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Why Vacation in Ventura County, Part 2

MORE FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE HIDDEN GEM

Nature has been generous to Ventura: snuggled between the Ventura River and the Santa Clara River valleys and sheltered by Mt. Pinos with 9,000 feet high peaks, it is the land of abundance, great natural beauty, and a relaxed beach city vibe. All types of nature draw visitors to the area and for good reason. Last week, the experts at RE/MAX Gold Coast blogged about 3 things to do in Ventura. This week, we’re sharing 3 more. Ready?

  • Surf’s Up at Surfers Point Beach

Surfers Point Beach is located next to the Seaside Park at the mouth of Ventura River. The river goes behind the beach, forming a lagoon – a great habitat for many species of birds. The beach point faces south, forcing the waves to curl around it. Surfers can ride these waves all the way to the Ventura City Pier.

West of the point windsurfers and kiteboarders start their show as soon as the wind picks up. Also to the west of the point is Emma Wood State Beach, while to the east is Seaside Park and the Promenade, a path that takes you straight to the pier. If you are wondering what to do in Ventura with kids, head to Surfers Point Beach. The beach has several picnic tables and benches, restrooms, and showers. This beach is not much fun for swimming.

  • Take a Dip at Emma Wood State Beach

Emma Wood State Beach Park, located about two miles west of Ventura, is great for swimming and surfing but is especially popular among fishermen who go there for perch, cabezon, bass, and corbina. There is a good reason for such a rich population: at the southeast end of the park, the Ventura River forms the Ventura River Estuary, creating a great feeding ground for many species of fish and a great habitat for other wildlife such as raccoons, various songbirds, and great blue herons. You can often see dolphins swimming just offshore. Exploring the park is fun even if you are not into fishing – there are crumbling ruins of a coastal artillery site from the WWII. You can also enjoy a lovely view of the Channel Islands from the beach.

  • Ride the Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path

Bicycle riders can have lots of fun exploring the area around Ventura. Why not bike to the nearby city of Ojai, nicknamed “Shangri-La” because of its natural beauty and dedication to health and spirituality? This paved bike path is an easy ride even for beginners. The trail is built on an old Ventura-Ojai railway line. After passing the first few miles of a fairly industrial area, you will come to the beautiful Foster Park on your west. This is the only relatively steep portion of the path, so take a break after that and enjoy the view. Soon after passing the park, the path branches off to the picturesque Sulphur Road, which is a little steeper but has nice views. If that’s not on your agenda, continue on the easier path to Ojai and treat yourself to a cold drink and a bit of sightseeing before heading back.

We’ll share more fun things to do in Ventura next week. For now, check out the amazing vacation rentals offered by the County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast. Imagine you, your family and friends vacationing in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches or Camarillo. Just call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and allow us to help you vacation in Ventura County.

 

Why Vacation in Ventura County?

THE HIDDEN GEM EVERYONE WHO VISITS FALLS IN LOVE WITH

A vacation in Ventura County means fun at one of California’s tourist gems. It has beautiful beaches and islands for adventure seekers, as well as parks and gardens for more relaxed travelers. Even history enthusiasts are delighted with Ventura’s old churches and ancient buildings from the pre-colonial period. Another thing to love in Ventura—the year-round warm average temperatures with no snowfall, providing everyone with a chance to enjoy the beaches no matter what time of the year.

If you’re planning a trip to Ventura soon, this list will be of great help. Check out the 3 things to do in Ventura that will make your vacation an unforgettable one!

