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Camarillo in Ventura County. If there's one thing to know about Camarillo, it is the name "Camarillo" itself. The founder of the city was a prominent individual who loved white horses. You can see the Camarillo horses in parades, and you visit the Camarillo House (museum) in the City of Camarillo when visiting this Central Coast destination.

Camarillo Events include the annual Egg Hunt, Dead Man's Skate Party, Christmas Parade and Fright Fest Halloween Carnival.

Camarillo is located along I-101 just an hour north of Los Angeles. Kind of bordering what's considered Southern California and Central Coast, the lifestyle combines both. Camarillo is at the bottom of the Conejo Grade, a steep hill that cars must ascend or descend to access the valleys and Los Angeles. Camarillo in Ventura County, just north of L.A. once was a sleepy place, but like so many towns that provide an escape from big cities such as Los Angeles, it was inevitable that it would grow. And it has.

For tourists passing through, the highlights include the many restaurants along the highway and the chain stores you can stop and shop at.

There are some special treats to discover that showcase the city's history from its early days as Camarillo Ranch.

The Camarillo Ranch House operates as a museum today, and is available for tours with docents dressed in Victorian era costumes. The beautiful house and grounds are also available for rent as a wedding venue. It has become the most popular place to have a wedding in the region, and is especially popular for romantic affairs hosted on the grass lawns that provide plenty of shade. It really is picture perfect.

As you drive up there's a big red barn on the left of the road.

Camarillo has a community park named Dizdar, where a bronzed statue of Adolfo Camarillo, mounted on his famous white stallion, Sultan, (the official horse of Camarillo) provides a photo op for those who like to document their "off the beaten path" journeys.

Descendents of Sultan have appeared in the Tournament of Roses Rose Parade, and the legend of the Camarillo White Horses dates back to 1921 when Adolfo Camarillo purchased Sultan at the California State Fair in Sacramento.

Be sure to visit the historic Camarillo Ranch, home to the city's founder. It is a 17-room Victorian home that has some of the artifacts and relics of the era. Location: Highway 101 at Flynn Road where you can find Camarillo Ranch Road adjacent to 101.

Camarillo also features an air museum at Camarillo Airport. The Confederate Airforce Museum is located at 455 Aviation Drive at Eubanks Street at the Camarillo Airport. F

Location: 17 miles east of Ventura

Named: after Juan Camarillo who came to San Buenaventura in 1857 and purchased Rancho Calleguas in 1875.

Weather: Average annual high temperature: 72 degrees Average annual rainfall: 13.40 inches

Certified Farmers' Market - Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. 12 Noon Ventura Boulevard between Elm & Fir. Locally grown fresh flowers, fruits & veges and bakery items.

Golf - 18 Hole Public Courses
Buenaventura Golf Course 5882 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura 805-642-2231
Camarillo Springs Golf Course 791 Camarillo Springs Road 805-484-1075
Olivas Park Golf Course 3750 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura 805-642-4303
Sterling Hills Golf Course Sterling Hills Dr, Camarillo 805-987-3446

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