Oxnard is home to miles of pristine white sand beaches, electric nightlife, some of the best taquerias in the state, historic Victorian-era architecture, the California Strawberry Festival, and an expansively picturesque harbor that serves as the closest access point to the Channel Islands National Park. Just sixty miles northwest of LAX and in close proximity to Santa Barbara, Oxnard is one of California’s best-kept secrets.
Ventura is a place that embodies a casual soul and unexpected allure. Ventura is a vibrant town that checks stress and pretense at the door. Its artistic culture, enduring history, and privileged locale is crazy-inviting, very much alive, and refreshingly human.
Originally a 10,000-acre ranch, bought by the Camarillo family in the mid-1870s, Camarillo as a city, didn’t truly begin its expansion until the 1950s, after the U.S. Route 101 was constructed. Today, it’s Ventura County’s fourth-largest city and one of the safest places to live in California; complete with a diverse range of visitor attractions, vibrant dining scenes, and amazingly friendly locals.