Simi Valley

Simi Valley is in Ventura County in Southern California. There isn't much in this Los Angeles suburb but it's possible to drive to many destinations in Southern California within an hour such as Disneyland, Hollywood and Downtown LA.

38 things to do

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Rancho Simi Community Park

Swimming pool, tennis, basketball, softball, volleyball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, covered picnic area, barbeques, playgrounds. A stream leads down to a lagoon stocked with fish. Site of the Annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby. Be careful feeding the ducks.

DO   —  1765 Royal Ave

Red's BBQ & Grillery

Red's is very popular so expect a wait if you're going for dinner on Friday or Saturday night. Don't miss the ribs or the baked potatoes (caution: baked potatoes are huge). Take out menu available.

Mt McCoy

Usually known as "the hill with the cross on top of it," it's visible from Madera Road. Hiking trail is approximately two miles long but can be difficult. Wear long pants and snake boots.

SEE   —  Map

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center

This gothic building was originally a family home, then a church, then a mortuary and is now a historical landmark. The building now houses a theatre for live plays. Admission: $20.

Eggs N Things

Open for breakfast and lunch. This is where Simi Valley eats breakfast. Check for the specials on the front board. On weekends, go early or be prepared for a long wait.

Rancho Tapo Community Park

Basketball, softball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, covered picnic area, barbeques, playgrounds. A very nice dirt walking path. Simi Valley's Veteran's Plaza.

DO   —  3700 Avenida Simi

Cajun, Creole Music Festival

Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park. Memorial Day Weekend. Annual festival celebrating all things Cajun. Check website for parking details.

DO   —  Map

Arroyo Simi Equestrian Trail

Equestrian Center to Tierra Practice Rejada Park. Four miles of dirt pathway, away from the street, complemented by trees and flowers.

DO   —  Map

Vincenzo's Pizza

Hands down the best pizza in Simi Valley. Largest pizza is 28 inches very good for parties. Order early delivery can take 45 minutes.

Corriganville Park

The Old Corriganville Movie Ranch with historic buildings was the site of many western films. Park also has a two-mile trail loop.

SEE   —  Map

Simi Town Center

This open air mall has just opened in 2005 and is located between two off-ramps on the 118 Freeway (Erringer and First Street).

Arroyo Simi Bike Path

Metrolink Station to Madera Road. Seven miles of paved bikepath with trees, flowers and a stream. Also suitable for walking.

DO   —  Map

Palermo Pizzeria & Restaurant

Old school Italian restaurant with what is probably the original decor. Order the family meal, it is the best deal in town.

EAT   —  +1 805 526-3637 —  2110 Tapo St

Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village

Once home of Tressa Prisbrey created from recyclable items from a local landfill, now a California Historical Landmark.

SEE   —  4595 Cochran St

Grand Vista Hotel

Although the decor of this hotel could be updated, the proximity to the Simi Valley Town Center can not be beaten.

Simi Hills Golf Course

Public course, 18 hole, par 71. Driving range, practice green and pro shop. Very nice for a public course.

Campos Famous Burritos

Don't be put off by the decor, the food is excellent. Very popular with the lunch crowd. Very affordable.

EAT   —  +1 805 522-8590 —  2149 Tapo St

Challenger Park

Open through permit only (contact the park service). Two miles of hiking trail. Oak groves and a stream.

DO   —  Map

Dakota's The Great Steak House

Upscale steakhouse. Reservations can be made online. Portions are very large. Dinner can get pricey.

Motel 6

Standard lodging at an inexpensive price. Rates remain low even if booked at the last moment.

La Louisianne Express

Cajun/Creole restaurant tucked into a strip mall behind the Chevron station. Excellent food.

Santa Susanna Railroad Depot

Restored 1903 train depot now holds a small museum and a working model train layout.

SEE   —  6503 Katherine Rd

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

This is a must see for any travelers stopping by in Simi Valley. Admission: $12.

SEE   —  40 Presidential Dr

Holiday Inn Express

All rooms come with free breakfast. Book in advance, prices can go up steeply.

SLEEP   —  +1 805 584-6006 —  2550 Erringer Rd

Best Western Posada Royale Hotel & Suites

Posada Royale is affiliated with Best Western. Hotel is a bit out of the way.

SLEEP   —  1775 Madera Rd

Lost Canyons Golf Club

Open Daily. Public course, 36 holes. Practice range, pro shop and clubhouse.

Chumash Park and Trail

Two and a half mile hiking trail overlooking Native American rock shelters.

DO   —  Map

Rancho Simi Trailblazers

Local hiking group that conducts a variety of hikes on a regular schedule.

DO   —  Map

Sinaloa Golf Course

Public course, 9 hole, par 3. Driving range, practice green and pro shop.

Courtyard Ventura - Simi Valley

One of the newer hotels in Simi Valley, had nice rooms and amenities.

SLEEP   —  +1 805 526-3480 —  191 Cochran St


All you can eat pizza/salad/dessert bar with all you can drink soday.

The East Coast Pizza Company

Pizza by the slice, whole pies, calzones, strombolis, cannoli.

Strathearn Historical Park

Buildings and artifacts from Simi Valley's pioneer history.

Extended Stay America

Rooms include a kitchenette. Pet allowed with fee.

SLEEP   —  +1 805 584-8880 —  2498 Stearns St

Hummingbird Creek

Three mile hiking trail with hills and wildlife.

DO   —  Map


Snookies is the only bikini bar in Simi Valley.

Olivio's Trattoria

Fine Italian food. Great for dinner.

About Simi Valley


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