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Address: 2786 Seaglass Way, Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone Number: +1 805-988-0717
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Make the California Welcome Center, Oxnard the first stop on your Central...

Make the California Welcome Center, Oxnard the first stop on your Central Coast adventure. You'll find a wine tasting room where you can sample Ventura County wines, info on local, regional and statewide attractions and tickets. Gifts and souvenirs from local merchants, free wifi, clean restrooms, and above all, friendly and professional staff to assist you with your travel planning needs. Specializing in locally produced merchandise. Open 7 days a week! Stop in along the way or even if you are dreaming of a get-away.

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Friendly and attentive!

I'm from Oxnard, but moved across the country over 3 years ago. I wanted something with the California bear on it, and found the perfect thing in this great store. The two... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
hbabauta
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm from Oxnard, but moved across the country over 3 years ago. I wanted something with the California bear on it, and found the perfect thing in this great store. The two representatives helping folks out in the store are exactly what a customer would hope to expect there - they were genuine, friendly and absolutely interested in the visitors... More 

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Thank hbabauta
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and for purchasing your California Bear gift from us. We look forward to seeing you again on a return trip to Oxnard. More 

Oxnard
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The center is nice however they need to update their pamphlets. I picked up a pamphlet and when I got home started to read what was happening around Ventura county and I found a few things that I wanted to with my husband. I realized that I had last years pamphlet. Very disappointing. They should make sure the pamphlets are... More 

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We try our best to keep our literature as current as possible. We are in the process of reprinting the 2016 Oxnard Events Calendar. Please check back as we hope to have the new calendar published shortly. Thank you. More 

Oxnard, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I went into this place which is housed in the most expensive spot for commercial real estate in Oxnard. Nice people...what is the reason for this place? Complete and utter waste of money

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Thank Jim L
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are one of 18 California Welcome Centers in the state. We are a non-profit organization owned and operated by the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau. Our mission is to market tourism for Oxnard as a destination and market the hospitality & travel industry in partnership with California tourism. We are a travel and tourism... More 

Camarillo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable about the best attractions locally and state wide.

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you on a return visit to Oxnard. More 

Oxnard, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

There's an excellent selection of wines to taste from. Shopping center is beautiful and there's cool local stuff inside the storefront. Staff is helpful with info about local happenings.

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you on a return visit to Oxnard. Please plan to wine taste in the Ventura County Wine Trail wine tasting room at the Welcome Center. if you purchase a bottle of wine the same day you taste, you will receive a 10% discount off your bottle purchase. Enjoy the... More 

Ventura
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Helpful. Informative. Very friendly. Lots of brochures. Hope to come back in the near future for a wine tasting.

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you on a return visit to Oxnard to taste wines from the Ventura County Wine Trail tasting room at the Welcome Center. More 

Camarillo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

we had a welcoming and wonderful visit to your center. People were informative and friendly. we bought a few items

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Please plan to visit us again as we are always updating the Welcome Center with new travel literature and fun retail merchandise, too. More 

Merritt Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Stopped by for maps and activity guides for California to share with family recently relocated to California. We have enjoyed many trips to California and love to explore so we also benefited with some additonal activity guides - Store was bright and welcoming and attendant was very helpful and charming.

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased we were able to assist you in the planning of your future family visits to California. We look forward to seeing you on a return visit to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. More 

South Florida, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Henry and Hailey were a wealth of information and provided us with great trip information. We would not have visited and had great experiences at some of our stops along the way. Thank you!!!

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy you found our services helpful in planning your travels. We look forward to seeing you upon a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I've been to Tourist Info Centers around the world and this one is top notch and definitely recommended highly when you're visiting in the area. The staff was friendly, helpful and well informed about the sights and restaurants in their area. They were very proud of the Oxnard, and So. Cal, area and were glad to share their knowledge. Worthwhile!... More 

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased your found our resources helpful. We look forward to seeing you upon a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travel days. More 

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