Out & About: Westlake Village

Just nine miles from the Pacific Ocean and 39 miles west of downtown LA you’ll find the quiet town of Westlake Village. From breathtaking hikes to relaxing spas and golf courses. The city aims to be recognized as one of the top places to raise a family in America.

Hike the Santa Monica Mountains

The Santa Monica Mountains have so much to offer! The most famous hike is the Backbone trail which spans a whopping 67 miles (107 kilometers) long. Maintaining a Mediterranean ecosystem, golden fields of wildflowers and breathtaking views this hike offers not just beautiful scenery but is also officially designated a National Recreation Trail. In addition to the hike, the Santa Monica mountains offer rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, and other special events.

Spend a night at the Westlake Village Inn (Starting at just $229)

No words can describe just how tranquil and harmonious the experience at the Inn can feel. With fairytale-like gardens “reminiscent of Italy”, lush green landscapes with cobblestone paths, and an enchanting lake that will leave you captivated, the Westlake Village Inn is both a wonderful place to stay and the perfect event venue. Not to mention the Inn’s boutique bar, winery, spa, restaurant, lounge, and Mediterranean style pool your stay will be sure to meet expectations.

Try your swing at the Westlake Golf Course

Built by famed architect Ted Robinson in 1967, the Westlake Golf Course offers assortment activities including a 40-stall night lighted driving range, pro-shop, snack bar, a friendly fully stocked bar, nine teaching professionals, and a practice putting and chipping green. If you’re looking for a challenge, the course also offers lakes and trees.

Take a walk through one of the city’s six parks

Want to bring your kids to a playground? Check out one of the six wonderful parks in Westlake Village: “Berniece Bennett, Canyon Oaks, Foxfield, Russell Ranch, Three Springs, and Westlake Community Park. The parks are open from dawn to dusk for public use minus Berniece Bennett, Three Springs Park, and Westlake Community Park.

Spend the day touring a winery

There are several wine shops in Westlake that do tastings which are Nabu Winery and Wade’s Wines. However, if you don’t like viewing a vineyard, you can check out the Epona Estate, which is both a ranch and vineyard containing 40 acres (16 hectares) of land, and “includes equestrian dressage facilities, a 72-stall professional horse barn, cottages, a Koi pond, and a working vineyard.”