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12 Must – Sea Summer Bucket Check List

Published July 12, 2022summer fun

“Seas” the day at Ventura Harbor Village with these 12 quintessentially summer experiences

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  1. Head Out to Sea:

Book an epic Channel Islands National Park adventure with Island Packers. Or scout for majestic fin, blue and humpback whales a daylong Summer Whale Watching excursion.

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2. Savor Fresh Catch:

Relish in fresh-as-it-gets seafood served up at Harbor favorites such as Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market, Boatyard Pub, Brophy Bros Clam Bar & Restaurant, Baja Bay Surf & Taco and Wild Local Fish Market—always worth the drive!

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3. Cruise Around: 

Rent a boat, kayak, or SUP from Ventura Boat Rentals to explore Ventura Harbor & wildlife. Sparkle on the water weekend evenings, with lit dragon, duck or swan peddle boats!

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4. Dive In:

Get SCUBA certified via Ventura Dive & Sport and become an underwater explorer. Already certified? Book a guided diving excursion with one of our dive charters. Or check out our newest restaurant right across the way - On the Alley - dive in to try the new menu offerings that include  casual favorites and an all-day breakfast menu too!

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5. Find Your Groove:

Live steel drum & DJ sets Saturday & Sunday afternoons on the waterfront Promenade Stage from noon until 3 p.m! More live entertainment daily feature delicious international cuisines on seaside patios of 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese Boatyard Pub, Copa Cubana, The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood and Margarita Villa.

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6. Cool Down: 

Treat yourself to must-try rainbow-hued icy cold “Dreamland” summer-themed ice cream creations at Coastal Cone – think “Babyshark” & “Baby Narwahls” or grab cold drinks and snacks  at Harbor Market & Liquor.

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7. Stay Fresh: 

Sip Baja Bay Surf N’ Taco fresh fruit infused frescas paired with handmade Mexican dishes—the perfect combo on a warm summer day.

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8. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth:   

Savor hand-crafted gourmet goodies & eats from Le Petit Café, Bakery & Restaurant, Sugar Lab Bake Shop and Top This Chocolate.

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9. Shop ‘Til You Drop: 

Update your summer style with great finds from coastal Ventura Harbor Village retailers Anja’s Boutique, Barefoot Boutique, Casa de Regalos, Hats Unlimited, Lost in Socks and Ventura Swimwear.

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10. Hunt for Treasures: 

Browse for one-of-a-kind gifts and housewares at Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts, Mermaid Gallery, Treasure Cove and Ventura Pottery Gallery.

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11. Pamper Yourself: 

Treat yourself to a mani-pedi at Frenchie’s Modern Nail Care and stock up on natural beauty & body products at Lemon & Lei. Get a fresh cut and color at Silhouettes by the Beach or pump up the volume on your locks at Hair Extensions by Shirley.

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12. Tackle a Challenge: 

Gather your crew for summer fun to conquer The Ultimate Escape Rooms!

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