It’s fall in Camarillo, and the season brings warm, sunny days and farm-fresh flavors of the harvest! Satisfy your craving for exploring the outdoors and savoring autumn inspired food and drink by planning a trip and booking your stay with us. Here are some must-do activities for people of all ages and interests.
Enjoy Fall Activities on the Farm
Rally your crew for a day of produce picking and harvest fun! Explore one of the numerous local farms located in and around town. Underwood Family Farms is only a 10-minute drive from Camarillo. Here, you can gather plenty of fruits and vegetables with U-Pick available 10 months out of the year. In September and October, fresh raspberries are ripe and ready to eat! The farm center also sells fall veggies, jarred products, fresh flowers and gift baskets to bring home with you.
For picture-perfect pumpkins, head just a few miles further to their Moorpark location for “Fall Harvest on the Farm.” This family-friendly experience includes a giant pumpkin patch, corn trail rides, pick-your-own fields, holiday photo opportunities and more.
Taste Fall Flavors at Camarillo Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries
Take advantage of the abundant cornucopia of fresh produce growing throughout the regionby dining outdoors at local Camarillo restaurants. Staying true to Camarillo’s agricultural heritage, many chefs prepare dishes with locally sourced, farm-to-table produce. Your tastebuds will truly thank you as you savor that unbelievably fresh soup, salad, or entree. And don’t forget dessert!
Fall is also the perfect time to imbibe in local wine, beer, and cocktails for several reasons. First, September is California Wine Month, which means there will be fun and flavorful events like the Casa Pacifica Wine, Beer & Food Festival. If you’re looking for a fun group event, discover Ventura County Wine Trails with Explore Wines. Based out of Camarillo, this company specializes in expert guided wine tours for large or small-sized groups. Plus, many wineries, tasting rooms, and restaurants offer specials on seasonal varietals.
In addition to wine, Camarillo is also home to a welcoming brew and cider scene featuring such local favorites as Topa Topa Brewing Co., Flat Fish Brewing Company, Institution Ale Co., Twisted Oak Tavern, and Camarillo Cider House. If it’s seasonally inspired craft cocktails you’re craving, look no further than places like Adolfo Grill & Bar, Slate Bistro & Craft Bar, or Twenty88.
Learn About Camarillo’s Founding Family and Rancho Lifestyle
Experience life just like Camarillo’s founding family lived it in the late 1800s at the historic Camarillo Ranch. Stroll through the picturesque gardens and stunning Queen Anne Victorian home filled with unique photographs and heirlooms. It’s easy to imagine the sounds of the Camarillo children playing in their bedrooms and patriarch Adolfo running the ranch from his study. The ranch is open Wednesday through Sunday and, starting Sept. 11, docents will be back giving tours of the house every Saturday and Sunday (unless a major event is happening).
Go For a Picnic in the Park or at the Beach
Bask in the sunshine and fresh air on a picnic blanket in one of Camarillo’s scenic outdoor spots. Want to watch the sunset over the Pacific? You’re in luck! Camarillo is just minutes away from nearly a dozen gorgeous Southern California beaches.
Hit the Trails
Lace up your sneakers and head out for a few miles on a hike or bike ride along the countryside. Santa Rosa Valley Park Some other popular locations for hiking and biking include Hill Canyon Trail, Mission Oaks Community Park Trail and Bridlewood Trail. Prep for your cycling adventures by reading up on our Top 5 Biking Trails in Camarillo.
Golf at Camarillo’s Above Par Courses
Enjoy the fall breeze (but don’t forget to layer on the sunscreen) and a round of golf with friends at Sterling Hills Golf Club! You’ll love smelling the fresh scent of citrus from the lush orange tree groves that surround this pristine 18-hole championship golf course, which features an excellent practice range, chipping area, and putting green. Looking for more places to perfect your swing? Camarillo is home to several courses.
Shop For Deals and Thrills
Spend your weekend finding amazing deals at the Camarillo Premium Outlet Center. This must-stop shopping destination is home to more than 150 world-famous brands, such as luxury retailers Armani, Coach, Versace, Prada and Marc Jacobs. Traveling with tweens, teens or little tikes? O’Neil, Volcom, Ulta Beauty, and H&M are just a few other popular spots to pick up a few back-to-school items. And coming just in time for the spooky season is Spirit Halloween, the specialty store that’s so much fun it’s scary! For a local vibe and boutique shopping, head to Camarillo Old Town.
Plan Your Fall Getaway
Ready to experience fall in Camarillo? Build your own itinerary and book your hotel directly from the Visit Camarillo website. Just click on the heart icon on your favorite locations and then toggle to the heart icon in the upper left-hand corner to view and book your trip!
Visit www.visitcamarillo.com/plan-your-trip/ for more information.