7x7 | A Weekend in Ojai Through Rose-Colored Glasses
Pronounced oh-hi, Ojai is California's ultimate zen getaway. Situated deep in Ventura Valley just 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, this tiny town is home to fewer than 8,000 people and has long been a sacred pilgrimage for those who believe in its spiritual energy and mystic powers.
Originally settled by the Chumash tribe—who gave it a name meaning "moon"—Ojai is a lush enclave, just south of Los Padres National Forest, surrounded by citrus groves, oak trees, and the Topatopa Mountains.
This is a place to meditate, create, unwind, and get in touch with your spiritual side—a spot where hippie vibes mingle with new age trends for an ideal wellness vacation. And there's no better time to visit than in spring, at the height of pixie (tangerine) season (March through May), when the town is wrapped in the scent of citrus.
Plan a weekend of R&R; with organic eats, indulgent spa treatments, bike riding in nature, and a little bit of shopping.
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