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“Underwhelmed”

Ventura Harbor Village
Ranked #1 of 24 Shopping in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
North Hollywood
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

To be honest, I was disappointed. The shops are pretty touristy, and most of them just sell the standard beach-related crap. You could be in any seaside town by the looks of them. There are a few pottery and photography galleries that have nicer stuff, but that's about it, except for the restaurants. The restaurants are a mixed bag, but they all seem to have nice views of the marina and surrounding mountains. The Channel Islands Visitor Center at the end is small, but has a couple of nice exhibits.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Well-kept secret”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Lovely place to walk with kids, nice views of marina, great restaurants, very clean and safe; fantastically close to beautiful beach.

Visited February 2013
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napa, ca
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice area”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Te harbor area is nice. It's not Monterey nice but there's no charge for parking which is nice since everything comes with a price in Ventura. Christy's Cafe was a great little place for breakfast.

Visited March 2013
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Long Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“ok if you want food, but nothing else”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a sleepy little village (if that's what you can call if) is a collection of restaurants and some mediocre shops. Great if you're going to dine, but not a destination for shopping. Save that for Main Street.

Visited March 2013
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Oxnard
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fresh and Breezy”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have visited often and never left hungry or disappointed. There are many events throughout the year, wonderful restaurants, a museum close by, and wonderful sea breezes to clear your mind.

Visited February 2013
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