Best Activities in Ventura
Ventura Botanical Gardens: Spread across over 100 acres of picturesque mountain terraces, the Ventura Botanical Garden has over 30,000 plants sprinkles on its hillside location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Entrance costs only $7 per person.
Rent Surrey Bikes with Wheel Fun Rentals: One of the best adventures in Ventura is biking along the beach with a bike rental from Wheel Fun Rentals. You can rent a double surrey bike for $39 per hour, which can fit up to six adults and two children under the age of 6. This is a great experience for a family vacation in California.
Hike in Arroyo Verde Park: If you’re booking a family vacation to Ventura, you won’t want to miss Arroyo Verde Park. There are beautiful trails to hike and explore and a large inclusive playground to play on. Plus, parking is free on the weekdays except holidays. There is a small fee on the weekends.
Mondo’s Beach: While Ventura has plenty of beautiful beaches, Mondo’s Beach is extra special. Located right off Highway 1, this local’s favorite is lined with large boulders on one side and the Pacific Ocean to the other side. The beach comes alive in the mornings as the sun peaks out over the Topatopa Mountains. This spot is a favorite of surfers, too!
The Channel Islands: Ventura is the gateway to Channel Islands National Park. If you want to kick up your adventure factor on your family vacation to Ventura, book a day trip to Santa Cruz Island with Island Packers. Within 3 hours of Ventura, you can go hiking and kayaking on one of the most awe-inspiring National Parks on earth.
Rent Swan Boats with Ventura Boat Rentals: One of the best ways to see Ventura is on the water with a swan boat rental from Ventura Boat Rentals. Kids will love the variety of pedal boats to choose from: swan boats, dragon boats, duck boats, and more, making it a great experience for a family vacation in California.