Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather and the farm-fresh flavors of the season! Satisfy your craving for exploring the outdoors and savoring local produce by planning a trip to Camarillo. Here are five must-do activities for people of all ages and interests.
Pick Your Own Produce at a U-Pick farm
Nothing says fall like a trip to a local farm, and there are plenty to choose from within and around Camarillo. Underwood Family Farms is located in Somis, CA and only a 10-minute drive from Camarillo. This farm offers pick-your-own produce 10 months out of the year. In September and October, fresh raspberries are on the menu! The farm center also sells fall veggies, jarred products, fresh flowers, and gift baskets. If you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin, head just a few miles further to their Moorpark location to experience “Fall Harvest on the Farm.” Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout October, the farm’s seasonal attractions include a giant pumpkin patch, corn trail rides, pick-your-own fields, holiday photo opportunities and more. Both locations ask that all staff and visitors wear masks and socially distance to ensure everyone’s safety.
Taste the Flavors of Fall at Camarillo’s Restaurants
Take advantage of the abundant cornucopia of fresh produce growing throughout the city by dining outdoors at a local Camarillo restaurant. Staying true to Camarillo’s agricultural heritage, many of our local chef’s prepare dishes from locally sourced produce- ensuring that your plate is as fresh and tasty as possible.Your tastebuds will truly thank you as you savor that unbelievably fresh soup, salad, or entree. And don’t forget dessert! Camarillo is home to a long list of culinary establishments specializing in various cuisines, including Italian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Greek, and American classics like barbecue and breakfast cafes. You and your fellow travelers, whether friends, family, or coworkers, are sure to find something everyone can agree on here!
Go For a Picnic in the Park
If you aren’t in the mood for outdoor dining at a restaurant, get your order to go and dine in the outdoors at one of Camarillo’s beautiful parks. Camarillo Grove Park is a great location for outdoor lovers, families, and even dogs, with spacious, shaded picnic areas,BBQ grills, miles of open trails, a nature center, and a dog park. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk.
Head Out on a Hike or Bike Ride
After finishing your picnic, get your muscles moving on a hike. Camarillo Grove Park trails are divided into an easier lower loop with swaths of majestic oak trees, volcanic rock formations and a moderate upper loop featuring sweeping views of Pleasant Valley and the surrounding Camarillo hills. Some other popular locations for hiking and biking include Hill Canyon Trail, Mission Oaks Community Park Trail and Bridlewood Trail. You can read more about our top trails by reading Top 5 Biking Trails in Camarillo.
Perfect Your Swing on the Green
Enjoy the cool fall breeze as you and some friends play a round of golf at Camarillo Springs Golf Course! This 18-hole public course is a nature lover’s dream nestled in the foothills of the Conejo Mountains and featuring grand views of the surrounding vistas. You’ll feel truly at peace in this gorgeous natural location. Golfed here before and looking for somewhere new? Camarillo is home to several courses.
Come for the sun, stay for the fun in Camarillo! Plan your trip today at www.visitcamarillo.com.