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Morro Bay to Ventura drive

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Morro Bay to Ventura road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Morro Bay to Ventura. If you're planning a road trip to Ventura, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Morro Bay
drive for about 28 minutes

10:28 am  Pismo Beach
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:28 am
drive for about 55 minutes

12:24 pm  Solvang
eat at Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:24 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

2:06 pm  Santa Barbara
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 4:06 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

4:49 pm  Ojai
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:49 pm
drive for about 21 minutes

6:10 pm  arrive in Ventura

driving ≈ 3 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Morro Bay to Ventura.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Morro Bay, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Pismo Beach  (47 answers)
    Laetitia Vineyard & Winery  (3 mentions)
    San Luis Obispo Mission  (3 mentions)
    Edna Valley  (2 mentions)
    F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Pismo Beach:
        Splash Cafe
        Avila Valley Barn
    hotels around Pismo Beach:
        Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
        Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
        Seacrest Beach Resort
Solvang  (44 answers)
    Firestone Vineyard  (3 mentions)
    Fess Parker Winery  (3 mentions)
    R Country Market  (2 mentions)
    Blackjack Ranch  (2 mentions)
    Saarloos And Sons Tasting Room  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Solvang:
        Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe
        Olsen's Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop
        Industrial Eats
    hotels around Solvang:
        Ballard Inn & Restaurant
    questions about Solvang:
        What to do in Solvang... good places to stay, eat, etc.
Santa Barbara  (185 answers)
    Butterfly Beach  (7 mentions)
    Bacara Resort & Spa  (6 mentions)
    Hendry's Beach  (4 mentions)
    Stearns Wharf  (4 mentions)
    The Funk Zone  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Santa Barbara:
        McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
        La Super-Rica Taqueria
        The Lark - Santa Barbara
        Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
        The Palace Grill
    hotels around Santa Barbara:
        Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
        Isla Vista
        San Ysidro Ranch
        El Encanto Hotel
    questions about Santa Barbara:
        Favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara?
        Bachelorette Weekend Getaway in Santa Barbara
        Best Beach in Santa Barbara?
        24 hours in Santa Barbara, what do I have to see/eat/do?
        Santa Barbara wine country ideas?
Ojai  (16 answers)
    restaurants around Ojai:
        The Deer Lodge
    hotels around Ojai:
        Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
    questions about Ojai:
        Must-See Places During An Overnight In Ojai?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Ventura, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Ventura?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Downtown Ventura  (2 mentions)
C Street  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Ventura. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Peter Kim from Los Angeles asked:
What to see, do & eat in Ventura, CA  (4 answers)

 Abelardo Oviedo from asked:
Romantic weekend events/entertainment  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Ventura.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Ventura to Morro Bay drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Morro Bay to Ventura. Or get a full Morro Bay to Ventura flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Morro Bay well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Morro Bay!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 134 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 17 minutes
52 Morro Bay travel answers
47 Pismo Beach travel answers
44 Solvang travel answers
185 Santa Barbara travel answers
16 Ojai travel answers
17 Ventura travel answers

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