Simi Valley combines small-town charm with easy access to big-ticket attractions in the “City of Angels”. Whether you want to hike in the mountains, visit local history museums or pick your own farm-fresh produce, there’s something for everyone in Simi Valley.
Things to do in Simi Valley
With more than 1,600 hectares of parkland to discover, it’s easy to connect with nature in Simi Valley. Rocky Peak Park occupies almost 2,000 hectares in the Santa Susana Mountains. The unique landscape of rocky canyons, sandstone boulders and oak savannas is an important habitat for mammals, birds and reptiles. Hiking trails wind through the park and immerse you in the beautiful terrain. Visit and spring and summer to see the mountains blanketed in wildflowers.
Use Simi Valley as a launchpad to explore the City of Angels. Meet your favourite movie characters at Universal Studios Hollywood, discover the cosmos at Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory and admire masterpieces at the Getty Centre. You’re a stone’s throw from Malibu Beach, an iconic stretch of sand lined with celebrity-owned mansions.
Santa Susana Railroad Depot & Museum brings the city’s railroad heritage to life. The museum occupies a beautifully restored depot built in 1903 and features interactive exhibits. Get up close with a working railroad crossbuck, stand on an enormous freight scale and peer into the agent's office, which has been faithfully decorated with furniture from the 1930s.
Pick your own California-grown produce at Underwood Family Farms. Depending on the season, you can fill your basket with tomatoes, cucumber, oranges and summer berries. Enjoy a wagon ride through the fields and meet goats, pigs, ponies, chickens, sheep and donkeys at the family-friendly Animal Centre.
Getting around Simi Valley
Simi Valley is in Ventura County, a one-hour drive from Downtown Los Angeles. A rental car is the best way to visit Los Angeles and explore Ventura County at your own pace. Los Angeles International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.