Eat your fill of strawberries during the California Strawberry Festival, play on the beach, and see incredible views during hikes through wildflowers when you stay in Vacasa's Oxnard, CA vacation rentals. This wonderfully vibrant ocean city has an intimate feel, yet offers numerous attractions and a great location, making this destination a perfect spot for a Southern California getaway.
Where Is Oxnard, CA?
Bursting with rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, palm trees, and beach grass, this Ventura County city is set on the south border of Ventura, CA, and the north border of the Santa Monica Mountains. Drive 61 or so miles for a day trips to Los Angeles, CA and the Hollywood area for a day of star-studded fun.
Although Oxnard has some incredible beaches, you can easily venture out and spend time at other famous coastal cities like Malibu, CA located about 30 miles south, or Venice Beach a 50-mile drive south, before coming back to the comfort of your Oxnard, CA vacation rental.
Things to Do in Oxnard, CA
Often called "America's Galapagos", the remarkable Channel Islands in Oxnard provides a plethora of activities for all ages. From exploring the Channel Islands Maritime Museum to kayaking through Channel Islands Harbor, you'll find your days brimming with excitement and adventure. Other outdoor adventures include whale watching excursions, boating, sailing, fishing, and simply building sandcastles on the beautiful Silver Sand Beach.
When bellies are empty, you won't have to travel far for replenishing. Simply walk to any of the harbor's eateries, such as Fisherman's Catch for some of the best clam chowder and other fresh seafood. You can even pick up some fresh produce and local trinkets at the Sunday Farmers' Market on the harbor.
Visit the Carnegie Art Museum for a quiet afternoon admiring the traveling international exhibits, then take the kids to the Gull Wings Children Museum to come face to face with sea creatures, explore the space station, and pretend to be a firefighter.
Enjoy a free concert in Heritage Square after walking past the historically preserved Victorian homes. Dine and sip wine here, or head to Herzog Wine Cellars for an incredible wine tasting experience. This is also the beginning of the new Ventura County Wine Trail, which offers memorable (and even custom) tours to taste the most crisp whites to dense reds.
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