Located in Ventura County, beautiful Camarillo is nestled in a coastal valley 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The city is situated about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 40 miles south of Santa Barbara. Running through Camarillo is U.S. Route 101 (also known as the Ventura Freeway), the city’s principal thoroughfare. Camarillo is also easily accessible to California State Highways 126 and 1 (the Pacific Coast Highway). Nearby communities include Thousand Oaks (to the east) and Oxnard (to the west).
Camarillo’s location almost halfway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles puts visitors and residents close to a multitude of attractions within easy driving distance, as well as many places of interest within the city limits. The Camarillo Ranch, located just north of the Ventura Freeway, is home to the longtime residence of Adolfo Camarillo and his family. Built in 1892, the Camarillo Ranch House has been renovated and is now one of the city’s premiere cultural, educational and event centers. The Pleasant Valley Historical Museum chronicles the history of Pleasant Valley and the Oxnard Plain, areas where many of the city’s early pioneers settled before there was a City of Camarillo. The World War II Aviation Museum recounts WWII history and features renovated vintage aircraft, historical displays, and interactive exhibits. Some of the city’s annual events include the Summer Concerts in the Park series, held at the Performing Arts Pavilion in Constitution Park; the Annual Greek Festival held every June at the Camarillo Airport; the Camarillo Air Show, which takes place in August also at the Airport; and July’s Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair, a giant festival with food, rides and entertainment.
Other amenities just minutes from Freedom Park BMX Raceway include dozens of hotels, restaurants, and major shopping including the Camarillo Premium Outlets.
Directions from 101 to Freedom Park BMX Raceway
Take Exit 55, Las Posas Rd
Turn Left onto N Las Posas Rd
Keep Right and turn right onto W Pleasant Valley Rd
Turn Right onto Freedom Park Dr/ Willis Ave.
Take 1st Left onto Convair St
Freedom Park BMX Raceway will be on you Left.