Welcome to Oxnard/Port Hueneme
Idyllic beach towns hidden along the California coast
Oxnard is a scenic and culturally authentic California beach town. This vibrant community is home to miles of golden beaches, exciting nightlife, some of the best Mexican food, and historic Victorian-style architecture. Oxnard is also known as the "Strawberry Capital of California" due to its abundant export of sweet fruit.
Port Hueneme is famous for its idyllic coastline and sandy shores. The name Hueneme is a variation of the Spanish word for "resting place." So, it's no surprise people flock to this town for much-needed rest and relaxation. From farmland to beaches, Oxnard and Port Hueneme provide residents with everything they need without having to travel to the big city.
What to Love
Oxnard has plenty of entertainment and attractions while still maintaining that small-town charm. Historic Downtown Oxnard is full of landmarks, historic buildings, and many local restaurants and cafes. Port Hueneme has peaceful walking trails curved along the beachfront and prime fishing spots. Walkable residential streets and natural outdoor spaces in these neighborhoods encourage the formation of strong bonds between residents. Friends and family can enjoy some shopping at The Collection Riverpark or attend one of the many festivals held throughout the year.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Collection Riverpark is Ventura County's premier destination for shopping and entertainment. This outdoor lifestyle center has nearly 100 retail stores, luxury boutiques, and lifestyle shops. There are also dozens of restaurants and takeout establishments so guests can grab a bite to eat after shopping. Restoration Hardware Outlet has everything you need if you need new home goods or power tools. This upscale home goods store features chic, modern furniture, textiles, lighting, and more.
Larsen's Grill in Oxnard is a classic steakhouse with a romantic vibe features live piano music and candlelight ambiance. The team at Larsen's is dedicated to curating and serving prime cuts of meat in a time-honored technique of preparing high-quality beef. In addition to steak, the menu also features fresh oysters, sushi, and salads.
Oxnard is also known for authentic and delicious Mexican food. Yolanda's has been serving Oxnard and surrounding areas for over 25 years. This casual restaurant offers traditional Mexican dishes such as tamales, fajitas, burritos, and margaritas.
Mrs. Olson's Coffee Hut is an Oxnard favorite if you're looking for a great breakfast spot. This quaint diner serves classic American breakfast staples, such as omelets, pancakes, and country-fried steak.
Port Hueneme is known for its magnificent beaches and prime fishing spots. Residents love to gather at Port Hueneme Pier for the relaxing views of Channel Islands Harbor. Families also enjoy fishing off the pier or having a nice lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants. The beach has multiple barbeque and picnic areas, playgrounds, and volleyball nets.
Things to Do
Due to the fertile land and mild climate, Oxnard is known for its mass export of strawberries. Strawberries are such a part of the culture that the city throws the Califonia Strawberry Festival each year. This festival boasts over 50 food vendors, contests, rides, 200 arts and craft vendors, live music, cooking demonstrations, and lots of fun! As a non-profit organization, the festival has raised over four million dollars for local charities.
The Salsa Festival celebrates all things salsa– the sauce and the dance. Guests can sample dozens of different salsa flavors and get in the grove with live salsa bands and a 2,000-square-foot dance floor. This two-day-long festival also features a vendor marketplace, rides, games, crafts, and a salsa dance contest.
The Banana Festival is a testament to the vast banana exports out of Port Hueneme. The festival features tours around the port, games for kids, live music, vendors, and, of course, tasty banana dishes. The festival food court offers a range of meals, including authentic tamales, empanadas, frozen chocolate-covered bananas, sundaes, funnel cakes, and a pie eating contest.
Football fans will love visiting the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp and watching the pros do what they do best. This family-friendly experience is star-studded with NFL players and various activities and entertainment such as meet and greets with the players, autograph signings, appearances by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and VIP experiences for United members.