Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Ventura

The area's festivals and live music are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to 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-see attractions. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Ventura

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

  • 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)

Seasonal weather averages in Ventura

Travellers enjoy Ventura for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, September, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Ventura

Travellers 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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Ventura?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 700 holiday rentals around Ventura. From 112 flats & apartments to 72 resorts, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Ventura is on Stayz.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ventura:

  • Pierpont Bay: 147 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 28 holiday homes
  • Silver Strand: 71 holiday homes
  • Western Malibu: 76 holiday homes
  • Mission Canyon: 180 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ventura?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Ventura. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park: 638 holiday rentals
  • Venture Pier: 643 holiday rentals
  • Rubicon Theatre Company: 651 holiday rentals
  • Albinger Archaeological Museum: 646 holiday rentals
  • Emma Wood State Beach: 739 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Ventura?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 112 Condos/Apartments in Ventura. Our other popular types of Ventura holiday rentals include:

  • Resorts: 72 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 38 holiday houses
  • Studios: 64 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ventura?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 108 holiday homes with pool available in Ventura. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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