Ojai Vacation

Ojai is the perfect vacation spot, uniquely reflecting Southern California’s relaxed and friendly personality. Ojai is widely known for being an active art community, spa retreat and spiritual sanctuary.  Located an easy 90 minute drive north of Los Angeles or a 45 minute drive south-west of Santa Barbara, the picturesque Ojai Valley offers you much to see and do on your next vacation or getaway weekend.  Ojai hosts many special events throughout the year, from wine tasting festivals and Ojai studio artist tours to music festivals and world-class athletic events.The Blue Iguana Inn provides a central, yet tranquil, location from which to enjoy everything Ojai has to offer.  The Blue Iguana is a peaceful home-base from which the Ojai Valley and it’s surrounding areas are easily explorable.  Book your stay at the Blue Iguana Inn hotel for your Ojai vacation or romantic getaway today.


Surrounded by the Los Padres Mountains, Ojai offers a perfect climate for festivals and other activities.  Some of the signature festivals offered in this beautiful setting are the Ojai Film Festival, The Music Festival, Ojai Peddlers Fair, Poetry Festival, Lavender Festival and Storytelling Festival.


From casual to Fine Dining, Ojai has many restaurants to choose from. Osteria Monte Grappa is Ojai 's new pizza and sandwich restaurant. Try evening dining on the patio or Azu for a great Martini and Mediterranean food. Or try Suzanne's Cuisine, The Ranch House, Bodee's, Feast Bistro, and Ojai Cafe Emporium.

Hiking and Camping

From hiking and camping in the Sespe Wilderness area to boating on Lake Casitas, nature recreation is very much a part of the Ojai Valley.  With its many parks, hiking and biking trails and exquisite natural surroundings, Ojai is the ideal destination for the outdoors-oriented visitor.

Wine Tasting – Playing Golf

From golf and wine tasting to a relaxing massage, vacationing in Ojai can be a luxurious and enlightening experience.


The Ojai valley contains some of the country’s best private middle and high schools.  Families come from all over the world to enjoy special events and school activities.  Many stay on in Ojai for restful vacations.

The Blue Iguana Inn is a perfect home-away-from-home that allows you to conveniently enjoy the many wonders of Ojai, Southern California’s Shangri-la.

Additional  Vacation Options:

Golf at Soule Park - This 18-hole, par 72 course is a pleasure to play from start to finish with 6,475 yards of rolling fairways winding their way through old oak and pine trees set along the base of the Topa Topa Mountains.

Guided Hike by Trails by Potter - Hike into the beautiful foothills of Ojai, learning about nature and the history of Ojai with expert guides.  Your hike can be as relaxing or as strenuous as you like.  Snacks and water are included.
More information and additional tours, including rock climbing and tennis, can be found at the Trails By Potter web site. 

Rock Climbing by Trails by Potter
Climbing lessons are available for first timers and experienced climbers and anything in between.
No previous experience necessary. Ages 10 or under MUST be accompanied by an adult. All equipment is supplied including rock climbing shoes. The routes are in the Ojai Valley and Ventura County on good quality sandstone, ranging from 5.5 to 5.11 grade and totaling 80 to 120 feet in height.
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Ojai Angler - Professionally guided fresh water world class trophy bass fishing. More.

Herb Walks - Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer are interpretive walks and hikes with an emphasis on edible and medicinal plants. More.


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