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Girls Weekend in Camarillo: Shopping, Dining, Wine Tours & More

Stuck on what to do with the girls on your next weekend get-together? Look no further than Camarillo.

Catch-up over a leisurely lunch, browse the sights of Camarillo’s historic Old Town, enjoy a wine tour of the Ventura County vineyards, and shop ‘til you drop at Camarillo Premium Outlets. There’s so much to do, it’s hard to pack it all in!

Saturday

Get your girls’ weekend off to a great start with lunch at centrally located Adolfo Grill & Daily Bar. Cozy up in a booth and choose from an extensive menu of fresh salads, scrumptious sandwiches and burgers, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Plus, its signature cocktails don’t disappoint – should you feel inclined.

Next on your itinerary is Old Town Camarillo. Explore the historical streets, which are full of excellent shopping opportunities. As well as boutiques and brand name fashions, don’t miss The Wine Closet, where you can enjoy a tipple with the girls in the tasting room; and drop into Studio Channel Islands to browse the fine art exhibitions in the Blackboard Gallery, and talk to artists-in-residence in the open studio (first Saturday of every month.)

What girls’ weekend is complete without a facial? Make a beeline for Posh Hair & Skin Studio and enjoy a range of spa and beauty treatments, including hair styling, mani pedis, makeup, and more. You’re bound to leave feeling like a million dollars!

If you fancy venturing into the countryside and broadening your palettes, what better way to spend time with the girls than a fun-filled, educational wine tour of Ventura County’s best wineries.

Explore Wines Tour offers private tours that last between 5 and 8 hours. Customize your tour to include three premium wineries that suit your group’s tastes, and you can arrange a pick-up at whatever time and place suits you. (Artisan lunch and tasting fees are included in the tour package.)

Alternatively, opt for a post-lunch Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tour. Featuring three local Ventura County wineries, tastings are paired with gourmet cheeses and organic chocolates, and tours depart Camarillo at 1.30pm every Saturday.

However you’ve chosen to spend your Saturday, come late afternoon, it’s time to check in to the Residence Inn, Camarillo – the perfect place to relax with your girlfriends after a day of adventuring. As well as complimentary hot breakfast and free WiFi, there’s a well-appointed fitness center and a gorgeous outdoor pool to enjoy, making it a hard place to leave come morning.

Sunday

Open from 7am, get up and out early and kick-start your Sunday with breakfast at Hidden Café. You’ll love the friendly service and homey atmosphere at this popular local eatery – and the food is to die for. Chef Jesse’s eclectic and very tasty mix of Spanish and Pacific Islander cuisine, will hit the spot and set you up for a busy day of bargain hunting 

No girls’ weekend in Camarillo would be complete without a trip to the fabulous Camarillo Premium Outlets®, and that’s exactly what’s on the agenda for day two. With 160 quality retail outlets to explore, including the Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, and many others; as well as discounts up to 60%; it’s a shopaholics’ dream destination. Plus, there are dozens of sit-down and grab-and-go dining options to discover along its shopping boulevards, making it easy to pause and refuel whenever you need to.

Is your Camarillo weekend coming to an end? Make a toast to good times with a few cocktails and a sophisticated lunch at Twenty88 Restaurant & Martini Lounge. Its signature drinks menu has something for everyone, while its gourmet fusion menu features some fantastic sharing plates; including Shrimp Mazatlan, Truffle Bacon, Macaroni Cheese, and BLVD Crispy Calamari.

The perfect end to a perfect weekend, head to Harley’s Camarillo Bowl for your final farewell (and maybe even a strike or two.) Open all day Sunday, it’s a great place to let your hair down together, one last time.

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