Getting There -- If you're traveling northbound on U.S. 101, exit at California Street; southbound, take the Main Street exit. If you're coming west on Hwy. 33 from Ojai, there's also a Main Street exit. By the way, don't let the directions throw you off; because of the curve of the coastline, the ocean is not always to the west, but often southward.

Visitor Information -- For a visitor's guide and genial answers to any questions you might have, stop in at the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau, 101 S. California St., Ventura, CA 93001 (tel. 800/333-2989 or 805/648-2075;

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.