  • Visit Ventura Pier and Promenade
    Established in 1872, Ventura Pier is the eighth-longest pier in the state of California. It spans 1,700 feet and is made entirely of wood, except for the steel foundation. The dock was mainly used to serve the local industries of agriculture, construction, and oil. At present, it is now a popular tourist attraction, especially for fishing and sunset watching. It also has a sand playground where kids can play, as well as panels where everyone can view photos and information regarding the pier’s history. Indeed, it makes for a nice afternoon stroll for the whole family.
  • Learn about the history of Mission San Buenaventura
    One of the most popular worship places in the county is Mission San Buenaventura. It is a Roman Catholic church that was founded in 1782 and is also known as “Mission by the Sea”. The structure, which is more than 200 years old, is regarded as a California Historical Landmark and is also included on the list of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours are available for families and students who wish to learn more about the history of the church and the mission life. The church also has a gift shop where you can purchase various religious items.
  • Enjoy marvelous views at Grant Park
    Located in an elevated part of Ventura, the 107-acre (43-hectare) Grant Park is the best place to catch a panoramic view of the town on a clear day. From the top, you will see the famous Channel Islands and the beautiful beaches surrounding the area. Aside from the views, many tourists go to Grant Park because of a huge replica of the cross that was once placed on this hill during the Mission Era.

Next week, we’ll share more things you won’t want to miss when you visit Ventura County. Meantime, check out the amazing vacation rentals offered by the County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast. We invite you to bring your family and friends to vacation in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches or Camarillo. Just call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and allow us to help you make your vacation in Ventura County one for the memory books!

Bye Bye Ventura County Fair, 2019

TWELVE DAYS OF FUN JUST CONCLUDED

The 144th Ventura County Fair finished its 2019 run last Sunday after twelve days of fun, excitement, education, and entertainment. A total of 299,011 visited the fair this year.

 “The fair was a great success, bringing happiness to thousands of people,” said James Lockwood, public relations and marketing director. “There are so many variables in that each year is unique in itself – in its weather, financial conditions … all these things come into play somehow,” Lockwood added. “We do not judge the success of the fair by the people who pass through the gate but by the quality of their experience. So we’re really happy with the 299,011. We think it’s a very strong number.”

There were cutbacks to this year’s event, most notably the loss of the fair parade and a nightly fireworks show. Fireworks took place only on Saturdays and Sundays this year, but guests “were not disappointed,” Lockwood said.

This year’s event featured a new layout of the carnival midway, offering more shade and open space. The new layout provided “a sense of discovery,” Lockwood noted. “As visitors sought out their favorite rides, they came upon rides and games that they may have overlooked in the past.”

He said fair visitors also enjoyed the Fido 500 Mini Dog Races, featuring small dogs that weighed less than 15 pounds. The dog races took place next to the pig races on Porker Flats.

“It added a fun new element to Porker Flats and gave folks more variety,” Lockwood said.

Reaction to this year’s new ride called The Star Tower, which took riders up 100 feet to swing high above the lights, was “favorable,” he said.

One exhibit that stood out this year was the Tapigami display, where masking tape was used to create animals, flowers, monsters, and other “sculptures.” Those who stopped by were welcome to try their hand at the unusual art form.

“People spent a lot of time learning how to make wonderful art out of masking tape,” Lockwood said.

Book your vacation rental now so you don’t miss next year’s Ventura Country Fair, The Fair with Ocean Air. As the area’s full-service Property Management firm, Re/Max Gold Coast, we believe you’ll love staying in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches or Ventura and Camarillo, all the perfect base camp for fairgoers. Please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and reserve your vacation rental home now so you don’t miss next year’s fun. Ventura County Fair 2020 will be here sooner than you know it!

End of Summer Fun!

TOP 10 FAMILY SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Can you believe the end of Summer is almost here? Before you say goodbye to the season of outside fun, make sure you’ve made the most of the Summer of 2019. Here are 10 end of Summer activities to enjoy with your family that won’t break your bank.

1)    Host a potluck picnic. Gather friends and family and have everyone bring a dish that they prepared with their kids. Add music and games for a full day of excitement and good food.

2)    Plan a family field day. Pick all of your family’s favorite sports, get outside and play!

3)    Purchase a family package at a local water park or amusement park.

4)    Sometimes life can be so hectic that we don’t even notice the beauty around us. Spend a day with the kids walking around your very own neighborhood and taking notice of all the lovely things it has to offer.

