Bus & Walking Tours & History & Nature Programs


Bus & Walking Tours

Join other art lovers on rides to cultural adventures at surprising, landmark and emerging SoCal destinations. Artists Maryanne Irving or Mary Neville lead most tours, prep you en route and host discussions on the way home about your fascinating art encounters. Explore venues with them, docents or on your own as sites permit. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers for indoor and outdoor conditions. All-day trips include a meal stop, not included in the price unless explicitly stated, so BYO lunch or cash or credit card to purchase a meal. Tours are open to adults and teens under 18 accompanied by an adult, unless stated otherwise. Park your car for free in the parking lot behind City Hall where you’ll meet your tour guide and the air-conditioned, thirty-passenger bus, equipped with wheelchair lift but no restroom. Please mention any mobility or ADA issues when registering online, at Ventura City Hall (501 Poli Street, Room 226) or at 806/658-4726 (M-F- 8-5, closed alt. Fridays).

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History & Mystery Tours: Ghost, ghoul, murder and mystery lovers may choose from an array of mostly nighttime walking and bus nocTOURnalS into Ventura’s folk-lurid past with local historian and paranormal expert Richard Senate. Explore SoCal cultural destinations through our Art Adventures Tours led by artist/tour guides. Info: 658-4726

Curb to Curb is a monthly door-to-door lunch-date service for City of Ventura residents only with physical limitations. Enjoy lunch at a specially chosen location each month. You will be picked up at and returned to your home by a mini bus equipped with a lift. Please notify us when registering of any ADA concerns. Info: call 658-4726 or 658-4730.

Ventura Historic Sites: click this link for weekday, weekend and special events at the Olivas and Ortega Adobes, Dudley House, City Hall, and Albinger Museum

Map Note: The upper parking lot is now reserved for the Ventura Botanic Gardens