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Two Days in Oxnard

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Located within an hour’s drive from LA, Oxnard is a pleasant getaway filled recreation activities, museums, beaches, sports, music, wine tasting and scenic views. Discover and experience everything that Oxnard, “the Gateway to the Channel Islands” has to offer in 48 hours through this itinerary guide.

Oxnard 48 hour itinerary
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Day 1 Tour in Oxnard- Water fun and activities!

Mandalay Beach at 8:00am!

Start your morning with a walk on the Mandalay Beach amid the stunning ocean views and white sand and beautiful waves. This beach is a part of Oxnard State Beach. It is a popular beach for surfing, sun bathing, picnicking and relaxing. Walk along the beach, take in some fresh air and beautiful views, relax and soak up some sun. 


Partake of American fare at Mrs Olson’s Coffee Hut at 10:00am!

After a leisurely and lovely walk along the beach, make your way over to Mrs Olson’s Coffee Hut that serves delicious American classics in a comfortable and warm setting. 

Address: 2800 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035, United States
Phone: 1 805-985-9151
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-2:00pm
Distance from Mandalay Beach: 0.8miles or 3minutes drive

Dig into Maritime history at Channel Islands Maritime Museum at 11:00am!

Next, head off to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum that features an impressive collection of ship models, maritime work of art and painting, and an array of rotating exhibits. The paintings and art spans three centuries.

Address: 3900 Bluefin Cir, Oxnard, CA 93035, United States
Phone: 1 805-984-6260
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Distance from Mrs Olso’s Coffee Hut: 0.7miles or 2minutes drive


Water adventures at Marine Emporium Landing at 12:00pm!

Head off to Marine Emporium Landing that offers a range of marine activities. Sail around and observe the local sea life, including sea lions, whales and dolphins, or stroll along the bay and take in the spectacular views of the harbor. Indulge in marine adventures, sportfishing, kayaking, jet skiing, dive trips, and other water activities.

Address: 3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035, United States
Phone: 1 805-985-5828
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:00am-11:00pm
Distance from Channel Islands Maritime Museum: 0.4miles or 2minutes drive

Lunch at 2:00pm!

Step into Sea Fresh Channel Islands (3550 Harbor Blvd) that puts out delish seafood dishes. Enjoy the traditional Brazilian cuisine at the Moqueca Restaurant (3550 Harbor Blvd #201), or chow down on some American fare at The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar (3500 Harbor Blvd).


Go for picnic and swimming at Channel Islands Harbor at 3:00pm!

Channel Islands Harbor has plenty of hiking and biking paths, as well as picnic areas and swimming. Sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, diving, boating and other water activities are available.  Whale watching tours from Channel Islands Harbor are available. Experience the coastal California by boat or ferry ride from Channel Islands Harbor to Oxnard’s Channel Islands National Park.

Address: 3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard, CA 93035, United States
Phone: (805) 973-5950

Attend a show or concert at Oxnard Performing Arts Center at 5:00pm!

Visit the Oxnard Performing Arts Center that features a wealth of cultural and musical events. It hosts many events such as Broadway musicals, performing arts, concerts, and much more.

Address: 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030, United States
Phone: 1 805-385-8147
Distance from Channel Islands Harbor: 4.3miles or 10 minutes drive via W Wooley Road

Go Shopping at 6:00pm!

Go to Centerpoint Mall that features over 49 retail stores. It has a variety of specialty, discount and department stores, ranging from apparel and jewelry to food, flowers, cards, chocolates, and much more.

Address: 2655 Saviers Rd, Oxnard, CA 93033, United States
Phone: 1 805-487-1142
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am-8:00am; Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Distance from Oxnard Performing Arts Center: 2.0miles or 5minutes drive


Then, head off to Shopping At the Rose that houses more than 40 stores and restaurants. From clothing and fashion stores to accessories and health & beauty shops to entertainment stores and grocery stores, this shopping spot has it all.

Address: 2051 N Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, United States

Drinks and Dinner at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse at 8:00pm!

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse serves up classic American fare, pizza, pasta and more in a relaxed setting. Wash it all down with a glass of beer.

Address: 461 West Esplanade Dr, Oxnard, CA 93036, United States
Phone: 1 805-485-1124
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00am-12:00am; Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-12:00am
Distance from Shopping At the Rose: 2.2miles or 5minutes drive

Socialize and unwind with a drink at 10:00pm!

Head to the Q Club Oxnard, a lively sports bar with an outdoor patio, live DJs, dance floor, with full-service billiards, pub grub, and bar and grill. As the evening progresses, the music picks up the pace and the dance floor gets packed. They have multiple TVs, billiards and pool tables that add to the fun and entertainment.

Address: 2362 North Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93036, United States
Phone: 1 805-278-1231
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00am-2:00am; Saturday: 10:00ma-2:00am; Sunday: 9:00am-2:00am

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Make your way over to Ruby’s Nightclub that offers authentic Mexican cuisine, cocktails, regional and Mexican music. Come here for drinks, live music and dancing.

Address: 348 South Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030, United States
Phone: 1 805-486-2169
Opening hours: Friday to Sunday: 8:00am-1:30am


Day 2 in Oxnard- Explore the history, art and culture!

American breakfast at The Best Breakfast Cafe at 9:00am!

Start your morning with partake of traditional American fare at The Best Breakfast Cafe. It puts out a variety of breakfast faves, including omelettes, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast burritos, and more.

Address: 5141 Saviers Rd, Oxnard, CA 93033, United States
Phone: 1 805-271-1113
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-2:00pm


Explore the history of vintage cars at Murphy Auto Museum at 10:00am!

