Oxnard Attractions: About 60 miles north of Los Angeles, two Navy bases are located in Oxnard: Port Hueneme and Point Mugu.
Ventura Attractions: Surfing, beach activities, Mission San Buenaventura, shopping, dining and other activities along Main Street, as well as at Ventura Harbor. Ferries and boats to Channel Islands depart from Ventura Harbor.
Santa Barbara Attractions: About 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles on Highway 101. Attractions: Mission Santa Barbara, Museums, beach activities, shopping and dining downtown, Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January), Summer Solstice Parade (June), dining and shopping at Santa Barbara Harbor, UC Santa Barbara.
San Luis Obispo Attractions: Hearst Castle, Beaches, Highway 1 Driving on the Pacific Coast($$)
Pismo Beach Attractions: Airplane Rides, Beach, Bicycling, Rollerblading, Butterfly Grove, Clam Festival, Family Activities, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Horse Back Riding, Jet Skis, Live Theater, Lopez Lake, Mineral Springs, Sand Dunes & ATV Riding, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing.
Buellton Attractions: Near Solvang, famous Anderson's split pea soup restaurant.
Solvang Attractions: The "Danish Capital of America." Authentic Danish dwellings and shops, Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Danish museum, golf, horseback riding, more. There is a casino a few miles away.