Not 50 miles from Los Angeles, Moorpark, is a pretty city in SoCal with a vibrant community among its citrus groves and gentle hills. Here you can explore the Old Town with a thriving arts scene, walk the trails at Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park and visit Underwood Family Farms for the animal shows.
Stroll around old town Moorpark and enjoy the shade of the hundred-year-old Pepper Trees as you explore many thrift stores, garden shops, cafes, restaurants and antique stores. Dating from 1927, El Rancho Theater is now a cultural arts center.
Hikes or cycle rides in Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park are possible on two miles of trails along woodlands and open meadows. You can also explore on horseback.
The animal show at the Underwood Family Farms is primarily for kids and families but also has an educational animal center plus fun activities like hayrides and a petting zoo.
The weather is nice here in spring, summer and fall with dry, sunny days and warm temperatures perfect for being outside.