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Tips for enjoying the surf and turf in Ventura County

21 Jun 2013 8:47 AM
Tips for enjoying the surf and turf in Ventura County

With its favorable location on the coast of the southern portion of California, the City of San Buenaventura offers its residents and visitors access to Pacific Ocean and a variety of associated activities.

Featuring an expansive sailing community, collection of ethereal eateries and cultured social scene, this area is coveted by both visitors and owners of Ventura real estate. Boasting a number of opportunities for enjoyment, you may want to consider participating in the following offerings this season:

Boating with the Ventura Sailing Club
If you're nautically inclined, membership to this organization can afford you endless opportunities to explore the Northern Channel Islands and other waters after traveling through the famed Santa Barbara Channel. Formed in 1975, the club works to provide leadership in planning for a recreational program of boating activities centered in the surrounding area.

Today, it is composed of many affluent local sailors, professional seafarers and community members. Docking at the right time of year may find you spectating training sessions for teams competing in the America's Cup. Whether you're looking to take part in boat races or just enjoy cruising the open sea, this can be a useful connection to have.

Fine dining at Zack's Cafe
Situated inside a cottage in Downtown Ventura, this restaurant bills itself as the source of cutting-edge haute California cuisine, and features a manicured menu to back up that claim.

Visitors can choose from a multitude of exquisite dishes, including a slow roasted wild boar shank and seafood curry with sautéed giant scallops, Black Tiger shrimp, mussels and fresh vegetables atop Fettuccine. Additionally, the eatery's wine list is just as impressive.

Entertainment at Majestic Ventura Theater
Once the venue for such musicians as Ray Charles, Johnny Cash,  and Jim Morrison, this concert hall hosts a number of shows each month. Regarded as an early 20th century landmark, this theater holds great significance for music fans across the world. With genres ranging from world music to classic rock and punk to pop, you're sure to catch a show you and your friends or family members can enjoy.

Relaxation at Yamaguchi Coastal Day Spa and Salon
If you're looking to take a break from all of the activities Ventura has to offer, consider visiting this spa, which offers a number of restorative procedures. You can choose from massages and skin renewal treatments, or even have an expert cosmetologist give you a fashionable haircut.