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Plan Your Next Vacation to Conejo Valley

Ever feel like you just need to getaway to catch your breath? We have the perfect solution for you! Today is National Plan for Vacation Day making it the perfect day to start planning your next trip to Conejo Valley. Located in Southern California and north of Los Angeles, Conejo Valley offers a relaxing retreat away from city life. We’ve gone ahead and put together some itineraries to inspire you as you plan your next vacation to catch your breath and find your balance!

Go Back in Time

Calling all cultural and history buffs! Conejo Valley is full of cultural experiences where you can travel through time and even immerse yourself in ancient art. From Presidential libraries to old western movie set locations, Conejo Valley showcases its rich history and culture at every turn. Find out more with this two-day itinerary.

Travel for your Taste Buds

If you are a foodie – or an aspiring foodie – looking for a culinary experience, then your retreat to Conejo Valley will be nothing short of delicious. Offering hundreds of options for your culinary delight, check out a few recommended spots for your next tasty trip.

It’s Time for a Ladies Trip

Vacations are always better with your close gal pals! Grab the ladies and head to Conejo Valley to relax and unwind. Whether you are planning a bachelorette party or a relaxing girlfriend getaway, Conejo Valley is the ideal destination for your ladies trip.

Take a Breath in the Great Outdoors

Filled with plenty of options to explore the great outdoors, Conejo Valley is the ideal destination for those with an adventurous spirit to take a breath and explore. Conejo Valley has more than 140 miles of hiking trails, golf courses, bike paths and more! Find out how you can catch your breath in Conejo Valley here.

Conejo Valley has something to offer every type of traveler for their next vacation. Find your balance by booking your next vacation here.

Conejo Valley Restaurant Week

Attention all foodies! Bring your appetite and get ready to explore gourmet food during Conejo Valley Restaurant Week. From January 21– January 28, 2018, a handful of Conejo Valley restaurants are offering visitors a fixed priced menu or a discount on meals. Check out the list below of participating restaurants and come celebrate food in Conejo Valley. Bon Appétit!

Petra Mediterranean Cuisine – $40 Prix Fixe Menu

Enjoy a slice of exotic flair at Petra Mediterranean Cuisine. The family owned restaurant is offering visitors delectable appetizers to unique main dishes and much more. Their $40 Mediterranean feast includes three cold appetizers, three hot appetizers, one salad, chicken, kefta, beef or veggie kebab with rice, soft drinks, tea, coffee and Baklava for dessert. You won’t leave hungry here!

Fresh Brothers – 10% Off Orders

Keep it fresh at Fresh Brothers. From pizza to wings to salads and more, Fresh Brothers is offering visitors 10% off any menu item during Restaurant Week. Guests can enjoy the discount in store and online by using the FRESHFAN discount code. We recommend getting their deep-dish pizza, it’s delicious!

Himalaya – $25 Dinner Prix Fixe Menu and $15 Lunch Prix Fixe Menu

Make your way to Himalaya for some of the best Indian food around! The restaurant is offering two delicious prix fixe menus during Restaurant Week.

Lunch: For $15, enjoy their soup of the day, one appetizer, Chicken Tikka Masala or Sabzie Sangam Curry for your main entrée, along with Basmati Rice or Naan, Lentil and Mango Chutney.

Dinner: For $25, you’ll get one appetizer, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Shahi Korma, Sherpa Goat Curry or Matar Kauli for your main entrée, along with Rice, Naan, Lintel, Mixed Vegetables, Mango Chutney and one dessert.

Hatch Cafe & Market20% Off Orders

Hatch Café & Market is offering 20% off orders during Restaurant Week. The neighborhood eatery offers delicious items including breakfast, sandwiches, salads, snacks and much more. Local tip – get their avocado toast, it’s amazing!

Conejo Valley Restaurant Week is part of California Restaurant Month. See why California is the No. 1 destination for food-loving travelers in America and book your trip to Conejo Valley today. While you’re here, make sure to also check out the dozens of other delicious eateries, brewpubs, and wineries around the region. Time to eat!

Check Out Conejo Valley’s Live Music Scene

In addition to dining, hiking, relaxing and shopping, Conejo Valley is a great place to catch a concert or enjoy live music! Whether you want to grab a drink with live, local music in the background or attend a popular concert, here are some of our favorite live music venues in the area.

