Family Fun

If you’re planning a family vacation, you’ve come to the right place. With our unique blend of outdoor activities, delicious and kid-friendly food, and laid-back vibes, Ventura is the perfect place to spend some quality time together. Whether you pop over for a day or join us for a full week of fun, Downtown Ventura is ready to help your whole family have a trip to remember.

Get Moving

Have some kids who need to get their wiggles out? Or are you looking to get moving yourself? Either way, Downtown Ventura has no shortage of options to get you and your family active. Rent surfboards at Rip Curl and paddle them out at Ventura’s iconic C Street break, right by the Pier. Or enjoy the same views — but stay dry — by renting bikes or a surrey at Wheel Fun Rentals.

Be Entertained

A family vacation can’t be go-go-go all the time. You want to be able to chill out together, too. Whether your family loves to catch a good movie or browse books you can read during an afternoon at the beach, we’ve got you covered.

Treat Yourselves

Vacation is a time to live it up! And in Downtown Ventura, treats abound. Head to Rocket Fizz for a jaw-dropping selection of candy or pop in Sub Zero to watch them freeze your custom-created ice cream right in front of you. Want to keep things a little healthier? A fruit-filled smoothie from Blenders in the Grass will please even the pickiest eaters.

Grab a Bite

Speaking of picky eaters, getting dinner together can be a challenge. But we’ve got good news. Downtown Ventura has a ton of kid-friendly restaurants with food so delicious it will delight even the most discerning palate. Grab a quick and easy dinner with truly amazing pizza from Pizza Man Dan’s, burgers from The Habit, or tacos and burritos from Snapper Jack’s. Want to sit down and enjoy a meal together? The kids will love Busy Bee’s classic diner decor and at-the-table jukeboxes.