San Buenaventura, commonly referred to as Ventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, CaliforniaUnited States, incorporated in 1866. Ventura has a population of 106,744. Ventura is accessible via U.S. Route 101State Route 33, and State Route 126. Ventura has some of the best surfing in Southern California, especially Surfer’s Point at Ventura County Fairgrounds. Downtown Ventura is home to the Mission San Buenaventura, museums, galleries, dining, and shopping. Primary areas of activity include California Street and Main Street between Ventura Avenue and Fir Street. Located in downtown is the historic Ortega Adobe, home to the Ortega family, now famous for their chile products. Numerous thrift stores contrast with high-end shops and restaurants. Downtown Ventura is also home to the Ventura’s ornate city hall building with its signature statue of Junipero Serra. Downtown now features numerous restaurants, winebars and the internationally acclaimed Rubicon Theatre Company.