10 Tips to Seaside Safely
Published July 10, 2020
At Ventura Harbor Village our visitors health, safety, and well being remains our top priority. As an outdoor/open air attraction, we are grateful to be able to offer our community a public space to spend time and enjoy seaside amenities from a safe distance. See below for ideas on how to Seaside Safely during your next visit to Ventura Harbor:
There’s nothing better than the smell of salty sea-air followed by a sip of a cool cocktail on a waterfront patio. Ventura Harbor has several restaurants with patio dining available and select locations have limited capacity indoor seating per Ventura County allowance. Please call ahead when possible, and be patient with seating (it is well worth a small wait).
Takeout is still a great option as well! You can take your food and dessert to eat safe at home, you can enjoy it on an electric boat rental, or eat picnic style at the Seaside Takeout Zone.
If there’s one upside to all of this, it’s getting to shop without crowds! Limited in-store capacities mean you basically have the place to yourself! The prime times to shop solo in the Village are usually weekdays before 3pm. Please always wear a face covering and be mindful of the time you spend inside if others are waiting. If you’re not comfortable with in-store shopping, many retailers have online shops that will ship right to you as well!
The sea is a healing place and it will likely bring you a sense of calm. Make time to revel in the waves, take a deep breath of ocean air, soak up plenty of Vitamin D and Vitamin Sea, all while kindly keeping space between your group and fellow beach goers.
Clear your mind by taking a stroll through Ventura Harbor Village. Walk up and down the scenic seaside promenade to watch boats sail by, even bring your dog with you for some time in the sunshine. Please be conscientious of those around you, keeping a safe distance at all times.
After a full day of shopping, dining, playing, and pampering in the Village, we hope you kick your feet up and stay awhile. Four Points by Sheraton and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites are only a short walk away from the Village and the views are incredible! You’ll feel relaxed as soon as you step foot in your room / seaside sanctuary.
Leave your worries behind on the mainland and adventure outward in nature! There are daily departures to the beautiful Channel Islands National Park with Island Packers. Boats are operating at 40% capacity to allow for safe distancing, along with many newly adopted safety measures. There are miles of open land and seascapes to enjoy on the five park islands!
When on the water, the only things around you are the sparkling harbor sea, boats cruising by, and the occasional sea lion. Travel through Ventura Harbor by kayak so you can sightsee in solitude! Check out Ventura Boat Rentals and choose between a single kayak or make it a double if you bring your quarantine partner along. Diving, parasailing, whale watching, sport fishing, and much more is available at Ventura Harbor Village as well!
One of the best things you can do to keep your family healthy, is keep them nourished with nutrient rich, nourishing food. Before you head home, be sure to stop by one of four fresh fish markets in Ventura Harbor Village for locally sourced catch to prepare at home!
Exercise is key to a well rounded approach to health. Why not make it fun with some yoga on the water or a paddle board fitness class? There are a variety of exercise classes on the water in Ventura Harbor with no experience necessary (beginners welcome!)
If going out is not an option for you, we completely understand. We hope you still connect with Ventura Harbor Village online from safe at home! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Also be sure to visit the Virtual Connect Page on VenturaHarborVillage.com – Digitally explore the Channel Islands, play a virtual escape room, stream nightly sunsets over the ocean and more!
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