Ojai, a quaint arts town located about one hour north of Los Angeles, is the getaway hotspot for the holistic and conscious-living enthusiasts. This mecca boasts vivacious orange groves interwoven with solitude and spirituality amongst the unspoiled sagebrush canyons of Southern California. From exquisite local organic food to handcrafted goods and even heavenly nature destinations, this home away from home is the essence of nirvana.
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With profound views, lush aromatic gardens, and essential divinity, Mediation Mountain is a beacon of compassion and beauty. Open to the community, this garden of eden is the place to meditate with the spirits and attend transformational events. Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and faeries all call this mood elevating mountain home as you close your eyes, decompress and meditate amongst the mystical wind. Our favorite place to set intentions for the full moon and let go of negative auras for the new moon.
10340 Reeves Rd. Ojai. CA 93023 | (805) 646-5508
Every Sunday, rain or shine from 9am to 1pm, Ojai’s true sunshine emanates from its lovely Farmers’ Market. Here you will find local organic fruits and vegetables, fresh gourmet bread, sustainably caught seafood, farm raised antibiotic-free eggs, and handmade soups. A lovely place to meander the booths with your family and enjoy a relaxing morning around local artisans and community leaders. Be sure to pick up some renowned local honey and jam to savor with your artisan bread!
300 E Matilija St. Ojai. CA 93023 | (805) 698-5555
These natural mineral hot springs are where we go to connect ourselves and get back in tune with nature’s rhythms. Ecotopia is an absolutely stunning property, situated on a major fault line, with its water containing a very high mineral content of sulfur. The area is also used as a pick-up for local CSA programs. Please respect the land by turning off cellphones and using hushed and whispering voices. Don’t forget to bring a towel, schedule a visit and be prepared to reconnect with nature.
2566 Matilija Canyon Rd. Ojai CA 93023 | (805) 727-4117| firstname.lastname@example.org
This winery and tasting room boasts chill vibes and family values. Only organic, pesticide-free grapes are utilized to produce high quality wines. Casa Barranca’s innovation with sustainable growing practices and solar panel power is another reason why we love it. Make sure to try their divine Pink Moment Rose and Pinot Noir!
208 East Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 92023 | (805) 640-1255
If you want to taste some of the highest caliber Southern California wines, then this is the place. Their large variety and selection of wines comes from over three decades of experience running a winery. With a distinctive European atmosphere and full body wines, this tasting room has nodes of a new and old world vineyard.
109 S Montgomery St. Ojai, CA 93023 | (805) 798-3947
With unanimity, we love Revel’s Jun Kombucha! Jun is healthier than Kombucha, in that it is made with green tea and raw honey, rather than black tea and cane sugar. This unique brewery and tasting bar is a fantastic place to stop by for a smooth non-alcoholic fermented beverage with an array of distinctive flavors or for an acai bowl, a jar of kimchi and other fermented goodies. So relax, bring your laptop and be prepared for some friendly service at this quirky alternative “coffee shop”.
307 E Matilija St. Suite C. Ojai, CA 93023 | (805) 272-0028
This is one of our favorite lunch spots to bask in the sun while eating finger-licking vegan cuisine. Their lovely outdoor space is the perfect setting to enjoy that Southern California warmth and their elevated and refreshing Indo Wrap. We also are obsessed with their Spring Rolls, consisting of ginger tofu, shiso, thai basil, mint, onions, cilantro, fresh veggies, vietnamese dip and covered in an organic rice wrap. High vibrational meal!
928 E Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023 | (805) 646-1750
Food Harmonics takes the prize for most innovative and highest quality ingredients. This new Ojai restaurant focuses on Ayurvedic food recipes that heal and nourish the body. It is a gluten-free, organic, paleo friendly, nutrient dense menu that supports all local farms and community values. You can grab a variety of meals from dosas, to easily digestible salads, soups and bowls. Make sure to try their sustainable buffalo bone broth (you can add a variety of toppings) and bison burger over sautéed kale!
