The Great Outdoors

Ventura County is a scenic haven for the outdoorsman and nature-lover. Enjoy water sports on Lake Piru, hike in the Los Padres National Forest, or relax on our Ventura County beaches.

Gardens of the World

Take advantage of the cultural gardens donated to the people of Thousand Oaks! View the many gardens including the Japanse, French, Italian or the English Perennial and Rose Garden all in one day!


Conejo Valley Botanical Gardens
Explore the Conejo Valley Botanical Garden to learn about native plant species. Spanning 33 acres, the gardens are maintained by volunteers and contain a rare fruit collection.

Limoneira Tours / Hot Air Balloon Rides
See Southern California from a unique perspective with a hot air balloon ride. Rides last for an hour and take passengers on a gentle sky ride over Santa Clara Valley, the Channel Islands, Pacific Ocean, and Topa Mountains. Limoneira Tours offer tourists a window into Ventura County history through a number of exciting ways including horseback riding, backcountry tours via Jeep, and ranch life exploration.

Lake Piru Recreational Area
Enjoy all types of water and outdoor sports on Lake Piru in Ventura County, from boating and bass / trout fishing to swimming, camping, water-skiing and hiking. Situated in the Los Padres National Forest, adjacent to the Sespe Condor Sanctuary, this foothill lake is a scenic wonder. Take advantage of hiking trails, a picnic area overlooking the lake, a marina, and a stocked store.

Sierra Club Hikes
Experience California's great outdoors in Santa Barbara and Ventura County on an escorted hike, sponsored by the Sierra Club. The itinerary includes carkamps, day hikes and bike rides. Consult the websites for schedules and programs available.

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