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Long Weekend in Ojai

Spa treatments, hiking trails, and intimate restaurants—less than two hours from L.A.
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Overview :  Three days are all you'll need to experience the spa treatments, hiking trails, and intimate restaurants of this lovely California... more »

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Points of Interest

Small plates (tomato-and-basil-stuffed artichokes; smoked salmon on baguette) make up the menu at this diminutive tapas bar inspired by chef Laurel Moore’s travels in Spain. With more than 60 wines, 20 vodkas, and six beers on tap, it’s also the perfect place to round out the night—and your visit.

Address:
457 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, California 93023
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An open-air used bookstore set in the frame of a traditional (though roofless) house.

Address:
302 W. Matilija St.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-3755

3. Chameleon

Flirty tops by Nanette Lapore, Isabella Fiore bags, and other women’s favorites.

Address:
326 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, California
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-2979

4. Last Chance Trail

Of the 24 hiking paths that crisscross the valley, the 6_-mile Last Chance Trail, which winds through the forested Santa Paula Canyon, is the most beautiful—and the most popular.

Address:
Santa Paula Canyon
Ojai, California
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-4348

Pilgrims, gurus, and yogis have been drawn to these chaparral-covered hills for years. To see why, follow Reeves Road to the serene Meditation Mount where rock platforms seem suspended over the valley.

Address:
10340 Reeves Rd.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-5508

6. Movino

Visit the art-filled sultry little wine bar where residents and visitors alike mingle over glasses of regional favorites; the 54-bottle list includes three from the Ojai valley itself.

Address:
308 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-1555

7. Ojai Cafe Emporium

Begin the day with just-baked blueberry muffins or decadent cinnamon-roll French toast.

Address:
108 S. Montgomery St.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-2723

8. Ojai Culinary Studio

Nancy Michali trained at San Francisco’s renowned Tanta Marie culinary school before opening the Ojai Culinary Studio in a wood-floored house. The assortment of international cooking classes features ingredients from the on-site garden.

Address:
315 N. Montgomery St.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-1124

This olive farm near town offers tours, free samples, and bottles of orange- and rosemary-infused oils.

Address:
1811 Ladera Rd.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-5964

The 220-acre Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, situated in a mountain valley that aptly portrayed Shangri-la in the 1937 film Lost Horizon, has long been known for its classic 18-hole golf course and for its Native American–culture- inspired spa. Now it has upped the ante with a $70 million renovation, creating a new lobby, adding an additional 100 guest... More

The Sunday market features organic produce, as well as artisanal soaps, candles, honey, and breads.

Address:
300 E. Matilija St. behind The Arcade Shopping Center
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 698-5555

12. Plush Surroundings

Handmade furniture and a great selection of local jewelry.

Address:
105 S. Montgomery St.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 640-8844

13. Rains

A modern-day general store with everything from jams to home gadgets.

Address:
215 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-1441

14. Shelf Road Trail

To avoid crowds at the Last Chance Trail, opt for the Shelf Road Trail, with its dramatic valley views.

Address:
1401 Maricopa Hwy.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-4348

15. Su Nido Inn

All nine rooms at this Mission revival-style, all-suite hotel have super-plush beds and custom tile work; three have vaulted ceilings.

Address:
301 N. Montgomery St.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 646-7080

Dine on the slate patio of this 15-year-old local institution that serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes made with organic produce from area farmers.

Address:
502 W. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, California 93023
United States

Phone:
(805) 640-1961