Posted on August 27, 2020 by Conejo Valley
Southern California always treats us with endless sunshine, an abundance of breathtaking views, topnotch dining and so much more. And what’s a better way to experience it all than on a road trip to Conejo Valley?
As you safely explore the Golden State, make sure to spend a couple of nights in Conejo Valley. An easy 45-minute drive from Los Angeles, this Southern California gem offers all of the fun yet none of the crowds. Here are a few must-see stops to include on your itinerary:
In Conejo Valley, you can always count on a grand view. Whether you’re a fan of ocean sights or spotting wildlife, there are 140 miles of trails with options for every preference and skill.
Up for a challenge? Make your way to Sandstone Peak, the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains, and get rewarded with sweeping views out to the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. Or try the easier Sycamore Canyon Trail to enjoy some shade surrounded by majestic trees. Just to name a couple!
Conejo Valley offers various opportunities to interact with nature while keeping a physical distance.
Take a tour of The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden – a 33-acre treasure that offers sweeping vistas, 15 specialty gardens and hiking trails along the riparian stream. Or, as you crave international travel, explore the various cultures at Gardens of the World. For a truly breathtaking stroll, venture out to neighboring Malibu to The Getty Villa. The attraction was built in the 1970s and modeled after a first-century Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy.
You don’t have to travel all the way to Africa to witness exotic animals in their natural habitat when you’re in Conejo Valley.
Take a walk on the wild side at nearby Malibu Wine Safaris. Tour their ranch and sip on local wines, while getting up close and personal with zebras, llamas, and the famous Stanley the Giraffe. The rolling vineyards surrounding you make the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable experience.
Malibu Wine Hikes is another fun way to mingle with exotic animals on the ranch. You can enjoy a similar experience to Malibu Wine Safaris, but on foot. On this 2-mile loop, a trusty guide will take you on a nature walk where you’ll be rewarded with wine to-go at the end of the trail.
Can’t get enough animal encounters? Explore Conejo Valley’s breathtaking views of rolling hills and lush greenery by horseback. Malibu Riders offer guided trips where you can enjoy amazing scenery and bond with majestic horses.
Thanks to warm weather year-round, the rolling hills and plenty of open space, Conejo Valley makes for a golfer’s paradise. Set aside some time for play and check out one of these courses:
Moorpark Country Club is recognized for having one of the most pleasing course layouts in America. Get ready to enjoy 27-holes of championship golf that’s unparalleled!
Los Robles Greens is known for the giant oak trees that line its fairways and guard many of its undulating greens. The golf course offers multiple tees on each hole giving golfers of all ages and abilities an opportunity to enjoy a spectacular game.
Tierra Rejada Golf Club is all about giving visitors an outstanding golf experience in a beautiful setting. The par-72 championship golf course is perfect for all players and skill levels.
You’re in Southern California, after all, so be sure to stop by Zuma Beach in nearby Malibu. Bring a picnic and take in the golden rays on one of the largest and most popular beaches in LA County. If you come in the evening, you’ll be treated with an awe-inspiring sunset!
Conejo Valley serves up one of the widest ranges of cuisine in the area from casual eateries and family restaurants to fine dining. And since the region boasts some of the finest weather in the country, make sure to take advantage of a ton of al fresco offerings.
These are just a few must-stops and there’s so much more to explore! Buckle up and get ready for a much-needed and more-than-deserved R&R. Book your stay in Conejo Valley today to See Another Side of Southern California!