Family Foods:


Pizza Man Dan’s

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Over the past 10 years Dan and his team have built a pizza company here in Ventura County that they are very proud of.They believe that pizza is unique in that it is a shared food. They use pizza to bring together friends and family. Pizza Man Dan’s has served well over 2 million meals for friends and families. The environment at Pizza Man Dan’s provides excitement for kids of all ages that keep them wanting to come back. The food is good, the servings are plentiful, and their selection provides something for everyone in the family.

Busy Bee Cafe

Busy Bee Cafe

Busy Bee Cafe has always been a premier meeting place, and one of Ventura’s earliest merchants. The Busy Bee Cafe has continually maintained its reputation for great ambience and super delicious food. Since 1989, the Busy Bee Café has been filled with a 50’s theme found in their menus and ambiance. The Busy Bee has bright red and white-checkered tiles that line the floors, and there is a jukebox at every table. This place is right out of Happy Days. With delicious and filling meals for anyone, this is a great place for to take the family.



Chicago’s Ribs & More is famous for their incredible BBQ and large portions. The scrumptious food, friendly staff, and great service will make you return again and again! Visit Chicago’s and try the renowned baby back ribs, flavorsome homemade corn bread, and unique and tasty sides. Not a big meat lover? They have got you covered. Try the popular veggie burger, or one of the many delicious salads or sandwiches! They also offer fantastic seafood dishes, like the delicious shrimp, salmon, and halibut! There is something for everyone in the family! 


Treats and Fun:


Rocket Fizz

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Rocket Fizz brings feelings of nostalgia for parents, and new excitement for children. Filled with hundreds of different kinds of soda pop and candy, Rocket Fizz is a must stop for families visiting Ventura. Their friendly staff, fun music, and rare items make this a place you have to come visit.

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Blenders in the Grass

‘Blenders in the Grass’ brings its customers a healthy, low fat, high-energy smoothies that also taste great. Their smoothies are a perfect meal alternative for an active life-style, but can also be nice for a little fill in between meals. This is the great place to bring the family for a healthy and tasty treat while venturing through the downtown area.

Whirly Cups

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Whirly Cups is fun and delicious. With a nice selection of yogurt, ice cream, and cupcakes, you will be filled with excitement as soon as you walk in. The fresh flavors and wide selection of toppings will leave you more than satisfied. Whirly cups is also open late for a late night treat. This is a terrific place to bring the family for some scrumptious delights.

Ben n Jerrys

Ben n Jerry’s

Beginning over 30 years ago, 2 guys came together to create unique ice cream flavors that are now served worldwide.  The Downtown Ventura location has brought the tasty flavors at a premier location. Stop in to this family style atmosphere for some fun ice cream flavors, and have your taste buds delighted.

TruffleHounds Fine Chocolates

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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 variety of chocolate related gift items to shop for. If you buy a gift box of these chocolates for someone, they are sure to love you forever! With stuff for people of all ages, they also offer Vegan and Gluten Free items. Trufflehounds has something for everyone in the family to enjoy. After trying the chocolates at Trufflehounds you will never look at chocolate the same again!


Family Fun Activities:


Rip curl 1Rip Curl (Surf Rentals)

Rip Curl is a company that offers quality. They have a large selection of surfboard rentals for the whole family. Rip Curl can recommend many local people and companies that give lessons. Come surf the beautiful waves that Ventura is famous for.

Century 10 Downtown Theatre

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The Century Downtown Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Ventura. This movie theatre has an arcade that offers extra fun. They also offer many of the newest movies in 3D. You can come in to the 1st showing of the day for $6.25 or $7.75 if you come in before 5 p.m. The theatre also offers $6 showings all day on Tuesdays. Have fun at the Downtown theatre with the whole family.

Wheel Fun Rentals FamilyWheel Fun Bike Rentals

Cruise along the Ventura shoreline in wheeled fashion. There is a full selection of bikes and surreys for all ages.  This allows you coast in excitement and easily stop for play. The bike path along the Ventura Pier is a wide and smooth path that shows beautiful views of the Ventura Coast. This is an exciting and memorable activity for the whole family.

Shopping For The Whole Family:

Sea Things


This unique store is exactly what it sounds like, a fun place full of things from the sea! When you visit you will find a large selection of seashells, shell and sterling jewelry, starfish, sea horses, wind chimes, crafts, and so much more. Much of everything is handmade and all of it is intriguing.  If you’re looking for a souvenir or gift, Sea Things has exceptional items for everyone. This is a great place for all to enjoy.

Imagine on Main

Imagine on MainImagine on Main offers toys and gifts for all ages. These items are wooden, well made, and designed to help children develop their basic skills.  They have a beautiful selection of handmade gifts including fine art and functional art such as jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glass, ceramics, bronze, stone, fine paintings and drawings. Local Southern California award winning artists create these fine one of a kind works.

Rosie Lee imports

Rosie Lee importsWho would have known you could find Britain in Downtown Ventura. Filled with imports from England, Rosie Lee is your cup of tea. It’s lots of fun for the whole family to shop at. You’ll be able to find new discoveries and special favorites. Come in for gourmet food, fun gifts & more.


B on Main'

B on Main

B on Main is a beautiful and unique gift shop filled with local souvenirs. This boutique is located in the heart of downtown Ventura. They have fun items such as ocean décor, cards, books, small knickknacks, and other interesting items for everyone in the family.

The Hawaiian Shirt Shoppe

Hawaiin Shirt Shop

Complete your vacation in paradise. The Hawaiian shirt shoppe has Hawaiian shirts for everyone to relax in. Come in and buy aHawaiian shirt for each member of the family.

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Times Remembered Antiques & Collectibles is the largest Antique & Collectibles Mall in Downtown Ventura. Their unique collectables and priceless deals bring you a fun variety for all ages! Come browse the aisles filled with old toys, pottery, glassware, furniture, advertising, books, record albums and much more.




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