2 Days of Family Fun in Camarillo
From hands-on historical attractions to fun-filled entertainment centers to kid-friendly dining, Camarillo is a wonderful spot to spend some time with your family. Make the most of your weekend break with kids big and small, with this action-packed Camarillo itinerary.
Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing Museum
Start your day off at Camarillo’s fascinating WWII Aviation Museum. With twelve flyable WWII-era aircrafts you’ll experience history first hand. Check this off your bucket list and fly along the California scenic coast in a restored WWII aircraft. Great for kids and adults alike, the museum tour will delight you with a wealth of aviation artifacts, plus plenty of fun mementos on offer in the gift shop.
Hot tip! Watch the volunteers work on the aircraft Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; 10am to 4pm.
Pleasant Valley Historical Museum & Botanical Garden
After lunch, head to the Pleasant Valley Historical Societyand explore the rich cultural heritage of the Ventura County and Pleasant Valley area. Wander around the spellbinding exhibits of recently donated early telephones, hand-made Fire Engines from artist Roland Gisler [1898-1976], antique clothing, and more; and stretch big and little legs in the beautiful botanical garden.
Old Town Camarillo
Next up, the bustling charming streets of Camarillo’s Old Town. Brimming with boutiques; while grown-ups may like to browse the extensive local wine and craft beer selection at local favorite, The Wine Closet.
Hot tip! Ride the Camarillo Trolley for free and check out the sights up and down the Blvd.
When dinner time comes around, head to Ottavio’s, which has been serving mouthwatering Italian food to local families for nearly half a century. A true family business, even the fussiest of eaters will be happy with its fabulous homemade pizzas, fresh pasta dishes, and classic Italian specialties that will transport you to the Mediterranean.
Hampton Inn & Suites Camarillo
Check into the Hampton Inn & Suites and put your feet up after an exhausting but fun-filled day exploring Camarillo. Featuring free WiFi, comfortable rooms, a swimming pool, and a fitness center, you’ll have all the ingredients you need for a good night’s sleep.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s no better place to chow down than Hidden Café (if you can find it, of course.) Open from 7am daily, your family will feel right at home in this friendly location, as Chef Jesse mixes up Spanish and Pacific Islander breakfast specials, for an unforgettable culinary experience.
Skydive Coastal California
Feeling daring? Dive into an incredible time that’s on everyone’s bucket list. Fly 2 miles high and free fall at 140 mph, Skydive Coastal in Camarillo, offers a memorable experience to take selfies, and videos that are sure to make your friends and family members jealous.
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Time for a family shopping trip? The perfect destination for shopaholics, Camarillo Premium Outlets® boasts 160 top of the line retail outlets, including the Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, and many others – making it a great place to get the kids kitted out for less.
Plus, why not catch a movie at the IMAX Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium while you’re there.
BLVD BRGR Co.
Located on the streets of Old Town, BLVD BRGR Co. is a tasty and convenient choice for lunch, or dinner. Choose from an easy menu of delicious beers, burgers, and handcrafted shakes – a perfect meal to satisfy your family’s hunger pains.
The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology
This hidden gem is one of the biggest informational museums California has to offer on our feathered friends. The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, has been featured on NPR and even National Geographic. Fly on down, make a reservation, and take the family, or some friends, out on an educational tour of the museum.
Harley’s Camarillo Bowl
Round off your weekend filled with family fun in Camarillo with a strike or two at Harley’s Camarillo Bowl. With automated scoring and bumpers for kids, all you have to worry about is getting that aim right.
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