Thousand Oaks is a city located in southeastern Ventura County, with miles of coastline and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California, in the United States. It was named after the oak trees that grace the area, and the city seal is adorned with an oak. Thousand Oaks offers a variety of recreation- hiking, biking or leisurely walks, and retail/shopping options for the entire family because it is located next to the Santa Monica Mountains. The City is only 45 miles from downtown Los Angeles and is about an hour drive 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. The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza presents world-class entertainment, musicals, concerts, children’s shows, and ballets.
The city forms the most populated part of a regional area called the Conejo Valley, which includes Thousand Oaks proper, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, and Oak Park. The Los Angeles County/Ventura County line crosses at the western city limits of Westlake Village.
Following are some places of popular tourist interest of Thousand Oaks City, CA.
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the world’s largest urban national park, extending more than 45 miles from the Hollywood Bow to Ventura. It consists of a rich variety of plants and wildlife.
The Gardens of the World is privately owned and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation, Inc. The Gardens serves as a cultural contribution to the community as well as educational tool. Throughout the year, there will be a tours organized.
Quality Inn and Suites, Thousand Oaks hotel near Westlake Village is the 100% non-smoking Quality suites is conveniently located in the heart of Thousand Oaks. It is situated in location that is convenient to the local businesses including Amgen Inc, Alcatel-Lucent, Baxter BioScience, Bank of America (Countrywide), Farmers Insurance Group.
The Chumash Indian Museum is a historical site and living history center is dedicated to restoring and preserving an awareness of the Chumash people and their historical, cultural, material and present-day influence as well as the natural environment and historical significanceof this site. It exhibits Chumash Indian Museum serves as a gathering place for a partnership with the native and non-native communities connecting the past with the present to continue our shared future.
Wild Wood Park is a 1,700-acre park with 14 trails, covering 17 miles of the park. The Park has caves and two waterfalls flowing around the year.
Hillcrest Center established in 1973, hosted the administrative offices of the city and the Conejo Recreation and Park District until 1988. it was declared a historical landmark due to its exterior wall, which facades and an architectural style of traditional civic center buildings.
Thousand Oaks Teen Center offers free drop-in recreation to any local teen during daily operational hours. Drop-in activities include use of game room which has four pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball, arcade games, 50” Plasma TV, and vending machines.
The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is a 33 acre garden that exhibits collections of native and other water-conserving plants. Here visitors can view many plants and trees that typically thrive in that climate and study the abundant indigenous wildlife.
The Los Robles Golf Course is an 18-hole public course located in Thousand Oaks city.
The Stagecoach Inn Museum began as the Grand Union Hotel in 1876. The Hotel centered between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. The Monterey-style building houses Victorian furnishings and displays Churmash artifacts. The Tri-Village comprises a carriage house, pioneer house and one-room schoolhouse along with the Stagecoach Inn Museum.