My wife and I are trying to pick a vacation destination for the end of August. Have some family in the Oxnard/Ventura/Santa Barbara area so was thinking about possibly heading there.

Basically hoping to get in a little biking and hiking along with the "regular" touristy stuff. She's not a MTBer, so easy-does-it dirt trails are a requirement. Would have to rent bikes.

Not sure what's good around that area for hiking/biking, or other attractions. Would love to take a trip to Santa Cruz Bikes HQ while in the vicinity, but who knows.

Any thoughts, suggestions, personal experiences to share?