Experience thrilling new adventures in the picturesque Ventura County, Southern California. From ocean adventures and family fun to museums, culture and outdoor activities, your stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach will be one to treasure.
With our location, nestled right on Mandalay Beach in the Channel Islands area of Oxnard, the hotel is well positioned for enjoying an array of exciting ocean activities. Cruise the Channel Island Harbor in elegant Southern style on the Scarlett Belle River Boat. Enjoy kayaking, sailing or scuba diving amongst a wide variety of tropical fish in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Set out on a fishing voyage and catch your own lunch! Or join one of the many captivating cruise excursions available around the Ventura coastline.
Explore exciting activities and attractions for families in Ventura. Take the kids on an unforgettable whale watching tour or spend some relaxing family time on the many idyllic beaches. Ride a four-wheeled bicycle along the stunning California coastline or see a collection of majestic animals at Santa Barbara Zoo, which is only 40 minutes’ drive away from the resort. Enjoy a wet and wild adventure at the nearby Ventura Aquatic Center or play miniature golf or laser tag at Golf N' Stuff, only 10 minutes’ drive away. Slow down the pace on a scenic train ride excursion with the Filmore & Western Train.
CULTURE & HISTORY
Ventura County boasts a wide variety of museums and cultural sites that are both fun and educational for kids. First stop for many visitors is the Museum of Ventura County, home to amazing collections by local artists and historical artifacts from the region. Also worth a visit is Gull Wing Children’s Museum which offers hands-on interactive museum exhibits including fossils, trains, puppets, animals and more. Explore The Olivas Adobe Historical Museum, featuring the spectacular two-story hacienda, Rancho San Miguel. Other worthwhile stops include the Channel Islands National Park, where the history and wildlife of the islands is brought to life, Murphy Auto Museum and Mullin Automotive Museum – a car enthusiast's dream.
The greater Oxnard and Santa Barbara area is one of California’s greatest golfing destinations. Practice your game on one of these fantastic courses, all within easy reach of your hotel:
- River Ridge Golf Club – Drive-Time: 15 minutes
- Olivas Links – Drive-Time: 15 minutes
- Sterling Hills Golf Club, Camarillo – Drive-Time: 20 minutes
- Elkins Ranch Golf Course – Drive-Time: 35 minutes
- Sandpiper Golf Club – Drive-Time: 50 minutes
- Glenn Annie Golf Club – Drive-Time: 50 minutes
- Buenaventura Golf Course – Drive-Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
- Soule Park Golf Club – Drive-Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Go shopping in Ventura and you’ll find plenty of options to discover. Find all the latest designer fashions at discounted prices in Camarillo Premium Outlets® or explore Macy’s, JCPenney and more at the Pacific View Mall. Head to downtown Ventura for trendy boutiques and antique stores. For fresh seasonal produce and hand-crafted items, the Channel Island Harbor Farmers' Market is definitely worth a visit.