Quiet Dog-Friendly Weekend in Ojai

It was our second visit to the beautiful Ojai (pronounced: ‘oh-hi’) and it won’t be our last. Located just an hour northwest of Los Angeles and east of Santa Barbara. We first discovered this city when a friend posted beautiful photos of Ojai Valley Resort, the gorgeous Moroccan inspired luxury hotel where she stayed, and also pictures local shops and restaurants she visited in town. Pictures alone pique my interest in visiting.

I recently learned that chain stores are prohibited by the city to encourage the development of small businesses and keep the small town character. They are so serious about this they don’t even allow neon signs! I appreciate the authenticity of Ojai and this same sentiment is felt for the visitors it attracts. Ojai is a favorite to a lot famous and important people, Ellen DeGeneres and Anthony Hopkins to name a few.

A couple of days of relaxation, eating and a little bit of hiking is just what we need. My recommendations (locals approved!) for the perfect getaway with your furry baby.

STAY
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Ojai Rancho Inn
The Lavender Inn B&B
Caravan Outpost 

VISIT
Farmer’s Market (every Sunday 9 AM – 1 PM)
Meditation Mount
Ojai Olive Oil
Wine Tasting: Old Creek Ranch
Bart’s Bookstore

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Hi Ho Burger Meal
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Mediterranean Spread @ Tipple & Ramble

EAT
Tipple & Ramble
Hi Ho
AZU
Farmer and The Cook
Knead
Hip Vegan
Tortilla House

SHOP
Summer Camp
Fig Curated Living
Cattywampus Crafts

HIKE
Shelf Road Trail
Last Chance Trail
Rose Valley Falls
Ventura Preserve Trail 

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Ham enjoying the Fox Trail in Ojai
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Choose a path less traveled …
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Hiking in Ojai
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Shelf Road Trail in Ojai
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