Attractions & Entertainment

California Lutheran University is ideally located in Thousand Oaks between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in beautiful Ventura County. Surrounded by the Pacific coastline and the Santa Monica Mountain Range, fun-filled destinations are no more than a few miles away and vary from the seashore to mountains, lakes and amusement parks including Universal Studios and Disneyland.


On the move

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area provides an impressive variety of nature trails for hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, picnickers, equestrians and campers. Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village maintain numerous scenic trails, green belts and protected bike lanes, while various neighborhoods have networks of equestrian trails.

In addition to walking, jogging, hiking, and horseback riding, locals and visitors can enjoy golfing, tennis, swimming, fishing, boating and sailing at various locations throughout the county. Swimmers, sunbathers and surfers swarm the well-known beach parks from Ventura to Malibu.

Island fun

Nearby commercial harbors offer sports fishing, whale watching and tours to Channel Islands National Park where a marine sanctuary contains giant kelp forests that shelter more than 1,000 species of ocean life is located.

Hiking and camping are permitted on all the islands, and sea caves and deserted coves attract snorkeling and scuba diving as well as kayaking and boating. Many excellent state and county beaches, as well as campgrounds, are scattered along the coastline.

The good life

Consistently named one of the safest cities in the United States, Thousand Oaks is home to more than 15,000 acres of public open space. Inviting climate, country setting, and attractive living conditions make the area one of the most desirable in Southern California.

Show time

The cultural arts are alive and flourishing with numerous theatres, museums and year-round events. The world-class Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza offers a wide variety of performances including popular entertainers, Broadway musicals, ballet, symphony, live theatre, distinguished speakers, comedy, jazz, and award-winning children's shows.

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Attractions

Chumash Interpretive Center

3290 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks

Conejo Valley Botanic Garden

350 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks

Gardens of the World

2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks

National Park Service (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area)
Reyes Adobe Ranch House

5464 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library with Air Force One Pavilion

40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center

4126 1/2 W. Potrero Road, Newbury Park

Stagecoach Inn Museum

51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park

Wildwood Park and hiking trails

West terminus of Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks

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Performance Theatre

Thousand Oaks
Theatre on the Hill

403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks

Backlot Theatre

1408 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks

Conejo Players Theatre

351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks

Preus-Brandt Forum

California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Countrywide Performing Arts Center

2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks

Agoura Hills
The Canyon Club

28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills

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Movie Theaters

Thousand Oaks
Regency Janss Marketplace 9

255 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks

Carmike Thousand Oaks 14 at The Oaks Shopping Center

166 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks

Westlake Village
Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas Westlake Village

180 Promenade Way, Westlake Village
Westlake and Thousand Oaks Boulevards

Regency Westlake Village Twin

477 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village

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