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Take a family road trip to remember in Camarillo

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!

Friday

10 a.m. Arrive in Camarillo

10:30 a.m. Tour the Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing Museum

455 Aviation Dr #9501, Camarillo, CA 93010

Featuring a collection of working planes from past wars, CAFSoCal is something you, the kids and even grandma and grandpa will definitely want to see up close. In addition to the planes, CAFSoCal also has unique historical items on display, such as photos, uniforms, weapons and other equipment. And if you’re age 12 or older, you can even go for a plane ride!

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

Saturday

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.

6 p.m. Dinner at Ottavio’s Italian Restaurant

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. 

Sunday

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. 

10 a.m. Go for a hike!

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 Pink’s Hot Dogs

630 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1215, Camarillo, CA 93010

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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!

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