Activities in Ventura


15 or 30 Laps of Racing with Instruction at Cory Kruseman’s Sprint Car and Midget Driving School (50%Off)

Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car and Midget Driving School

Ventura County Fairgrounds

Pupils receive instruction from a professional driver before speeding around the dirt track in a Sprint Car or Ford Focus Midget Car

$300 $149

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The Dinner Detective at Pierpont Inn Through August 29 (Up to 46% Off)

The Dinner Detective

The Pierpont Inn

Interactive comedic murder mystery unfolds during a four-course dinner, with prizes for the guest who solves the crime

$82.90 $45

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Miniature Golf, Popcorn, and Sodas for Two or Four at Golf N Stuff (36% Off)

Golf N Stuff

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Players explore the fantastical scenery of two miniature golf courses while munching popcorn and sipping sodas

$28 $18

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One Month of Kids' KinderGym Classes with Optional Kids' Night Out at Gold Coast Gymnastics (Up to 55% Off)

Gold Coast Gymnastics

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Kids aged 3-4.5 learn to move on age-appropriate gymnastics apparatuses, such as balance beams

$85 $39

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One-Month Membership with 5 or 10 Practices or Beginner BMX Clinic at Ventura BMX (Up to 63% Off)

Ventura BMX

Ventura

BMXers of all ages hone their racing and tricking skills on a 5-acre park with a track and practice area

$60 $25

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine to Take Home at Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

Casa Barranca

Casa Barranca Wine Tasting Room

Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

$70 $35

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One-Month Membership with Optional Four-Week Climbing Class at Vertical Heaven Rock Climbing (Up to 50% Off)

Vertical Heaven Climbing

Vertical Heaven Climbing

Membership for one month with optional four-week climbing class, which introduces new climbers to basic techniques, strategy, and safety

$75 $39

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Malibu Kayaking Trip for Two or Four from 4Points Expeditions (Up to 60% Off)

4Points Expeditions

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Kayaking trips include a guide, all equipment, and basic instruction before groups take in Malibu’s scenic coastline

$300 $131

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One-Month Membership from The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING (Up to 47% Off). Six Courses Available.

The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING

Multiple Locations

Memberships grant one month of unlimited range practice, greens fees, and golf clinics at picturesque local courses

$39.99 $25

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The sound of crashing pins draws equally loud cheers from players at Ventura Bowling Center as their progress is tallied via an automatic scoring system. Arcade games and dartboards entice them to take a break from alleyways, while hunger draws them toward the snack bar. Meanwhile, a full onsite bar supplies players with enough bubbly soda and ice-cold beer to celebrate a big win or an impressive moonwalk made possible by a pair of smooth-soled bowling shoes.
1888 East Thompson Boulevard
Ventura,
CA
US
The Range 55-foot indoor pistol and rifle range 12 bays Fully automatic target retrieval system operated with a toggle switch The Rentals 9mm, 12 gauge, and .45 ACP firearms from manufacturers such as Smith & Wesson, Glock, and Sig Sauer At a Glance When it's not being used as a member's lounge due to its flashy flat-screen TVs and comfy chairs, Island View Enterprises' classroom accommodates beginners and amateurs looking to enrich their shooting prowess and firearm safety skills. During classes, expert instructors imbue pupils with gun maintenance knowledge and basic and intermediate shooting techniques, which they can then practice at Island View Enterprise's 55-foot indoor range. They also entice guests to become regulars with range memberships that grant free all-day passes, gun rentals, and lane reservation privileges, as well as a newly remodeled pro-shop that stays stocked with new and used brand-name firearms, as well as ammo, cleaning supplies, and strangely, baseballs signed by pro-golfers.
2359 Knoll Dr
Ventura,
CA
US
Run or Dye is making race running a little more colorful, one major city at a time. This 5K is divided up into four separate courses of varying lengths, each designated by a separate color??which also reflects the color of safe, eco-friendly powered dye the participants get splashed with. At the end of the race, they'll cross into the aptly-named Dye Zone?a polychromatic free-for-all, where fluorescent color is thrown freely from all sides, allowing runners to splash their fellow runners or get colorful revenge on their friends, family members, and any cranky art-history teachers that happen to be walking by. Unlike some races that rank runners by time, Run or Dye only measures success in color and fun. While the safe-to-eat dyes should wash out of clothing, runners are encouraged to wear things they don't mind getting dirty, preferably in white, gray, or another neutral color to give the dyes maximum visibility.
1 Shoreline Dr
Ventura,
CA
US
The sailing aficionados behind Pacific Sailing want as many people as possible to experience the thrills of traveling to untouched islands and docking inside giant wine bottles. That's why they charter sailing tours and eschew the cost of boat ownership with a sailing club, granting members access to boats for a certain number of sailing days each year. Pacific Sailing also trains new captains during one-on-one lessons that cover both basic and advanced techniques. Its fleet, which includes boats up to 34 feet in length, sails up the coast of Ventura Harbor Village and takes 14-mile trips to Channel Islands National Park. Here, five picturesque islands grant sailors views of lush foliage and wildlife such as blue and humpback whales.
1575 Spinnaker Dr
Ventura,
CA
US
Some of the best competitors around don't wear football helmets or running shoes. Instead, they don chef aprons and barbecue brushes, which they use to marinate chicken, brisket, and pork. There are many elements to this delicate craft: appearance, taste, and texture just to name a delicious few. Those are just some of the criteria considered by the judges at California Blues and BBQ Festival, which features a barbecue cook-off competition open to the general public. Other attendees can simply purchase food to sample the food. All of this makes a great compliment to live entertainment from some of the best blues musicians around, whose electric guitars are powered entirely by barbecue sauce.
Mission Park
Ventura,
CA
US
It's not all about adrenaline at 4Points Expeditions?although the group's backpacking, kayaking, and stand-up-paddleboard excursions are quite thrilling. The team of experienced adventurers here cares as much about safety as it does about the outdoors, which is why it keeps trained EMTs and Wilderness First Responders among its ranks. The team members share their knowledge of CPR and first aid during detailed classes, whose past students have included members of the National Park Service. When they're not doling out lifesaving tips, the guides are leading groups through California's most beautiful natural treasures in Ojai, Ventura and Malibu.
162 W Shoshone St
Ventura,
CA
US
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