Borderline Bar & Grill (Thousand Oaks) – Dust off your boots and head to Borderline for a night of country music and dancing! This is the region’s largest country music hall and also features a full dining menu and bar. Dance to your heart’s content on the 2,500-square foot dance floor, or play bar games and pool until the wee hours of the morning. A full list of acts and events can be found here.

The Canyon (Agoura Hills) – Listen, dine and dance at The Canyon, a beloved venue that celebrates popular bands of the past and present. The Canyon is trendy yet comfortable, with a fully stocked bar and a deliciously-crafted dining experience. Upcoming shows include a Led Zeppelin Tribute, The Temptations and Wilson Phillips.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza – One of the best venues around the region, the three-acre Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza features a variety of shows and concerts. Experience an abundance of culture and great entertainment at this prized local facility. Upcoming shows include the Beach Boys, The Boston Pops and Los Lobos.

Twisted Oak Tavern (Agoura Hills) – Whether you’re craving a craft brew or interested in the full dining experience, you’ll also enjoy live music throughout the week when you check out the Twisted Oak Tavern. This vibrant bar and restaurant features local ingredients and beer brewed on-site with a modern twist on the classic tavern.

Conejo Valley has live music experiences to suit any mood and style, so be sure to check out one of these spots on your next trip!

Crank Up Your Spirit with Holiday Lights in Conejo Valley

Conejo Valley is glowing with holiday spirit! Many local residences have turned on their holiday lights, and these dazzling displays are a sight to behold. While you’re visiting, check out the best and brightest spots, according to locals.

Private Residences & Neighborhoods

Is there anything better than driving around neighborhoods to see festive lights with a cup of hot chocolate in hand and your favorite Christmas station turned up? Here is a list of streets with holiday lights in Conejo Valley that we recommend checking out (just remember to be respectful as these are private residences).

  • 10291 Principe Place, Santa Rosa Valley
  • 4321 Fireside Lane, Moorpark
  • 469 Highland Avenue, Simi Valley
  • 538 Brisbaine Avenue, Thousand Oaks (one of many brightly lit homes on this street)
  • 1700 Shetland Place, Thousand Oaks
  • 1566 El Dorado Drive, Thousand Oaks
  • 5332 Via Patricia, Thousand Oaks
  • The North Ranch neighborhood, Thousand Oaks (cruise Upper Ranch Road and Golf Course Drive for spectacular lights)
  • Candy Cane Lane in Camarillo – Just outside Conejo Valley at the corner of Dunnigan and Gemini Streets in Camarillo visitors will find “Candy Cane Lane” – one of the most festively lit streets in the area!

More Lights & Holiday Fun

You’ll find even more sparkle and spirit at these popular Thousand Oaks shopping destinations.

  • The Lakes at Thousand Oaks (2200 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks) – In addition to a stunning lights display with giant snowflakes and poinsettias everywhere, The Lakes has a special Holiday Ice Rink that is open through January. Bundle up and enjoy ice skating all afternoon and into the evening!
  • Janss Marketplace (275 Moorpark Rd. East, Thousand Oaks) – This local shopping destination shines all month long. Check out the Holiday Lights Spectacular, which takes place December 15 to December 23 and includes 3D light shows every evening. There are also free holiday train rides every weekend. Santa’s Village also opens December 15, which features face painting, storytelling and photos with Santa.

Ready to celebrate the holidays in Conejo Valley? Make your escape for a little shopping and light-viewing before Santa comes to town!

The Rich & Famous in Conejo Valley

The streets of Conejo Valley may not be as star-studded as the nearby City of Angels, but when you’re visiting, you still may bump into a few of the Hollywood elite who call Conejo Valley home. Here are a few places we suggest exploring around the region and you may spot a celebrity or two.

Looking to wine and dine while in Conejo Valley? You may run into Kris Jenner if you eat at Mastro’s Steakhouse. She’s been spotted dining here with her boyfriend Corey Gamble. If you enjoy shopping, head to The Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand Oaks. Shannon Dougherty, Pamela Anderson and Britney Spears are among the handful of celebs spotted shopping here on multiple occasions. How about taking a cooking class while on vacation? Head to The Lakes shopping center and you might spot James Van Der Beek. He’s hosted kid-friendly cooking classes at Lassens. In the mood for some sushi? Make your way to Yamato in Agoura Hills and you might see Kylie Jenner. Looking to explore Conejo Valley’s trails? Head to Point Magu State Park and you could see Reggie Miller. He’s one of the many celebrities who enjoys hiking in the beautiful mountains of Conejo Valley.

