Wellness Weekend Getaway in Ojai, California

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  • California

  • Domestic Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Weekend Getaways

  • Wellness Travel

  • Farm-to-Table

  • Small Town

  • Spas

Sun shining on green trees and mountain valley in Ojai, California
Curator’s statement

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

Book well in advance to score a room at this beloved spa and golf escape in the hills.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

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Capri Hotel

Discover a hidden oasis of serenity and luxury at Capri Hotel in Ojai, where every moment is imbued with coastal elegance and rejuvenating tranquility.

Caravan Outpost

Experience the perfect blend of adventure and comfort at Caravan Outpost in Ojai, where each stay is a journey into the heart of California's laid-back charm.

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Things to do in Ojai, California

Rocks laid out in a circle for meditation practice on green grass surrounded by trees with mountains in the background and a blue sky

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!

A note from Aimee

Day Trip 

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

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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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