Outdoor Activities to Do Right Now – From Your Self-Storage Deals Team

This year has been interesting, to say the least, and we’ve all needed to adapt to the times. Making sure you get out of your home (in a safe way) can be good for your mental and physical health. Our Thousand Oaks team of self-storage deal experts has put together a great list of outdoor things to do in So Cal to motivate you. Check it out and have some fun!


Botanical Gardens

Gardens of the World Thousand Oaks


  • Gardens of the World – Located on Thousand Oaks Blvd. across from the Civic Arts Theater, is one of our local treasures. They’ve put lots of safety guidelines in place to ensure everyone’s health and well-being. Visit the Japanese garden to pause and savor the tranquility.
  • Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden – Take a jaunt to Manhattan Beach to visit this safe haven for butterflies, birds and all sorts of beautiful vegetation.

Dog Parks

  • Conejo Creek Dog Park – It’s so much fun to watch your dog run free in a safe, enclosed area – especially if they love meeting new dog friends. Conejo Creek Dog Park, located on Avenida De Las Flores near State Route 23, offers 3.5 acres split into two sections, one for large and one for small dogs.
  • Rosie’s Dog Beach – Head down to Long Beach and your four-legged friend can enjoy splashing in the ocean during assigned hours. The area isn’t fenced, so well-trained pooches are the beach’s best visitors.

Outdoor Dining

Mediterraneo Westlake Village

  • Mediterraneo – This Westlake Village restaurant has a lovely patio, and their menu features plenty of delicious California, Italian and Mediterranean staples.

Zaytoon Santa Barbara

  • Zaytoon – Just up the coast in Santa Barbara, you’ll find this lovely Lebanese restaurant with a large outdoor garden patio. If you visit, get the Jidori chicken – it can’t be beat!


  • Conejo Valley Parks – You’re sure to find a tennis court near you in this list of 22 public tennis courts in the City of Thousand Oaks!
  • Seal Beach Tennis Center – If you want to feel the fresh beach air while playing tennis, head on down to Seal Beach. This public facility has 16 courts, plus pickleball courts.

Disc Golf

  • Rabbit Flats Disc Golf Course – Located on Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks, this family friendly course is a fun place to test your disc golf skills.
  • Coyote Point at Lake Casitas – Just up the 101 in Ventura, you’ll find one of the best disc golf courses in Southern California. Overlooking Lake Casitas, the course is relatively rugged, but if you’re in it to win it, this may be the place for you.

Horseback Riding

  • Four Winds Ranch – The nice folks that run this equestrian facility in Agoura Hills will happily work with you to set up a trail ride on one of their many horses. What a splendid way to spend the day in the sunshine!

Sunset Ranch Hollywood

  • Sunset Ranch Hollywood – Ride to the top of Mount Hollywood for 360-degree views of Los Angeles, including the Hollywood Sign, the oceans and the valleys. It’s a uniquely California experience!


  • Locally – We’ve seen people in lots of different areas getting together at an appropriate social distance to picnic. One of our favorite nearby picnic areas is Oxnard Beach Park. It has a big grassy area and it’s just a short walk over the dunes to the beach. Don’t forget your furry friends – this park is dog friendly!

Heisler Park Laguna Beach

  • Out of Town – If you want to make an excursion out of your picnic, we recommend heading to Laguna Beach. It’s a bit of a drive but Heisler Park is a worthy spot. There you’ll find grassy areas, picnic tables, barbecues and spectacular ocean views!

With the current conditions changing quickly, it’s best to check on open hours and safety precautions before heading out. What have you been doing to get out in the fresh air? Drop by our lobby the next time you’re in need of storage supplies or extra storage space and share your ideas for fun, safe ways to get outdoors and enjoy all that Southern California has to offer.