*Updated: May 21, 2020
Visit Conejo Valley continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with guidance from local and state officials, along with tourism industry partners to ensure the most accurate and timely information is provided to visitors on this topic.
The safety of our visitors and local community are of the utmost importance to Visit Conejo Valley. At this time, we ask that all leisure travelers keep loving us from a distance for now, postpone travel plans and come back again when travel is safe and viable. When normal returns and you’re ready, Visit Conejo Valley will be here to welcome you back.
While you’re safe at home, take a virtual vacation to Conejo Valley.
IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO CONEJO VALLEY/STATE OF CALIFORNIA?
- For the safety of our local community, Visit Conejo Valley is asking visitors to continue postponing travel plans and come back when travel is safe and viable.
- Gavin Newsom has announced the State of California entered Stage II and began the process of slow and gradual adjustment to the “Safer at Home” order that was initially announced on March 19.
- Traveling across county lines for purposes deemed non-essential, including recreation and tourism, is prohibited in the governor’s order.
- Anyone traveling through LAX must wear a mask or face covering.
- Travelers in California should abide by the governor’s directive by staying in their accommodations until they can return home.
WHAT HOTELS IN CONEJO VALLEY ARE STILL OPEN IF NEEDED?
- Visit Conejo Valley is working to maintain current information about lodging properties. Please contact select lodging property for information specific to their location.
WHAT BUSINESSES ARE STILL OPEN IN CONEJO VALLEY?
- The California Department of Health approved Ventura County to allow some businesses to reopen, including retail stores and dine-in restaurants in City of Thousand Oaks.
- It is important to make and/or confirm reservations directly, as individual businesses will open on their own timeline.
- Recreation is limited to county of residence.
- Social distancing, indoor mask use, limited occupancies and other health protocols are required by the Ventura County Public Health Officer.
- Los Angeles County (City of Agoura Hills) remains in early Stage II.
- Some retail establishments are allowed to offer online/phone orders and curbside pick-up only, including florists, toy stores, music stores, bookstores, clothing stores and sporting goods stores.
- All nonessential businesses including movie theaters, entertainment venues, bowling alleys, arcades, gyms and fitness centers are closed until further notice.
- Concerts, festivals and events in Conejo Valley have been postponed or canceled.
WHAT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN CONEJO VALLEY?
- Trails, trailhead parks and golf courses in Los Angeles County are open, as long as activities adhere to distancing and cleaning and infection control protocol, including the wearing of face coverings.
- LA County beaches are open for limited activities. Restrictions apply.
- With the exception of closed California State Parks and Beaches, non-campground outdoor areas of open parks remain accessible to local residents.
- Trails, trailheads, restrooms, pullouts and overlooks in Ventura County that are a part of the Santa Monica Mountains are closed from 2 p.m. on Fridays until 6 a.m. on Mondays until further notice.
- Restrooms at Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center and Satwiwa are open.
- Visitor centers at King Gillette Ranch and Satwiwa, along with the Solstice Canyon trails & parking lot, remain closed.
- Visitors must observe six feet of social distancing at all times.
- Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) trails are open. Restrictions apply.
- Conejo Recreation and Park District parks and courts are open. Restrictions apply.
- City of Agoura Hills/Thousand Oaks park restrooms and playgrounds are closed until further notice. City owned park open spaces and walkways remain open.
- The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is open during the week but is temporarily closed on weekends.
- If visitors cannot maintain safe distancing in any public outdoor space, they should leave.
- Additional outdoor attractions, trails and parking lots in Conejo Valley may be closed. Please contact select businesses for information specific to their location.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF WHILE TRAVELING?
- Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling and to follow guidance issued by official sources of public health information.
- Public health officials emphasize that social distancing is the most important strategy to lessen the spread of COVID-19.