxnard Shores: 194 vacation rentals
  • Santa Barbara Beach: 150 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ventura?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ventura. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ventura Harbor: 700 vacation rentals
  • Lake Casitas Recreation Area: 864 vacation rentals
  • Ventura Pier: 714 vacation rentals
  • Ventura County Fairgrounds: 712 vacation rentals
  • Mission San Buenaventura: 712 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ventura listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ventura?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 458 Houses in Ventura. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ventura include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 125 rentals available
  • Cottages: 39 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 39 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ventura?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 119 vacation rentals with pool available in Ventura. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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