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Road Trip: Ventura, Santa Barbara and Beyond

Road Trip: Ventura, Santa Barbara and Beyond

Southern California’s many charms burst into vivid display on this drive along the coast from Los Angeles
Posted 6 years agoby California Now

This coastal journey starts with lively urban scenes in Venice Beach and Santa Monica and winds through the natural beauty of Malibu before exploring the downtown areas of Santa Barbara and Ventura. With stops for seafood, premium craft beers, and wine tastings, this unforgettable road trip is positively delicious, too.

Stop one: Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Once funky and now chic, this street a few blocks from famous Venice Beach has evolved into a top Los Angeles dining and shopping destination. Distance to next stop: 3 miles

Stop two: Santa Monica Pier
Catch spectacular ocean views from the solar-powered Ferris wheel at the historic pier’s Pacific Park, and see local marine life at the Heal the Bay Aquarium. Next stop: 12 miles

Stop three: Adamson House
Overlooking the locals riding the waves at Mali