Visit the Murphy Auto Museum that features more than 90 classic cars. There is a permanent collection of cars as well as a working railroad model that extends over 1,800 sq ft. Peruse the amazing collection of classic American cars dating from 1903 to present day. 

Address: 2230 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033, United States
Phone: 1 805-487-4333
Opening hours: Wednesday: 6:00pm-10:00pm & Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm (April through December); Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (Year round)
Distance from The Best Breakfast Cafe: 2.8miles or 7minutes drive

Gull Wings Children's Museum for kids at 11:00am!

Step inside the Gull Wings Children’s Museum that features plenty of hands-on exhibits for kids ages 2-12. Children can pretend themselves as geologist, firefighters, doctors and astronauts. They can climb a rock wall, catch crawly things, feed turtles, take off to an outer space, play with Legos, see a mini train, and check out the other displays, while connecting with other children.

Address: 418 W 4th Street, Oxnard, CA 93030, United States
Phone: 1 805-483-3005
Opening hours: Tuesday: 9:00am-1:00pm; Wednesday to Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Distance from Murphy Auto Museum: 2.0miles or 6minutes drive

Celebrate the joy of California art at Carnegie Art Museum at 12:00pm!

Visit the Carnegie Art Museum that features an impressive collection of California contemporary and regional work of art. It houses more than 1,500 pieces of artwork, with over 600 are drawings, prints, paintings and photographs of 20th century Californian artists.

Address: 424 S C Street, Oxnard, CA 93030, United States
Phone: 1 805-385-8158
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Distance from Gull Wings Children’s Museum: 1 minute


Sate your appetite with delectable food at 1:00pm!

Head off to El Pollo Norteno 1290 (1290 S. Oxnard Blvd) that serves up Mexican and Spanish cuisine,  Suvarnaphumi Thai Cuisine (2148 Saviers Rd.) for some Thai cuisine, Henri's Cafe (1060 S Oxnard Blvd) or Bg's Cafe (478 So. A Street) for American fare. Enjoy Italian fare at La Dolce Vita (740 South B Street).

Nineteenth century flashback at Heritage Square at 2:00pm!

Spend your afternoon at historic Heritage Square that is loaded with local history. It has several Victorian mansions and houses that were built in the 19th century, and stunning gardens. Marvel at the beautiful architecture, explore the Victorian era history, experience the Southern California life, stroll the gardens, and know about the Oxnard’s rich cultural, historical and agricultural history.

Address: 715 S A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030, United States
Phone: 1 805-483-7960
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Distance from Carnegie Art Museum: 0.4miles or 2minutes drive

Check out the classic four-wheels at Mullin Automotive Museum at 3:00pm!

Next, visit the Mullin Automotive Museum that features classic cars from the French art deco period of 1920s to 40s. Some of the finest French cars features here include Voisin, Talbot-Lago, Bugatti, Delahaye, Delage and more.

Address: 1421 Emerson Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033, United States
Phone: 1 805-385-5400
Distance from Heritage Square: 1.6miles or 5minutes drive

Woolworth Museum at 4:00pm!

Head off to Woolworth Museum that features photographs and items of the original Woolworth stores across the nation. It also has antiques, an antique phone booth, a working vending machine and several period items. 

Address: East 3rd Street, Oxnard, CA 93030, United States
Distance from Mullin Automotive Museum: 2.0miles or 6 minutes drive

Dose of retail therapy at 5:00pm!

Head off to Esplanade Shopping Center that houses plenty of national retailers. Highlights include Home Depot, Nordstrom Rack, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and many more. The shopping center has something for everyone! 

Address: 195 West Esplanade Dr, Oxnard, CA 93036, United States
Phone: 1 858-202-1109
Distance from Woolworth Museum: 2.4miles or 6minutes drive


Indulge in some more shopping at The Collection at Riverpark that features a variety of lifestyle options. It offers a nice mix of well-known brand and small boutiques and supermarkets. It is anchored by Target, The Container Store, Whole Food Market, Century Theatres and REI. Some of the retailers housed here include H&M, ULTA Beauty, Gap, Chico’s, and more.

Address: 2751 Park View Ct #261, Oxnard, CA 93036, United States
Phone: 1 805-278-9500
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Distance from Esplanade Shopping Center: 0.8miles or 3minutes drive


Sample the Wine at 7:00pm!

No trip to Oxnard is complete without sampling the world-class wine. Oxnard is home to one of the kosher wineries in California- Herzog Wine Cellars. It offers wine tastings, wine making process tour and history that dates back to the nineteenth century. Enjoy the fine wines at this winery!

Address: 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard, CA 93030, United States
Phone: 1 805-983-1560

Dinner at 8:00pm!

After tasting wines, enjoy a delicious meal at the Tierra Sur. It serves up Kosher New American cuisine in an elegant setting. The food is prepared from locally sourced ingredients. Tasty highlights on the food menu include seared fennel crusted tuna, chicken with garlic black rice, aged rib-eyed steak, handmade linguini, pomegranate marinated lamb, and more. 

Address: 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard, CA 93030, United States
Phone: 1 805-983-1560
Opening hours: Lunch hours- Monday to Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm; Sunday: 11:30am-2:00pm; Dinner hours- Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm-8:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Distance from Herzog Wine Cellars: 0.3miles or 2minutes drive 

Rock out, party, drink and entertain yourself at 10:00pm!

Step inside the Yard House where you can sit down and kick back with a drink, watch a sporting event on big-screens, or listen to some classic rock. From their selection of tasty cocktails and draft beers to their classic American fare, this is a perfect spot to hang out and socialize. 

Address: The Collection RiverPark, 501 Collection Blvd #4130, Oxnard, CA 93036, United States
Phone: 1 805-981-8707
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am-12:00am; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-1:00am; Sunday: 11:00am-12:00am

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