Camarillo, Calif. - Pick Produce and Pay Tribute to a President

Pick your own strawberries, tomatoes, winter squash or pumpkins, then go see a piece of the Berlin Wall and a replica of the Oval Office.
By Tori Peglar,
Farmer Phil McGrath in the fields. Photo courtesy of McGrath Family Farms

Harvest your own organic produce at McGrath Family Farm.

Enjoy the ocean breeze but not the fog in Camarillo, which is a 15-minute drive from the coast. Once you arrive, head to McGrath Family Farm at 1012 W Ventura Blvd. The original family ranch house was built in 1879, and the family’s inholdings once stretched to more than 5,000 acres running between Ventura and Port Hueneme along the coast.

Today, the Camarillo-based farm is smaller, and you can pick your own strawberries, tomatoes, winter squash or pumpkins, depending on the season. U Pick closes when it’s raining. Call ahead to find out what’s in season at 805-983-0333.

Camarillo is Known for Great Shopping

Down the 101, shoppers can take advantage of the deals at the Camarillo Premium Outlets, the largest outlet store center in California with over 200 shops. Or head to the historic downtown and stop by Studio Channel Islands, a nonprofit that features rotating exhibits, a gift shop with locally made items and open studios every first Saturday of the month.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

A Tribute to the Gipper

The Reagan Library oval office replica. Photo courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Library

See a piece of the Berlin Wall and climb aboard Air Force One just 25 miles from Camarillo at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs.

Built in 1991, the library features permanent and special exhibits on President Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. A longtime Hollywood actor, Reagan served as president from 1981-89. His leadership facilitated the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, ushering in democracy to East Germany.

Inside, you’ll find a full-sized replica of the Oval Office where President Reagan reportedly never took off his suit jacket. The library’s Air Force One aircraft flew seven presidents, including Reagan who logged 660,000 miles on it to 26 countries and 46 states.

The library is located at 40 Presidential Dr. in Simi Valley, Calif. Learn more at reaganfoundation.org/library-museum.

For more information:
Camarillo Visitor Center
(805) 484-4383 x 106
2400 E. Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010
visitcamarillo.com

Central Coast Tourism
www.centralcoast-tourism.com