City Parks: There are numerous great parks in the vicinity of the campus in Ventura, and within walking distance you can find Thille Park and Marion Cannon Park. These both offer ideal spots to enjoy the sunshine between classes.
Beaches: Our coastal location means there are many beaches to be enjoyed near the campus. Just a short drive away is the local favorite San Buenaventura, which has great facilities including picnic areas, watersports and bike trails. Those looking for more adventure may enjoy McGrath Beach, which has great camping spots and nature trails.
Surfing: The waves in Ventura are perfect for surfing and the town attracts surfers from far and wide. One of the most popular spots is the aptly named Surfer’s point at Seaside Park, just off Figueroa Street.
Golfing: Picturesque golf courses line the coast of Ventura and attract golfers year-round. Within a few miles of the campus you can visit professional standard courses at both Olivas Links and Buenaventura. Those looking for something less professional may enjoy visiting Golf’N’Stuff – the miniature golf center located within walking distance of the campus.
Photo Credit: Derek Lohuis, National Park Service - Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park: Accessible by a drive of less than 10 minutes from campus is one of the most unique and stunning attractions in the country. Channel Islands National Parkconsists of 5 islands which sit just off the coast of California (but feel a world away) and are home to an incredible range of unique species of animal and plant life.
Swimming: A quick drive of less than 10 minutes from campus you will find the Ventura Aquatic Center. The Center has a 50 meter competition pool, a 25 meter recreation pool and multiple water slides.
Gyms: There is a huge selection of gym facilities surrounding the college campus for students to choose from. Recommended options nearby include Anytime Fitness, BeachSide CrossFit and RockSteady Fitness – which is just a few minutes’ walk off campus.
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