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Things to do in Ojai

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Grocery or Supermarket
“It's a bit more expensive than Wholefoods, but it's in Ojai. Almost everything is organic, juice bar, pastries, ready made food.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Resort
“One of the premier destinations in Ojai, with great dining, spa, and golf. I worked there for years and it's a fantastic place to visit.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“If you love Italian food, you will love this restaurant. Home made pasta, I think everything is homemade. Lovely patio in the back, weather permitting and this IS California, so...”
  • 37 locals recommend
Book Store
“Book lovers have to go here. It's unique. Inside / outside. Regular visitors to Ojai always check in to see Barts. You won't be disappointed.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Azu used to be a favorite but it is struggling with its identity. Used to be fine continental dining but then it became a brewery. Still worth a visit.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Ojai, don't let the name fool you! Awesome wraps and rice bowls.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Ojai Farmers Market ar 300 E Matilija is quintessential Ojai. So many locally grown and made items. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Oh dear! When we first moved to Ojai I thought I was entering the third world with Vons but I have grown to love it. Firstly you see people in Vons that belong in some alien bar scene in a Star Wars movie. Last week it was an Elvis impersonator. Vons has a broad selection at great prices, when they have it on the shelf...Really it is not unusual to find them out of something basic, locals explain it by saying there is limited storage but I’m not convinced. Still for the very basics prices can’t be beat.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Fairly new coffee shop, good coffee, nice ambience. Nice place to read or study.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Route
“Hiking! Ties into Pratt trail which is directly accessible from the Del Oro neighborhood!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“These guys are definitely a place that nobody visiting knows about. The restaurant is at the back, and downstairs, and has the most delicious seasoned fries and burgers anywhere! Really good prices, too! Locals love it.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Museum
“Located in a former chapel designed by Mead & Sequa, the museum building is itself on the National Register of Historic Places. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Winery
“This is such a beautiful place, especially in the evenings, with amazing views of the mountains.. My wine-drinking friends love going here for the ambience. Gorgeous.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Great spot for the little ones where many parents bring their children to play...”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Bike rentals for the town bike path or for mountain biking trails. Repairs and a shop too.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“If you want to grab a coffee and a pastry in the morning while sitting outside Noso Vita is your spot”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“If you love Italian food, you will love this restaurant. Home made pasta, I think everything is homemade. Lovely patio in the back, weather permitting and this IS California, so...”
  • 37 locals recommend
Brewery
“Azu used to be a favorite but it is struggling with its identity. Used to be fine continental dining but then it became a brewery. Still worth a visit.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Ojai, don't let the name fool you! Awesome wraps and rice bowls.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Some of the best tasting Italian food in Southern California! From the outside, Nocciola is quite unassuming nestled in a residential area off of Ojai Avenue. The converted home looks to be rather small when you first walk inside, but opens up to a large enclosed patio once you pass through the bar. The food is tastefully plated and cooked to perfection! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“Modern cafe and patisserie offering a casual breakfast and lunch plus pastries and bread to go. ** Cash Only **”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“outside seating, order at the window, eclectic and tasty food. Food can take awhile to arrive at your table.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“No trip to Ojai is complete without eating breakfast at this throwback diner. Absolute sweet people work there, and the food is very good. Great place to go before walking through the town.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you like sea food, this is the place to visit in Ojai. Recently remodeled with a beautiful front patio with heaters.”
  • 17 locals recommend

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