Often referred to as the "Gold Coast", Ventura County is one of the 100 most affluent counties in the United States. Unlike Orange County in the south, Ventura County is diametrically opposed both geographically and culturally. Nature, not shopping, reigns supreme.
Ojai, "The Shangri-La of Southern California", is known for its organic agriculture, impressive hiking trails, and meditative retreats. Nearby Santa Barbara and Channel Islands complete the natural dream of an environmentally conscious Los Angeles experience. Love to golf? Check out phenomenal Soule Park Golf Course and Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course to score major green time.
Locals and visitors flock to Camarillo Premium Outlets to shop at favorite designer stores like Diesel, Hugo Boss, and Splendid. Stop by Allison's Country Café for Ventura's best breakfast and dine at Chinese Dynasty for delicious Chinese grub. Home to the California Strawberry Festival every May, Oxnard excels at outdoor celebrations and festivals. Not to be missed is the Ventura County Wine Trail, offering many tours and packages for vino lovers!