The San Fernando Valley is famous as a haven of quiet upscale residential neighborhoods in the midst of Los Angeles County. While it does have some peaceful enclaves, the San Fernando Valley is far more diverse and urbanized than you would think from watching movies like Valley Girl. You’ll still hear plenty of teenage girls at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, but you’re just as likely to hear everything from Armenian to Tagalog at the local In-N-Out Burger.
As the headquarters of many major movie studios including Warner Brothers, Disney, and Universal, the Valley is a favorite home base of celebrities and discerning Angelinos alike. Ventura Boulevard is the Valley’s commercial center, and reflects the area’s tastes with L.A. landmarks like the Sportsmens Lodge, cult favorites like the Wiener Factory, hip boutiques at the Westfield Fashion Square, and an abundance of sushi spots like the incredible Sushi Nozawa.
No place else defines the Valley like Sherman Oaks. It’s a dynamic place with rolling suburban hills, an urban downtown district, skyscrapers, and gated mansions. There are some fantastic views, the LA river, and parks like the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks War Memorial Park.
Culturally, the Valley has something for everyone. Kids and parents alike an enjoy a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood in Burbank. The Noho Arts district has a variety of modern galleries and theaters, like the Lankershim Arts Center and El Portal Theater.
Ventura County is a particularly safe and prosperous area, with cities like Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura. There is also a wealth of undeveloped outdoors areas like the Chumash Wilderness, the Los Padres National Forest, and the Channel Islands National Park, which lies just off the coast. The Ventura County Fairgrounds are a major hub of the area, boasting some great waves at Surfer’s Point, and a venue hosting live concerts throughout the year.
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