Weekend escape: Ojai
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Weekend escape: Ojai

Weekend escape: Ojai

Picturesque spots in Ojai, Calif., include the pedestrian arcade along Ojai Avenue. Though small, the Ventura County town is home to a range of activities, including olive oil tasting, stays at posh Ojai Valley Inn & Spa and the yearly Ojai Music Festival.

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Weekend escape: Ojai

The adults-only pool is but one inviting area at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa.

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Weekend escape: Ojai

Organic farmer Cynthia Furman harvests bright yellow calendula in the Ojai Valley. The flowers are used for bouquets and to make lotions and balms.

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Weekend escape: Ojai

Shoppers stroll through the historic Spanish Colonial Revival arcade on Ojai Avenue.

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Weekend escape: Ojai

Alice de Dadelsen gives a talk during a tour of Ojai Olive Oil Company in Ojai.

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Weekend escape: Ojai

An orchard at Ojai Olive Oil Company outside Ojai.

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Weekend escape: Ojai

Infused olive oils at the Ojai Tasting Room in Ojai, Calif.

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Weekend escape: Ojai

The Ojai Valley Museum is housed in the former St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

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Weekend escape: Ojai

A garden-party atmosphere suffuses Suzanne’s Cuisine in Ojai.

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