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Ventura Harbor Village

1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
805-477-0470
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Ventura
Type: Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: We love our Harbor! Our Facebook page is a place for our local community, as well as welcome tourists stopping through, to enjoy our views, to post... more » Owner description: We love our Harbor! Our Facebook page is a place for our local community, as well as welcome tourists stopping through, to enjoy our views, to post and share what's happening at our Harbor: from a day on the beach, a beautiful sunset, whale spotting, bird and seal pictures, to restaurant, nightlife or new water excursions taking place at Ventura Harbor Village! Ventura Harbor Village is California’s seaside playground brimming with fresh seafood and a wide variety of cuisines to tantalize your palette, boutique shops and art galleries around every corner, SUP, kayak, pedal and electric boat rentals to get on the water and see the seals, family fun at the arcade, kite flying, or playing in the sand at one of the safest beaches in the County “Mother’s Beach” (Harbor Cove Beach), daily boat trips, as well as sailing and dive charters to explore the Channel Islands National Park, coastal fashion and décor, a beautiful walking promenade with daily Happy Hours overlooking the boats, and a comedy club boasting top celebrity names to put a smile on your face. Now you can see why we Love our Harbor! « less
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Ventura, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There are several okay restaurants and the harbor is fun to walk around plus there is a pretty good beach and pretty good surfing. The tourist shops are pretty tacky and there are only a couple. You can always take Island Packers over the the Channel Islands which is both interesting and fun. Plus you can rent kayaks, jet skis,... More

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Miami, FL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a "cute" place to explore: A lot of restaurants, niche market curios, an ice cream parlor and a dive shop. There were numerous interesting stores like a art tile place (the put art on tiles), and other fun things to see. Its a nice place to stop after you've spent the day on a dive boat or at... More

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Inyokern,CA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

There is plenty of free parking all along the Harbor Village. With so many places to shop and stops to eat you will almost have to spend two days to see everything. You can rent a kayak, peddle boat, power boat or go on a harbor tour. Shop til ya drop is a true daying here. Right next to outstanding... More

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Desert Hot Springs, California, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The shops are in clusters and it's not very open. We got ice cream for the grandkids and window shopped. It's right across the street from the ocean so we went back the next day and spent the afternoon there on the beach.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Native Californian and this was my first time visiting the harbor. It does at times have an odor. Very strange. We stayed two days and really enjoyed the area. Took a harbor cruise and the kids loved it!

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Variety of shops and food places. Lure was also good..Loved walking around the harbor and seeing the shipsl Great views.

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Ventura, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Start off at Andrea's, then get some ice cream, rent some paddle boats, walk around and check out the stores. So much to do here. Beautiful view! We love it.

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Los Angeles, CA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We liked the environment in terms of how the shops and water and boats looked. But the harbor smell was overwhelming at times and unappetizing. We actually left, went back to grab something to eat in Oxnard. We couldn't seem to find any bargain or cafe style places to eat that weren't overly pricey. But I think their maps are... More

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Valencia, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We love walking around the harbor area and shopping in the stores at the harbor. Several restaurants available, food is better than average. Seafood restaurants offer fresh local catch choices. Harbor boat tours available and worth taking.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is a cute place to walk around. We got there after all the shops, but still was able to mill around. And as always, the pirate boat was in its slip. Fun cut outs to take pictures with.

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