Sometimes the greatest travel discoveries are hidden right in plain sight. Take Ventura, California. This seaside town on the state’s South Coast has surfing, fishing, beach combing, hiking, and the gorgeous weather Southern California is famous for, yet it remains overshadowed by nearby Los Angeles and blissfully untrammeled by the masses.

Watch the video above to see why your next California trip should include Ventura.

This video is proudly produced in partnership with Visit Ventura.