101 Things to Do in Ojai

Wine Tasting in the Village
1 Casa Barranca Organic Winery & Tasting Room
2 Majestic Oak Vineyard and Wine Tasting
3 The Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room
4 Topa Mountain Winery
5 End of the Road Winery
6 Chief Peak Vineyard at Ojai Rancho Inn
7 Old Creek Ranch Winery

Ojai Certified Farmer’s Market every Sunday from 9:00am to 1:00pm
8 La Nogalera Walnut Oil
9 Lily’s Eggs
10 Ojai Chocolate
11 Santa Barbara Pistachios
12 Ojai Olive Oil
13 Ojai Valley Bee Farm Honey, Candles, and Creams
14 Ojai Sugar Scrubs
15 Peacock Family Farms Fruits, Nuts, and Mushrooms

Guided & Self-Guided Tours
16 Eating Ojai Tasting Tour
17 Historical Walking Tour
18 Chamber of Commerce Garden Tour in May
19 Ojai Studio Artists Tour in October
20 Holiday Home Tour in November

Ojai Village Shopping
21 White Sparrow
22 Rains
23 Kindred Spirit
24 FiG
25 Ojai House

Local Cannabis Dispensaries
26 Ojai Greens
27 Sespe Creek Collective
28 Shangri-La Care Cooperative

Restaurants & Coffee Shops
29 Hip Vegan
30 Food Harmonics
31 Sea Fresh Ojai
32 Exotic Thai
33 Ojai Pizza Company
34 Boccali’s Pizza & Pasta
35 Bonnie Lu’s
36 Ojai Roasting Company
37 Beacon Coffee
38 Java & Joe
39 Noso Vita Social Cafe
40 Ojai Ice Cream
41 Sakura Sushi
42 Hakane Sushi
43 The Vine
44 Ojai Pub
45 Agave Maria’s Restaurant and Cantina
46 Casa de Lago

Grocery Stores
47 Westridge Midtown Market on West Ojai Avenue
48 Rainbow Bridge
49 Westridge Market on East Ojai Avenue
50 Vons

Health & Wellness
51 The Day Spa of Ojai
52 AA Relaxation Station
53 Spa Ojai at the Ojai Valley Inn
54 Bamboo Creek Spa
55 Glo West

Outdoor Activities
56 Casitas Water Adventure Park
57 Soule Park Golf Course
58 Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course
59 Ojai Bird Walks with Bruce Vincent
60 Lake Casitas Bass Fishing Guide Service
61 Ojai Valley Bike Trail
62 Rock Climbing with Alex Bury
63 Ecotopia
64 Mountains2Beach Marathon on Memorial Weekend
65 Bryant Street Health and Fitness
66 Weil Tennis Academy
67 Ojai Valley Athletic Club
68 Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament in April
69 Sespe Wilderness
70 Rose Valley Campground
71 Matilija Wilderness

Transportation
72 Electric Bike Rentals
73 The Mob Shop
74 Topa Topa Taxi
75 Ojai Valley Trolley
76 Gold Coast Transit

Local Hubris
77 Ojai Pixie Month every April
78 Ojai Day in October
79 Fourth of July Celebration

Arts, Music & Lectures
80 Art in the Park in May
81 Ojai Art Center Theater
82 Krotona Institute of Theosophy
83 Ojai Library
84 Bart’s Books
84 Ojai WordFest in April
85 Ojai Playwrights Conference in August
86 Ojai Storytelling Festival in October
87 Ojai Film Festival in November
88 Topa Topa Folk Festival in October
89 Firestick Pottery Studio
90 Temptations at the Libbey Bowl on April 12th
91 Ojai Music Festival June 6-9th
92 Michael McDonald at the Libbey Bowl on August 3rd
93 Air Supply at the Libbey Bowl on August 17th
94 Bowlful of Blues in September
95 WAR at the Libbey Bowl on September 6th
96 Deer Lodge

Food & Wine Festivals
97 Ojai Wine Festival in June
98 Taste of Ojai in October
99 Ojai Valley Lavender Festival in June
100 Tomato Festival in September
101 Boccali’s Pumpkin Patch and Hayrides in October

Su Nido Inn, Ojai, Ventura County wine country photo of wine glasses
Su Nido Inn celebrates Pixie Season
Su Nido Inn - Things to do in Ojai farmers market

From the very beginning, Ojai has been known for its resort-like environment and lush fertile valley. Many consider it a well-kept secret; however, it didn’t start off that way. In the late 1800’s Ojai, then called Nordhoff, was advertised in eastern newspapers and was proclaimed as the “great sanitarium and health resort of California.” There was even a contest offering free land to whoever would build a hotel. In 1874, Abram W. Blumberg answered that challenge by constructing the Nordhoff Hotel, also known as the Ojai Valley House, and finally as the Ojai Inn. This original Ojai hotel was demolished in 1917 but it began a trend. Other resorts followed and by the turn of the century there were over 10 resorts, lodges, hotels and inns in our small hidden valley. In 1898, the Ventura River and Ojai Valley Railroad built a branch line to the Ojai Valley, thus encouraging growth by providing better access to farmers at the east end of the valley and promoting tourism. The tracks maybe gone today; however, the right-away still exists and now serves as a pedestrian, bike, and equestrian path that extends from Ojai to the Pacific Ocean.

Not much has changed in Ojai over the years and that’s what makes it so special. It may give the impression that there is not much to do in Ojai. Well, that is not the case and that is why the 101 Things to Do While in Ojai list was created. For more than 100 years Ojai has been known as a destination with many wonderful things to do and see. Now, with the 101 Things to Do While in Ojai list, the secret is out! Make your reservations today and visit Ojai.

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