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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 2022 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 to savor popular clam chowder options at Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market, Brophy Bros Clam Bar & Restaurant, Boatyard Pub, Harbor Cove Café, and more! Click here for a listing of what picturesque Ventura Harbor Village restaurants are offering.

#2 Happy Hours by the Sea

Watch the colorful sunset while enjoying Taco Tuesdays at Margarita Villa or Baja Bay Surf N' Taco.

#3 Take a Soak in Style

Lemon & Lei offers a variety of amazing bath bombs & refreshing soaps as part of their natural bath & body collection to help enhance your showers and soaks!

#4 Warm up With a Hot Beverage

Stop by Sugar Lab Bake Shop to indulge in a cup of hot coffee or one of their other specialty drinks. We guarantee it will keep you warm while you stroll the Harbor Village Promenade (for best results, hold your piping hot beverage while watching a spectacular Ventura Harbor sunset!)

#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 with toppings of your choice! Plus, new Hot Cocoa Bombs are sure to warm your inner core!

#6 Accessorize

Prepare for the upcoming spring season by updating your personal and home accessories. Stop by Treasure Cove and Tina O’Brien’s Mermaid Gallery for beautiful jewelry, artwork, décor, & collectibles!

#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 gear from Ventura Dive & Sport!

#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. Warm beverages just taste better out of a handmade mug. Get yours from local potters at Ventura Pottery Gallery.

#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.

#13 Real French Croissant Hot Out of the Oven

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

#14 Warm Up Your Look

Do your hairdo justice! Revive your winter low lights at Silhouettes by the Beach Salon or enjoy indoor pampering services with Frenchies Modern Nail Salon and Hair Extensions by Shirley!

#15 A Ride on the Water

Being on the water doesn’t have to be chilly! Come to Ventura Boat Rentals to get warm while pedaling on a character boat (swans, dragons and ducks!) Or how about an exhilarating trip on Islands Packers cozy Catamaran.

#16 Whale Watching

Come check out Island Packers for their Whale Watching excursions that are happening this winter & spring!

#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 Have Some Family Friendly Fun

It may be cold outside, but you can still play! The Ultimate Escape Rooms offers on-site, or virtual experiences from the warmth of your home. You’ll have a fun, adventurous "getaway" to challenge your mind with friends, co-workers or family. Don't forget about our very own Village Carousel and Arcade: play vintage video and ticket redemption games for all ages while you enjoy tasty treats!

#19 Bask in the Glow of a Warm Fire

Warm up with food and a firepit! Come by 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese and Copa Cubana to enjoy fireside dining.

#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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