Places to Visit in Oxnard CA

Wondering what to see and visit in Oxnard?

Oxnard is no doubt, one of the most popular side trips you can take from Los Angeles, not only because of Oxnard’s close proximity to LA, but also because of its ferry connections to the Channel Islands national park.

Besides being a great base for trips to the Channel Islands, Oxnard boasts interesting attractions worth checking out. They include:

Carnegie Art Museum

Carnegie Art Museum is located not far from Plaza Park; and it’s no doubt, one of the top places to visit in Oxnard CA to marvel at great art works.
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Carnegie Art Museum boasts interesting 20th century art collections and exhibitions, as well as the popular “Free Family Day” event on July 16th where the whole family can learn cool painting techniques and hands on activities.

Gull Wings Children's Museum

The Gull Wings Children's Museum is just a short walk up the road from Carnegie Art Museum and it's definitely worth checking out if you're traveling with kiddies.

Gull Wings Children's Museum is one of the best places to visit in Oxnard CA with the family for a fun day out as it boasts interactive exhibits, as well as regular fun family programs such as story time, talks on marine life, and nature walks to nearby Point Mugu State Park.

Heritage Square

Heritage Square is without a doubt, the center piece attraction of the city and one of the most beautiful places to visit in Oxnard CA hands down!

Heritage Square boasts beautifully restored historic homes and mansions, as well as stunning gardens and an incredible atmosphere with folks dressed in period clothing.

You will not only be able to visit the square but also enjoy a tour with a docent guide if you want learn about Oxnard’s Victorian era.

There isn’t a bad time to visit Heritage Square, though during the summer months the square is home to cool events such as the annual County Wine Trail celebration on June 23rd, as well as summer concerts at the square between June 17th and August 26th.

Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Oxnard Performing Arts Center is definitely one of the best places to visit in Oxnard CA to catch cool dance competitions, concerts and comedy shows such as the popular Anjelah Johnson stand-up show.

Murphy Auto Museum

If you’re a fan of vintage American cars, be sure to add the Murphy Auto Museum to your list of places to visit in Oxnard CA.

Murphy Auto Museum boasts some of the best examples of classic American vehicles on display such as the Lincoln Continental Mark II and Dodge Charger R/T, as well as a large collection of packards.

Kids can also have a great time at the Murphy Auto Museum as the museum also boasts a cool model railroad of the Gold Coast railroad.

By the way, Murphy Auto Museum isn’t the only auto museum in Oxnard. The Mullin Automotive Museum is not far from Murphy’s and boasts an amazing collection on Bugattis and Voisins.

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