Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are cities in the Ventura County region. Though they are both actually within the border of Los Angeles County, they share the Conejo Valley with Thousand Oaks and are separated from the San Fernando Valley by the Simi Hills and Santa Monica Mountains.
built around 1850, was Agoura Hills' first home to a widow with 14 children, Maria Antonia Machado. She purchased the Reyes rancho, "Rancho Las Virgenes", from her uncle Jose Maria Dominguez. Maria's deceased husband had been the son of Juan Francisco Reyes who served on the famous Portola expedition. From 1916 to 1983 the property transferred to owners who shared a common interest in preserving the landmark adobe home located in the beautiful foothills beneath Ladyface Mountain. Through restoration and research efforts, the City of Agoura Hills has created an interpretive center and museum for visitors to hear their stories.
Paramount Ranch is the site of decades of movie and television production as a stand-in for everything from Africa to the Wild West. It was most recently the filming location for the television program ''Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman''. Today, the park is run by the National Park Service and is open to the public. The Ranch contains several miles of hiking trails to explore as well as the Western Town set. Make sure to walk across the bridge in the southern corner of the park to reach the small, rural community of Malibou Lake.
TINY, rustic, country-style dining experience near Malibu Lakes. A great place for a good steak or steamed clams. Reservations absolutely required (and be punctual). Located in a quiet residential area, so be careful of disturbing the neighbors if you decide to visit.
A country general store that has gained a reputation as a motorcycle enthusiast pit stop. Enthusiasts of all kinds frequent the store, from sport bikes, to cruisers, to exotics, and everything in between.
Mexican Restaurant next to the world famous Canyon Club live music venue - some of the best Mex food in SoCal - huge portions, the chili rellenos and tamales are incredible.
Next to the world famous Canyon Club live music venue - some of the best authentic Mexican food in SoCal, and huge portions - the tamales and chili rellenos are awesome
Cute Italian deli in the city's commercial center. Cheap, but quality, fare.