Aug. 28, 2019, 9:04 a.m.
5 Best Free Things To Do in Thousand Oaks-CA

Thousand Oaks is home to many free things to do, whether it's inside or outdoors and whether you live here or are just visiting. You can explore all you want and then you can after saving money doing nothing but the best fun things the city has to offer wind down at our Thousand Oaks Craft Brewery taproom to complete your itinerary.

Here are the top picks we choose for you, your friends, and/or your family.

1.The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks is where you can be indoors one minute and outdoors the next minute, all in one day. From strolling along the lake to window shopping, you can reconnect with friends or enjoy some alone time. There are also events you can attend, some free of charge too.

2.Gardens of the World

If you like the combination of aesthetics and greenery, then the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks is the place for you. A self-guided tour is at no cost to you, so feel free to stroll at your own leisure. The gardens are located on 4.5 acres and are a cultural landmark featuring 5 different gardens. The gardens represent gardens you would find in England, Italy, France, Japan, and California.

3.Paradise Falls

For those of you who live in California, you know it's a paradise here. And for those of you visiting, you will understand soon enough why it's paradise here. And Paradise Falls is a great example of what California has to offer. Take a hike along a beautiful trail that offers gorgeous views and end up at the falls where you can let the warmth of the sun melt into cool liquid.

4.Sports Galore

California is known for its sports teams, from basketball to football, famous teams abound. But you can get your sport on, too, and for free, at many of the parks Thousand Oaks has to offer. One hidden gem is Old Meadows Park. It has a large field perfect for things like soccer, badminton, and frisbee. There's also a nice playground and picnic area as well as an activity room for an event you may wish to host.

5.California Museum of Art

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks is the perfect place for culture and aesthetics (and to beat the heat). The museum is free but you can leave a donation, and the suggested amount is $6.00. The museum is teeming with art projects representative of all walks of life. There are also special exhibits and events. Currently and running through September 2019, Ansel Adams work is on display.

As you can see, there's a lot of fun things you can do for free in Thousand Oaks, and after your day of exploring, feel free to unwind at our The Dudes’ Brewing Company’s Thousand Oaks tap room. It's the perfect end to a beautiful day in Paradise.

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