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Romantic Getaway

Romantic Adventures:

Wheel Fun Rentals

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Cruise along the Ventura shoreline in wheeled fashion. There is a full selection of bikes and surreys.  You can coast in romance and easily stop at any precious moment. The bike path along the Ventura Pier is a wide and smooth path that allows for beautiful views of the Ventura Coast. This is the perfect opportunity to take your partner on a romantic adventure.

Serra Cross Park

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Serra Cross Park is one of the most beautiful places in Ventura County. In 1782 Father Junipero Serra founded the San Buenaventura Mission. Soon after, a large wooden cross was placed on a neighboring hillside as a guidepost for travelers. The current cross has stood atop its circular stone pedestal since 1941 for everyone’s enjoyment.  Serra Cross Park also has a romantic legacy—throughout the years, countless couples have been married there. The view from atop the hillside is indescribably breathtaking. This is a perfect place to bring a picnic and take in the beauty. Do not miss out on taking your significant other to one of the most romantic places that you will ever come across.

Beach Walks

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There are many ways to walk the beaches of Ventura, and all of them are great. The bottom line is that the Beaches of Ventura have a lot to offer. There is a beautiful bike path that allows you to walk the beaches without getting in the sand. The beaches of Ventura also allow you a beautiful view of the Channel Islands. You can also watch as the surfers ride the California waves. Or you can walk over the Ventura pier and feel the fresh wind from the ocean. Make sure that you take your romantic partner to beaches that are the heart of Ventura’s beauty.

Dining:

 

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Palermos

palPalermos by no means is just a coffee bar. This is a social institution that offers you a variety. With their lounging couches,handwritten updated menu, and friendly service you are sure to feel right at home. The full espresso bar is full of specialty drinks that will have you coming back throughout the day. With fresh Gelato, delightful pastries, and exclusive gift items, Palermos is the place to spend your romantic morning.

Breakfast

 

Cajun Kitchen Café

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This family owned and operated establishment specializes in breakfast and lunch with a Cajun flair. The fresh and unique ingredients are sure to capture your taste buds. Open 7 days a week from 7A.M to 2:30 pm, Cajun Kitchen Cafe’s southern style cooking is guaranteed to have something that you will love. Bring your significant other and have a memorable breakfast.

Marie Shannon’s Bakery

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Marie Shannon’s makes gourmet organic delights that meet and exceed expectations. They craft gourmet organic pastries, cakes, tarts, empanadas, or other breakfast items such as eggs and potatoes. Adding that to their full espresso bar, they have a little bit of everything. This relaxing atmosphere with both inside and outside seating is a perfect place to start out your day.

 

 

Sunflower Kitchen & Bakery

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Nancy Pedersen, a native Californian, started Sunflowers in a rural community in Texas and moved it to Ventura. All cookies are handcrafted, made in small batches, and baked fresh using real butter, fresh eggs, cane sugar and local, California ingredients whenever possible. Come to the Sunflower Kitchen & Bakery and sit on the patio for a romantic breakfast.

 

Lunch

 

Nature’s Grill

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Nature’s Grill is a natural restaurant with an array of burgers, salads, burritos, and more. Vegetarians and meat-lovers alike will indulge in Nature’s natural delights. Nature’s Grill also offers daily meals and soup specials that are made with fresh Farmers’ Market goods. With both inside and patio seating Natures Grill has a blissful environment that will put any romantic couple in a good mood.     

 

Paradise Pantry

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If you’re looking for a soothing lunch of romance, Paradise Pantry is where to go. This is a hole-in-the-wall that will leave you with a smile on your face. From their selection of high quality wines to their gourmet culinary foods, the Paradise Pantry is a place you must go to on your romantic adventure.

Beach House Tacos

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Located on the Ventura Pier, Beach House Tacos is the perfect place to have lunch while spending time at the beach. Come watch the waves, surfers, and beautiful sunsets while enjoying your meal. The location is not the only place that makes this place. With delicious salads, a great drink selection, and a variety of sides, it is the tacos that keep people coming back. This covered outside patio seating establishment is the perfect place for a romantic lunch that is refreshing, relaxing, and delicious.         

 

 

Dinner

 

Capriccio

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Capriccio is one of the most elegant places to eat dinner in the downtown area. The Italian café serves up a variety of impressive entrées that are perfect to enjoy with a glass of their exclusive wines. Capriccio is located in a mid sized building on the corner of Main and Palm St. The building has large windows with natural lighting during mid-day, and a beautiful view of the street at night. The impeccable food, top-notch service, and exciting environment at Capriccio’s is sure to put a smile on your face.

Mary’s Secret Garden

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This Organic Vegan Bistro offers you a delicious dining experience. All of the food is prepared with a conscious effort not only to nurture your mind, body, and spirit, but also the well-being of the environment. This establishment is not only fresh, organic, and vegan, but every hand-crafted meal will leave you more than satisfied. Make sure to try the smoothies that leave you feeling delighted and refreshed. The home-style dining experience is the perfect place to take your significant other for an incredibly romantic evening.

