Stunning pink moments, enchanting trails, relaxing spas, fabulous golf and gallery hopping – this and more awaits you when you open yourself to an Ojai adventure.
photo image by Ray Powers
Enjoy some relaxing spa time, grab a bite to eat, get outdoors or spend an afternoon wine tasting, or find a great book between concerts. Ojai also has several unique and exciting events throughout the year.
Look below for a more details on your Ojai experience.
Located 15 miles inland from Ventura, California and 65 miles north of Los Angeles, the bucolic Ojai Valley is surrounded by scenic hills and intoxicating orchards, brimming with small town charm and creativity.
From Los Angeles and points south: Take 405 Freeway north, to 101 west to Ventura. Exit 101 at Highway 33. Follow 33 into Ojai Valley; merge onto Ojai Avenue. Proceed into town.
From Santa Barbara and points north: Take 101 Freeway south to Ventura. Exit 101 at Highway 33. Follow 33 into Ojai Valley; merge onto Ojai Avenue. Proceed into town.
From Santa Clarita and Interstate 5: From Interstate 5, take Highway 126 west to Ventura. Merge onto 101 north in Ventura. Exit 101 at 33. Follow 33 into Ojai Valley; merge onto Ojai Avenue. Proceed into town.
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) – 45 miles
Bob Hope Burbank Airport (BUR) – 70 miles
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 85 miles
Rental car agencies are available at all three airports.
Amtrak service is available to the Ventura station. View the Amtrak website for schedules and fares. Once you arrive in Ventura, you can take the Gold Coast Transit bus (Route 16) to downtown Ojai, or arrange for a taxi to take you to your final destination.
Free parking is available on the streets surrounding Libbey Park and in various lots within a two-block radius. There are public lots on Montgomery St. and on Matilija St. (view map). We highly recommend allowing enough time to find parking and have a leisurely stroll in downtown Ojai or enjoy Libbey Park.
Getting around Ojai
Downtown Ojai is extremely walkable, with stores, restaurants and more within a two block radius of Libbey Bowl. The paved Ojai Bike Path runs throughout the city and bikes can be rented from The Mob Shop, located in downtown Ojai. The Ojai Trolley Service can also take you around town and has service to the Ojai Community Church. Visit the Ojai Trolley Website for routes and service information. Topa Topa Taxi provides taxi service to destinations throughout the valley.
Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce
Or call 805 646 8126
Known for using fresh and local ingredients, Ojai’s many restaurants offer visitors a unique taste of the central coast. No trip to Ojai is complete without a delicious meal – use our quick restaurant guide to help you plan your culinary adventure!
Agave Maria’s Restaurant and Cantina
10:30 am – 9:00 pm
106 S. Montgomery St. | 805 646 6353
A place to come in the morning for a cappuccino and a croissant, take home a loaf of bread, meet friends for sandwiches, salads and flatbreads at lunch, and come back for great drinks and Burmese-Californian flavors at night.
Bonnie Lu’s Country Cafe
7:00 am – 2:30 pm, closed Wednesday
328 E. Ojai Ave | 805 646 0207
Homestyle breakfast and lunch diner. Features a wide range of traditional American entrees – a local favorite for breakfast. Make sure to arrive early to get a table.
Ca Marco Risorante
Tuesday-Wednesday 2–9pm, Thursday-Saturday 11AM–3PM, 5–9PM, Closed Sunday- Monday
1002 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 | +18056401048
Inviting atmosphere and delicious authentic Italian dishes.
Every day 7:00am-9:30pm
457 E Ojai Ave | 805 640 7987
Mexican food with a fresh twist, featuring several organic and healthy options. Restaurant has a large outdoor patio and a wide selection of drinks. Located downtown. Reservations are recommended.
Farmer and the Cook
Monday-Wednesday, 8:30AM–4PM, Thursday-Saturday 8:30AM–4PM, 5:30–8PM, Sunday 8:30AM–4PM, 5:30–9PM
339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023 | +18056409608
Organic market & bohemian cafe with a large patio serving vegetarian Mexican fare & salads.
