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Good Vibes and Good Times: A Fun-filled Weekend in Camarillo

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If you thought the perfect combination of relaxation and entertainment didn’t exist, then you haven’t been to Camarillo. Located in  gorgeous Ventura County, just north of Los Angeles, Camarillo has all the makings of a fun-filled weekend including superb dining, shopping and recreational activities.

Day 1:

Camarillo Premium Outlets

No weekend in Camarillo would be complete without a trip to the fabulous Camarillo Premium Outlets®. Start early and score great deals with over 150 quality retail outlets to choose from, including the Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach and many others. In addition, save with discounts up to 60 percent. 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 it. Pro tip: sign up for the VIP shopper club to receive discounts in participating stores and exclusive email updates.

Camarillo Premium Outlets

Institution Ale Co.

Take a break from shopping and make a stop at Institution Ale Co. This brewery is Camarillo’s go to spot for craft beer and good times. Family-owned and operated, the brewery has mastered the art of creating American ales while incorporating delicious food that pairs perfectly with their beers. Hang out on the patio, order a specialty pizza and enjoy a beautiful day with some ice cold beer.

Institution Ale Co.

Old Town Camarillo 

Next on the itinerary is Old Town Camarillo. Explore historical streets full of excellent shopping opportunities, including bargain shopping and dining options. As well as boutiques and brand name fashions, don’t miss The Wine Closet to enjoy a tipple in the tasting room.

Old Town Camarillo

Time for check-in!

Unwind in one of Camarillo’s accommodating hotels, where you can check-in and relax for the rest of the day. Camarillo is home to 11 hotels, all offering great service, affordable pricing and the best amenities. Many hotels have outdoor pools, relaxing spas and dedicated fitness centers.

Bella Capri Inn

Day 2:

Adolfo Grill & Daily Bar

Start Day 2 on the right foot by grabbing lunch at a local favorite, Adolfo Grill & Daily Bar. Since its inception, the goal has been to connect and serve the communities of Ventura County just as its namesake, Adolfo Camarillo did. Be it fresh locally grown berries and vegetables, handcrafted local cuisines, featured whiskeys, unique Scotches, top-shelf tequilas, or frosty martinis, the restaurant takes pride in carrying out the Don’s tradition.

Photo courtesy of Adolfo Grill & Daily Bar

Skyrider Ultralights

Ready for the (ultralight) flight of your life? Imagine you’re a pelican gliding along the coastline, watching the waves tumble upon the shore. The sun is shining bright, but the cool breeze keeps it from getting too hot. You’re soaring above the Earth without a care in the world. That’s the feeling aboard an aircraft piloted by Skyrider Ultralights, Ventura County Coast’s only provider of ultralight recreation and training flights. Established more than 30 years ago, Skyrider Ultralights is based at the Camarillo Airport and offers rides all over Camarillo and Ventura County Coast. Organization President and CEO Mike Chicco explains, “Ultralight aircraft go ‘low and slow’ over the land and ocean so people can fully appreciate the views of Camarillo and Ventura County Coast.” Aviation enthusiasts can choose from four different flight packages.

Studio Channel Islands Art Studios 

Follow that thrilling activity by heading back to Old Town Camarillo and visiting Studio Channel Islands Art Studios. 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). Be sure to check out the gift shop and support artists by purchasing lovely gifts for the entire family.

Studio Channel Islands Art Studios

Slate Bistro & Craft Bar

End your day with a superb dining experience at Slate Bistro & Craft Bar. This family-owned restaurant features internationally inspired dishes, tropical cocktails and a paradise-like atmosphere that make for the perfect dining experience.

Slate Bistro & Craft Bar

Plan your next trip to Camarillo! Find additional ideas, hotel options and more information at visitcamarillo.com.

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