Seniors Stop In One Of The Safest Cities

8564146531479127336 Oxnard located along the coast of Southern California, in 2013 was ranked one of the safest cities in America. Senior travelers will find Oxnard, with a population of just over 200,000, about 30 miles west of Los Angeles.

Oxnard was incorporated as a California city on June 30, 1903. The city got its name from Henry T. Oxnard, a sugar beet magnet and founder of the American Crystal Sugar Company, who originally intended to name the city after after a Greek word for “sugar.” It didn’t happen.

The Henry T. Oxnard Historic District is a 70-acre district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. This Historic District is unique because it began as the “heart” of Oxnard, and, in many respects, remains so to this day.  The neighborhood is still home to the same blend of community leaders, professionals and trades people as it was at its inception.


Seniors Enjoy The Festivals

How many cities to you know that have a Salsa Festival? Live Spicy! Eat Spicy! The Oxnard Salsa Festival is a celebration of all things salsa – food, music and dance – and a place where salsa (the sauce) reigns supreme. My wife would love it.

Me, I don’t do well with spicy foods. I’d do much better at the The California Strawberry Festival in May that is among the top festivals in the nation. The International Restaurant Week and the Oxnard Tamale Festival, held in conjunction with the annual Christmas Parade, are two more big draws for seniors.

Senior visitors can experience the oceanfront, fabulous festivals, giant red strawberries, exceptional weather, and seven miles of  white sandy beaches.  In addition are the breathtaking Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.


Seniors Retreat To Oxnard

Oxnard is a welcomed retreat for folks of all ages any time of year. For you car enthusiasts, The Mullin Automotive Museum is a privately owned automobile museum in Oxnard. Established in 2010, it displays the personal car collection of businessman and philanthropist Peter Mullin.

Oxnard’s warm Mediterranean climate, beautiful seaside setting, and easily accessible beaches and parks are ideal for outdoor activities.

Bring along your bike and peddle over 35 miles of designated biking trails and bike-ways or designated lanes on Oxnard’s streets. My brother would love it here as he is a super fan of the Dallas Cowboys who have their training camp in Oxnard each July.


Nestled in Historic Downtown Oxnard, Heritage Square offers a unique, quaint scene combined with delightful gardens and fountains. Virtual Tourist notes that Heritage Square is an entire city block of restored 1876 to 1912 buildings that were prevalent in the shaping of Oxnard’s history.

Seniors will discover that Oxnard knows how to celebrate, as each new season brings its own calendar of events and programs just awaiting your arrival. -jeb

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