Open space, uncrowded streets and picturesque views appeal to many of us – even Hollywood’s rich and famous! Beautiful Conejo Valley offers privacy, fewer paparazzi and a safe, relaxed feel for the local celebs who live here. With plenty of sprawling mansions and gorgeous real estate to choose from, why wouldn’t they want to call it home?

While you may or may not spot famous residents when you’re in town, we can assure you that many of them have (or have had) a local address, and retreat to Conejo Valley after their busy schedules in nearby L.A.:

  • The Kardashian-Jenner Klan
  • Britney Spears
  • Justin Bieber
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Heather Locklear
  • Will Smith
  • Amanda Bynes
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Jaime Foxx
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Drake
  • Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne
  • Denise Richards
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Many of these residents live in gated communities in Calabasas and the prestigious Hidden Valley neighborhood and have been spotted shopping, dining and playing at places in Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills. Rumor has it that celebrities like Conejo Valley precisely because they don’t get mobbed by paparazzi and fans. So, if you’re visiting and you spot one of these famous residents, play calm, act normal and be discreet if you try to snap a photo!

Best Places to Grab Pizza in Conejo Valley

Whether you torched some calories while hiking in Conejo Valley or worked up an appetite after a day of shopping, sometimes you just want to grab a pizza for dinner – even on vacation. With dozens of fantastic pizza joints, Conejo Valley is one of the best places for pizza lovers in Southern California.

Pizza Nosh – Known for its friendly service and a great vegetarian menu (in addition to plenty of selections for meat-eaters), Pizza Nosh is a low-key place to enjoy high-quality pizza in Agoura Hills.

Winners NY Pizza – This east-coast style pizzeria is a go-to spot for great pies, subs, pastas and salads. Go for The Meat Head if you’re feeling carnivorous, or the Vegi Delight if greens are more your thing.

Parma Pizzeria Napoletana – This family-run business is a must-try for pizza lovers. This pizza maker specializes in the Sicilian tradition, and is dedicated to making sauce and dough from scratch every day.

Greco’s New York Pizzeria – Located at the popular Janss Marketplace food court, come to Greco’s if you’re craving a giant slice with a nice, big soda.

Winner’s Pizza – Not to be confused with the Winners NY mentioned above, this Winners Pizza is equally delicious. It has every topping you could want, plus a few specialties like Buffalo Chicken pizza and Winners Eggpizza.

Toppers Pizza – If you dare to venture off the popular path of pepperoni or classic combos, try Toppers Pizza. With unusual toppings including carnitas and honey drizzle, you’ll have fun exploring this local pizza spot.

Pizza purists, vegetarians and foodies can likely agree that Conejo Valley has plenty of pizza for everyone. Don’t forget to keep this list nearby during your next trip in case a pizza craving strikes!

Cavalia Odysseo Coming Near Conejo Valley This Fall

Lights, camera, gallop! The world’s largest touring production is coming near the Los Angeles area this fall. Cavalia Odysseo, a Cirque du Soleil-style equestrian show, is making its first ever appearance in Ventura County this November.

The multi-million-dollar extravaganza features more than 100 horses, riders, acrobats, aerialists and musicians who tell the story of the century-old relationship between human and horse! The high-tech theatrical performance is taking place under Cavalia’s giant white tent off Highway 101 in Camarillo, you can’t miss it!

Shows begin November 11 and run through December 10 with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Presale tickets range from $54.50 for an obstructed view to $214.50 for a VIP package. Children and senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at cavalia.com or by calling 1-866-999-8111.

You also have a chance to win a pair of tickets to this amazing show! Just head to our Facebook page here for details on how you can win two Gold section tickets. Organizers suggest wearing comfy clothes to the show. So, get ready to pack your bags and book your stay to see one unforgettable performance this fall!

Bring Your Dog to Conejo Valley

Ready to take a vacation but can’t find a pet-sitter? Just bring your pup with you! Conejo Valley is brimming with pet-friendly places – including several hotels and restaurants. Check out these dog-loving establishments during your next trip, and remember to ask the locals about other spots you can bring your four-legged friend.

Eat

From casual chains to hip cafés, pets are welcome at several restaurants in the Conejo Valley.

