The city of Ventura is a little more than an hour's drive north and west of Los Angeles and Hollywood. Situated along the southern-most part of California's scenic central coast, it is representative of California's classic beach towns. Summer temperatures here are typically around 70° F (21° C) --10° F cooler than they are in Los Angeles. www.ventura-usa.com
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For those interested in extending their visit to Southern California beyond the Symposium dates, the Los Angeles/Hollywood area is rich in history, places to visit, and things to do. http://discoverlosangeles.com/
No matter how long or short your visit, a little time spent surfing the internet will return plenty of information to peak your interest.