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
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. Please note some trails are still closed due to the Thomas Fire.
Soule Park 805-646-5633 (public course)
Ojai Valley Inn 805-646-1111
Visit a working lavender ranch!
This year, 2019, 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, all 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 will find many dishes featuring lavender in our local restaurants – everything from margaritas and martinis to scones and sorbet.
Also try our Coffee Houses: Beacon Coffee, Full of Beans, Java & Joe’s , Ojai Coffee Roasting Co.
AND 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 cookbooks by two local chefs. (of course they both contain recipes featuring lavender!) “Ojai’s Table” by Karen Evenden and “A Taste of Ojai” by Robin Goldstein. Both of these books are for sale at the museum gift shop.
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