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Best things to do in Ojai

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Resort
“OVI resort has two restaurant choices: Olivella or Oak Grill. Enjoy a walk around the spectacular grounds and views of the resort before your meal. Delicate modern Italian cuisine. The food is still excellent even though the restaurant’s new decor is more corporate. You can sit at Wallace Neff Bar (adjacent), arrive without reservations and order from the Olivella & Oak Grill menus and enjoy indoor or terrace seating. Good for a special dinner or lunch. ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“It's a bit more expensive than Wholefoods, but it's in Ojai. Almost everything is organic, juice bar, pastries, ready made food.”
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Book Store
“This is an open air used bookstore. This shop has been around for decades and has become something of an attraction in Ojai.”
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Italian Restaurant
$$$
“Very good continental food restaurant though mostly pastas and risotto on the menu. Full Bar, excellent service.”
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Route
“Hiking! Ties into Pratt trail which is directly accessible from the Del Oro neighborhood!”
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Bar
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“Great burgers and sandwiches, different kinds of fries. Large selection of craft beers. Full Bar, reasonable. Very casual, eating is at the back of large Liquor Store.”
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Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Ojai, don't let the name fool you! Awesome wraps and rice bowls.”
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Brewery
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“Azu used to be a favorite but it is struggling with its identity. Used to be fine continental dining but then it became a brewery. Still worth a visit.”
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Farmers Market
“Ojai Farmers Market ar 300 E Matilija is quintessential Ojai. So many locally grown and made items. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“Coffee Connection is a great source for organic coffee, tea, pastries and local color.”
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Café
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“The atmosphere is 100% Ojai, coffee is great, baristas are super nice, food is mostly gluten-free and it's connected to a lovely knitting shop called Cattywampus.”
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Park
“Great spot for the little ones where many parents bring their children to play...”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Very good food. Mostly open for breakfast and lunch, solid comfort food, sandwiches, burgers etc. Hearty breakfasts at a good price point. Can get really busy especially at lunch time.”
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Restaurant
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“Means Hazelnut in Italian. Small and intimate. Excellent Service. Great food but pricey, soup ~ $15, entrees $40, pasta dishes in the $20s. Has charming outside patio for dining, closed with shades in winter. Full Bar.”
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Bicycle Store
“Bike rentals for the town bike path or for mountain biking trails. Repairs and a shop too.”
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Hotel
“Chief's Peak is a cozy wine and beer bar located at the Ojai Rancho Inn. Very intimate space but has a lovely fireplace as well as outdoor area, pool area, fire pit and lawn where you can play corn hole. Always a good crowd of locals mixed with tourists.”
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