Wellness Weekend Getaway in Ojai, California
Ojai, California is a true hidden gem that makes a great long weekend from either LA or San Francisco. It is a serene escape from city life, perfect for any wellness lover. Add on a stopover in Santa Barbara and make it a week-long trip with local and organic indulgences, reconnection with nature, self-care and more. It’s the kind of holiday you didn’t even know you needed. Thank me later!
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Where to stay in Ojai, California
Ojai Valley Inn
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Magical garden hotel with laidback vibes in Ojai.
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Things to do in Ojai, California
The fundamental reason to visit Ojai, California is to decompress, take a slow approach to life and indulge in self-care. It is the perfect place to book a spa weekend getaway and genuinely take advantage of the amenities. May you desire to venture outside of the property, there are a few conscious options for things to do in town:
Ojai Meadow Preserve
This easy hiking loop on the preserve includes wetlands and meadows for the active vacationer.
Shops & Experiences
Barts Books is a quirky independently-owned and operated outdoor bookstore that also happens to be the largest of its kind in the United States. So grab a paperback book and support the industry.
Fig Curated Living is a must-visit gift shop focusing on handmade and fair-trade products for the home and garden.
The Ojai Olive Oil Company has been active since 1880. The local brand embodies the beauty of an all-American heritage company that practices a fair-trade business.
Meditation Mount. This gorgeous property is a fun place to visit that also features guided meditations, full moon circles and walking meditations for one to partake in. Think of it like California’s own Tulum!
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If you are craving some fresh salty air, drive 25 mins to downtown Ventura to explore or sunbather on the beach.
Eat & drink in Ojai, California
The Ojai Vineyard: Visit the tasting room in downtown Ojai, specializing in small-batch wines produced in the surrounding Santa Barbara area.
Nocciola: This authentic Italian restaurant is perfection on a plate and has a fantastic wine list.
Farmer and the Cook: A quaint local cafe and bakery for breakfast or lunch.
The Duchess: Bakery by day and outstanding Burmese cuisine by night.
Rory's Place: Dinner spot with the freshest seafood in town.
Beacon Coffee Company: This is a coffee shop where they know their stuff is perfect for the serious coffee connoisseur.
The Nest: Casual healthy lunch spot.
Wallace Neff Heritage Bar: This historic bar, located inside the Ojai Valley Inn, is a great place to grab a cocktail.
Topa Topa Brewing Company: Local brewery taproom with the freshest tasting menu.
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