  • Lazy Dog Café, Thousand Oaks – This restaurant is a favorite among both locals and visitors for their seriously pet-friendly vibe. Comfortable patio seating is available for people and pups along with great food menus for both humans and Bonus points for the dog-loving staff!
  • Kristy’s Wood Oven and Wine Bar, Malibu – With views of Zuma Beach, both Fido and his or her humans will be thrilled with the experience at this upscale restaurant in Malibu. The dining room is reservation-only, but dogs are welcome on one of the restaurant’s gorgeous outdoor terraces.

Sleep

Whether you’re looking for luxury or something more low-key and centrally located, there are numerous pet-friendly properties in Conejo Valley. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Thousand Oaks – Whether you’re in town for a short visit or looking for a longer stay, the TownePlace is a conveniently located, wallet-friendly hotel in Thousand Oaks that will welcome both you and your furry friend. There are sure to be some equally pet-friendly restaurants nearby!
  • Sheraton Agoura Hills – Nestled in the scenic foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, this hotel is a great location for exploring all that the region has to offer. With a fitness center, pool and beautiful scenery, this pet-loving property has all the amenities you’ll need.

These are just some of the many pet-friendly spots you’ll find in Conejo Valley. Book your stay, pack your bags and bring along your doggies for a memorable family trip!

Mingle with Locals in Conejo Valley

There’s no better way to explore a new place than checking out the best local hangouts. Conejo Valley is no exception. While you can experience a number of fun tourist attractions, there are also some great places to mingle with locals. Plus, with a roster of celebrities residing in Conejo Valley to get away from the hustle and bustle of neighboring Los Angeles, you may even see a member of the Hollywood elite when you’re in town!

The Oaks in Thousand Oaks – With fashion and food galore, this indoor-outdoor mall is a premier shopping destination in Thousand Oaks, frequented by many Conejo Valley residents. According to locals, celebs drop in here regularly for their own shopping sprees, too.

Old Place Restaurant in Agoura Hills – Reviews say this restaurant is one of Agoura Hills’ best kept secrets. Make reservations for a memorable dining experience, and check out Cornell Winery & Tasting room next door while you wait for your table.

The Dudes’ Brewing Company in Thousand Oaks – Beer lovers in town know that The Dudes’ tasting room in Thousand Oaks is a prime location for some of the best craft brew in the region. Grab a CalifornIPA or a Blood Orange Amber to get a true taste of SoCal’s local brewing scene.

Thousand Oaks Farmers Market – With the popularity of local farmers markets, it’s no surprise that Conejo Valley is home to a few. The Thousand Oaks Farmers Market is one of the best in town, and has been around since 1991, providing local bounty every Thursday all year long. Grab some fresh, local produce to have on hand as a healthy snack during your vacation.

Ready to plan your trip to Conejo Valley? A few local spots will make a welcome addition to your itinerary while you’re here. See you when you get here!

Fill the Bins in Conejo Valley

We’re approaching the last few months of the year, a time where many in our community give back to those in need. We at the Conejo Valley Tourism also think it is a great time to give back to those in the Conejo Valley community that make it unique and we want to encourage locals and visitors to fill the bins and give back to the community.

This year, we are partnering with the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank to increase non-perishable food donations. Founded in 1971 by a group of people who felt that no person should ever go hungry in the Conejo Valley, the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank has been providing food assistance to friends and neighbors in need for more than 40 years. Through this partnership, Conejo Valley Tourism has provided donation bins to hospitality businesses that are part of the tourism district.

The food bank will accept non-perishable food items including canned vegetables, stews, beans and chilies; dry pastas such as spaghetti and macaroni and cheese; additional boxed items including potatoes, cold cereals, crackers and cookies. Visitors and locals alike can donate non-perishable food items from October 2 until November 17 to the following 14 donation locations:

  • America’s Best Value Inn (Thousand Oaks)
  • Best Western Plus Thousand Oaks Inn (Thousand Oaks)
  • Courtyard by Marriott (Thousand Oaks)
  • Hampton Inn & Suites (Agoura Hills)
  • Hampton Inn & Suites (Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park)
  • Homewood Suites (Agoura Hills)
  • Hyatt Regency Westlake (Westlake Village)
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites (Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park)
  • Motel 6 (Thousand Oaks)
  • Palm Garden Hotel (Thousand Oaks)
  • Premier Inn (Thousand Oaks)
  • Quality Inn (Thousand Oaks)
  • Sheraton Agoura Hills (Agoura Hills)
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott (Thousand Oaks)

If you are visiting Conejo Valley between now and November 17, we encourage you to fill the bins with food for the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank! To learn more about the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank, please visit http://mannaconejo.org/.