20 Ways to Warm Yourself Seaside
Published February 17, 2021
The fun doesn’t end when it’s a bit chilly out! We’ve put together a list of 20 ways in 2021 to warm yourself seaside at Ventura Harbor & Ventura Harbor Village! 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 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 Happier Hours are by the Sea
Watch the colorful sunset while enjoying Taco Tuesdays at Margarita Villa or grab a hot cup of coffee, tea and specialty drinks at the newly opened Sugar Lab Bake Shop to view the colors of the evening.
#3 Take a Soak in Style
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 Pamper Yourself
Enjoy indoor pampering services with Frenchies Modern Nail Salon and Hair Extensions by Shirley!
#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!
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 & 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 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. 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.
#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! Come to Ventura Boat Rentals to get warm while playing on the water and make sure to see the NEW swan pedal boats! 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 Try an Escape Room
It may be cold outside, but you can play on site or virtually enjoy The Ultimate Escape Rooms from the warmth of your home. You’ll have a fun, adventurous "getaway" to challenge your mind with friends, co-workers or family!
#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.
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.