20 Ways to Warm Yourself Seaside

The fun doesn’t end when it’s a bit chilly out! We’ve put together a list of 20 ways in 2020 to warm yourself seaside at Ventura Harbor & Ventura Harbor Village! We bet you’ll find a few that are right up your alley.

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#1 Handcrafted Chowders and Homemade Soups

This is absolutely the season to enjoy a bowl of hot soup or handcrafted chowders with a cool seaside view! Click here for a listing of what picturesque Ventura Harbor Village restaurants are offering.

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#2 Happier Hours are by the Sea

Warm yourself from the inside out with a tasty seaside libation. For a listing of all our amazing happy hours please click here. 

#3 Take a Soak in Style

New pop-up shop Lemon & Lei offers a variety of amazing bath bombs & refreshing soaps as part of the natural bath & body collection to help enhance your soak!

#4 Be a Kid Again (or Bring the Kiddos!)

Whether you prefer an invigorating game of air hockey or slicing and dicing Fruit Ninja style, the Village Arcade & Carousel has heaps of fun in store!

#5 Chocolate to Warm Your Heart & Soul

Chocolate connoisseurs can witness right before their eyes liquid chocolate pouring from chocolate machines at the new Top This Chocolate, where each creation can be made into personalized chocolate bars, squares or hearts with toppings of your choice!

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#6 Laugh it Up!

Is there anything better than a belly laugh to get your blood pumping? Ventura Harbor Comedy Club has live comedy shows weekly!

#7 Warm Your Toesies

Put a spring in your step & warmth to your toes with a new pair of socks from Lost in Socks! Over 1,000 styles to choose from!

#8 Buy a New Hoodie or Sweater

It’s probably time to revisit your last year’s hoodie or sweater… invest in a new favorite on trend at  Barefoot Boutique, Ventura Swimwear, or Casa de Regalos. Village Market has a variety of Ventura Harbor hoodies too!

#9 Upgrade your Wetsuit

Rips at the seams just won’t do. Get your new wetsuit and booties or dive to new depths with a suit from Ventura Dive & Sport!

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#10 Top Yourself Off

Grab a wool beanie or a felt hat to keep you super warm (and cute too!) from Hats Unlimited. Or try a European-style scarf or poncho from Anja’s Boutique!

#11 Stroll Through an Art Gallery or Two

Spend hours basking in the beauty of local art at Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts or Tina O’Brien’s Mermaid Gallery. Visit Treasure Cove for beautiful jewelry & collectibles! Warm beverages just taste better out of a handmade mug. Get yours from local potters at Ventura County Potters’ Guild. 

#12 Splurge on a Hot Fudge Sundae

OK, so not all of it’s hot, but how can you go wrong with an ooey gooey treat?! Coastal Cone has you covered. Or how about a HOT dog from The Parlor.

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#13 Real French Croissant Hot Out of the Oven

You know you want one. Chef Jean-Luc makes them fresh right here at Le Petite Cafe & Bakery. Try his cookies too! YUM.

#14 Warm Up Your Look

Do your hairdo justice! Maybe a trim or some winter low lights at Silhouettes by the Beach Salon.

#15 A Ride on the Water

Being on the water doesn’t have to be chilly! The Dreamer at Ventura Boat Rentals is warm and fully enclosed and offers weekend harbor cruises for your boating pleasure. Or how about an exhilarating trip on Islands Packers cozy Catamaran.

#16 Watch a Movie

Enjoy the high-definition 25-minute movie entitled, “Treasure in the Sea”, narrated by Kevin Costner at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor’s Center.

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#17 Watch a Golden Sunset

The colors have been almost unreal… pink, purple, mauve, lavender, tangerine… any of our seaside locations offer spectacular views, and for a real treat enjoy an early dinner at Water’s Edge Restaurant & Bar

#18 Try an Escape Room

It may be cold outside, but inside The Ultimate Escape Rooms you’ll have a fun, adventurous getaway to challenge your mind with friends, co-workers or family!

#19 Hot and Fresh Homemade Corn Tortillas

Need we say more? Homemade corn tortillas are unbelievably hard to find these days… and don’t they make all the difference in tacos?! Get your plate at Baja Bay Surf N’ Taco.

#20 Saganaki

That’s right, flaming cheese! Where else can you get a seaside view and table side flaming cheese? A winning combo for sure. Only at The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood Restaurant.

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