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Located in southeastern Ventura County, Thousand Oaks was named after the numerous oak trees that grow in the area, and is even represented in the City Seal. Nearest cities and suburbs in Thousand Oak that are also worth visiting include Simi Valley, Malibu, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Beverly Hills.
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Thousand Oaks enjoys a sunny summer climate, with dry summers and mild winters with slight rainfall. It also has pretty cooler temperatures than the neighbouring areas, since it receives cooler air from the ocean over mountain passes.
The driving time from Thousand Oaks, CA to Santa Monica via US-101 S and I-405 S should not be longer than 45 minutes (36.4 miles) or less if you drive non-stop via rental car. Thousand Oaks, CA and Beverly Hills, CA are approximately 45 minutes (35 miles) via US-101 S or less in a rental car. First time to drive in Thousand Oaks or across the U.S.? Read our Most Helpful Tips for Visitors Driving in the USA to get more information.
1. Enjoy the theatre: The largest performing arts center between Los Angeles and San Francisco, The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Countrywide Performing Arts Center is home to many entertaining plays and music performances.
2. Smell the roses: The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is 33 acres of foliage in Thousand Oaks, California. It has over 60 types of salvia, 10 of these are native species to California. A rare fruit collection made up of trees from over 30 countries is also available for public enjoyment.
3. Listen to the radio: Established in 1984 through the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation, the American Radio Archive is home to manuscripts, recordings, books and photos of the history of radio and broadcasting. This exhibit is still considered a special collection by the library.
4. Go shopping: A two level regional shopping mall, The Oaks is midway from downtown Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Under renovation, the mall is 1.1 million square feet and has many stores for all types of shopping.
5. Go back to school: California Lutheran College, founded in 1959 made its home on farmland given by one family of Scandinavian immigrants that populated the hills known today as Thousand Oaks. The Scandinavian influence is still with the school, and each spring a cultural festival is on campus for a weekend.