Out and About in Ojai
Road Trip Travel
A short drive from Los Angeles, the classic California old town of Ojai feels miles away. Just a quick 20 minute drive from the cool waves of Ventura this gem offers a range of accommodations and activities for couples, families and adventurers looking for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood.
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Ojai Valley Inn
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Magical garden hotel with laidback vibes in Ojai.
El Rancho Inn
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Day 1: Arrive in Ojai
Just a quick one hour up the 101, you can check into a range of hotel offerings ranging from the pristine high end accommodations at Ojai Valley Inn where you can take in a round of golf, relax at the luxury spa or sip drinks by one of the many on site pools. Or if you are looking for something a little more off the beaten path, the Caravan Outpost offers a unique experience with the opportunity to rent your own well appointed airstream trailer with private bath and shower. A quick walk into town, you can check out the local dinning options and near by brewery.
Day 2: Hiking
Get ready for a day of local hiking, expecting local yoga or shopping along the charming streets of the old town. Don’t miss the delectable bakery offerings at Dutchess and he sure to make a dinner reservation which turns into a Burmese restaurant at night. With lots of options including a state of the art kids playground and movies in the park, there is no shortage of entertainment in the area. If you have an electric vehicle, stop into Bocu for an expansive vegan menu and charge up at one of the many Tesla and Charge America stations.
Day 3: Beach
Feeling relaxed and recharged, pack up for the quick drive home and don’t forget to stop into Ventura for a quick ocean dip on your way back to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
Need to Know
For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Carol Johnston’s guide, A Week of Adventure, Food, Wine, and Wellness in Ojai.
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