Spotlight on Camarillo


Not only does Camarillo have the only California State University in Ventura County, it also offers numerous other unique experiences for both visitors and locals alike to enjoy. No matter your personality, Camarillo has an adventure for you. Shop till you drop without forking over a lot of cash at the Camarillo Outlet Mall or enjoy a leisurely hike through the Santa Rosa Valley Park. Get the scoop on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in Camarillo below!


What to Do

When in Camarillo, you must visit the Camarillo Premium Outlets.

Housing numerous high-end designer brands like Neiman Marcus, Aldo, Armani, and Fossil at warehouse pricing, the Camarillo Premium Outlets is a shopper’s heaven. Travelers from all over venture out to Camarillo just to find the best deals in fashion. To buy this season’s hottest finds at a fraction of the price, visit Camarillo Premium Outlets.


If you are more into adventure, check out the Santa Rosa Valley Park. With 50 acres of open land, this is a perfect spot for horseback riding, exploring the wilderness, hiking or escaping your cell phone for a few hours.


Another great spot to visit is the Camarillo Ranch House, founded in 1892. This prized gem of Camarillo, with its exquisite architecture and beautiful grounds, is open to the public 7 days a week.


What to Eat & Drink

Camarillo dining offers something for everyone. Kicking off our list is Camarillo’s Hidden Cafe. Grab some down home, classic American breakfast food with a Hawaiian twist in a warm, friendly environment. Locals rave about the loco moco, a contemporary Hawaiian dish, especially.


Now, considering that Camarillo was founded by a rancher, it seems fitting that a barbecue joint is must-visit. Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill offers just that to both locals and visitors, serving up plates of baby back ribs, savory mac ‘n cheese, and grilled greens. People even rave about the complimentary garlic rolls. Now that dinner is out of the way, how about a few drinks?

Also, make sure to grab a strawberry balsamic martini at Twenty 88 Bistro & Martini Bar. Sunday brunch is a major attraction here, but don’t just take our word for it. Aimme S. from Port Hueneme shared on Yelp that they have “bottomless champagne cocktails including a hibiscus mix with cranberry, hibiscus, fresh strawberries and rosemary, classic mimosa, straight champagne and wait for it…bottomless margaritas”. Need we say more?


Where to Stay

Camarillo offers great rest & relaxation at affordable prices. A top pick amongst travelers who crave a boutique hotel feel highly recommend the Bella Capri Inn & Suites. Located right of the boulevard, this chic hotel offers a cafe on site, newly renovated rooms, and a fitness center. Don’t forget to stroll through the lovely courtyard!

If you are looking for something more roomy and lounging poolside is a must, the Courtyard Camarillo is a great option. You can easily soak up some rays next to the heated pool and sauna. Only 2.6 miles from the Camarillo Ranch House and 3.5 miles from the Premium Outlets, this hotel’s location is perfect.


If you are on a business trip, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Camarillo will suit your needs best. With an 800-square foot conference room, this hotel is perfect for holding business meetings. Located just a mere 12 miles from the beach, you can get the perfect break from all-day meetings and see some of the most beautiful weather Southern California has to offer.


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