Ventura Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Ventura; our list of the best things to see, including Pacific View Mall, Olivas Adobe and Bell Arts Factory.
  • The best place in Ventura: Pacific View Mall

    Pacific View Mall

    Still, serious shopaholics are better off in Camarillo at the Camarillo Premium Outlets [13] or in Thousand Oaks at The Oaks [14].
  • A 160-year-old adobe-style house with historical ties. The Adobe is rumored to be haunted. Tours are available.
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  • Bell Arts Factory

    432 N
    Ventura Avenue, [7]. Created out of a historic mattress factory showroom in the Westside of Ventura. There are free children's programs that enhance young lives through the arts and provide a cultural revitalization of the Westside. There are also many talented resident artists in studios creating beautiful paintings, jewelry, sculptures, weavings, photographs and ceramics.
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  • E.P. Foster Library

    651 E. Main St.
    Foster Library, 651 E. Main St. (Near the corner of Chestnut and Main St.), ☎ 805 648-2715. The E.P. Foster library has 24 public computers and features an extensive collection of "how to" art books. Ventura is also an art community and the library hosts permanent and rotating art collections by local artists. Families will enjoy visiting the second floor which is being transformed into a Children and Teen library.
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  • Ventura Hot Glass Studio

    777 N
    Olive Street, 805-643-1848, [8]. Formerly named LA Hot Glass, Artists John Gerletti and Suzi Perret have a unique studio open to the public featuring their handblown art glass. Pop in during the afternoons and you might catch them in the act of blowing glass. Individual pieces are showcased for sale with prices ranging from $50 to $400.
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  • Trufflehound's Fine Chocolates

    607 E Main St # E
    Sunday – 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Friday & Saturday – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.. Ventura's best Fine chocolate shop. Delicious loose and boxed truffles and other chocolates are priced by weight.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Ventura uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.