Oxnard in Ventura County, California is the 19th most populous city in the state, being home to more than 203,000 people. It is located at the western edge of the fertile Oxnard Plain, which sits adjacent to an agricultural center that grows strawberries and lima beans. This seaside city is nicknamed the "Gateway to the Channel Islands" because of the high number of operations that set sail to the islands out of the Channel Islands Harbor. See what the city has to offer by getting on a bus rental and charter in Oxnard, California now!
Oxnard is a splendid seaside city with over 20 miles of scenic coastline and tourists visit it for its large, soft-sand beaches and world-class surf. Among the beaches you could check out are:
Oxnard coast is also a haven for whale watchers, with gray whales gracing it from end of December to mid-April, and humpbacks and blue whales taking their turn from June to October. Other than whale-watching, you can join marine wildlife excursions as there are many species of whales, sharks, sea birds, fish, and other marine animals living or migrating through the coastline between the Channel Islands and Oxnard or that you can find at the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Other water activities you can try include marina sailing, sportsfishing, scuba diving, and even kayaking at the Channel Islands National Park.
If you have had your fill of the sun, sand, and sea, you can get on a bus rental and charter in Oxnard, California and take a tour of Downtown Oxnard. This vibrant arts and cultural district has the Carnegie Art Museum, CAM Studio, Gull Wings Children's Museum, and Heritage Square, which is a collection of restored Victorian and Craftsman houses once owned by the city's pioneer families. You can also shop at various downtown shops and commercial establishments. And thanks to the city's multicultural influences, you can choose from a world of downtown dining options, from American fare to Mexican, Mediterranean, Chinese, Thai, Italian, Brazilian, and other international cuisine.
You can also get your bus rental and charter in Oxnard, California to take your group to the Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife, where you can see a large collection of vintage and rare automobiles; the Murphy Auto Museum; the Channel Islands Maritime Museum; or the Seabee Museum. When it comes to performing arts, the city's top performance venues include the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, home to the New West Symphony, the Oxnard Independent Film Festival, and the Channel Islands Tall Ships Festival.
Speaking of festivals, you may also want to check out the Oxnard Salsa Festival and the California Strawberry Festival.
Meanwhile, for fresh produce, you can go to the Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market, Downtown Oxnard Farmers Market, McGrath Family Farm, and Lil' Red Barn Produce.