Weather & Timing Your Visit

Ventura is a year-round destination, with weather that has something for everyone—from sun worshippers to snow bunnies. The best time to visit really comes down to what you want to see and do. Here’s some general information to help you know what to expect statewide.
Weather & Seasons

Much of California has a Mediterranean-like climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In Ventura, the average daily high temperature hovers around 70°F/21°C and up), but can occasionally spike to 80°F 27° C or more on hottest summer days; freezing temperatures are rare, even in winter.

Timing Your Visit

Most vacationers head to Ventura during the peak summer months (June through August); that’s when you can expect the biggest crowds at top attractions, and high-season rates at lodgings and resorts. But even in the midst of summer it’s possible to hop off the beaten path and have forests, fields, and even beaches almost to yourself.

Springtime (typically March through early May) is one of Ventura’s most beautiful times of year. Although it can still be cold at higher elevations, temperatures are comfortable and fresh throughout much of the state. Hillsides are blanketed with lush green grass and wildflowers.

Autumn (September through November) brings mild weather. This is a great time to visit Ventura County’s beautiful wine regions during during grape harvest time, known as “the crush” (generally August to October).

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