Things To Do 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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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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$15 for Two Glasses of Wine and One Cold Brie Cheese Plate at Barrel 33 ($27 Value)

Barrel 33

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Rich slices of brie accompany carefully curated sips of wine

$27 $15

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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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$63 for $125 Worth of One Month of Group Training Classes — VCF3 Personal and Cross Training Gym

VCF3 Personal & Cross Training Gym

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$125 $63

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One- or Three-Month Bronze Gym Membership or One-Month Silver Membership to Laced Fitness (Up to 54% Off)

Laced Fitness

Ventura

In classes designed specifically for women, exercisers burn fat and tone up in just minutes each day

$40 $19

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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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Three-Hour Sailing Lesson for One or Two, or Seven-Day Sailing Course from Pacific Sailing (Up to 64% Off)

Pacific Sailing

Pacific Sailing Ventura

Students learn to sail with an introductory lesson or a complete certification course; couples relax on a two-hour ocean cruise

$160 $69

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Malibu Kayaking Trip for Two or Four from 4Points Expeditions (Up to 64% 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 $119

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Three Pop-In Play or Family Fun Night Bounce-House Admissions at Pump It Up (52% Off)

Pump It Up

Ventura

Lauded by Parents magazine, center’s giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during pop-in and evening admissions

$27 $13

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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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$50 for $100 Groupon — Flex Fitness

Flex Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Mountain Dog Musicworks Recording Studio

Mountain Dog Musicworks

Oak View

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $15

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Fifteen Boot Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Seaside Outdoor Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Seaside Outdoor Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

60-minute outdoor fitness boot camps tone muscles and torch fat with methods including HIIT, power-cardio and resistance training

$195 $39

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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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$30 for $120 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Tae Ryong Taekwondo Ventura

Tae Ryong Taekwondo Ventura

Ventura

From the merchant: Students enjoy 30 days of unlimited classes, including a free uniform

$120 $30

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Dance-Lessons Package for an Individual or Couple (Up to 59% Off). Two Options Available.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Trained and certified dance instructors guide students through styles such as the cha-cha, waltz, or jitterbug in private and group lessons

$150 $65

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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 Winery Tasting Room

Ojai

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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5 or 10 Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Ventura CA (Up to 56% Off)

Bikram Yoga Ventura CA

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Bikram yoga instructor leads groups of beginning and advanced students through stimulating yoga poses for 90 minutes in a heated room

$80 $35

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The rising sun bathes the expanse of turquoise water in a golden glow, and a lone figure breaks its still surface during her morning swim. So begins another day at the Ventura Aquatic Center, where meticulously maintained facilities and engaging programs coax swimmers of all ages into the refreshing depths. A 50-meter competition pool fields the backstrokes of lane swimmers, and a 25-meter recreation pool enables laid-back play sessions. Delighted squeals and giggles drift from the kids’ activity pool, where splashes of water keep little faces smiling and a pair of water slides facilitates high-speed entries. Throughout each day, a crew of American Red Cross–certified lifeguards patrols the premises to ensure the safety of all those frolicking in and around the pools.

Dedicated to educating and entertaining patrons, Ventura Aquatic Center’s seasoned instructors also host group and private swim lessons and water-safety classes. Synchronized-swimming lessons teach pupils the art of tandem movement, and lifeguard training prepares would-be rescuers for real-world rescue situations. Diving and water-polo teams unite players for in-pool athletics, and aquatic summer camps stave off the boredom and nostalgic re-readings of last year’s report cards inherent to the summer months.

901 S Kimball Rd
Ventura,
CA
US

A technicolor wall flecked with holds rises to the heavens inside the Vertical Heaven Climbing facility?or at least it would if the ceiling didn't prevent it from doing so. The 3,800-square-foot indoor rock-climbing destination invites climbers of all ages and abilities to tackle the many routes and challenges braided over its geometric face, which at times force them into inverted angles and heroic stretches to challenge every muscle in the body. Though this may sound treacherous to the uninitiated, 18 inches of padded flooring mean few injuries ever arise. The facility also invites climbers to tackle the mind-twisting, muscle-burning sport of bouldering?a nearer-to-the-ground version that doesn't require ropes, a partner, or a good-luck kiss from a mountain goat.

1954 Goodyear Ave
Ventura,
CA
US

The sight of a medieval castle surrounded by tall cacti may seem anachronistic at first, but it's hard to question the image when one is trying to putt a mini golf ball into a grassy hole off the circulating paddles of a windmill. It's whimsical moments like this that make Golf N? Stuff's name feel understated. Beyond the two lush 18-hole mini golf courses that draw year-round visitors, the entertainment center boasts go-karts, bumper boats, and more than 100 arcade games. Batting cages let both kids and adults perfect their swings. Visitors can refuel on hot dogs, Dippin' Dots ice cream, and soda at the snack bar.

5555 Walker St
Ventura,
CA
US

Inconspicuous from the outside, the interior of The 805 Bar and Grilled Cheese?formerly Andres Wine Bar and Tapas?is cozy and romantic, swathed in warm reds that match the hue of wines uncorked behind the bar. An expanded version of the original concept, the menu is home to crunchy, pressed paninis lined with melting cheeses, specialty meats, and love notes written in pesto. Wines are available by the glass or bottle alongside a host of craft beers and stirred or shaken cocktails.

1575 Spinnaker Dr
Ventura,
CA
US

What do dancers at the Monte Carlo Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet have in common? Besides the supernatural ability to walk on their toes, they got their start with The Ventura County Ballet Company. The school rigorously trains its students in Russian-style ballet, then shares the results with the community with full-scale, professional performances of classic works such as?The Nutcracker.

505 Poli St
Ventura,
CA
US

With a history stretching back more than 40 years, Circus Vargas wows audiences with dazzling acrobatics and rib-tickling clowns under a giant big-top tent. The show eschews animal performers for human-costumed spectacles, showcasing dazzling feats that only a few dexterous humans and short-circuited cyborgs are capable of. The circus's big top, hand-fashioned in Milan from 90,000 square feet of fabric, holds up to 1,500 show-goers in classic, blue-dyed elegance. Early-arriving guests can take part in an interactive preshow, jumping in the ring with ringmaster Jon Weiss as he leads audience members through tutorials that show how to perform stunts such as juggling, feather balancing, and balancing checkbooks with quill pens.

10 West Harbor Boulevard
Ventura,
CA
US