Friday, November 20, 2015

Experience Oxnard, California!

Along with the county seat of Ventura, the Southern California City of Oxnard is the main city along the coast in Ventura County. This gorgeous coastal city offers one of the most dazzling scenic drives in SoCal, and is conveniently located between Los Angeles to the south and Santa Barbara to the north. As the highest ranked Oxnard limo service, no one knows nor loves the City of Oxnard more than us at Blackhawk Limousine and Transportation. We have been fortunate enough to serve this outstanding community for more than twenty years. Being the most populous community in the county, with more than 200,000 inhabitants as of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city has something to offer for any occasion. Being located on the extremely fertile Oxnard Plain, the City of Oxnard is also a huge agricultural center in Southern California. As an example, Oxnard produces more than twenty percent of all strawberries grown in the State of California! With its beautiful Mediterranean climate and varied terrain, you can find everything from beautiful sandy beaches, wetlands, creeks, dunes and the Santa Clara River all in close proximity to the city. Some of the great beaches so often visited by our Ventura limousine service include Hollywood Beach, Oxnard State Beach, Silver Strand State Beach, Mandalay State Beach, and McGrath State Beach.



Besides all the great beachin’, there are tons of other popular Oxnard limo destinations. For example, if you happen to be interested in history and older structures, the Heritage Square is a popular choice. Being a major Oxnard tourist destination, the Heritage Square is home to a museum, restaurant, a wine tasting room, and more than twenty other businesses. The Heritage Square, being such a beautiful and historic gem in Downtown Oxnard has also become a relatively popular wedding destination in recent years. Many of our Ventura limo clients love the summer concerts held here every Friday between six and eight, which are held from June through August. If you are one to rather be into recreational activities, there are also numerous options to select from in the Oxnard area. Having been officially nicknamed the “Gateway to the Channel Islands”, the community is a popular hub for those traveling to the Channel Islands National Park, which is located just eleven miles off shore. The ferries leaving for the islands depart from Oxnard’s one and only harbor, the Channel Islands Harbor. Other recreational activities here include guided kayaking trips and kayak rentals, dolphin and whale watching ferries, and numerous great golf courses, maybe particularly the well-known River Ridge Golf Club.




Once called the Land of Everlasting Summers when discovered by the Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Oxnard has got its present day name from the Oxnard brothers who built a sugar beet factory in Oxnard in 1898. As a matter of fact, Henry Oxnard’s beet sugar industry was the first one to be established in America! The community has been known for centuries as one of California’s premier agricultural communities, but a recent growth in tourism has many believing Oxnard will emerge as a huge competitor in tourism on the Southern California coast, maybe especially among those seeking a more laid-back atmosphere than what is found in other coastal communities. As its beaches are not as crowded and popularized as counterparts in Los Angeles- and Ventura counties, it makes for a great beach and/or surfing destination. Another emerging destination for clientele booking with Oxnard car service is the Fisherman’s Wharf, which offers great dining, whale watching excursions, kayak rentals, the Ventura County Martine Museum, and much more! And best of all, being located less than sixty miles north of LA, Oxnard is a part of the Greater Los Angeles Area and is easily reached from major nearby cities. Several clients utilizing our Oxnard limo services have told us about all the great movies filmed in the Oxnard area. Not only did Rudolph Valentino film the movie the Sheikh on the beach here, but Valentino fell in love with the community and bought a beach house at Hollywood Beach. Later on, numerous Hollywood stars and celebrities followed. Clark Gable later also bought a vacation home in Oxnard and John Wayne mentioned Oxnard as his favorite fishing spot. Other celebrities vacationing in Oxnard in the early days include both Marilyn Monroe and also Charlie Chaplin. Political activist César Chávez grew up in the community, which also has been the home of the animation director for the Simpsons, Rich Moore, and numerous other celebrities.



For Ventura limo clientele with a passion for museums, Oxnard has a lot to offer. Some popular museums include the Carnegie Art Museum, the Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife, the Elite Theatre Company, the Channel Islands Martime Museum, the Seabee Museum, the Gull Wings Children’s Museum, and many more. The Herzog Winery and Wine Cellar is the largest collection of fine kosher wines in the United States and has become a popular LA wine-tour destination for many using our Oxnard car service. The Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center is not only home to the New West Symphony and Oxnard Independent Film Festival, but also recently the annual Channel Islands Tall Ships Festival. Another emerging destination for our Ventura limousine service has been the Oxnard Salsa Festival. For airport transfers and transportation, Blackhawk Limousine and Transportation services both the regional Oxnard Airport (OXR), LAX, and all other Southern California airports.