The beautiful city of Ventura is just 66 miles north of Los Angeles along the 101 freeway. This amazing coastal city has been considered one of America's most desirable places to live. Surfers' Point, the Ventura Harbor and historic downtown are just a few of Ventura's gems.
The SoCal Scene's Alison Martino explored the city and found some of its vintage destinations that make this trip worthwhile!
Times Remembered – Antique and Collectables shop
467 E Main St., Ventura, CA 93001
In historic downtown Ventura, stop at Times Remembered, the largest antique and collectibles shop in the city. Browse the isles that feature classic toys, pottery, glassware, furniture, advertising books, vinyl records and more. Some say it is like taking a trip back in time. You can find collectibles from popular shows and movies from previous eras such as "Star Trek," "I Love Lucy," "The Brady Bunch" and more.
The prices are reasonable, and the experience is unforgettable.
Make sure you stop by during your Ventura visit and bring your mask.
3891 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001
Founded by four friends, Ventura Spirits has been crafting spirits from local resources since 2011. The company's mission has been to use California's central coast's natural and agricultural bounty to hand-craft novel and delicious spirits. Driven by a sense of exploration and discovery, Ventura Spirits is passionate about creating liquors with unexplored or underutilized inputs.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 safety protocols, the tasting room is closed until further notice, but the distillery is still offering curbside pickup and online ordering.
Head to their website to browse their selection.
Waypoint Ventura: the Vintage Trailer by the Beach
An unforgettably unique hotel and outdoor experience await at Waypoint Ventura! A six-minute walk from the Ventura Pier, Waypoint Ventura is the place to go for a getaway vacation in vintage-style aluminum trailers. The eclectic, individually styled trailers have patios and air conditioning. Some sleep up to 5 guests and have pull-out beds. All offer kitchenettes with sinks, minifridges and microwaves (there are no stovetops), plus in-suite facilities.
Flat screens, Wi-Fi and Italian linens are provided. Other amenities include loaner bikes and lawn games, along with barbecue, fire pits and electric charging stations.
You can even bring your own trailer to their RV Park to enjoy life by the sea.
Visit their website for more details.
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