Jim and Rob’s Fresh Grill
Monday-Sunday: 8am – 8:15pm
214 West Ojai Ave | 805 640 1301
Located in beautiful downtown Ojai, Jim and Rob’s Fresh Grill offers comfortable indoor dining and scenic patio dining, and fresh made salsa at our salsa bar. Jim and Rob’s Fresh Grill offers a wide variety of Mexican American choices and regional favorites.
Love Social Cafe
Monday-Sunday: 8am – 2pm
205 N Signal St, Ojai, CA 93023 | +18056461540
Cozy breakfast and coffee place.
Lunch: Wednesday-Saturday 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 5:30 PM – 9 PM | Friday & Saturday 5:30 PM – 1o PM | Sunday 5 PM – 8 PM
314 El Paseo Road | 805 640 1648
Reservations strongly recommended.
Ojai Deer Lodge
Thursday-Friday 12–9PM, Saturday 11AM–9PM, Sunday 11AM–8PM, Closed Monday-Wednesday
2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023 | +18056464256
Farm-to-table dining & regular live music in a lodge setting with fireplace & outdoor seating.
Ojai Valley Inn Restaurants
Ojai Valley Inn, 905 Country Club Road | 855 697-8780
The Ojai Valley Inn offers a wide variety of phenomenal dining experiences. Explore their website for further details.
Osteria Monte Grappa
Sun – Thurs: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm, Friday – Sat: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Closed Sunday dinner
242 E. Ojai Ave. | 805 640 6767
Authentic Italian cuisine offered at the heart of downtown Ojai. A wide range of pastas, entrees, and pizzas made fresh from local ingredients. Reservations are strongly recommended.
8:00 am – 9:00 pm
211 E. Matilija St. | 805 646 6623
Rainbow Bridge’s hot deli offers a wide variety of dishes as part of their rotating menu, as well as sandwiches, soups, and smoothies. The grocery has all the ingredients to perfect your picnic.
Thursday-Monday 5-10pm, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
139 E Ojai Ave
Rory’s Place is a collaboration between sisters Rory and Meave McAuliffe. They grew up playing in the kitchen of their mom’s bakery in Santa Monica in the 90’s, and have been cooking together ever since.
Sanders & Sons Gelato
Monday-Thursday 12–8PM, Friday-Saturday 12–10PM, Sunday 11AM–8PM
334 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023
Gelato from scratch at a micro dairy in Ojai, using organic cream, milk and eggs, fresh fruit from locally owned farms, focusing on local, seasonal flavors.
The Nest of Ojai
Wednesday-Monday 11am – 9pm, Closed Tuesday
401 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 | +18057989035
American-style food cooked with a local flair.
The Ojai Vineyard
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Thursday – Sunday), 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Friday – Saturday)
109 S. Montgomery St. | 805 798 3947
Owned by Adam and Helen Tolmach, the Ojai Vineyard produces artisan wines using local Ojai and Central Coast grapes. Located a block from Libbey Bowl, their cozy tasting room is a great place to unwind between concerts.
The Ranch House
Tuesday-Sunday 5 – 9pm, Closed Monday
102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023 | +18056462360
Upscale Californian fare, including homemade bread & site-grown herbs, plus an extensive wine list.
Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, Monday and Tuesday
217 E Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023 | 805 646 9204
Providing delicious, ethically sourced ingredients; organically harvested produce; and sustainably grown, fresh-from-the-farm flavors, along with a set of ideals that goes beyond our plates and our palates.
Yume Japanese Burger Cafe
Thursday – Sunday 11:30am – 8pm, Closed Monday-Wednesday
254 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 | +18052728963
Delicious Japanese Burgers cooked with wagyu beef marinated for 24 hours.
For a change in landscape, consider staying in the coastal city of Ventura, approx. 17 miles from Ojai where they have a variety of accommodations to suit your needs and budget. Visit the Ventura Visitor and Convention Bureau >>
These are some experiences we highly recommend you take advantage of when you visit Ojai. We promise that each of these places and activities will enrich the time you spend here!