Area Destinations

Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, you’ll find the casual, seaside city of Oxnard where oceanfront recreation, fabulous festivals, sweet strawberries, exceptional weather, and miles of uncrowded beaches await your discovery. Home to the California Strawberry Festival, and neighbor to the breathtaking Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Oxnard is a welcomed retreat any time of year. Join us, stay for a while, and savor the sweet and spicy international flavors in Oxnard — Elevate your senses.

Farmers Market

Every Sunday from 10am – 2pm (Rain or Shine) Bring the entire family and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sunday harborside Farmers’ Market. With live entertainment, a face painter & balloon artist, a large selection of cooked foods, local artisans, and of course the view, the Channel Islands Farmers’ Market is an unbeatable experience!



Oxnard’s multicultural influences are evident in the abundance of international restaurants.  Whether it’s Italian, Thai, Mexican, Mediterranean, Brazilian or even kosher cuisine that you’re craving, Oxnard delivers a wide range of dining choices.

In Downtown Oxnard alone there are forty different eateries at your disposal, from full-service restaurants, dining in historical places, to cozy cafes and taquerias.  At the Channel Islands Harbor, fresh seafood and waterfront dining are the lure.

Wine tasting is coming into its own in the Oxnard area, with Herzog Wine Cellars leading the charge as the largest producer of Kosher wines on the West Coast. Herzog also makes a great starting point for the new Ventura County Wine Trail.


Things To Do

There’s many things to do in Oxnard. Oxnard’s the place for family fun. Whether it’s pedaling a four-wheel surrey along a coastal bike path, hiking amidst colorful spring wildflowers, kart racing at heart-pounding speeds, or surfing on the beach, Oxnard is loaded with activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Whale watching is a popular activity and fun for the entire family.

Oxnard is also the place for romance. Sunset strolls at Mandalay Beach, dinner for two at the local winery, or kayaking together at Channel Islands Harbor. The Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary –  a 90-minute boat trip from Oxnard’s harbor –  is one of the top attractions in the region.


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