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Downtown Ventura is home to the Mission San Buenaventura, museums, galleries, dining, and shopping. Located in downtown is the historic Ortega Adobe, once home to the Ortega family known for chili products. Downtown Ventura is home to Ventura’s ornate city hall with its statue of Junipero Serra Downtown includes restaurants, wine bars, breweries, and the Rubicon Theatre Company.

Speaking of picky eaters, getting dinner together can be a challenge. But we’ve got good news. Downtown Ventura has a ton of kid-friendly restaurants with food so delicious it will delight even the most discerning palate. Grab a quick and easy dinner with truly amazing pizza from Pizza Man Dan’s, burgers from The Habit, or tacos and burritos from Snapper Jack’s. Want to sit down and enjoy a meal together? The kids will love Busy Bee’s classic diner decor and at-the-table jukeboxes.

Have some kids who need to get their wiggles out? Or are you looking to get moving yourself? Either way, Downtown Ventura has no shortage of options to get you and your family active. Rent surfboards at Rip Curl and paddle them out at Ventura’s iconic C Street break, right by the Pier. Or enjoy the same views — but stay dry — by renting bikes or a surrey at Wheel Fun Rentals.

Nothing compares to shopping Downtown, where you can support local businesses & artisans while enjoying our ideal weather and beach town vibes. While you’re here, dine at delicious eateries, enjoy hometown breweries, and experience the arts! There’s no place like Downtown Ventura!

What is Main Street Moves? We’ve transformed five blocks of Main Street (from the historic Mission to Fir Street) and one block of South California Street (between Santa Clara and Poli) into a spacious promenade open to pedestrian and cyclist traffic only.

During Main Street Moves, many Downtown businesses have expanded their service area to the sidewalks, allowing more room for dining and shopping, and giving visitors a chance to support Downtown Ventura businesses while maintaining safe distances.

The Downtown Oxnard Certified Farmers’ Market is a free open-air community market located in the beautiful Plaza Park at 5th & B Streets in Oxnard, CA. Open year-round, the market offers an enormous variety of the freshest local fruits and produce available as well as freshly prepared items such bread, dried fruits, nuts, and more.

Tables and chairs are provided for guests to relax in the park, eat, listen to live music performances by local entertainers and bring the kids to enjoy the fresh air and activities. Every Thursday all guests are welcome to participate in the free noon-time raffle.

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