House-hunting in Calabasas? Immerse yourself in this wonderful city by visiting its many great attractions. Take a look at these six must-visit destinations:
The Commons at Calabasas
The Commons at Calabasas is an upscale open-air shopping center in Downtown Calabasas. Everything you need for retail therapy is here, from clothing outlets, to specialty shops, to furniture stores. There’s also an array of restaurants that serve cuisines from all over the world. Looking to pass the time? You can catch the latest blockbuster at the Edwards Grand Palace Stadium 6. If you’re lucky, you may even bump into celebrities as you stroll through this trendy mall.
Leonis Adobe Museum
No trip to Calabasas is complete without a visit to the Leonis Adobe Museum, a stunning structure that dates back to the 1840s. One of the oldest surviving structures in Los Angeles County, it now functions as a living history museum where visitors can get a glimpse of what ranching life was like 200 years ago. Guests can visit all parts of the museum, including the barns, smithy, adobe workshop, and the Leonis family’s Victorian-style home. You can also interact with farm animals, including the Longhorn Cattle, a breed that has deep ties to the Old West.
Calabasas Pumpkin Festival
The name Calabasas is derived from “calabaza,” the Spanish word for “pumpkin.” Is it any wonder, then, why the city holds the annual Calabasas Pumpkin Festival? This beloved event will be held at the Juan Bautista de Anza Park on October 17th, and will feature activities like pumpkin harvesting, carving, and painting. And yes, there will be plenty of pumpkin pies for you to sample! Of course, festival staples like merchant stalls, amusement rides, and fun prizes will be present, too. Be sure to get your ticket here.
Malibu Creek State Park
Communing with nature is one of the best ways to rejuvenate your mind and spirit. Luckily, Calabasas is home to Malibu Creek State Park. Often referred to as Southern California’s answer to Yosemite National Park, this 8000-acre outdoor wonderland boasts picturesque plains, stately oak trees, and stunning mountain peaks. Whether you’re into hiking, fishing, rock climbing, or horseback riding, you can do it all here.
Pedalers Fork, a gourmet restaurant-slash-bicycle shop, has long been a favorite among cyclists thanks to its great food and relaxed ambiance. The establishment takes a farm-to-table approach to cuisine, sourcing most of its ingredients from local farmers. There’s also a fully stocked bar if you wish to celebrate a personal record with a cocktail. Once you’re done enjoying your meal, be sure to check out the bike shop for the latest cycling gear and accessories.
Saddle Peak Lodge
If you’re looking for a restaurant with a touch of history, Saddle Peak Lodge is the place to be. Once a humble roadhouse, the hunting lodge attained fame after being featured in the series Perry Mason (1957). Before long, Hollywood elites like Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, and the Rat Pack would become regular customers. Saddle Peak Lodge’s world-class dishes are what make it an essential stop even to this day, with signature offerings like tartare of New Zealand elk earning it a citation from no less than the Michelin Guide.
This is but a sampling of the various tourist attractions in Calabasas that await you. If you’d like to be part of this wonderful community, get in touch with Teri Pacitto by calling 805.494.4663 or by sending an email to teri(dotted)pacitto(at)sir(dotted)com.