Credit: Yoshihiro Makino
Credit: Yoshihiro Makino

How to Spend a Weekend of Relaxation in Ojai, California

This Time-Honored Town Offers Everything You Need for a Wellness Weekend Away

Tucked among a sprawling metropolis, a pristine coast and some of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world lies the quaint town of Ojai, California. Once hailed for its dazzling sunsets and towering oak trees, this ever-popular wellness destination has become the ultimate escape for travelers, tourists and A-list celebrities alike. With a number of world-class wineries and decadent dining options to choose from, we invite you to explore our guide as we embark on a 24-hour excursion to one of the most serene destinations that the Golden State has to offer. Ojai Itinerary

Local Insight: Looking for something a little more rural? With 10 fully restored slipstream caravan campers situated inside a lush, sprawling garden, Caravan Outpost offers one of the most unique and charming lodging options in the area.

 

Stay at Capri Hotel

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While Ojai is a city adorned with luxurious resorts, none quite capture the rustic charm of the region like the Capri Hotel. Overlooking the gorgeous, pink tips of the Topa Topa Mountains, this mid-century revival weaves modern luxury with vintage accents to create a hotel experience that’s unlike any other.

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Fuel Your Day at Love Social Cafe

Begin your Ojai adventure with a healthy serving of serotonin, courtesy of the incredible baristas at Love Social Cafe. Aside from serving up some of the tastiest breakfast burritos and matcha lattes in town, Love Social also boasts a palpable commitment to spreading positivity and joy via live music, vibrant artwork and a gorgeous, sun-soaked patio.

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Browse at In the Field

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Next, take a quick walk down the street and partake in a one-of-a-kind shopping experience at In the Field. Owned and operated by all-star couple Channon and Bianca Roe, this boutique embraces the raw beauty of the region by offering up clothing, homewares and jewelry that are equal parts rugged and refined.

Local Insight: Ojai is also home to the world’s largest outdoor bookstore, Bart’s Books. With over 130,000 books and a serene, natural atmosphere, it’s easy to see why Bart’s has been a favorite for over 50 years.

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Grab a Midday Bite at The Nest

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Next, satiate any craving you may have at one of Ojai’s most popular lunch destinations, The Nest. Boasting an extravagantly large selection of specialty salads, sandwiches, appetizers and more, The Nest has quickly become a town favorite, serving up adventurous eats on a picturesque brick patio.

Relaxation and Rejuvenate at Spa Ojai

After lunch, indulge yourself further by enjoying one of the many award-winning services offered at Spa Ojai at the Ojai Valley Inn. Hailed as one of the best spas in the country, the serenity experts at Spa Ojai offer an incredible lineup of treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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Sip Back and Relax at Topa Mountain Winery

Now that you are feeling rested and refreshed, for your final stop, take a trip to the breathtaking Topa Mountain Winery for wine-tasting and a light dinner. Whether you are strolling through the endless sea of oaks and redwoods sipping chardonnay or soaking up the scenery beneath the mountains, Topa Mountain Winery is sure to impress.

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