5)    Have a family movie marathon; all movies, all day. Everyone picks their favorite movie to watch and you share some snacks and some quality time!

6)    Get together with your neighbors and plan a block party.

7)    Enjoy a day with no electronics. No cell phones, TV or video games. Take the time to talk and enjoy this special time with your family with no distractions.

8)    Have a backyard bowling tournament. Use empty containers for pins and a ball to roll and set up your bowling alley in the backyard or driveway.

9)    Set up some arts and crafts supplies in the backyard, get creative and later have an outdoor gallery to display the kid’s masterpieces.

10) Rent a beach house in West Ventura from Re/Max Gold Coast and do all of the above while away on vacay.

Don’t let the end of summer slip by without getting away to beautiful West Ventura. As the area’s full-service Property Management firm, we believe you’ll love staying at one of our beach houses like the one pictured at the top of this blog. We represent homes and condos in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark, Ventura and Camarillo. Please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and allow us to help you find the perfect vacation rental home to make lasting family memories from the Summer of 2019.  

Have Your Heard About The Camarillo Ranch House?

STEP BACK IN TIME TOURING THIS HIDDEN GEM

One of the hidden gems in the town of Camarillo is the lovely Camarillo Ranch House. Besides being a spectacular place to tie the knot, many residents and visitors are not aware that they can a take a step back in time and visit the Camarillo family’s 1892 Queen Anne Victorian home. It’s a great place to experience the grandeur of residing in a 6,000 square-foot house at the turn of the last century.

The home was originally owned by Adolfo Camarillo, a prominent California landowner, horse breeder, rancher, and philanthropist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 4.5-acre property, including the barn and stable adjacent to the ranch house, was given to the city of Camarillo in 1997. The city relocated the buildings to their current location a couple of years later and restored the exterior and foundation spending about $1.5 million. The remodel couldn’t have been completed without the investment of more than 10,000 volunteer hours.

In 2001 the Camarillo Ranch House opened to the public, but it is still considered a hidden gem. Today, the city of Camarillo funds basic maintenance. The rest is taken care of by the Camarillo Ranch Foundation. The foundation worked on matching specific styles of the rooms to match what they could have looked like when Camarillo and his family lived there.

Docent-guided tours of the includes access to all 15 rooms–the family’s bedrooms and Adolfo’s study and ranch office, now an exhibit room with revolving displays. Admire the 12-foot ceilings and extensive interior woodwork as you wander the house. Items belonging to the Camarillo family, historical photographs, and period-appropriate furnishings bring to life the colorful stories shared by our knowledgeable docents. Don’t forget to step outside and take in lovely views of the front lawn and gardens from the home’s generous wraparound porch.

Historic Home Tours last between 45-60 minutes and include access to the first and second floors. There is a $5 fee per guest. The Camarillo Ranch is a pet-friendly property, but pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Pets are not permitted inside the Camarillo Ranch House.

If you want to tour the Camarillo Ranch House as a resident, check out our long term rentals in the area. As the industry leader in West Ventura, we also represent properties in Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches Just call us at +1 (805) 832-4075.

Are You One of the Millennials Putting Off Adulting?

ISN’T IT TIME TO MOVE AWAY FROM MOM?

In a recent blog, we looked at the record number Millennials who are opting to live at home with their parents instead of adulting. In this blog, we are going to define adulting for those who aren’t familiar with the word.

The word adulting exploded onto the Internet in the past year. In fact, the American Dialect Society—the organization that basically invented choosing a “word of the year”—nominated the verb adult as last year’s most creative. And in the most recent issue, the linguistics journal American Speech has offered up these definitions:

1. To behave in an adult manner; engage in activities associated with adulthood

2. To make someone behave like an adult; turn someone into an adult

The linguists who wrote the piece also noted that this noun that has been turned into a verb has been turned back into a noun, in the form of an activity known as adulting—which operates in a sentence much like its cousin “parenting” does. They also traced the currently hot usage (Definition #1) back as far as a tweet from 2008.