 

Café Fiore

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Café Fiore is one of the premier dining spots in Downtown Ventura. This sophisticated spot brings to you traditional Italian cooking with a southern flare. The martini lounge is a great spot to sip on one of their flavorful martinis or other bar drinks while listening to the sounds of hip Jazz trios. There also have a beautiful patio lounge that is great for a romantic evening with a breath of fresh air.

71 Palm

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At 71 Palm Restaurant, Chef Didier prepares French-American brasserie style food using the freshest locally farmed ingredients.Guests can enjoy casual elegant dining in this charming historic 1910 landmark cottage, adjacent to Mission San Buenaventura and overlooking both beautiful Downtown and California’s lush central coastline. This great place is perfect for a couple to dine for a lovely evening.   

 

Watermark

The Watermark is one of the highlights of Downtown Ventura. With a beautiful historic building that dates back to the 1920’s, The watermark 1Watermark has class and elegance. The Watermark has tradition fused with a contemporary flair. The menu at The Watermark features a mixture of signature entrées including amazing steaks and seafood, rousing appetizers and shared plates, and delectable soups and salads to round things off. The W2O Lounge, located on the rooftop, has a priceless view of downtown and an exclusive feel to it. This is the place to romance in class.

Drinks:

Grapes and Hops

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Filled with a variety of seating options and beautiful décor, Grapes and Hops is the perfect place for couples to have drinks at. The concept of a great selection of both wine and beer will keep the both of you happy. Stop in for a while and try a new discovery or an old classic while taking in the atmosphere. 

Wine Rack

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The Wine Rack is more than your local wine tasting room, it’s a harmonious fusion of a lounge and wine bar. Located in the heart of Downtown Ventura, the setting changes character as the day lengthens, with its serene ambiance and intimate conversation areas providing a relaxing setting for winding down. As the evening progresses, the lights slowly dim and the music picks up-tempo, transforming into an energized nightspot with live music on the weekends. The Wine Rack is the perfect place for a romantic couple to relax and enjoy.

 

Shopping:

Trufflehounds

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Trufflehounds is a must stop for anyone visiting Ventura. They offer a variety of handmade chocolates with 10 unique truffle flavors, being the only handmade chocolate store in Ventura County. Trufflehounds offers a small variety of chocolate related gift items to shop for. If you buy a gift box of these chocolates for someone, they will love you forever! With stuff for people of all ages, they also offer Vegan and Gluten Free items. There’s nothing like enjoying some fine chocolates with your romantic partner. After trying the chocolates at Trufflehounds you will never look at chocolate the same again!

Heavenly Couture

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Your wife, girlfriend, or female friend will love if you bring them to Heavenly Couture. This stylish clothing store has unbelievably priced designs with everything $16 or under. Heavenly Couture has something for every woman on a romantic outing.      

 

Red Brick Gallery

Red Brick Gallery

The Red Brick Gallery is located in a historical building right next to Palermos. On average they have roughly 20-25 artists on display with work in ceramics, glass, photography, painting, pastel, mixed media, mosaic, wood, sculpture, and jewelry. The Red Brick Gallery offers classes and twice a month on either a Friday or Sunday they have painting parties. The cultural atmosphere brought by Red Brick will fill you with their passion for art.

 

Spice-Topia

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Filled with hundreds of teas and spices, Spice-Topia is a unique shop within downtown Ventura. It is a great place to find spices from all over the world. There is also a variety of loose white, red, green, herbal, and black teas sold by the ounce. Spice-Topia additionally offers various honeys and an assortment of different tea and culinary equipment. This is a great place for couples to find exclusive items for  home kitchen, or gifts to take home.

The Refill Shoppe

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This is a must-stop for the romantic couple. The Refill Shoppe is an eco-conscious store challenging the standards of consumerism by offering quality bath, body, home and cleaning liquids in a refill style. By allowing you to refill your own bottle or one of the many they carry, you can do your part to reduce waste in a fun way! They carry shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bath gel, bubble bath, dish soap, laundry detergent, window cleaner, castile soap and more!

 

Relax, Refresh, & Revitalize:

Coastal Skin Care Day Spa & Medi-Spa inc. 

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At Coastal Skin Care, these experts will help you enjoy a healthy escape from the demands of today’s hectic pace. In additionto their wonderful facials, relaxing therapeutic massages, slimming body treatments, expert makeup, and Billion Dollar Brow Design, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky and Dianna Rudolph, R.N. offer a wide variety of medical services. Spending time at Coastal Skin Care will offer you tranquility, rejuvenation, and amazing results.

 

Twin Palms Health & Beauty Boutique

Twin Palms Health and Beauty is a company located in our beautiful Downtown Ventura. They offer many personal services suchas Massage Therapy, Custom Spray Tanning, Weight Management Programs, Body Wraps and Scrubs, Infrared Solo Sauna and much more. They also have bathing suits, sunglasses and skin care products for sale.This is a great place to relax during a romantic getaway.

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