There's not too many rinks to choose from in the area, and Roller Dome is a good bet. Prices for open skating are reasonable, as are skate rentals. Parking is plentiful and not a problem. Go with your friends and have a good time, skating for a while and then resting for a few minutes at the snack bar.
There are open daily skating sessions and private lessons, but I'm a big fan of the parties you can have here. My parents threw several birthday parties here when my brother and I were little, and now as an adult I often have parties there again--retro throwbacks with cake and partyfavors for 30 year-olds. (Of course, we head off to a bar after.) It's a silly kind of fun, great for kids and adults alike.
This is a funky, cute store nestled in the funky, cute strip of Ventura's main street, a small but noticeable spot in an otherwise quiet landscape. The merchandise is an odd mix, and you'll want to check back often for different things. Parking can be a little tricky on weekends, but if you're willing to walk a block or two, you'll always find something.
Staff here are helpful and truly seem to care about the animals in their care. Unlike many urban shelters, this shelter seems to give animals a longer chance to get adopted, often housing them as long as they still have kennel space and hoping the animal will eventually find his "forever home."
You hope you never need this place, but when your pet has a real emergency, you'll be glad they're there. We had a dog with cancer who suddenly went blind from swelling behind his retinas and this place saw him immediately and treated him kindly, but his illness agressively. I'd recommend other pet owners here in case of emergency.
One of the best things about Valley is its student body. Unlike many other community colleges in the area, Valley students seem motivated and ready to learn, as if they have goals in clear sight and are ready to work for them. So often you find that community college students just seem to be going through the motions, barely caring as long as they pass their classes.
This is a small center that won't take you long to make your way through. They provide adequate information about the local flora and fauna in the So Cal coastal region. It's informative and fairly straight-forward stuff, and Point Mugu is still an awesome sight to behold when you're driving along PCH.
This is more or less standard fare--lions, tigers, bears, oh my! They do have a pretty impressive reptile exhibit with a creepy 2-headed snake. The animals look fairly well cared for, though many of the cages/living quarters seem too small for the large animals.
I almost hate to recommend this beach because it's one of my favorites in CA and I'd hate to see it get too crowded. It's one of the best examples of So Cal--wide sandy beaches, good, rideable surf, tide pools and caves. There's plenty of parking too. One of the best spots around.
Employees here may not be the most helpful in the business, but they do more or less know their merchandise and can direct you if you know the questions to ask. This isn't the best store if you're not already somewhat computer savvy. I found that prices here were pretty competitive, though.