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Ojai
Nestled in a picturesque valley just 75 miles north of Los Angeles, Ojai is brimming with small town charm and creativity. Get lost in locally owned boutiques with hand-crafted wares, galleries, and distinctive cafes. Explore the outdoors with opportunities to horseback ride, mountain bike, rock climb, hike, golf or play tennis. Surrounded by scenic hills and aromatic orchards, Ojai is the perfect place for a rejuvenating retreat.

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Meditation Mount
Meditation Mount
Owner description: The mission of Meditation Mount, a nonprofit organization, is to promote the building of an enlightened and compassionate world through the power of creative meditation... more Owner description: The mission of Meditation Mount, a nonprofit organization, is to promote the building of an enlightened and compassionate world through the power of creative meditation, inspirational educational programs, and community-based events focused on the practical application of universal spiritual principles. We are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 8:30am until sunset. We have an International Garden of Peace, Meditation Room, Reading Room and gift shop to explore. Please observe the quiet of this sacred space. Meditation Mount is supported entirely by visitor donations. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are strictly prohibited on our grounds and food must only be consumed on the terrace tables. Please observe silence throughout the garden, the viewpoint and the Meditation Room. The entire Mount property is closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday. The facility is available to rent for sacred ceremonies, weddings and events, but not overnight retreats. The office is open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm for inquiries. less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Lessons & Workshops
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Ojai Olive Oil
Ojai Olive Oil
Owner description: Ojai Olive Oil is a family owned and operated farm, and the oldest producer of extra virgin olive oil in the region. In addition to award winning olive oils, we also produce an... more Owner description: Ojai Olive Oil is a family owned and operated farm, and the oldest producer of extra virgin olive oil in the region. In addition to award winning olive oils, we also produce an array of wonderful imported balsamic vinegars and food grade olive oil based cosmetics. We are open for Free Tastings and shopping 7 days a week (10am-4pm), and give Free Guided Tours & Tastings on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-4pm. On Sundays we are also at the Ojai Farmers Market in the middle of town. Our Tours & Tastings are open to all, do not require a reservation, and are free. We begin outside and discuss the history of our groves and a bit about olive oil in general. We also get into important information about selecting, storing, and cooking with olive oil, show you our mill and how the olive oil is made, and end up in the tasting room to sample all of our products. Our groves are certified organic, and we are one of the valley's only operating permaculture farms. Ojai Olive Oil is proud to be one of the Ojai Valley's most popular destinations, and we look forward to seeing you at our farm :) less
Attraction type: Farms
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Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Owner description: The history of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is largely the story of Happy Valley. When Annie Besant, a supporter of progressive movements, from female suffrage to Indian... more Owner description: The history of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is largely the story of Happy Valley. When Annie Besant, a supporter of progressive movements, from female suffrage to Indian independence, first saw the land which is now called Happy Valley, she envisioned that it would be a center for people who would usher in a new world. Besant’s vision contributed to Ojai’s development during the 20th century as a spiritual center and art community, and Beatrice Wood moving to Ojai in 1947 was central to this growth. Her history as part of the NY DADA movement, alongside Marcel Duchamp, and her later involvement in ceramics, led to her being an important figure in art history. In 1926, Dr. Besant wrote that future plans included an art center and a school. The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts exists as part of this original vision - a place where arts and education are paramount. It is closely affiliated to the Besant Hill School (formerly the Happy Valley School) and students often exhibit at the Center or participate in workshops. Aside from the permanent collection and a regular exhibition schedule, there are art workshops and performances. The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts presents a continuum joining the artists, writers and others who shaped Happy Valley and those who are working today, as well as a bridge between the International art world and the local community. Beatrice Wood is both the heart and inspiration for the Center. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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Rose Valley Falls Trail
Rose Valley Falls Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art
Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art
Owner description: The Ojai Valley Museum highlights the history, art and culture of the valley through museum exhibitions, programs and events. Housed in a National Register Building (originally... more Owner description: The Ojai Valley Museum highlights the history, art and culture of the valley through museum exhibitions, programs and events. Housed in a National Register Building (originally the St. Thomas Acquinas Church) the museum includes semi-permanent history exhibits, a Sespe Wilderness diorama, highlights from the permanent art collection, and a Chumash Interpretive Garden. Four major original exhibitions are mounted each year, alternating between history and art subjects. A museum gift shop featuring books, gift items as well as locally produced cards and postcards. A tourist information office is included on the SE corner of the building. It is staffed 7 days a week with brochures, maps and magazines to help you make the most of your trip to Ojai. Regular events include 10:30am Saturday historic walking tours of downtown(no tours in August, September or on Ojai Day) for only $7 which includes museum admission and Town Talks on a wide variety of subjects (typically 3rd Sundays at 4:30-6pm) for $5. Check website for most up to date schedule of Town Talks. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Olivella
Olivella
Ranked #1 of 98 Restaurants in Ojai
Price: US$35 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hip Vegan Cafe
Hip Vegan Cafe
Ranked #2 of 98 Restaurants in Ojai
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Oak Kitchen
The Oak Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 98 Restaurants in Ojai
Price: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bonnie Lu's Country Cafe
Bonnie Lu's Country Cafe
Ranked #4 of 98 Restaurants in Ojai
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner, Deli
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ojai Beverage Company
Ojai Beverage Company
Ranked #5 of 98 Restaurants in Ojai
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Pepper Tree Retreat
Pepper Tree Retreat
US$98 - US$180
Ranked #4 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns

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Oakridge Inn
2.0 of 5
Oakridge Inn
US$91 - US$281
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Oak View
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Comfort Inn Ventura Beach
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Ventura Beach
US$121 - US$255
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Ventura
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Lavender Inn
The Lavender Inn
US$115 - US$300
Ranked #1 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Ojai Retreat & Inn
3.0 of 5
Ojai Retreat & Inn
US$136 - US$296
Ranked #3 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
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Blue Iguana Inn
3.5 of 5
Blue Iguana Inn
US$159 - US$223
Ranked #6 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Su Nido Inn - Your Nest In Ojai
4.0 of 5
Su Nido Inn - Your Nest In Ojai
US$230 - US$428
Ranked #5 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
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Ojai Valley Inn
5.0 of 5
Ojai Valley Inn
US$448 - US$659
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Ojai
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