Posted Jun 28, 2022 | By Alejandra Cerball

10 Fun Things To Do in Oxnard, California

From picturesque beaches to one-of-a-kind museums, Oxnard has plenty of fun and exciting activities you won't want to miss.

10 fun things to do in oxnard

Searching for fun things to do in Oxnard? We've got you covered. From sailing to wine tasting to sport fishing, here are ten awesome things to do in Oxnard, California, today.

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1. Go Boating or Sailing IN OXNARD

Experience Oxnard's picturesque coastline by boat! Pack a picnic lunch, charter a sailboat, or rent a small motor boat and set sail for a unique adventure that is fun for the whole family. On your excursion, you will see a wide variety of California's wildlife, including dolphins, sea lions, and birds and, depending on the season, you can see whales too.

2. Go Wine tasting at one of THE OXNARD wineries

Get a taste of Oxnard by visiting one (or all) of our three local wineries! Oxnard is the perfect place for a fun wine tour getaway with tasting rooms, cellar tours, and special events.

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3. Laugh it Up at a Live Comedy Show AT LEVITY LIVE

Sip on a cocktail and enjoy delicious pub fare while watching your favorite comedian at Oxnard's own comedy club, Levity Live! This modern and spacious club in The Collection at RiverPark has hosted top comedians, including Margaret Cho, George Lopez and the "Daily Show's" host Trevor Noah.

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The waters surrounding the Channel Islands are some of the most diverse in the world. Named "North America's Galapagos," enjoy many deep-sea and sport fishing opportunities that any fishing enthusiast will love.

beach bike ride in oxnard

5. Take a Beach Bike ride IN OXNARD

Cruise along the beaches in style with a rented bicycle from Wheel Fun Rentals! Wheel Fun has a bike for all skill levels, from six-person surreys to tandem bicycles to beach cruisers. Take a self-guided tour along the Channel Islands Harbor or enjoy our perfect weather while cruising along the bike paths of Mandalay Beach.

golfing in oxnard


Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy the numerous amenities River Ridge Golf Club offers. With 36 holes, an all-grass driving range, two chipping and putting greens and stunning ocean views, this course is a must-see during any visit.

7. Relax on the Beach IN OXNARD

It wouldn't be a trip to Oxnard without visiting one of our iconic beaches. Whether you're a surfer, fisherman, or want to soak up that California sunshine, fun isn't hard to find while having a beach day. Try something new and take a class at Sea Dog Yoga.

Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Oxnard, California

8. Visit a Museum IN OXNARD

With such a rich and unique history surrounding the town, Oxnard has a unique and exciting museum experience to match. Explore California's maritime history at Channel Island's Maritime Museum. See the Mystic Whaler, a tall ship that sits right outside the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Learn about Chumash inhabitants, the Channel Islands National Park and more.

9. Catch an Elite Theater production AT ELITE THEATER

Theater buffs will love the intimate venue and unique productions put on by Elite Theater. Located in the Channel Islands Harbor, this seaside community theater puts on several productions a year that you won't want to miss.

oxnard whale watching

10. Take an Island Packers Boat Excursion

For adventure seekers, look no further than a one-of-a-kind Island Packers excursion. Take a tour to one of the breathtakingly beautiful Channel Islands, or climb aboard during certain times of the year for a whale-watching trip. These fun family trips are one of the most exciting ways to see the beauty of Southern California.

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About the Author:

Alejandra Cerball (Journalist | Travel Writer)

Alejandra Cerball is an award-winning journalist, writer, and editor of, a Travel + Lifestyle online destination filled with compelling and honest travel tips + resources. On her blog, Alex shares inspiration for your bucket list, family travel + adventure itineraries, and style guides to help you pack for your next trip.

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