For Food & Wine Enthusiasts

For Food & Wine Enthusiasts Food & Drink
Day 1

Ventura County Coast has so much to offer that it is considered a favorite So Cal foodie destination – family wineries, brew pubs, food tours, and menus inspired by locally grown seasonal ingredients entice visitors to taste and savor Ventura County Coast. Start your day early with a hearty breakfast at Pete’s Breakfast House in midtown Ventura or fresh-roasted coffee downtown at Palermo. Meet local farmers and sample fresh strawberries, artisan cheeses and Ojai olive oils at the Ventura Farmers Market. For a behind the scenes, walking tour experience, book a Ventura Food Tour where you’ll meet chefs, chocolate makers, and brew masters. Feeling a bit full? Head to the beach for a stroll or back to your room for a little R & R and get ready for a night on the town. Taste delicious cuisine in Downtown Ventura at Cafe Fiore. With amazing food and an evolving selection of signature cocktails, many featuring locally made liquors, this is a favorite.

Day 2

Sunday morning brunch on the patio of Café Nouveau is a great way to start the day. How does a huge cinnamon bun fresh out the oven sound? If you are in the Camarillo area or have a sweet tooth, check out Waypoint Cafe. Then it’s time to visit local wineries for a sip of something delicious. Stop for lunch at award-winning Tierra Sur, inside Herzog Wine Cellars. Group tours available through the Oxnard and Ventura Visitors Bureaus with advanced reservations. If you are looking for delicious wine with a view, visit The Tasting Room mere footsteps away from the River Ridge Golf Club. Who doesn’t want to sip wine while watching one of the most magnificent sunsets the coast has to offer? Micro and craft breweries are increasingly popular and Ventura County Coast is becoming a hub of excellent options. Check out fan favorites like Institution Ale Company and MadeWest Brewery.  What next? You could head home, but why not stay one more night? Watch the sunset over the Pacific, enjoy a quiet dinner and toast yourself for making an inspired choice!