Under $100: Ojai, California

by Katie Skrzek

Mar 12, 2019

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Under $100 / North America

Ojai, California, is a charming small city located northwest of Los Angeles. With a variety of natural and cultural attractions, there is plenty to see and do for less than $100 a day.


Start your day with breakfast at Bonnie Lu’s. A favorite among locals, the diner-style restaurant offers breakfast classics with vegan options. Spend about $10–15 on your meal. Go for a hike at Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. Located near the downtown area, the conservancy offers dozens of trails for hiking. Check the website for the trails best suited to your capabilities.


Have lunch at The Nest. The restaurant offers a health-conscious menu highlighting local ingredients. Patio seating is available. Entrées start at $13. Take part in a tasting at Ojai Vineyard’s tasting room. The newly renovated space boasts more than 300 wines to sample on site or visitors can purchase a bottle to go. A tasting flight starts at $15. Visit the Ojai Valley Museum to learn more about the city’s history and culture. Housed in a former Catholic church, the museum features history exhibits as well as artwork from contemporary local artists. Adult admission costs $5.


Visit Azu Restaurant and Bar for happy hour then stay for dinner. Enjoy a local craft beer on tap from Ojai Valley Brewery ($5) or other drinks ranging $5–8. The restaurant specializes in Spanish and Mediterranean comfort food. Entrées start at $16.


Ojai hosts several annual events and festivals. Check the website before planning your trip.


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