Take a drive to Oxnard, California and you can’t miss The Collection at RiverPark. The outdoor shopping and entertainment center is a one-stop destination for families, travelers and locals searching for fun things to do. On our recent 5-week California adventure with a baby and toddler, we visited The Collection at RiverPark many times. The kids love the outdoor playground and open grassy area. We love checking out the dining venues and they have so many fun and unique places to visit for date nights.
Here’s the ultimate guide to The Collection at RiverPark, including fun things to do with kids, date night ideas and the best places to eat in Oxnard.
The Ultimate Guide to The Collection at River Park
Best Places to Eat
If you only have a few hours to explore Oxnard head straight to the Annex Food Hall. There’s something for everyone, even for the pickiest eaters! Grab an acai bowl or smoothie from the Blend Superfood Bar or a cappuccino and blueberry muffin at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters. The Annex has plenty of seating, so everyone can get what they like and enjoy a meal together.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to treat yourself, you can’t go wrong with Larsen’s Grill or Settebello.
Larsen’s is a prime steakhouse that’s a little on the pricier side, but it’s worth the splurge. Settebello has a fun lively atmosphere with an amazing selection of pizza Napoletana and pasta.
Unique Date Night Ideas
As a parent, it’s not every day that we get to have a night out to ourselves. So on those special occasions, you have to make the most of it. The Collection at RiverPark is great because it takes out the guesswork of what to do.
- Start your night with dinner and drinks followed by a movie.
- Laugh all night at a comedy show at Levity Live.
- Plan an escape at the Red Door Escape Room.
- Play arcade games and bowl at Bowlero.
- Try something new and throw axes at The Mighty Axe.
- Dive into a new hobby and create something fun at Color Me Mine or The Painted Cabernet.
- Unwind with a craft beer at Bottle & Pint.
With so many unique options, it would be nearly impossible to not have fun here.
Explore with Little Ones
Searching for something fun to do in Oxnard with kids? Here are some fun ideas:
Jump ‘N Jammin – This is a fun indoor play center for kids. They even have a section for babies and toddlers. My boys loved jumping, climbing and going down the slides. Socks are a must.
Spend the afternoon at the kids’ outdoor playground or bring a ball to run around the grassy area near the park. There are also turtles near the park and so many beautiful art murals and installations to explore. How many can you count?
The Collection hosts many kid-friendly events throughout the year, including Trick-or-Treating, the Tree Lightening Celebration and dance parties for little ones.
Take some time out for yourself and recharge with a massage or facial at Massage Envy.
The Barber Shop offers haircuts, hot towel treatments and a straight razor shave. This is no ordinary barber shop. It has a vintage feel with unique barber chairs and a penny-tiled floor.
The holidays are here and you’ll find something for everyone on your list. The Collection at RiverPark is home to a variety of popular retailers including Target, Whole Foods Market, and REI.
The Collection at RiverPark is located at 2751 Park View Court in Oxnard, California. You can see it from the 101 Freeway.
The Collection at RiverPark is a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination in Oxnard, California. Pups are welcome too!
My favorite thing to do is to grab a cup of coffee and head to the playground so my little ones can burn off some energy. During the holidays, we love checking out the Christmas tree and all the holiday decorations and events.
Thank you Visit Oxnard, for hosting our stay. All opinions are my own.
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