Things to Do

Thousand Oaks is located in beautiful Ventura County, with miles of coastline and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. As part of the beautiful and scenic Conejo Valley, Thousand Oaks offers a variety of recreation, leisure, and retail/shopping options for the entire family. The City is only 45 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about an hour from Santa Barbara. Fun places like Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and the Getty Museum are within about an hour to an hour and a half driving distance. You can also refer to a list of suggested activities outside the City in nearby Ventura/Los Angeles Counties - or watch this video for more ideas!


The Oaks
The Oaks is a regional destination offering the only major enclosed shopping center within a 20-mile radius and drawing consumers from all over the Southern California region. In addition to retail and a luxury movie theater, there are numerous dining options from The Cheesecake Factory to Lazy Dog Café.

Enjoy the Open Space

With over 15,000 acres of open space, 140-miles
of multi-use trails, there’s an abundance of recreation options in Thousand Oaks. From equestrian trails, to hiking, cycling, running, walking. One of the City’s finest parks is Wildwood Park, comprised of 1,825 acres of open space, 14 trails covering 17 miles, and two waterfalls that flow year-round.  There are three water fountains in the park; hikers are encouraged to bring water.  Restrooms are located at the bottom of the canyon only.  In addition, there are several benches located throughout the park, mostly along the trails. Open 7am - dusk.

Below is a list of websites to visit for other places to see in Ventura County and the surrounding area:

Arbor/Earth Day Celebration
Civic Arts Plaza Theatres

California Museum of Art

California State Parks

Conejo Arts

Conejo Recreation and Park District

Conejo Valley Botanic Garden

Conejo Valley Days

City Community Calendar

Disneyland (1 hr. 15 min. away)

Gardens of the World


Historical Landmarks/Points of Interest

Janss Marketplace

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

Knotts Berry Farm (1 hr. 15 min. away)

Los Robles Greens Golf Course and Community Center                                              

Public Works Week

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (National Park Service)

Six Flags Magic Mountain (45 minutes away)

Stagecoach Inn Museum

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

The Oaks Mall

The Promenade at Westlake

Thousand Oaks Arts Festival

Thousand Oaks Teen Center

Universal Studios (30 minutes away)

Ventura County Discovery Center

Ventura County Fair

Ventura County Star

Conejo Valley Tourism