Grew up in a town of 2k and adulted 10 years NYC. Same values: Keeping the job. Feeding the family. Educating the kids. Buying the stuff— unholytwerp (@unholytwerp) October 2, 2008

But while a definition is a satisfying thing to have sorted out, it doesn’t tell the whole story. For instance, it doesn’t explain the context in which one might want to use the word or why searches for the term have done this. According to Jane Solomon, a lexicographer at Dictionary.com, a big factor is millennials and their “delayed development.”

“This generation of millennials,” she says, “they go through life stages that other generations have gone through much later in life, like starting families, owning homes. Maybe they won’t own homes at all.”

And so this jokey way of describing one’s engagement in adult behaviors—whether that is doing your own taxes, buying your first lawnmower, staying in on a Friday, being someone’s boss or renting a home in West Ventura—can help those millennials acknowledge and/or make fun of and/or come to grips with that transition (or how late they are to it).

This is, after all, a transition their friends may not be going through yet or one that might seem to herald that certain end to their fading youth. To say you are adulting is to, on some level, create distance between you and what are implied to be actual adults who are adulting 100% of the time and therefore have little reason to acknowledge it. Or if they do, they might instead use phrases like going about my normal day.

If you are ready to begin adulting by moving out to a long-term rental in West Ventura, allow ReMax Gold Coast to help. Imagine waking up in your own adult place in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches or Camarillo. We can make that happen. Just call us at +1 (805) 832-4075.

14 Million Millennials Still Live With Mom

WHY NOT MOVE TO WEST VENTURA?

A growing number of young adults are choosing to live with mom today. The latest statistics from Zillow show that more than 14 million young adults nationwide — or 21.9% of people ages 23 to 37 — live with their mothers. That’s up from 12.7% in 2000. But they don’t have to. They could choose to live in any of the fine cities in beautiful West Ventura.

Zillow analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2000-2017, made available by the University of Minnesota, IPUMS-USA. They identified households in which a mother and her young adult child lived in the same household. The analysis also includes households where both parents were present, as long as the mother was.

The share of young adults unable or unwilling to flee the nest was fairly constant for the first half of the 2000s, with approximately 13% living with mom. But in 2006, when the housing market went bust and the economy began to unravel into a recession, the share of young adults—at this point, the millennial generation—living in their childhood homes understandably increased as they graduated into a weak economy where jobs were difficult to obtain.

It’s striking that such a large share of millennials still live with their mom because the economy has rebounded since the Great Recession, and unemployment rates, in general, are near historic lows.

The unemployment rate for young adults living with mom in 2017 was 10.3%, down from 19.5% in 2010. For comparison, the unemployment rate for young adults not living with mom was 4.3% in 2017, down from 9.2% in 2010. The strong labor market should make it easier—at least in theory—for millennials to leave the comforts of home. Yet, the share of young adults living with mom increased 4 percentage points between 2010 and 2017.

If you still live with mom, isn’t it time you moved out? If moving brings you to West Ventura, we here at ReMax Gold Coast, the County’s premier full-service Property management firm, are ready to help. We have several long-term rentals in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Camarillo. Just call us at +1 (805) 832-4075. It’s time to learn the fine art of adulting, and the first step is to move away from Mom. Don’t worry, you can still visit her, but won’t it be awesome to have your own place?

Seeking Out Ventura’s Artistic Underground

VENTURA IS BRIMMING WITH ART AND CULTURE

Ventura’s Artistic Underground is alive and well. It’s no wonder the arts thrive in this peaceful and quirky area. Surrounded by nature for inspiration, Ventura is a haven for artists that often gets overlooked.

When we think of what’s great about Ventura, we consider the perfect almost year-round Mediterranean weather, uncrowded beaches, a bustling Downtown, tons of family fun at the Harbor, the rugged adventure of the Channel Islands and much, much more. But with so many creatives calling this coastal community home, it’s no wonder the art scene here is flourishing.

