Charming Ojai, CA
Surrounded by mountains, valleys, and fields of flowers, this town is hopelessly charming and seemingly isolated despite its proximity to Los Angeles, making it an ideal hamlet for lovers.
An open-air used bookstore set in the frame of a traditional (though roofless) house.
Pilgrims, gurus, and yogis have been drawn to these chaparral-covered hills for years. To see why, follow Reeves Road to the serene Meditation Mount where rock platforms seem suspended over the valley.
Dine on the slate patio of this 15-year-old local institution that serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes made with organic produce from area farmers.
The Ranch House
Have dinner of rack of lamb with mushroom cream in this beautiful courtyard setting.
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
The 220-acre Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, situated in a mountain valley that aptly portrayed Shangri-la in the 1937 film Lost Horizon, has long been known for its classic 18-hole golf course and for its Native American–culture- inspired spa. Now it has upped the ante with a $70 million renovation, creating a new lobby, adding an additional 100 guest rooms, and refurbishing the existing 205 rooms with four-poster beds and decorative Mexican terra-cotta tiles.
Casa Barranca Tasting Room
Taste the latest vintage of organic wines.
Try a yoga-basics class at this downtown studio.