254 E Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023 | (805) 798-9253
Gourmet and romantic, The Ranch House has date night dinner written all over its historic property. Owned by Ojai locals, Alan and Helen Hooker, this restaurant prides itself with high quality service, array of organic wines, grass fed antibiotic-free meat, sustainably caught seafood, and completely organic local produce. As an added bonus they promote the feat of not using any freezers, microwave ovens or fryers in their kitchen.
102 Besant Rd. Ojai, CA 93023 | (805) 646-2360
This hip chic little getaway is an excellent choice for the more budgeted traveler. It is a solid choice that boasts reasonable rustic rooms, free bike rental, and an outdoor pool and sauna. The inn is charming and homey - a delightful choice! Pets are welcome.
615 W Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023 | (805) 646-1434
This is the cream of the crop of renowned bohemian spa getaways. If you want to truly splurge on luxury, stay at the hacienda style Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Nothing could be more beautiful than walking the acres of pristine property grounds or using their top of the line spa facilities. We definitely recommend getting the orange blossom and honey wrap that comes with salubrious dry brushing and a nourishing body mask. Don’t forget to visit The Spa Cafe, a nutritious new quick bite restaurant and juice bar. Or you can awaken your creativity and take a class at the Artist Cottage and Apothecary. Or even play a round of golf on the exquisite greens. Pets are welcome.
905 Country Club Rd. Ojai, CA 93023 | (855) 697-8780
An obscure book store that just so happens to be the largest independently owned and operated bookstore in the US. Bart’s Books has a great outdoor and rare atmosphere, stacks of great selections of music and used books.
302 W Matilija St. Ojai, CA 93023 |
This offbeat home and garden store sells unique gifts, delectable fixtures, ceramic bowls, succulents and local handcrafted goods. They also pride themselves on focusing their inventory on fair trade handmade items!
327 E Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023 |
With an inviting modish atmosphere, this store sells custom framing and vintage home and lifestyle goods. They sell handmade cards and delicate decor while supporting local artists and community partner. Their space is available for art shows, photo shoots, and events.
1020 W Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93203 |
Think Topanga Canyon meets Abbot Kinney with a touch of Joshua Tree and you have found this Ojai shop. With boho vibes and a touch of elegance, In the Field sells luxe essentials with high end luxury living pieces.
730 E Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023 |
Self care while traveling is essential. That is why booking an appointment at Narayan will enliven your beauty, healing and sacredness. They also sell a completely natural high quality clean skin care line that uses a technique called faceology to bring deep healing, vitality and glow to the face and entire spiritual being.
(323) 683 - 4224 or Book on the website
We all need to hit the grocery store for those personal products or when we are just itching to make a home cooked meal. Organic, local, high quality, sustainable and earth-friendly market.
211 E Matilija St. Ojai, CA 93023 |
This is the top of the line water soluble CBD company. “Where nature meets science”, this quality brand also sells 22 essential oil blends and is one of the only companies that includes ORMUS for superior energy. Grab a bottle for heightened physical and spiritual wellbeing.
A truly magical herbal skincare line that sells hydrosols from ethically wildcrafted plants. Each hydrosol has potent skin benefits, balances the natural pH of the skin, and can be used as an energetic atmosphere mist. We LOVE the Palo Santo and White Sage!
Based in Ojai, this online raw food and superfoods store is the largest in the world. They sell a variety of raw goods from supplements to dried fruits, sweeteners, cleansing and beauty products. Truly transformational products.
Sima Morrison, founder of House of Citrine, is a vibrant soul with a potent zest for life and the beauty in its simple pleasures. As a holistic nutritionist and herbalism student, Sima has made it her life's journey to experience, to empower, and to explore the synergy between the mind and the body, embracing the liberty and power of mindful living. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Science in Public Health Education from California State University Northridge and studied Holistic Nutrition at The Natural Healing Institute.