After spending months indoors fighting boredom and stressing about schoolwork, families everywhere are no doubt ready for a vacation. When the time is right, hop in the car and road trip to Camarillo for some quality family time outdoors and exploring local attractions.
Located just an hour away from Los Angeles and a half-day’s drive from San Francisco, Camarillo is the ideal location for a family vacation that is both exciting and relaxing. Children and adults of all ages will love soaking up the sunshine on a hike, sampling fresh fruits and veggies at our farmer’s market, and traveling through history at one of our local museums.
Visit Camarillo has put together the perfect, three-day itinerary for you and your family. Grab some sunscreen and snacks and get ready for a good time!
10 a.m. Arrive in Camarillo
10:30 a.m. Go for a hike!
Stretch your legs after a trip in the car! Get some fresh air and take in stunning views on any of Camarillo’s hiking trails. Hill Canyon Trail and Camarillo Grove Park offer outings as well as ample open space for picnicking and playing.
12 p.m. Lunch at WayPoint Cafe
325 Durley Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010
Located kitty corner to the museum and airport, Waypoint Cafe serves all-American breakfast and lunch options everyone will enjoy! Plus, you get to watch planes land and takeoff while enjoying your buttery Belgian waffle, breakfast burrito, or juicy burger and fries. Pro tip: split a delicious milk-shake, chocolate or coffee flavors are crowd favorites.
1:30 p.m. Shop at the Camarillo Premium Outlets
740 E Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010
Did your son or daughter forget a jacket or hat for your trip? Don’t worry about it!
Head over to the Camarillo Premium Outlets to grab something new for them—or yourself. It’s also fun to just stroll with a drink and do some window shopping. This open-air outdoor mall features 160-plus outlet stores with popular brands like Marc Jacobs, Nike, Gucci, Michael Kors and many more.
3:30 p.m. Check in at your hotel
Camarillo is home to a fine assortment of family-friendly hotels and inns. Choose the one that suits your needs best, whether based on price, location, or amenities.
6 p.m. Dinner at BLVD BRGR Co.
2145 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010
Satisfy even the most picky of palettes with dinner at BLVD BRGR Co. You’ll love the laid back atmosphere and welcoming staff, not to mention the adult beverages for mom and dad. Afterwards, take an after dinner stroll in Old Town Camarillo. Home to unique shops, boutiques and local eateries including Mister Softee Ice Cream Shop.
9 a.m. Breakfast at Old Town Cafe
2050 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010
Start the day off right with breakfast at family-owned Old Town Cafe, located in the heart of Old Town Camarillo. The kids will love the OTC Hash Cakes or French Toast fingers.
10: 30 a.m. Camarillo Certified Farmers Market
2220 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010
Get your kids to eat their veggies and have fun doing it at the Camarillo Certified Farmer’s Market. The whole family will delight in the sights, sounds, and smells found here, thanks to an assortment of fresh produce, live music, and mouth-watering treats. It’s also the perfect place for a light lunch or snack!
1 p.m. U-pick at Gerry Ranch
9015 Rosita Road, Camarillo, CA 93010
Get the full farm experience with a trip to Gerry Ranch for blueberry picking! This family-owned and operated farm has been in business since 1945 and has buckets of small-town Camarillo charm. This activity is seasonal, call ahead for availability.
3 p.m. Skyrider Ultralights
865 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
This activity was meant for the adventurous in the family. Take a scenic ride on an ultralight. This light sport aviation aircraft allows you to fly low and slow, with the wind in your face, completely out in the open with nothing but earth and sky all around.
1620 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010
You’ll feel like part of the familia at Ottavio’s, celebrating 51 years in Camarillo. The menu includes classics like pizza and pasta, as well as vegetarian and seafood options.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Kay’s Coffee Shop
4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010
Order a hot cappuccino for you and milk for the kids, along with some delicious baked goods made from scratch at this local favorite.
720 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010
After a trip in the car, stretch your legs and fill your lungs with fresh air at this historic and naturally beautiful Camarillo destination. Wander about the botanical gardens— often described as Pleasant Valley’s “hidden gem”— to admire native plants, trees and flowers. Dive into Camarillo’s exciting history by exploring early artifacts, photographs, journals and more at the Pleasant Valley Historical Museum.
1:00 p.m. Lunch at Pink’s Hot Dogs
630 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1215, Camarillo, CA 93010
Finish your Camarillo weekend at Hollywood hot dog legend Pink’s Hot Dogs located within the Camarillo Premium Outlets. Make sure to try the Camarillo creation, The Route 101, a spicy Polish dog topped with nacho cheese, American cheese, grilled onions, and chopped tomatoes.
Now that you have your Camarillo itinerary set, start booking your trip! Check out www.visitcamarillo.com for more information about where to stay. We can’t wait to see you!