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Grant Park, Ventura

Ventura, CA
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Grant Park, Ventura, Ventura California

Description

On the hilltops above Downtown Ventura sits Grant Park. Grant Park has more than the large Serra Cross, which you see illuminated at night. It has dreamy panoramic views of the lovely curve of Ventura Beach, the Spanish buildings set back in the hills above the city of Ventura, and the Channel Islands. There are rugged walking trails, and picnic areas. The hills in the park have some nice rock formations, and some are covered in prickly pear cactus. The day we were there, there was a wedding, and it was a stunning backdrop! Don't miss seeing Grant Park in spring when there are flowers galore! Lavendar, purple bougainvillea, cactus, and best of all, yellow daisies mixed with white daisies with yellow centers. You can get some gorgeous photos of flowers with the blue sea in the distance.

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See the freeway exit and pier that were featured at the end of the movie "Little Miss Sunshine"!
See the freeway exit and pier that were featured at the end of the movie "Little Miss Sunshine"!
The Channel Islands and sparkling sea, as seen from Grant Park!
The Channel Islands and sparkling sea, as seen from Grant Park!
Yellow flowers and view of the lovely curve of sand.
Yellow flowers and view of the lovely curve of sand.
Bench overlooking Highway 33 area.
Bench overlooking Highway 33 area.
The Highway 33 neighborhood and the sea.
The Highway 33 neighborhood and the sea.
Lavendar, bottle brush, and brick wall.
Lavendar, bottle brush, and brick wall.
Lavendar, the cross, and the sea.
Lavendar, the cross, and the sea.
The cross overlooking the sea.
The cross overlooking the sea.
Dark pink bougainvillea and cactus, overlooking the sea.
Dark pink bougainvillea and cactus, overlooking the sea.
A couple stands under a tree, a romantic spot.
A couple stands under a tree, a romantic spot.
Yellow and white flowers, trees, and the sea.
Yellow and white flowers, trees, and the sea.
Cactus amid a sea of yellow and white flowers.
Cactus amid a sea of yellow and white flowers.
I love these flowers, especially the white ones with yellow centers!
I love these flowers, especially the white ones with yellow centers!
Perfect flowers and ocean view!
Perfect flowers and ocean view!
A couple sits on a picnic table.
A couple sits on a picnic table.
Butterfly among the flowers!
Butterfly among the flowers!
Lavendar and yellow flowers, with strip of sea.
Lavendar and yellow flowers, with strip of sea.
Flowers falling over a fence.
Flowers falling over a fence.
I love this white flower with yellow center!
I love this white flower with yellow center!
Colorful scene.
Colorful scene.
Lavendar and fence and sea in the distance.
Lavendar and fence and sea in the distance.
A mom and child walk the flower-lined path.
A mom and child walk the flower-lined path.
The lookout.
The lookout.
The cross, bougainvillea, and lookout.
The cross, bougainvillea, and lookout.
Flowers falling over the fence.
Flowers falling over the fence.
Yellow flowers of all kinds!
Yellow flowers of all kinds!
Flowers, town, and sea.
Flowers, town, and sea.

Directions

You can access Grant Park via Ferro Drive, Brakey Road, and Summit Drive. From Downtown Ventura, head up California Street towards City Hall. Turn left on Poli Street, and then immediately right on Brakey Rd. There is plenty of parking in the park.
The address is 398 Ferro Dr, Ventura CA 93001.

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Visitor Ratings

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Marion
05/18/2010 14:27
I'm from the East Coast but spent considerable time, caring for a relative, in Ventura and got to know the area quite well. Grant Park is a gem. The view is spectacular...so peaceful. I miss Carpinteria, Summerland and Santa Barbara. Thank goodness for Google Earth. I can revisit my favorite places.

JG
11/05/2009 22:34
Ventura is my 2nd hometown :)

Lake
10/14/2009 19:34
I'd like to give this place a 4.5, but I guess that a 4 will do. Peaceful. Best view around.

Samantha
09/19/2009 19:28
Went here after getting married. It was a short drive, it was BEAUTIFUL at the top- the ocean and beaches and the view of the channel islands. I'd recommend to anyone.

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