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; www.ventura-usa.com).