Ventura (also known as San Buenaventura) is the seat of Ventura County, California. The city lies on the west coast of the United States, northwest of Los Angeles. Its territories are bounded by the Ventura River on the west and the Santa Clara River on the south. Ventura enjoys a Mediterranean climate, typical for the coastal cities in the area. With its numerous attractions and beautiful beaches, Ventura is a popular tourist destination.
Major employers in Ventura include the County of Ventura, Ventura County Health Care Agency, Ventura Unified School District, Community Memorial Hospital, and Argon ST. The city is also a home to the clothing company Patagonia. Ventura offers many options for companies that want to rent executive suites.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Ventura offers visitors the chance to visit the Museum of Ventura County, Bell Arts Factory, Ventura Hot Glass Studio, Olivas Adobe house, and the San Buenaventura Mission. The city has several beaches, with options for surfing, jogging, bike riding, rollerblading, and walking. There is professional live theater in the city (Rubicon Theater Company), several book stores, and the E.P. Foster Library. Ventura offers a diverse dining experience, you can try Winchesters Bar and Grill, Johnny’s for beef burritos, Taj Café if you prefer Indian food, Trufflehound’s to sample fine chocolates, or the incredible pizzas at Toppers Pizza.
Ventura is located sixty-eight miles from Los Angeles International Airport. From the airport you can reach the city by car (on Highway 101) or Amtrak rail services. Local airport alternatives include the Santa Barbara airport, which offers regional domestic flights, as well as the Oxnard Airport. Metro link provides rail connections from Los Angeles. Bus routes to the city include the VISTA inter-city bus routes and Greyhound. Getting around the city is possible with Gold Coast Transit.