Ventura Art

The first place to look for unique art is where the artists live. On the First Friday of the month, the residents of grassroots artist’s space Bell Arts Factory is open to the public. Come and peruse the new pieces in the gallery and see where the artists’ work. Everything from ceramicists, to painters, to draftsmen, to writers make their studios in this massive space, and exploring it is an adventure in itself. Pour a glass of wine and pick up a slice of pie from the hearse parked out front from local roving patisserie Desserts to Die For. This is a great time to purchase new work and talk to local artists directly.

Then there’s the 3rd annual Art Walk at the Shores in Oxnard set for Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 10 am to 3 pm. Local artists at the Shores, Hollywood Beach, and the Silver Strand will be participating. The is your chance to enhance your art collection and buy some fantastic original art. The event is FREE.

Looking for more great local art? Head down the street to Art City Studios, the sanctuary for local sculptors, or over to the Working Artists of Ventura (the WAV), an artist living and working space that opens its doors during First Friday of the month, just as Bell Arts does. Green Art People hosts live music and community art projects every Wednesday night, a particular favorite event for locals. Ventura’s yearly Art Walk brings all the artists and craftspeople of Ventura out of the woodwork–walk or shuttle around Downtown and the Avenue to see everything from jewelry, to stone carving, to mosaics.

Beyond these vibrant arts communities, there’s a slew of galleries across the city, including Vita Art Center, Studio 1317, H Gallery + Studios, and Mermaid Gallery Art Studio, and more. Looking for crafts and handmade jewelry? Then you must check out the weekly Channel Islands Farmer’s Market

Theater

Interested in theater? Ventura is home to the award-winning Rubicon Theatre, a professional theatre company featuring actors who operate in the entire Los Angeles area. Located in a gorgeous historic brick building, this theatre is an easy walk to Downtown but located out of the main bustle. For a more casual theatre experience, The Ventura Improv Company features fun, family-friendly showings every Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and is located right in the heart of Downtown.

Music

If music is more your jam, be sure to check out what’s playing at local venue Majestic Ventura Theatre. Summer is an amazing time for music in Ventura, with Ventura Music Festival, Music Under the Stars, Tequila & Taco Music Festival, and The Roadshow Revival, a Johnny Cash tribute festival, all rolling out in our busiest months. For a more classical twist, The Gold Coast Concert Chorus features over 120 members and performs an eclectic mix of choral music.

If you know where to look, then you know that Ventura is home to a ton of artist, actors, chefs, and musicians. In fact, Ventura is bubbling with creative energy that is far different from the city’s sand-and-palm-tree-lined exterior. www.ArtsVentura.org is the leading online resource for arts and cultural information for the area. It offers the largest database of arts and cultural events, workshops, jobs, individual artists, organizations, venues, and more.

If learning about Ventura’s artistic underground has inspired you to move or vacation here, contact ReMax Gold Coast As the leading full-service Property Management firm in Ventura County, we represent some of the finest long term rental home as well as fantastic vacation rentals. Please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and allow our team of creative artists to take care of you.  

Will a Record Breaking Heatwave Hit Ventura County This Summer?

TIPS ON STAYING COOL

While much of Southern California was spared the record breaking heatwave felt by those on the East Coast and in the Midwest, the region could see a one of its own this summer. The sweltering weather took its toll, contributing to multiple deaths, including at least one person in Philadelphia and two more in Chicago. Plus, it knocked out power Sunday night to thousands of residents in New York City and to an estimated 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses for two days.

Thankfully, Ventura County residents have not had to deal with any of these struggles…yet. But weather forecasters say be prepared all summer long.

“If you go to the beach — remember to stay in the shade, wear light-colored clothing and sunscreen,” said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the NWS in Oxnard. “In the afternoon, try to get somewhere cool. It’s almost too hot to be outside.”

During a record breaking heatwave, the National Weather Service urges individuals to take extra precautions when spending time outdoors. That’s when forecasters advise residents of Ventura County to reschedule strenuous activities during the early morning or evening and take frequent rest breaks in shaded areas or air-conditioned environments.

