20 Ways to Warm Yourself Seaside

so many ways to warm yourself seaside! grab a comfy sweatshirt, enjoy some warm food, sip on a hot drink, wrap yourself in a cozy sweater, toast yourself by the fire

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

#1 Handcrafted Chowders and Homemade Soups

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

#2 Happy Hour

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

#3 Drink a Cup of Coffee or Tea

There’s no need to hang out in a strip mall parking lot when you can drink a delicious cup of Joe and enjoy the harbor view! Coffee Dock and Post has just what you need to get you warm and toasty.

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

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 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.

Good laughs make a good time, people enjoying some drinks and friendly company around a nice, warm, beautiful fire seaside

#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 Tuesday- Sunday!

#7 Take a Yoga Class

Get loose and limber with a class with YOGAqua.

#8 Buy a New Hoodie or Jacket

It’s probably time to revisit your worn out hoodie or jacket… invest in a new favorite 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 at Beach Break Surf Shop or dive to new depths will a suit 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 or Tina O’Brien’s Mermaid Gallery. Treasure Cove has amazing eye-candy too- enjoy the day there!

tina wave

#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 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.

#14 Warm Up Your Look

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

#15 Handmade Mug for Hot Tea

Warm beverages just taste better out of a handmade mug. Get yours from local potters at Ventura County Potters’ Guild. 

#16 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.


#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 (formerly known as the Rhumb Line)

#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!

#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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