Great things to do in and around Camarillo while social distancing

Enjoy the last days of summer, while keeping socially distant, by supporting local businesses. Camarillo’s multitude of recreational offerings, open and safe shopping destinations and alfresco dining options are the perfect ending to the season. Pack your bags, bring the family and rediscover your own backyard.

The newest refreshment destination to join our tasty lineup is Camarillo Cider House. Providing refreshing hand-crafted hard cider, this husband and wife team also own Back Patio Cellars and pour the cider from their shared tasting room. Enjoy to-go or sit down in their socially-distant patio. They offer regular hard ciders, hopped ciders and fruit-flavored ciders like Hopped Apricot, and Blood Orange.

Feeling hungry? Camarillo has a wide variety range of restaurants to choose from. To ensure social distancing, some restaurants have extended their outdoor patios for an al fresco dining experience. Enjoy an all-American breakfast or lunch at Waypoint Cafe. They offer an extended outdoor patio seating for a close-up view of Camarillo Airport’s runway. Make sure to snap a quick pic in front of their miniature runway. Take a drive down to Old Town and enjoy happy hour at Twenty 88. Sip, dine and relax in the stylist comfort with extended outdoor patio seating for the whole family. If you’re craving burgers, stroll down to Blvd. Brgr for a hand-crafted gem and creamy shake.

Take the family to Underwood Family Farms for the ultimate farm-to-fork experience. Only a ten minute drive from Camarillo, Underwood Family Farms in Somis, CA is a family-friendly hidden gem. Offering fruit and vegetable u-pick in a socially distant manner, you and the family can harvest and taste local fresh produce. To learn more about other farm-to-fork offerings in our area, check out the Farms and Agrotourism blog.

In need of retail therapy? Shop at the Camarillo Premium Outlets where you will find discounts on brand names like Gucci, Tory Burch, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Recently welcoming new brands, the Camarillo Premium Outlets is now home to Salvatore Ferregamo, Ulta, H&M and Marc Jacobs. This open-air shopping center follows strict social distancing guidelines and high-quality cleaning protocols.

One of the best socially distant activities you can do is visit the great outdoors! Soak up the sun and breathe fresh air when you explore Point Mugu State Park and beach located in the Santa Monica mountains. A short 15 minute drive from Camarillo, this outdoor sanctuary offers more than 70 miles of hiking trails and the Point Mugu State Beach – perfect for swimming, body surfing, and surf fishing. If visiting national parks is on your summer bucket list, it’s time to discover Channel Islands National Park. Located 20 miles off the coastline, this isolated and lesser known national park is one-of-a-kind. Home to endemic species and uncrowded terrain, this park will let you disconnect from the urban world while you socially distance.

The safety of our visitors and local community is our top priority. Please follow public health orders when visiting our area and pledge to be a safe and responsible traveler by adopting the California Responsible Travel Code.