Posted Jul 22, 2020 | By Alejandra Cerball
Every once in a while, a guys’ getaway is in order. 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.
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:
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.
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
Casa Agria Specialty Ales
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
Red Tandem Brewery
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
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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