Ventura County Attracts Seniors

I recently received travel guides on the three major cities in Ventura County, CA (Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo).  It was my intent to incorporate all three into one blog, but one city and guide caught my eye more than the other two… Oxnard. It looks like a great city,  with history, great attractions and plenty to keep senior visitors busy for a short or a long stay.

One of many California’s welcome centers is located in Oxnard, supplying senior visitors with a myriad of resources to assist in planning their Oxnard and California adventures. The California Welcome Center in Oxnard is one of 20 official state visitor centers throughout California where you can stop for visitor assistance, free brochures, clean restrooms and other services.

Gateway To The Central Coast

The “Gateway to the Central Coast”…  senior travelers, you can enjoy whale watching, only 11 miles from Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor and explore restored farm homes at Oxnard’s Heritage Square.  Seniors will discover the Channel Islands Harbor and National Park and The Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary.  Senior citizens can visit the memorable Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, with Air Force One in Simi Valley, see Ventura’s historic San Buenaventura Mission built in 1782 and discover the Ventura County Wine Trail.

Senior visitors will enjoy Oxnard’s Museums, the Channel Islands National Park Excursions, the Tall Ship Sailing Adventures, the wine, Chocolate and Cheese Tour, and especially the Historic District.  In this district you can stroll through Heritage Square and the Henry T. Oxnard  National Historic District.  Henry put the city on the map when he raised sugar beets.

Downtown Oxnard is a favorite spot among seniors with its vibrant city center, a growing cultural arts district, state-of-the-art cinemas, and over 40 International dining options. And here’s a new one for me called UPTAKE that helps to fill your itinerary.

Senior Sports and Auto Enthusiasts…

Senior sports fans, Oxnard is the summer training camp for the Cowboys. Check out TripAdvisor’s listing of Top-Rated things to do as well as their rated hotels, B&Bs, restaurants and events. If you are into older cars the Mullin Automotive Museum is one you will not want to miss. The 2011 Butatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is currently on display and you will see the 1183 horses that can be bought for $630,000. Now that’s an automobile! Murphy Auto Museum is another must for auto enthusiasts.

From its breathtaking sunny shores to its diverse cultural activities, I feel you will find Oxnard is a welcome retreat. Whether kicking off your shoes and running barefoot along the shore or swinging your hips during the annual Oxnard Salsa Festival, the city is alive with activities and events .

So drive on up Hwy 101 and enjoy Ventura County. I’ll leave you today with a short list from that has a very nice presentation with some super photos.  Enjoy Oxnard. jeb

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