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.
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.
Directions to additional venues:
Ojai Presbyterian Church (304 Foothill Rd, Ojai, CA 93023)
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.
For general Ojai information, visit:
Ojai Valley Visitors Bureau
Or call 888 Ojai NOW
Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce
Or call 805 646 8126
The Ojai Valley is home to many wonderful resorts, bed & breakfasts and motels that are happy to welcome you during your Ojai Music Festival experience. We strongly recommend securing lodging for the Festival as early as possible. For assistance, contact the box office or contact our complimentary Festival concierge, Sheila Cohn: 805 869 1154 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 >>
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
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.
Azu Restaurant and Bar
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 8:30-3 p.m.
Lunch Everyday: 11:30-3 p.m.
Dinner Everyday: 5:30 p.m. – Close
Happy Hour: Monday – Thursday 5:30-7 p.m. Friday 12-7
Tasting Room: Friday – Sunday 12-5 p.m.
457 E. Ojai Ave. | 805 640 7987
Reservations are highly recommended for Friday and Saturday Nights.
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.
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.
Monday through Sunday 11am – 8 pm
254 E Ojai Ave | 805 798 9253
A menu offering organic, gluten-free, vegatarian, and paleo offerings.
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 Cafe Emporium
7:00am – 3:00pm
108 S. Montgomery St | 805 646 2723
Longtime Ojai favorite Ojai Cafe Emporium serves up soups, sandwiches, quiches alongside their famous baked goods. Bakery faces Montgomery St., restaurant is just behind. Reservations recommended.
Ojai Coffee Roasting Co.
5:30 am – 6:00 pm
337 E. Ojai Ave. | 805 646 4478
A local institution and favorite, the Roasting Co. serves coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as a variety of sandwiches and salads. Food can be called in ahead to be picked up.
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.
Tipple & Ramble
805 319 9496 | 315 N. Montgomery St.
Tipple & Ramble is part picnic shop, part wine bar in Ojai, California. Open Thursday–Monday for wine, beer, cheese, charcuterie boards and accoutrements!
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.
11:00 am – 9:30pm
401 E Ojai Ave | 805 798-9035
Things To Do
Thomas Fire Artists’ Recovery Exhibition
February 1 – March 11, 2018
Porch Gallery Ojai and The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation are pleased to announce the Thomas Fire Artists’ Recovery Exhibition to benefit the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund – a grassroots initiative to raise, match, and distribute unrestricted cash grants to artists in the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties’ creative communities seriously affected by the Thomas fire. Read more >