If you want to go on vacation but don’t want to travel far from home, you’ll love our Conejo Staycations column. We’ll scour the Conejo Valley for great dining, shopping and recreational options that are sure to satisfy your craving for wanderlust. This week we “travel” to Westake Village, a great destination for those of you looking to shop ’til you drop.
The kids are home from school, the stress factor is high, and you’re thinking “Calgon, take me away!” Sound familiar? Why not book a night or two at one of our local, resort-like hotels before beginning your shopping adventure. The Hyatt Westlake Plaza (805-557-1234, http://westlake.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html) is like a luxurious Mediterranean oasis in the center of a busy business complex in Westlake Village. Enjoy a farm-fresh breakfast at the Harvest Kitchen & Bar, then you’re off for a fun-filled day of local activities. For a bit of old world charm, there’s the Westlake Village Inn (888-869-8518, http://westlakevillageinn2-px.trvlclick.com/). You’ll relax simply by wandering it’s 15 landscaped acres replete with vineyard, private lake, streams and rose-covered arbors. For extra pampering, try the Four Seasons Hotel (818-575-3000, http://www.fourseasons.com/westlakevillage) With its spa, indoor pool and gourmet dining, the hotel’s atmosphere offers guests “active leisure, deep relaxation and personal improvement…”
For one-stop shopping, head over to the Promenade at Westlake (100 Promenade Way) Whether you’re seeking a romantic stroll past water fountains, a good book or a new outfit, the Promenade has it all, including the newly opened See’s Candy store (What could be bad about that?). With stores like Barnes & Noble, M. Fredric, Chico’s, World Market and Sur La Table, who needs to leave town? Want a quick treat? Pick up a world famous Sprinkles cup cake or grab a refreshing cup of Menchie’s yogurt. For more information, call 818.637.8923 or go to http://www.shoppromenade.com/
And coming soon to the area, the Shoppes at Westlake Village, which will house a Target, In-and-Out Burger and dozens of retail and dining establishments. Click here for the more details.
Now you seek a bit of escapist entertainment. How about seeing a movie in style and comfort at the new Cinepolisusa Luxury Cinemas, also conveniently offered at the Promenade. Here you’ll find a gourmet menu, full bar and unique snacks for an upscale movie-going experience. For more information, call 805-413-8838 or go to http://www.cinepolisusa.com/westlake-village.aspx.
Looking for a little live entertainment? The promenade hosts live entertainment every Saturday night from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Click here for more information.