July 22, 2020
Guys Getaway in Oxnard: How to Plan an Epic Trip with the Boys
Every once in a while, a guys’ getaway is in order. There’s nothing wrong with a little male bonding time with the boys. Whether you’re planning a bachelor party, birthday bash, or a father-son adventure, Oxnard is your one-stop destination for a trip with the guys.
Round up the gang; it’s time to cross off those tasks from your honey-do list and plan some quality male bonding time in this coastal Southern California town.
Spend a day on the green at the River Ridge Golf Club for a friendly competition between pals. Dust off your clubs because there are two 18-hole courses to choose from – the Vineyard Course and Victoria Lakes Course. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-timer, River Ridge Golf Club is open to players of all skill levels.
Want to go fishing? You’ve got plenty of options. If you’re going to fish from shore, Mandalay Bay is your best bet. Searching for something a bit more extreme? Head to Channel Islands National Park for the ultimate fishing excursion with the guys. You’ll need a valid California state fishing license to fish in the National Park.
- Santa Cruz Island – Cast your fishing pole outside of the marine reserves. Keep in mind; fishing is not allowed at Scorpion Anchorage.
- Anacapa Island – Steer clear of the marine reserve located north or the island, including the Landing Cove, and the marine conservation area on the north side of West Anacapa Island.
Plan a fishing excursion with Hook’s Landing and book a half-day tour or all-day fishing trip. They’ve got three sportfishing vessels including Coroloma, Estella, and New Hustler. They also offer fishing off the docks, complete tackle, electric boats, live bait, and bicycles.
With perfect weather year-round, uncrowded beaches, and world-class surf, Oxnard is popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Whether you’re still learning how to catch waves or have been surfing with your friends since you were kids, Oxnard Shores is renowned for its quality beach breaks. Oxnard Shores gets a bit of south swell during the summer months, but it’s the west swells in the winter that deliver.
Silver Strand or “The Strand” has three breaks – the Jetty, the Bowl, and La Jenelle. The best time to visit is right after the winter rainstorms when swells almost double in size. Hollywood Beach is a hidden gem, with beach-break waves that get over 16 feet high. This is not a place for beginners. When in doubt, don’t go out.
Load up the tent, pack the cooler full of cold beverages, and get ready for the ultimate male bonding experience – camping. Spend the night under the stars at Channel Islands National Park. Camping is available year-round on all five islands.
Camping locations include:
- Landing Cove on Santa Barbara
- East islet of Anacapa
- Scorpion Canyon on Santa Cruz
- Water Canyon on Santa Rosa
- Above Cuyler Harbor on San Miguel.
Wake up and surf, fish, or enjoy some of the best bird-watching in California at McGrath State Beach. Check here for the latest updates on what’s open or closed before you visit.
Where to Eat + Drink
Looking to wind down after a weekend full of outdoor adventures with the guys? Here are some of the best places to hang out, dine, or grab a beer in Oxnard.
*Some locations may be temporarily closed or offer limited seating options due to COVID-19.
Grab a drink with the guys and enjoy Monday Night Football. Enjoy specials every day from 5 pm to 7 pm (excluding holidays.) On the happy hour menu, you can’t beat the Bacon & Tomato Mac & Cheese or Steak Tacos.
590 Town Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036
Satisfy your seafood cravings with a visit to Sea Fresh in Oxnard. Try the eggs benny for breakfast with crab cake, smoked salmon, or shrimp. Stop by for lunch, or dinner, and don’t miss some of the best happy hour specials in town. With two outside patios, there’s plenty of room for all the guys.
3550 S Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035
Proudly brewed in Oxnard, stop by Casa Agria to try the award-tasting mix-fermented sour ales. This family-friendly and dog-friendly tasting room pours quality beers on draft. Sample a Beat Mapping IPA or Caleon Lager during your guys’ getaway.
701 N. Del Norte Blvd, Suite # 360, Oxnard California
Don’t be fooled by the size of this brewery. It’s small, but mighty. Red Tandem features seven high-quality ales brewed on-site, including the award-winning Double C-Hag Imperial IPA. The tasting room is open Wednesday – Sunday.
1009 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard Shores, CA
Conclusion – Guys Getaway in Oxnard
The best part about a boy’s trip is spending quality time with some of your best friends that you might not see that often. Whether your crew is up for an outdoor adventure like fishing or camping or you just want to kick back and watch the game, you’ll have a memorable time in Oxnard. Get creative and plan an epic guys’ getaway to celebrate bachelor parties, birthday shenanigans, or any special occasion. It’ll be a fun-filled weekend the boys will never forget.
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Alejandra Cerball is an award-winning journalist, writer, and travel + lifestyle blogger at alexcerball.com. On her blog, Alex shares inspiration for your bucket list, packing tips, and bold ideas to get what you want in life, love, and your career.