City of Ventura, one of America’s most livable communities. We’re located between Malibu and Santa Barbara on the blue Pacific Ocean, overlooking Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands. People have lived along this stretch of the California coast for at least ten thousand years. San Buenaventura was founded in 1782 by Father Junipero Serra, the ninth of the California missions. He named it after the Italian St. Bonaventure, hence the nickname that Ventura is the “city of good fortune.”
Notable locations in Ventura: Lemon, Ventura Yacht Club, Pierpont Bay Yacht Club, Olivas Park Golf Course, Leeward Winery, Saticoy Regional Golf Course, City of Ventura Filtration Plant, Old Creek Ranch Winery, Southern Pacific Station, Ventura Municipal Golf Course, Ventura County Historical Museum, Ventura City Hall, Channel Islands National Park Headquarters and Visitors Center, Albinger Archeological Museum, Ventura Visitors Bureau, Ventura County Pioneer Museum, Ventura County Government Center, Ventura Concert Theater, The Livery Arts Center, Surfing Museum.