Visiting Ojai for the weekend? Here are some great places to stay and fun things to do while you enjoy the Ojai Valley
Hotels in Ojai:
The Lavender Inn 805-646-6635
Best Western Casa Ojai Inn 805-646-8175
Chantico Inn & Suites 805-646-8100
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa 805-646-1111
The Oaks at Ojai 805-646-5573
Su Nido Inn 805-646-7080
Capri Hotel 805 646-4305
There are numerous options for hiking in the valley; Shelf Road, Pratt Trail, Piedra Blanca and the Ventura River-Rancho El Nido Preserve to name just a few, Visit the Los Padres National Forest website for more information on hiking in Ojai.
Soule Park 805-646-5633 (public course)
Ojai Valley Inn 805-646-1111
Visit a working lavender ranch!
This year, 2016, Frog Creek Farm will be open for U-Pick Lavender. Frog Creek Farm is located about 6 and 1/2 miles east of town up Hwy 150. Look for the flutter flags and signs. Or ask for directions (we have maps!) at one of our Information Booths at the Lavender Festival.
The Ojai Theatre, is undergoing a complete remodel and is temporarily closed. In Old Hollywood Style, this vintage theater offers first run films daily at 7pm and at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Get away from it all
at Lake Casitas – Boating, fishing, camping, biking riding, picnicking and kid friendly water-park – All less than 15 minutes from the heart of town.
For the Wine Tasting Enthusiast:
Enjoy Old Creek Ranch Winery 805-649-4132, Casa Barranca Wine in the Arcade, Topa Mountain Winery or the Ojai Beverage Company, both just down the street from the festival. Also check out Or visit the Ventura County Wine Trail web page for more information.
Hungry? Taste Ojai!
In addition to the Lavender Lemonade served by the Teen Challenge ladies at the festival you’ll want to try some of the following:
Agave Maria’s Lavender Margarita; Bliss Frozen Yogurt- Lavender Tart Yogurt and Lavender Lemon Sorbet; Casa Barranca Winery- Lavender-infused Chocolate Nibbles; Casa de Lago- Organic Lavender Margarita; Deer Lodge- Lavender Lemon Cheesecake, Lavender Rita; Food Harmonies- Lavender Cocoa truffles and Lavender-infused Kefir water; Knead Baking Co.- Lavender Lemon Shortbread Cookies; Marche Gourmet- Lavender Creme Brulee and Lavender Meringues; Ojai Cafe Emporium- Lavender Lemon Scones and Lavender Lemonade; Ojai Ice Crem and Fudge- Lavender Ice Cream; Papa Lennon’s- Lavender Honey Gelato and Lavender Lemonade; Sea Fresh Seafoood- Lavender Martini; Suzanne’s Cuisine- Lavender Lemon Breeze Cocktail
Coffee Houses: Beacon Cofee, Full of Beans, Java & Joe’s , Ojai Coffee Roasting Co.
Go shopping in Ojai. Summer Camp, Rains, Rainbow Bridge, Carolina Gramm Ojai Tasting Room, Von’s, Nutmeg’s House, Love Heals Boutique, Susan Cummings Design, Treasures of Ojai Antiques; BookEnds Bookstore and Curiosities, Dan Schultz Gallery, Jones and Company, Made in Ojai, New Leaf Skin Care, Ojai Clothing, Ojai Valley Museum Gift Shop
Also check the insert in the event day brochure.
Muse through the Museum
The Ojai Valley Museum has an extensive collection of Art, Native American Baskets, Pioneer Tools, and photographs of early days in Ojai. Be sure to check out Karen Evenden’s Cookbook in the Gift Shop “Ojai’s Table” which includes lavender recipes.
Work it out
at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club – they offer visitor day passes available for purchase. The Club is home to an Olympic-size pool, beautiful tennis courts, and wonderful workout facilities. 805-646-7213