Oxnard is a city in Southern California, in the United States. It is situated on the coast, 35 miles west of the Los Angeles city limits. The city is on the edge of the fertile Oxnard Plain, an agricultural center devoted to growing strawberries and lima beans.
The economy of Oxnard centers on international trade, agriculture, manufacturing, defense, and tourism. The Port of Hueneme in Oxnard is the only deep-harbor commercial port between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This port is used for trade with the Pacific Rim economies. Companies using the port include Del Monte Foods, Chiquita, BMW, Land Rover, and Jaguar. Major companies that are headquartered in Oxnard include Boss Audio, Robbins Auto Tops, and Haas Automation. Companies with office space or other facilities in the area include Procter & Gamble and Sysco.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Oxnard is famous for its strawberries. As California’s largest strawberry producer, it is also home to the annual California Strawberry Festival. Held at Oxnard College in the summer, the festival features food items such as strawberry nachos, strawberry pizza, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry sundaes, and strawberry champagne. Besides the food, there are venders and activities at the festival. As an ocean community, Oxnard offers over 20 miles of scenic, relatively un-crowded coastline. There are several large beaches, with incredibly soft sand. The areas sand dunes have been used in many movies to recreate Middle-Eastern desert dunes. There is world-class surfing at many of the beaches. Oxnard beaches include Mugu Rock State Beach, Ormond Beach, Hueneme Beach, Silver Strand Beach, Hollywood Beach, Hollywood-By-the-Sea, Mandalay Beach, Oxnard State Beach, Oxnard Shores, 5th Street Beach, McGrath State Beach, and Rivermouth Beach. Dining options in Oxnard include The Whales Tail, Cabo Seafood Grill & Cantina, Moqueca Restaurant, La Dolce Vita, and Tierra Sur At Herzog Wine Cellars.
The nearest major airport to Oxnard is Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. This domestic airport is 48 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is Bob Hope Airport, featuring domestic flights from Burbank, just 55 miles from Oxnard. Oxnard is also a major transportation hub offering Amtrak train service, the Metro-link light rail, and Greyhound bus transportation.