If you had ever had the notion that shopping was what you wanted to do with the rest of your life, then LA’s Ventura Boulevard might just be the place for you. Ventura Blvd is 18 miles of shopping, whether you want a delicious sandwich or a brand new Ford Ventura Boulevard has plenty of options to make your shopping dreams come true.
How did this famous street that is central to the soul of San Fernando Valley, California, USA come about? Well, the natural springs in the area probably had something to do with it. According to natural history sources, ancient Indian tribes used to live in the area. But today the history of the area is reflected in the vibrant tourist culture that permeates the region – due largely to the growth of Hollywood in the 1930s.
Ventura, which is still known today as San Buenaventura, got its origins in 1782 with a religious follower named Fray Junipero Serra who established a mission in the area. Today the area is not even a pale reflection of its religious past – surf shops and even a bookish culture reflect the laid back attitude that today characterizes the area.However, those that want to experience the long past Ventura history will be pleased to know that there are still vestiges of the past that can be enjoyed by those who are lovers of American history.
There is, of course, the historical downtown district which will bring to life the early years of California’s early years as a gold rush town. However, there are also bright sparks of other things that make Ventura Blvd a gem on the crown of American cultural history – such as museums, boutiques and fabulous food that entice visitors to enjoy local foods under the swaying palms that have encouraged visitors to stop a while and enjoy the area’s many attractions for hundreds of years.
Things have changed since the boulevard was first paved.
Today the palms look down on venues that house fine arts and theater, as well as fine dining and small boutique shops. If you are like me and love walking and checking out the scene, I suggest walking up and down this strip in Studio City to get the full experience Ventura Blvd.
Today Ventura Boulevard is a vibrant place where both locals and tourists walk between shops and boutiques that are a mix between modern and old – where one can experience a vibrant street that both harks back to the old and looks forward to the new.
You can enjoy popping into an antique shop or one of the many high-end restaurants along the way. If you like great seafood, then Ventura has some restaurants with world class chefs that will provide a seafood experience that will rival most others offered anywhere in the world. Combine this with other fresh produce that is farm fresh and delivered on a daily basis and you have a recipe for amazing food, that will satisfy even the most demanding palate in the word.
If you are in the need for a great local Los Angeles orthodontist to get your teeth whitened or get Invisalign to straighten your teeth, then visit Dr. Kathy at Studio City Orthodontist at 12405 Ventura Blvd – she is my favorite local business owner and has the nicest, cleanest and most eco-friendly office around!
Ventura Boulevard has a long history – but it has a long future as well. A place that well worth the visit to feel a bit of the past, but also experience the future as well.