Santa Barbara Getaways - Ojai

Santa Barbara Getaways - Ojai

Bart's Books in Ojai, California


Welcome to our Santa Barbara Getaways blog series! Every week for the next 4 weeks, we will highlight a different getaway trip idea for Santa Barbara locals and visitors. We’ll give you an inside look at some of our favorite towns near Santa Barbara, and what makes them perfect for a day or weekend trip. This week’s getaway is Ojai, California!

Ojai is a small city set in a valley in the Topatopa Mountains. This idyllic town has a village-like center dotted with art galleries, New Age shops, and unique restaurants. Being surrounded by the mountain range, it is known for having some top-notch hiking trails and swimming holes.


Ojai Rotie, located in Downtown Ojai


Distance from Santa Barbara: 50 minutes

Coffee: Start your trip on the right note with a cup of coffee and a pastry from Ojai Coffee Roasters.

Get Outside: The Valley View Preserve has great hiking trails, perfect for catching beautiful views of the Ojai Valley.

Restaurants: There are plenty of delicious eats offered in Ojai. For fresh and casual dining, Ojai Rotie specializes in great French-Lebanese style rotisserie. The Dutchess is a popular bakery, cafè, and restaurant that offers great dining suitable for all tastes.

Shopping: Shop local in Ojai! Stop at Bart’s Books, a renowned bookshop famous for being the largest outdoor bookstore in the world or Treasures of Ojai for unique antiques.

DK Group recommended activity: Try the local olive oil at Ojai Olive Oil Company. Set off a back road, it’s a beautiful location to enjoy the tastings and have a pic

Our favorite Ojai fact: The city has an ordinance that prohibits chain stores to encourage local small businesses.


Ojai Valley View Preserve


Want to hear about more fun getaway ideas? Click the links below to read the other posts in our series!

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