The land of Shangri-La, or so Frank Capra imagined when he chose Ojai for his film location Lost Horizons. Long known for its scenic beauty and abundance of open spaces, the Ojai Valley is a paradise for outdoor recreation and nature lovers, but it offers much more...
It's a long East/West valley full of oaks, orange and avocado groves, surrounded by mountains that seem to enfold it and create the small, self-contained community air. It's Ojai, not on the way to anywhere, not between anywhere, just a haven of quiet peace and civility in a world that's short of both.
There are bike, horse and hiking trails in the national forest, rocky scrub and waterfalls. Enjoy breathtaking views throughout the valley! There are gourmet restaurants and fresh-baked pastry shops; it's home to artists, potters and craftsmen, perfect for antiquing and gallery-hopping. In short, Ojai has it all and more.
An hour and a half north of Los Angeles, and within easy striking distance of the ocean, Ventura and Santa Barbara — Ojai is a gem.