We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

California Welcome Center

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2786 Seaglass Way, Oxnard, CA 93036-5446
Phone Number:
+1 805-988-0717
Today
09:30 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Description:

Make the California Welcome Center, Oxnard the first stop on your Central...

Make the California Welcome Center, Oxnard the first stop on your Central Coast adventure. You'll find a wine tasting room where you can sample Ventura County wines, info on local, regional and statewide attractions and tickets. Gifts and souvenirs from local merchants, free wifi, clean restrooms, and above all, friendly and professional staff to assist you with your travel planning needs. Specializing in locally produced merchandise. Open 7 days a week! Stop in along the way or even if you are dreaming of a get-away.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$310.00*
and up
Santa Rosa Winery Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 138 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Looking for a good time in California

The staff was wonderful, very helpful and full of knowledge of California. I highly recommend if you are in the area to stop in and ask anything about California and they will... read more

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cathy H
,
Norwalk, Connecticut
Add Photo Write a Review

138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 133: English reviews
Chepstow
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of info, maps, ideas from helpful staff. Shame about the wine tasting area...is that REALLY appropriate as everyone is driving..a cup of coffee would be more appreciated

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Camilla H
Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was wonderful, very helpful and full of knowledge of California. I highly recommend if you are in the area to stop in and ask anything about California and they will have the answers.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Cathy H
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Happy travels to you in the new year! More 

Folsom, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The staff were informative and super friendly. They gave me plenty of reading and reference material, and were eager to assist. The location of the Welcome Center is also excellent, with shopping and dining choices, galore!

Helpful?
Thank thatswhathesaid
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We hope you will return to Oxnard and experience the beauty of our city, the gateway to the Central Coast. More 

Dublin Ireland
Level Contributor
588 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

If you travel in the US you come across Welcome Centers. Like many other states the Californian Welcome Centre is a great place to get local maps and the staff are local and have a great knowledge of the attractions restaurants etc. I use them all the time on my US travels.

Helpful?
Thank motorcar1
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travels, More 

Ventura, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Very courteous and helpful personnel. Information on events excellent. Display of gift items was also very nice.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank gloriaeg2221
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are always adding new fun travel and coastal related merchandise for your shopping experience. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travel days. More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went to this centre the day after arriving in Los Angeles - and we had four weeks of camping around California and the National Parks into Utah, Arizona etc to plan. The two ladies we met at this centre were simply amazing - they spent about an hour with us, providing all sorts of information on the parks, camping... More 

Helpful?
Thank Trevor B
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your adventures traveling to the California National Parks. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travel days, More 

San Francisco, CA
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped by to pick up some brochures and maps for our trip to LA and surrounding area. Henry was very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly and showed us a few specific driving routes we could take to see the most interesting parts of LA. He gave us useful parking information as well. Definitely worth a visit for some good recommendations... More 

Helpful?
Thank ccosmos
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and appreciation of Volunteer Henry who provided you with great travel tips. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travel days, More 

Ventura, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Stopped by and was amazed at how much information this place had, was greeted right away by one of the workers who gave me lots of information. Will definitely be back.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank nickg249
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you upon your return to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travel days, More 

Sedona
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I rented a home in Oxnard on the Mandalay beach so our kids and grandkids could enjoy some beach time together. We stopped at the visitor center to get info about the area and were pleasantly surprised at how friendly and helpful the staff were. They obviously loved their jobs and gave us tons of wonderful places... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Joyce K
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Oxnard and will visit us again soon. We are pleased you found our services to be helpful. Hopefully you and your family were able to Discover Oxnard . . . and create long lasting memories. Please come see us on your next visit. Here's wishing you happy... More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The staff at Centre couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. They offered ideas and recommendations of things to see in the areas I said I was interested, as well as other suggestions I'd not thought of. Routes and locations of areas of interest were clearly marked on detailed maps. I'd advise anyone to visit the Centre.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Mark N
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you found our services helpful. We look forward to your return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy and safe travels, More 

Travellers who viewed California Welcome Center also viewed

 

Been to California Welcome Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of California Welcome Center and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from California Welcome Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?