“Drink water even if you don’t feel thirsty,” Seto said. “Have a plan if you lose power at your house.”

Beat the heat

The most important thing to focus on this week is how to beat the heat. Not all rental homes have central air conditioning. Even if you do live in one with AC, remember blasting it is not a good idea for your pocketbook or the environment. Plus, it can create those dreaded power outages, which have been a problem in California during times of high energy consumption like we are expecting.

Using Old Fashioned Fans to cool your home

Whether your rental has AC or not, this blog from WhatFan shares 70+ tips on staying cool this summer. The blog touts using fans to reduce your ecological footprint. Fans are not the same as a high-tech air conditioning unit, but they can still be very effective and are less harmful to the environment. They make you cool just by moving the air around. But there is art to purchasing the right type and placing it in the right place.

A simple ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. Remember to turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room. Those fans cool people, not rooms, by creating a wind-chill effect. When you shower or take a bath, use the bathroom fan to remove the heat and humidity from your home. Your laundry room might also benefit from spot ventilation. Make sure bathroom and kitchen fans are vented to the outside, not just to the attic.

On hot days, avoid using the oven. Cook on the stove, use a microwave oven, or grill outside.

Install efficient lighting that runs cooler. Only about 10% to 15% of the electricity that incandescent lights consume results in light—the rest is turned into heat.

More excellent tips to keep the heat out include taking advantage of daylight instead of artificial lighting. Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes. Consider air-drying both dishes and clothing. Take short showers instead of baths. Minimize activities that generate a lot of heat, such as running a computer or dishwasher, and using hot devices such as curling irons or hair dryers. Even stereos and televisions will add some heat to your rental home.

If you are looking for a long-term rental in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Camarillo, allow us to help. As the County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast is here to help you find the perfect rental property for you. Just call us at +1 (805) 832-4075. And make sure to follow the tips above when it comes to a record breaking heatwave this summer.

Get Ready to Spice Things Up at the Oxnard Salsa Festival

SoCal’s Hottest Summer Event

Image courtesy of Oxnard Salsa Festival

The 21st Oxnard Salsa Festival is happening July 27th and 28th, 2019 at downtown’s Plaza Park from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Billed as THE celebration of Spicy Foods & Sizzling Entertainment, the annual event is considered one of Oxnard’s signature celebrations.

The two-day festival celebrates the local agricultural assets and cultural roots of the Central California Coast beach city in Ventura County. Enjoy top salsa bands, non-stop salsa dancing, a vendor marketplace, Kids Korner, Salsa Tasting Tent, international foods, a salsa recipe contest, and the Dance Contest & Charity Fundraiser. Admission is FREE except for the concerts which start at only $5.00. Watch this video of last year’s event.

At the Oxnard Salsa Festival, salsa dancing (and watching people dance) is all part of the fun. From the first beat of the conga on Saturday morning to the last note on Sunday night, the large dance floor is filled with dancers of all ages and ability.

One of the most popular culinary attractions at the Oxnard Festival is the Salsa Tasting Tent, where some 500 gallons of specialty salsas are dished up by local restaurants, Mexican markets, and gourmet salsa vendors. Whether your preference is for fresh & fruity, hot & smoky, sweet & spicy – or eye-watering extreme blends that defy description – all flavors imaginable are available under one roof in what could very well be Ventura County’s “biggest salsa bar!”

Shopping includes an eclectic mix of merchants throughout Plaza Park and on the streets of downtown Oxnard. Handmade jewelry, children’s boutique items, fashion wear & accessories, pottery, garden art, home décor, and imported clothing and handicrafts provide great shopping for unique gifts.

The Salsa Festival is Oxnard’s largest free community event, attracting an estimated 40,000 to 45,000 people to downtown every July. You need to attend either as a resident or visitor and ReMax Gold Coast can help. As the leading full-service Property Management firm in Ventura County, we represent some of the finest long term rental home as well as fantastic vacation rentals. Please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and allow our team to take care of you.

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