|Ventura California – Charming communities are found along California’s coastline, each with its own special qualities. But few reflect California’s distinctively diverse, relaxed and friendly personality like Ventura does. Ventura, the gateway to the Channel Islands National Park, is a classic Southern California beach town offering the services and amenities that make every visit a memorable experience.Located an easy one-hour drive north of Los Angeles, Ventura offers you more to see and do on your next vacation or weekend getaway. Discover Ventura – California Coast’s Rising Star! Ventura hosts a busy schedule of activities every month of the year, from festivals and fireworks to concerts and craft shows. Following are a few of the special events that attract hundreds of visitors annually. Anytime is a great time to be in Ventura!